A young man with Prader-Willi Syndrome: He lived in a group home, but wanted to succeed in his own apartment.
NOSS installed a remote-monitoring system, specific to his disability. He has successfully lived in his own apartment for over a year. This young man uses live-remote monitoring at night when no staff are present. During the day time hours, family members are able to receive alerts to ensure that he leaves for work on time and/or if he needs any assistance. NOSS services have allowed him the opportunity to live safely and independently, without paid 24-hour staff. This scenario has provided an annual cost savings of $13,252.
A woman living in her own apartment with paid overnight staff: She relied on staff for emergencies, as she is very frightened during inclement weather, specifically bad thunderstorms.
NOSS installed a live-remote monitoring system to offer her safety and security during the nighttime hours. The protocol was carefully worded by her team to best direct her to a designated “safe space” until a storm had passed. The live monitoring includes perimeter sensors, smoke/CO2 sensors and a personal paging device that allowed her quick access to the NOSS central station, in the event she needed direction or reassurance. NOSS’ central monitoring station observes weather for all areas of support, and was able to call her and direct her to her “safe space” until the storm passes. In this scenario, NOSS’ live-remote monitoring has allowed this woman to live with the peace of mind that she is safe, secure and independent. NOSS services have allowed this woman to live in her own apartment without the need for over-night staff and has demonstrated her ability to be independent for over three years. This scenario has provided an annual cost savings of $35,800.
A residential agency supporting eight (8) people who live in four (4) apartments in close proximity to each other: This diverse group of individuals vary in abilities, some rely heavily on staff while others are somewhat more independent. Prior to using NOSS services, paid staff were present in each apartment during the over-night hours.
NOSS services were installed and with the collaboration with the residential agency, one (1) overnight staff is able to respond to the four (4) apartments. Each home is equipped with perimeter sensors, smoke/CO2 sensors and various peripheral sensors that are tailored to the needs of each specific person. The combination of the live-remote monitoring and the overnight responding staff allows each person safety, security and independence. In addition, the staff person performs routine cares for individuals based on a set schedule. They are stationed at the home of the person(s) with the highest cares. Live-remote monitoring allows the central station to notify staff if they are needed at another location. NOSS also will provide checks and balances for the agency to assure cares are being completed as expected, in a timely manor. This scenario has provided an annual cost savings of $138,875.
NOSS supports a woman who has historically reached out to Emergency Services when she has anxiety issues. She also has tendencies to knock on neighbors doors and disturb them during all hours of the night. In this particular scenario, the woman had been evicted from various apartments and living situations, and had been threatened with going to jail.
NOSS services were installed and instead of calling EMS services, the woman now calls NOSS’ monitoring station and NOSS staff, equipped with her behavioral support plan, are able to talk with her and de-escalate situations that may have resulted in unnecessary consequences. NOSS services has allowed her the opportunity to live in her own apartment for over a year (the longest in several years for her). This scenario has provided an annual cost savings of $10,933.
A gentleman who wants to live in his own apartment: He had tried living on his own on several occasions in the past but the outcome was always unsuccessful. He has a history of believing that all acquaintances are his “friends” and would invite these “friends” into his home. These individuals would take advantage of him in various ways.
NOSS services were installed to offer him the opportunity to live in his own apartment, combining live-remote monitoring with a staff person that lives in the same community. If a situation is questionable, NOSS monitoring staff can dispatch staff in the community to physically check on the gentleman and assure that he is okay. This scenario provides an annual savings of $44,425.