Falls at home are a major cause of hospital admissions for the elderly. Injuries can be serious and can also undermine someone’s confidence to remain independent and secure.
A Safe Home Assessment can help ensure the home is secure and suitable for the person’s needs. A trained assessor will provide recommendations and advice on how to make the home safer to live in. They will identify any general risk or hazards to health, safety and security including trip hazards, and provide information about any home adaptations they recommend or personal alarms, GPS alarm or dementia alarm. The will also check the person is managing at home and listen to their concerns. The assessor will review what support is currently in place and recommend services that may help.
A safe home assessment can normally be arranged within days from PPP Taking Care.