Home Assessment Inventory
The National Council on Aging and the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology compiled a list of home assessments for professionals and consumers to support activities that reduce home hazards, improve independent functioning, and lower the risk of falls.
Taking Action to Prevent Falls: A Home Environmental Assessment
A checklist for identifying problems and potential solutions within the home. This checklist goes through key problem areas and fall hazards, providing a framework for addressing these issues via both resident and assessor involvement. (XLS Excel File)
HomeSAFE’s mission is to make home safety a more integral component of successful aging and preventive health in LA County by increasing activities and awareness among consumers, professionals, organizations and the wider community.
Falls Prevention Conversation Guide for Caregivers
A guide for caregivers to learn about fall risk factors and develop a falls prevention action plan. Developed by the National Council on Aging and the National Caregiver Alliance.
Home Modification Programs, Practices, and Funding Sources
The National Council on Aging and the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology compiled a list of home assessments, home modification programs and funding sources across the country.
Directory of Accessible Building Products
Created by the NAHB Research Center and ToolBase Services, this extensive booklet contains information about general home modification guidelines as well as a wide range of products available for home modification.
National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Programs
Information and comments on home modification activity nationwide with the ability to find information from the state of your choice.
6 Steps to Reducing Falls
Six steps to help reduce the risk of falls, developed by The National Council on Aging.
Stay Safe Poster
An illustrated poster depicting 14 common problem areas in the home that increase the risk of falls, developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions
A comprehensive PDF about fall prevention programs for seniors from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Remembering When: Fire and Fall Prevention for Older Adults
Presentation and resources to conduct a comprehensive fire and fall prevention program for older adults in your community, developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
CDC STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, & Injuries) Toolkit for Healthcare Providers
The STEADI Toolkit contains resources and tools that will help make fall prevention an integral part of healthcare providers’ clinical practice.
The Lifetime Home
Developed by the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, this is an interactive resource for older adults, families, and professionals to learn how to make the home a safer and more supportive place for a lifetime, featuring photos of design features from actual homes.
Top Smart Home Technologies for Mature Homeowners
Learn about research from The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and the MIT AgeLab on the Top Smart Home Technologies for Mature Homeowners and take a tour of The Hartford Smart Home to see how these technologies work.
Remodeling Today for a Better Tomorrow
This website from The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence offers remodeling ideas, videos of livable design features in the kitchen and bathroom, and an interactive home design quiz to help people make their house a home for a lifetime.
This site serves as an information clearinghouse on home modification to equip consumers with a comprehensive inventory of resources including a National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources.
Started in September 2004, this foundation launched a statewide Fall Prevention Initiative in the state of California to help with risk assessment, exercise and environmental modifications for fall prevention.