Benefits of a Home Safety Assessment

A home safety assessment benefits adults and seniors with difficulties in the home due to gait and balance deficits, visual impairment, and chronic, acute, or progressive medical conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, Parkinson’s, and dementia. An assessment performed by an occupational therapist for these individuals can help:

  • Decrease health decline

  • Reduce falls in the home

  • Increase participation in activities of daily living

  • Increase quality of life

  • Reduce hospital re-admissions

Medicare recipients are eligible for a home safety assessment if there is a medical necessity. Seniors who have sustained an injury due to a recent fall, had more than one fall within the past year, had a recent hospitalization, or have an acute injury or illness that impacts their safety and/or accessibility in the home could benefit from a home safety assessment. Enabled Living is a certified Medicare provider, so contact us to schedule a home safety assessment for yourself or a loved one.

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