Safety Checklist and Assessment Instrument
Resources for Safety Assessment of the Home.
Access Company - This company provides a comprehensive
range of accessible solutions to homes and businesses
and offers accessible home remodeling and modifications
in Houston Texas and the surrounding areas .
Analysis of the Effects of Ramp Slope on People with
Mobility Impairments - A study conducted by The
Center of Universal Design in North Carolina State
University shows the effect of different ramp slope
on people with disabilities, from background, methodology,
Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Home Modifications
for Community Living Adults with Dementia - Read
about the study of the effectiveness of various modifications
made mostly by caregivers to increase the safety or
autonomy of persons with dementia.
for Stairways, Especially for Homes - A general
guideline and practical checklist for safe stairway
Consumers Guide to Home Adaptation
Knowledge of Home Modifications - Covers the various
strategies to educate consumers on knowledge about
home modifications and increase their awareness and
receptivity to home modifications.
Do-Able Renewable Home - This comprehensive booklet
for consumers provides information you will need to
make your home more livable, and overcome problems
that might occur with age (limitations on movement,
strength, dexterity, hearing, or eyesight).
- Enabler - This site offers a different concept and method
to assessing accessibility of the living environment.
Terry Associates - The Company provides extensive
programs and information in compliance with ADA, including
ADA Design Assistant software, an interactive U.S.
map of dealer listings across the nation, ADA training
materials and publications. In addition, the company
also features several architectural projects.
Predicting Assistive Device Use in the Home by Older
People Following Rehabilitation - Focuses on how
to better take care of individuals during the first
3 months home after rehabilitation. Visit this site
and read about the factors that predict home use of
Elders and The Suburbs - Do you have or know elder
relatives living in single-family homes in the suburbs?
Read about why and how elders grow frail in the suburbs
and strategies that address this problem.
Environmental Modifications - This division of
Geriatrics and Gerontology in the New York Weill Cornell
Medical Center offers a comprehensive environmental
assessment list through each room of the home, from
accessibility to furnitures and flooring.
That Help: Advice From Caregivers For Creating A Supportive
Home - Read these helpful tips from experienced
caregivers on how to better equip or alter the home
environment to increase safety and accessibility.
- Housing Highlights:
Home Modification and Repair - This convenient
checklist provides an overall assessment of your home
-- a vital first step to home modification.
Well Does Your Home Meet Your Needs? - This convenient
checklist provides an overall assessment of your home,
and other useful tips on improving the safety of your
the Delivery of Home Modifications - This site
provides insightful discussion that addresses the
problem of supply and demand for home modifications
services, the barriers to developing an effective
system of delivery, and recommendations to possible
Person and Technology - Through research, assessment,
training, and consultation, this institute helps enhance
the experience of technology users and match users
with the most appropriate devices.
Kitchen and Bath Association - provides summaries
of the universal kitchen and bath planning checklists.
National Directory of Home Modification and Repair
Programs - This helpful directory provides information
to aging network, services, and housing providers,
and consumers about programs that modify and repair
homes for elder people.
- ParentsPlace.com - Includes bathroom safety checklist.
for Older Consumers: Home Safety Checklist - These
strategies target to increase the incidence of home
modification and repair, including more widespread
and systematic home assessment, increased public awareness
about the role of environment, and the creation of
more affordable programs.
and Transition Plan Guide for the ADA - This comprehensive
list offers assessment and recommendation on various
areas of a home to promote and ensure a safer living
Housing - This British website introduces the
various features of smart housing, which uses either
pre-programmed or operative systems to integrate many
automated home systems to help elderly people remain
independent in their homes longer. The site also offers
technology guides, articles relating to the safety
features of smart homes, and many links to related
field on accessible and safe home.
for Home Modification and Repair - This collaborative
effort by the state of Minnesota Rehabilitation Services
Independent Living Section provides design information
and complete instructions on building various types
of ramps to promote home accessibility.
Change, Coalition, Building and Collaboration - The various approach to help older adults and the
disabled to stay in their homes longer by expanding
the limits of standard housing.
Design: Creative Solutions for ADA Compliance - Read about the creative interior designs that support
activities of daily living and enable people of all
ages and abilities to remain at home rather than moving
to a facility.
Technology to Adapt Environments - "When older
adults' capabilities don't match the demands of the
environment, perhaps the environment needs to be changed
to adapt to environments." Read about how technology
can enhance the functional level of people with disabilities.
Older People Accept or Reject Assistive Technology - This article will help better understand the suitable
approach to older adults on assistive technology.
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