Home Safety Self Assessment for Fall Prevention

The Home Safety Self Assessment for Home-Based Older Adults is a project funded by the Community Health Foundation that supports concerted efforts to prevent falls in older adults residing in Erie County. Led by the Occupational Therapy Geriatric Group in the Department of Rehabilitation Science, the Home Safety Self Assessment Tool (HSSAT) has been developed together with 24 older adults. It includes home hazards check list with solutions, lists of home modification service providers in Erie County, and organizations providing free services to older adults. Comprehensive educational material will be available for healthcare professionals and home modification providers, in addition to older adults and their caregivers.