IDD Support Services

For Independence

Wellbridge Health’s program supporting independence and health maintenance in the intellectual/developmental disability (IDD) community focuses on the health conditions that often go unnoticed in the IDD population but lead to a significant number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations, and even preventable deaths: Constipation/Bowel Obstruction, Aspiration/Choking, Seizures, and Dehydration – also known as the Fatal Four.

In the United States 7.37 million individuals have an IDD and 120 of every 1000 of these individuals will unfortunately die from one of the fatal four conditions.  Over 45% of adults with IDD have chronic or recurrent constipation. An estimated 10% of all deaths are due to choking, or aspiration, and 20% are due to dehydration and malnutrition.  Seizures lead to a 7% increase in emergency department utilization.

7.37 million
Individuals in the United States have IDD
120
Of every 1000 people with IDD will die from one of the fatal four conditions
20%
Of all deaths are due to to dehydration and malnutrition
10%
of all deaths are due to choking or aspiration

Wellbridge Health’s program enhances care the individual may already be receiving, incorporating a simple and customizable mobile phone-based application (we can provide the phone and data plan, if needed) with simple daily questions that target common symptoms and risk factors of these serious health conditions. The goal of reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and increasing positive self-management behaviors is achieved through daily monitoring of (and responding to) the app questions as well as weekly video chat education provided by a dedicated, master’s level health coach. Through the video chat component of the program, social skills are also enhanced, and participants are encouraged to increase their participation in their local communities.

We work with individuals with IDD who are able to live independently or semi-independently with support from care staff.

Pricing and Guarantees:

  • Please contact us for pricing for your specific organization.
1. Individualized Plan
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Health/Wellness Goals
  • PHQ 2-9
  • Agency Collaboration
2. Remote Monitoring
  • Fatal Four Related Symptoms
  • Depression Symptoms
  • Enhanced Engagement
3. Behavior Change
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Socialization
  • Treatement Adherence
4. Self Management
  • Increase Independence
  • Preventative Care
  • Medication Adherence
  • Plan of Care Involvement

Wellbridge Health’s program enhances care the individual may already be receiving, incorporating a simple and customizable mobile phone-based application (we can provide the phone and data plan, if needed) with simple daily questions that target common symptoms and risk factors of these serious health conditions. The goal of reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and increasing positive self-management behaviors is achieved through daily monitoring of (and responding to) the app questions as well as weekly video chat education provided by a dedicated, master’s level health coach. Through the video chat component of the program, social skills are also enhanced, and participants are encouraged to increase their participation in their local communities.

We work with individuals with IDD who are able to live independently or semi-independently with support from care staff.

Pricing and Guarantees:

  • Please contact us for pricing for your specific organization.
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