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Home Safety Services Partners with Community Agencies on National Fall Prevention Awareness Day Image: Home Safety Services Partners with Community Agencies on National Fall Prevention Awareness Day

In conjunction with National Fall Prevention Week, Home Safety Services of Foster City, California, partnered with the San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force and the local Rebuilding Together affiliate to perform senior home safety modifications for three low income, community dwelling seniors in East Palo Alto, CA.

The seniors received a variety of services and counseling to help prevent falls and maintain their independence.  Home Safety Services contributed materials and labor of three staff persons to the effort.  Another partner, OT House Calls, provided counseling, training and materials as well.  Members of the task force and staff and volunteers from Rebuilding Together rounded out the work crews.

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Martin Simenc Presents Industry Outlook for Home Modifications at SIPP Conference Image: Martin Simenc Presents Industry Outlook for Home Modifications at SIPP Conference

Martin Simenc, President of Home Safety Services, was invited to present a Home Modifications Industry Outlook at this year's Senior Injury Prevention Project Conference held in Emeryville, California.  The 300+ attendees heard an optimistic outlook for the rapidly evolving and growing field of home modifications.

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Simenc Addresses USC Davis School of Gerontology Morton Kesten Summit Image: Simenc Addresses USC Davis School of Gerontology Morton Kesten Summit

Martin Simenc, President of Home Safety Services, presented Home Modifications - A For Profit Perspective at the Morton Kesten Summit 2014, Designing California’s Future: Aging in Place Innovations.  His closing thought shared with the 200+ attendees was:  "We are at the tipping point of Home Modifications becoming a legitimate and recognized industry; and it remains to be seen whether the altruistic motivation of the academic, non-profit and for-profit pioneers will succeed in maintaining the integrity of this critically important movement."

Fall Prevention Study concludes that Home Modifications Provide Best Value

Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Fall Prevention Programs that Reduce Fall-Related Hip Fractures in Older Adults.

CONCLUSION: Of single interventions studied, management of psychotropics and tai chi reduces costs the most. Of more-studied interventions, home modifications provide the best value. These results must be interpreted in the context of the multifactorial nature of falls.

 

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Children’s Hospital Oakland Partners with Home Safety Services Image: Children’s Hospital Oakland Partners with Home Safety Services

Home Safety Services was approached by Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland to train their medical residents (pediatrics) in home safety assessments for the launch of their Home Safety Improvement Program.

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ABC 7: View by the Bay Appearance by Dana Wiltsek
 
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Home Safety Services featured as a thriving business.

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Small companies are suffering as much as larger ones in this global financial crisis but some small-firm owners say they're ramping up sales even as they're forced to rethink how they do business.

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Program Introduction: The Gift of Safety

Fewer than 1 in 4 seniors have made any home safety modifications to reduce their risk of falling. With your help, we can change that.

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New Bathing Solution: Portable Shower System Image: New Bathing Solution: Portable Shower System

This wonderful portable showers system is perfect when an accessible shower is not available.  The fully self-contained system is easy to set up, use and stow.  Hoses connect to and from the sink enabling a full bathing experience.  The efficient pump removes the waste water keeping the area outside the enclosure dry.  Simply roll-in, zip up and shower.

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Wheel Chair Ramps Now Available on a Rental Basis Image: Wheel Chair Ramps Now Available on a Rental Basis

Home Safety Services now has wheel chair ramps available for either short or long term rentals.  This new program is designed to give clients a practical and safe alternative when the need for a ramp is temporary or when cash flow is a problem.  Those rehabilitating from from a fall or surgery can rent a sturdy ramp, complete with handrails, for as short as three months.

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