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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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Home Safety Services Shines in Review by The Wall Street Journal Image: Home Safety Services Shines in Review by The Wall Street Journal As part of its Cranky Consumer column, The Wall Street Journal had reporters hire several different baby proofing services to investigate the quality of their services. Home Safety Services was selected as one of only five companies nationwide for this discrete evaluation and received a glowing report. Read More...
HGTV's House Detective Features Home Safety Services Image: HGTV's House Detective Features Home Safety Services

Home Safety Services recently filmed a detailed segment for Home and Garden Television's House Detective series. The series features recently purchased homes and some of the improvement projects required to make the homes habitable, safe and sound. Martin Simenc, President of Home Safety Services, is featured assessing fall and fire hazards for a family with young children in Oakland, California and installing and demonstrating practical safeguards.

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The Safety Guy®, Martin Simenc, Appears On The House with The Carey Brothers Image: The Safety Guy<sup>&reg;</sup>, Martin Simenc, Appears On The House with The Carey Brothers Martin Simenc, President and Founder of Home Safety Services, also known as The Safety Guy®, has been a regular guest of On The House with The Carey Brothers. The nationally syndicated radio program covers do-it-yourself home improvement issues. Simenc's appearances have included on air interviews with Morris, Carol and James Carey and listeners' call in questions. He has covered topics including baby proofing, fire protection, senior safety and fall prevention. Following a recent appearance, Morris Carey wrote to Martin: "Can't wait to have you back. You did a fantastic job." The radio program airs every Saturday morning from 9am – 1pm EST. Read More...
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