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The personalised Self-Management Expert Knowledge Apps, combined with the ADL Platform, provide a subscribing organisation with a trusted and secure expert knowledge system that offers local residents the ability to find and source help for themselves, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Having helped individuals and/or their families work out how they are doing (through the ADL LifeCurve™) and identified needs to be addressed, there is clearly a requirement for them to go somewhere to find trustworthy help specific to their individual circumstances. For self-funders it is arguably better (and more economical) that they stay out of mainstream services, yet crucial they must be able to access trustworthy help with maintaining their independence. ADL Smartcare’s Self-Management Expert Knowledge Apps provide the public access to embedded expert advice developed with the help of thousands of years of combined professional experience – with built in risk management that refers some people back into professional services when necessary. Activities, services and products are matched specifically to a user’s needs, allowing the users and their families to make an informed choice about the solutions and care needed.
As only 25% of ageing is genetic, we know that there are things that people can do to effectively shape the way they age. With the ADL LifeCurve™ and Self-Management Expert Knowledge Apps, a member of the public can find specific activities, services and products to help them to maintain/regain their independence and live better for longer.
Features of the ADL Platform include a mobile responsive design, a clear and simple user friendly design and the ability to save outcomes from assessments to the user’s plan.
The Self-Help Assessments generated on the ADL Platform can be monitored and reviewed by staff in the Administration system which also provides real-time reporting on the usage of the Self-Management Expert Knowledge Apps.
There are a number of Expert Advice Apps available for Self-Help assessment which allow users to tap into the expert knowledge embedded within the apps to find solutions appropriate for both the user and their environment.
Plus other apps including: Garden, Getting Around, Entrance to Home, Eyesight, Lounge, Equipment Catalogue, Bedroom, Dining Room, Feeling Safe and Sound, Fire Safety and many more.