Smart Home

We’re excited to announce the opening of the Regional Smart Home on March 13. This Smart Home highlights how technology, such as two-way talk devices, pressure mats and stove sensors, can be used to alert staff who can support a person from a remote location. This innovative pairing of remote staff and technology helps to increase independence for people with developmental disabilities while also ensuring health and safety.

The Boards of DD in Butler, Clermont and Hamilton counties, along with Total Homecare Solutions and Rest Assured, collaborated on this regional project, thanks to generous support from The Ohio State University Nisonger Center and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.

The Smart Home is located at 412 S. East Street in Lebanon, the offices of the Southwestern Ohio Council of Governments, a project partner. Guided tours are open to the public and others who are interested in learning more about remote support services and assistive technology. Click here to view available dates and times.

Jun 17, 2019
Beth and Susie recently talked with Ann Thompson about how they use technology to live independently while also having the support they need.
Apr 12, 2019
This video highlights the technology available in the Smart Home such as sensors, two-way talk devices and more.
Mar 22, 2019
Beth and Susie, who use remote support technology, joined Lisa Davis from Clermont County Board of DD to talk about the new smart home and other available services.
Mar 14, 2019
Adam Shoemaker, of Total Homecare Solutions, and Allison Leedy, an SSA supervisor, explain how technology is helping people live more independently and addressing a workforce crisis.
Mar 5, 2019
The Smart Home was developed so people could experience the technology available through the Assistive Technology and Remote Support service.
Jan 2, 2019
Remote support allows Tonya to have some independence and peace of mind.
Dec 6, 2018
Julia loves the freedom that she gets by using remote support.
Nov 19, 2018
Mahalia has always yearned for more independence.
Nov 2, 2018
Emmitt, who goes by David, has a routine that gives him his sense of independence.
Oct 31, 2018
Beth and Susie are roommates, and for years they had staff providing on-site, on-call support.