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Fall Prevention & Safety

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  • Accessible Home Construction (5)
    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 (1)
    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.
  • Home Safety Devices (1)
    JR-8400.3600

    Home Safety Devices

    JR-8400.3600

    Programs that pay for or provide safety latches for cabinets and drawers; toilet lid locks or clamps; electrical outlet covers; door knob covers and door locks to prevent access to unsafe spaces; door stops, door holders and finger guards that protect against pinches or crushed fingers and prevent people from locking themselves in a room without a responsible adult; window guards or safety netting; safety gates and barrier devices for staircases; oven locks and dial guards; corner and edge bumpers to protect against sharp edges of furniture and fireplaces; window blind cord safety tassels; and other safety equipment that can use to make homes safe for children and others who may need a protected environment.
  • Residential Snow Shoveling (1)
    PH-3300.6900

    Residential Snow Shoveling

    PH-3300.6900

    Programs that provide or pay for the removal of snow from the front sidewalks and driveways of people who need or want this service. In some jurisdictions, residents are required to keep the sidewalk in front of their homes clear of ice and snow as a safety precaution.
  • Smoke Alarms (1)
    JR-8400.8000

    Smoke Alarms

    JR-8400.8000

    Programs that pay for or provide smoke detection devices which can be installed in homes, apartments or commercial buildings and which sound an alarm when fire breaks out and smoke comes into contact with the device.