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    Smart Suite

    The Smart Suite is a simulated home environment with technology available to adapt a person's home. The Smart Suite is located at the Brook Road Campus. It provides an accessible kitchen, bedroom, living room and bathroom setting equipped with an assortment of devices. This enables individuals to test and be trained on equipment that will maximize their ability to perform daily living and leisure activities more independently.

    Services and Benefits

    Smart Suite services include:

    • Evaluation and recommendations by occupationalphysical or speech therapists trained in assistive technology
    • Follow-up and evaluation of results
    • Help obtaining recommended equipment and services through funding advocacy with public and private insurers and resources
    • On-site evaluations and consultations at home
    • Re-evaluation as needs change
    • Training of individual, family and relevant team or community members

    Changing Needs

    Smart Suite services are tailored to the unique developmental concerns of all age ranges:

    • Preschool and elementary school children:  snack preparation, bathing options, and accessibility to clothing
    • Middle and high school youth:
      • Promote independence through meal preparation, bathing and dressing aides, and grooming aids
      • Help transitioning to other environments following high school, including college, independent apartment or assisted living facility
    • Young adult/adults: 
      • Transfer devices; adapted kitchen, bed and bath equipment; environmental control unit technology (e.g., voice-controlled lights, TVs, DVD players and thermostats); adapted door locks; consultation on options for working from home and adapted home computer access
      • Promote highest level of independence to live at home or an apartment, or in an assisted living, continuous care or group home setting

     

    This program is accredited by The Joint Commission as part of an ambulatory survey process.


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