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Are you or your loved one having difficulty getting around the home? With a couple of home modifications, Safe In Your Space can convert and adapt the environment around you in order to make performing tasks easier, reduce accidents and support independent living. When making these modifications, the point is to make the home environment work for you rather than against you. Home modifications are preventive and that the environment is the problem is irrespective of your or your loved ones abilities. Some of the benefits of home modifications include:

  1. Improved Quality of Life: Home modifications allow you or your loved one to more easily participate in major life activities or even minor tasks. Your environment has a profound impact on your behavior and a supportive environment can contribute to your individual health. Dr. Laura Gitlin and her team at Thomas Jefferson University conducted a landmark study that found that a personalized program of occupational and physical therapy – plus modifications in the home – can help elderly individuals continue to live independently and also live longer.
  2. Home Safety: A 2006 study by the Centers for Disease Control reported that falls are the leading cause of injury deaths by older adults. Not only do falls result in emotional and physical stress, but in high costs to the individual and society. Six out of ten falls occur in homes which typically contain a high prevalence of hazards such as loose throw rugs, the lack of tub/shower grab bars, and obstructed pathways.  Home modification is one of the key factors to a multifactor approach to fall risk reduction. When these modifications are combined with a medical risk assessment and a follow-up, as well as physical activity, fall risks can be greatly decreased.
  3. Conventional Housing is Where Most People Live: While much long term care discussion centers on nursing homes or other multi-unit care settings, the reality is that over 3/4 of older individuals live in conventional housing. However, a significant number of individuals live in housing that has deteriorated, lacks supportive features or presents barriers to mobility. This is a hazard for those who wish to age in place.
  4. Cost Effective: Home modification can be used as a cost-effective strategy to reduce health care costs and delay institutionalization. Research indicates that assistive devices and home modifications along with an occupational therapist’s assessment can substantially reduce case management, nursing, and institutional care expenditures for older persons, even to the extent of delaying institutionalization. (Mann, 1999).
  5. Service Delivery Location:  With home modification, the home environment can functions as a service deliver location. The new condition and supportiveness of a modified home can greatly affect the capacities that formal and informal caregivers and services can give to you or your loved one.

Due to the great fragmentation of the home modification delivery system, sometimes it is difficult to know where to begin. Safe in Your Space combines the key elements of home modifications: comprehensive assessment, assertive technology and Durable Medical Equipment recommendations and finally the installation of these products. We provide a professional appraisal of your particular situation, recommend products to meet your particular needs and install the recommended products to satisfy your requirements. Who benefits from home modification? There are generally five groups of people who can benefit from adapting their environments to their specific needs. These include:

  1. Older adults who want to Age in Place
  2. Families who have children with disabilities
  3. Adults with disabilities
  4. Baby Boomers planning for the future
  5. People of all ages

Make the choice and let our certified experts recommend and install the best products to help you or your loved ones live safely and independently.

Call us today at (657) 21-SAFE-7 or browse our website for more information.