Did you know that one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If dementia, multiple medications or visual impairments are present, the likely hood of injuries doubles for example dizziness from medications and poorly placed handrail may result in a fall causing a fractured hip or a knee.

The next thing you know you are rushed to an emergency room with a one way ticket to a nursing home while the bills start to add up. Falls and injuries are often due to hazards which can be easily overlooked but are simple to fix. Even if you don’t need home care services today resolving hidden hazards could be life saving. To prevent injuries our agency provides a Home Safety Assessment. It is a comprehensive safety review of the home with one objective, to prevent costly injuries.

One of our team member will come to your place of residence and will complete a thorough review inside and outside of your home. Due to the safety assessment, potential hazards are spotted. Did you know most falls occur in the living room. Exposed tripping hazards, poorly lit walk ways and poor support getting in and out of bed are other common problem areas. Using a proprietary 100 point process that was created by research proven to prevent falls, we check every room in detail. We can identify problem areas with our suggestions. We can also provide you the report and can also email it to family members so every one is in the loop. The home safety assessment is a free safety offering to all our friends and neighbors. Give us a call today or submit contact us form to schedule an appointment.

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