The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Creative Housing are continuing to offer incentives for people to try remote support, which can increase privacy and safely reduce the need for on-site staff.
People served by FCBDD and who have a Medicaid waiver can receive up to $50 a month for 12 months to pay for internet and WiFi if they try out a remote-services option for eight weeks, at a minimum of eight hours a week. Creative Housing residency is not required.
Remote support allows an off-site service provider to monitor and respond to health, safety and other needs using live, two-way communication, much like Skype or FaceTime. Cameras are not the only options; motion detectors and other sensors also are used for remote support.
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