Technology Redefines Quality of Life

Enhancing independencesafety, and dignity through the use of technology!

UCP’s Independent Living Technology (ILT) Team coordinates smart home technologies for individuals with disabilities to achieve a maximum level of independence, while giving peace of mind to caregivers and loved ones.

Smart home technology uses sensors to send medication reminders and/or other alerts to individuals with disabilities as well as to proactively notify caregivers and loved ones of changes in lifestyle or behavioral patterns. For example, sensors will detect and notify as appropriate when medications are missed, a toilet overflows, a door is left open, a stove is left on too long, or a person is experiencing an emergency. 

The ILT program is appropriate for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or physical disabilities, as well as older adults who live in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry Counties.

The ILT Program has a comprehensive process that begins with the initial referral and an individualized assessment to determine specific needs. The ILT Team works with each person and their support team to define a custom solution, acquire and install the equipment, provide initial training, and offer ongoing support.

A variety of technology is available, including but not limited to:

  • Medication dispensers
  • Environmental controls
  • Panic pendants
  • GPS technology
  • Variety of sensors

Funding for services and supports available through the ILT Program may be available through Office of Developmental Programs or Office of Long Term Living through the PA Department of Human Services, and private pay. Additional funding sources may be found on UCP's Resource page.

Get In Touch

Jackie Wardle
Program Manager
55 Utley Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011 map/directions

Local: 717.737.3477
Toll-Free: 800.998.4827
Fax: 717.737.9017

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