Assistive Technology (AT) can be a creative way to help with a person’s health and safety, or to support their desire for more independence. This service enables people to use smart or electronic devices to reduce their reliance on paid caregivers.
- Cooking safety
- Overnight support
- Medication adherence
- Fall detection
- Visitor monitoring
- Community navigation
The service pays for consultations to make sure people are matched with the right technologies for their needs, and training for their caregiver(s).
The person’s SSA will assess their need for AT, and include it in their individual service plan if appropriate.
In Ohio, AT must be considered before traditional staffing models when authorizing services or writing an ISP.
Monthly fees for apps or devices are billable under Medicaid HCBS waivers. These fees cannot exceed $75 per month. That amount does not include internet service or equipment. The cost of all components of AT equipment must not exceed $5,000 per waiver eligibility span for all waivers.