According to the AARP nearly 90% of older adults want to age-in-place and maintain independence. But here’s the problem: 85% of older adults have done NOTHING to prepare their homes for aging.
Fall Prevention is a Serious Issue as We Age:
- 1 in 3 adults over age 65 falls each year and 50% of those over 80
- Falls are the leading cause of death due to injury for those over 65
- Falls cause serious injury, such as hip fractures and head trauma
- Falls account for 25% of ALL hospital admissions
- Falls account for 40% of nursing home admissions
- Of those who survive a fall 50% never regain their independence
Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Fall Risk:
- Begin a regular exercise program.
- Review your medicines regularly.
- Have your vision checked annually.
- Make your home environment safer.
- Wear sturdy, nonskid shoes at all times.
100% of ER doctors agree that an annual Home Safety
Assessment is important to keep seniors safe at home.
To Schedule a Comprehensive Home Safety Assessment Performed by our team, please call us at 651-285-0454
What to Expect:
Typically an assessment takes approximately 60-90 minutes. It’s always best if you or a family member can accompany the Advisor on the home safety assessment, as you or they can ask questions about specific safety items as they come up.
The 240-point Comprehensive Home Safety Assessment is performed by a trained advisor and includes the exterior of the home, all entry areas, every room including bathrooms, bedrooms, laundry room, garage, basement, kitchen and dining room, lighting evaluation, fire safety and electrical safety.
Afterwards a complete summary is prepared with recommendations for fall prevention and home safety. If necessary modifications are suggested, the advisor will be able to confidently refer pre-screened and vetted providers in your area.
The cost for a home assessment is $500.00
Falls and subsequent injury are a health and financial burden on older persons and their families, as well as a financial burden on the healthcare system. A Home Safety Assessment along with some low-cost modifications can serve to effectively reduce falls and fall injury in older adults.
Simple, Affordable and Effective Fall Prevention:
A comprehensive Home Safety Assessment can pay for itself by avoiding the high cost of injury or assisted living.
Some of the information provided by Age Safe America