Rachel Cericola, August 2021
Since 1975, LADD has been an essential part of the greater Cincinnati community, providing quality housing and developmental disability services. We are currently piloting an innovative new service model called Smart Living by LADD that utilizes smart homes, tech-enabled supports and a geographic based teams to support adults with developmental disabilities to live their best life. The Smart Living system has proven to increase independence for adults with developmental disabilities (see Xavier University’s study here) while utilizing a leaner more effective staffing model.
Since LADD launched the service nearly a year and a half ago, people using LADD’s tech-enabled smart living supports have safely decreased staffing by 65%, while increasing independence.