Staying Safe at Home

Most people believe their home is safe from falls, but 6 out of 10 falls happen at home. You can help prevent these falls by going through a safety checklist on your own or having an Occupational Therapist do an in-depth home safety assessment. 

 

Home Safety Assessments:

  • Done by an Occupational Therapist.

  • Are done to help you stay independent and in your home by providing home modification ideas, medication reviews, help with assistive devices, if needed, and more depending on your personal situation.

  • To have a professional do a safety assessment of your home, please contact a home health agency and ask them for a Home Safety Assessment.

  • Can be covered by Medicare.

Home Safety Checklists:

Need help with modifications?

Volunteers of America Handyman Program of Larimer County can help with some of the smaller projects. Contact them at 970-472-9630 or voaprograms@frii.com to see if they can help you. Visit their website here: Volunteers of America

Don’t let cost deter you from making needed modifications:

Loveland Housing Authority has a Larimer Home Improvement Program that offers low to no interest rate for certain individuals focusing on health and/or safety home improvement projects. Visit their website for more information and to see if you qualify. Click here to go to their website.

 

   Checklist_booklet-75w            Click on the picture above to download the Safety Checklist

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Click on the picture above to download the Fall Prevention Brochure

 If you are interested in having a professional complete a home safety assessment for you, please fill in the form below.

 

**Information provided by the Aging and Technology Research Center at the University of Buffalo. Visit their website for more information: Aging and Technology Research Center

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