What exactly does a person centered planning app look like? How does it increase positive outcomes for the people you serve?
At CreateAbility, we believe that the power of enabling technology is best described in a real-life scenario of our solutions.
Here is the story of Jack (Provider) and Juanita (Individual Served) and an example of how the CreateAbility’s Flourish App transforms the lives of the individual served – and the quality of care provided by the provider.
Jack is a QDDP at a large provider of IDD services. He was quiet familiar with the annual process of reviewing everyone’s person centered plan. He noticed that each year they use their standard review method, the plans would become more extensive. Jack and his colleagues seemed to spend less and less time verifying the plan with each person served by his agency. In simpler terms, as the plan became larger, the person’s involvement with their own plan became smaller.
Juanita never really felt like she was part of her plan until she started using her Flourish App 6 months ago. Now she can carry her plan in her pocket! As it serves as a talking vision board of sorts, Juanita feels more engaged with her plan each day. Flourish houses multiple places on the app where she conveys her likes, dislikes and goals. She can even store pictures of her family, friends, pets, or anything else that gives her joy and keeps her motivated to achieve her goals.
Just like everybody else, Juanita is thrilled that she can now create quick to-do items! Not only does she know what her near-term, mid-term and long-term goals are, she loves that she is prompted each day on exactly what steps she needs to do to work towards the accomplishment of her goals.
Jack and his colleagues like that they can track Juanita’s engagement with the app. The to-do items, as each task that she has accomplished are all presented via the dashboard. Jack takes a PDF snapshot of her plan and adds it to her electronic health record.
Positive outcomes for the individual served – positive outcomes for providers. (Win-Win!)
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