FREEMONT, OH (March 26, 2014) — Todd Brem is pretty proud. He recently moved into his own apartment and bought his own car. These things may not have been possible without the help of Rest Assured which provides Mr. Brem with the support he needs with a combination of technology and real people.
Rest Assured uses cameras in common areas, two-way monitors and sensors to allow off-site caregivers to interact with individuals and anticipate their needs. The system provides quality care and independence to individuals who wish to live alone or reduce the amount of time they have in-home caregivers.
Rest Assured allowed Mr. Brem to cut his hours of care by 80 percent. Since beginning services with Rest Assured in August, he has reduced his care provider hours from 50 to ten and his cost of living has dramatically decreased.
“I love that I’m able to use Rest Assured in my home,” Mr. Brem said. “Because of Rest Assured, I’m not only doing what I want, but I am a better person because of it.”
Sandusky County Board of Developmental Disabilities Case Manager Mike Miles oversees the service plans for 25 individuals and has worked with Mr. Brem for over eight years. Mr. Brem receives supports from Rest Assured in the evenings and Mr. Miles calls daily to follow up and make sure he feels safe. He credits Rest Assured for Mr. Brem’s new found happiness.
“Rest Assured gives Todd a sense of accomplishment and gives him something tangible to hold onto,” Mr. Miles said. “It reassures him that he is an adult and he doesn’t need to be supervised. It fills in the cracks nicely for those that don’t need staff all the time, while it provides them with safety.”
Mr. Brem and Mr. Miles agree that Rest Assured is changing the way support is provided and look forward to what the future holds.
“When I first started working with Todd eight years ago, there was no time when he was left unsupervised,” Mr. Miles said. “Now, he is able to come home from a long day at work, check in with the Rest Assured tele-caregivers and me and go on with his business.”
Author: Moriah Dietrich