Arundel Lodge’s staff works across 32 residential homes, performs offsite visits to clients who live on their own or with their family, and works with both adults and transition age youth in the community, helping them find and keep employment and attend school. Documentation of these activities is an important part of ensuring the success of our clients on their path to recovery, and staff struggles to find a balance between client interaction, family support, and necessar documentation.
Access to advanced technology is a critical part of being able to meet the needs of the community. In partnership to support persons served and their families on their recovery journey, the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation provided Arundel Lodge with a grant to purchase 24 iPads and accessories for our Residential Rehabilitation Program, Supportive Living Program, Supported Employment Program and Transition Age Youth Supported Employment Program.
Using the iPads, staff is engaging clients and their families, while capturing and reporting on necessary information in a way that feels natural, safe, and comfortable. They can answer questions about treatment and planning more readily as information is available at their fingertips. The iPads travel with staff so information can quickly and easily be uploaded to or obtained from our web-based Electronic Health Record. Staff will have more time for establishing rapport, providing support services, measuring results of interventions, and reporting data on quality outcomes.
Thank you William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation for the iPads that will help us improve services to our clients and their families!