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Fall Prevention & Safety

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  • Accessible Home Construction (8)
    BH-3000.1000

    Accessible Home Construction

    BH-3000.1000

    Programs that build, finance or facilitate the construction of barrier free homes for people with disabilities.
  • Fall Prevention Programs (2)
    JR-8200.3000-200

    Fall Prevention Programs

    JR-8200.3000-200

    Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the risk factors associated with trips, slips and falls by older adults and others in and around their homes and the measures that can be taken prevent their occurrence. Delivery formats may include fact sheets, safety check lists or other informational materials; individual or group educational sessions which may include strength and balance exercises; and general media campaigns. The programs may address illnesses and other physical conditions that affect mobility and balance; "high-risk" medications or medication combinations that may cause drowsiness; lack or improper use of needed mobility aids; proper versus improper footwear; environmental safety hazards such as unsafe or unlighted stairways, uneven or slippery walking surfaces, obstacles such as throw rugs and exposed cords or wires, unsteady furniture or lack of grab bars and handrails; and other similar factors.
  • Hoarding and Clutter Cleanup Services (1)
    JP-6500.1500-360

    Hoarding and Clutter Cleanup Services

    JP-6500.1500-360

    Programs that clean and restore living spaces that have become uninhabitable as a result of gross neglect or hoarding of material goods or pets to the extent that the need to acquire things interferes with daily routines, causes a safety or fire hazard or creates an unsanitary environment. Most commonly hoarded items are newspapers, magazines, food containers, cups and sometimes animals; but mold, human and animal waste, old food, rodent droppings and insect infestations are often also found. Cleaning services take care of bulk debris removal, structural cleaning, disinfection and cleaning of all remaining contents; and are trained to look for and preserve photographs, cash, stock certificates, life insurance policies, collectibles and other items of value.
  • Medication Dispensing Systems (2)
    LH-6700.6500-500

    Medication Dispensing Systems

    LH-6700.6500-500

    Programs that supply electronic equipment for monitoring and dispensing medication. The device is filled with medication by the caregiver on a regular basis and can be set to remind the individual to open a drawer in the device and take the medication at a particular time each day. If the drawer is not opened at the scheduled time, the caregiver receives a message through the system that the individual has not responded. The equipment is usually attached to a personal emergency response system.
  • Personal Alarm Systems (3)
    PH-1800.6260

    Personal Alarm Systems

    PH-1800.6260

    Programs that provide electronic equipment which connects frail elderly individuals, people who have disabilities or people at risk of violence from an ex-partner with the police, participating hospitals, paramedics or other sources of emergency assistance.
 
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