Care Coordination and Technology to Promote Independence Through Project L.A.M.P.By Bendixen, Roxanna, MHS, OTR/L; Randall, Malcolm; 2003 International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence, pp. 134-135
Publication Date: May 2004
Paper discusses the Low Activities of Daily Living Monitoring Program (LAMP), which is a project designed to address the needs of veterans who utilize home monitoring and communications technology during daily living activities. Services provided by the LAMP project are home-based and utilize a combination of traditional and advanced technologies, and promote independence and the maintenance of skills necessary to remain living in the home. Clients in the LAMP project receive a functional assessment, a home assessment, and an assessment of need for additional services by an occupational therapist. Interventions prescribed can include simple assistive devices, adaptations of home environments, daily therapeutic regimens, and support for basic needs. Clients are monitored through technologies such as computers with video teleconferencing capabilities, phone and Internet-based communication methods, and smart phones. The authors contend that the success of telerehabilitation and telemedicine may ultimately depend on the efficient and innovative use of technological advances.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Successful Aging (RERC-Tech-Aging) (Website:http://www.phhp.ufl.edu/centers/rerc.htm)