Home Safety Program

According to AARP, nearly 90% of older adults want to age-in-place and maintain independence. Yet, 85% of older adults have no resources to prepare their homes for aging.

  • The Home Safety Program helps ensure the safety of your loved one.
  • Home Safety Assessments help provide them with continued independence.
  • Home Safety Check-Ins provide you peace of mind.

Agape’s Home Safety Program involves three service components:

A comprehensive home safety assessment is performed twice annually by trained and certified care coordinators from Agapé Home Care and includes the front yard, all entry areas, every room including bathrooms, bedrooms, laundry room, garage, basement, kitchen and dining room, lighting evaluation, fire safety and electrical safety.

Afterward, a complete summary, including photographs, is prepared with recommendations for fall prevention and home safety. If necessary, modifications are suggested, and the care coordinator will be able to confidently refer providers in your area.

The care coordinator will coordinate services in the home such as lawn maintenance and home repair. This feature is built into the program and allows the family two (2) hours of coordination of services a month, with more available upon request.

A Certified Care Manager will visit your loved one routinely to “check-in” and evaluate their safety through evaluation of factors such as physical, emotional and overall wellbeing, driving safety, dietary and nutrition health, and more. A summary of the safety check-in is prepared and provided to ensure the ongoing success of the senior’s independence.

Fall Prevention is a serious issue as we age:

  • 1 in 3 adults over age 65 falls each year; 50% are over age 80
  • Falls are the leading cause of death due to injury for those over age 65
  • Falls cause serious injury such as hip fractures and head trauma
  • Falls account for 25% of ALL hospital admissions and 40% of nursing center admissions
  • Of those who survive a fall, 50% never regain their independence

Things you can do to reduce your fall risk:         

  • Make your home environment safer
  • Review your medicines regularly
  • Have your vision checked annually
  • Wear sturdy, nonskid shoes at all times
  • Begin a regular exercise program

To speak with someone about our Home Safety Program,

please call our office 817-336-4663.