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)
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.
Preventing Falls And Fall-Related Injuries
List of things to do to create a safe environment with less risks for falls.
Safe Steps Checklist
Checklist to use as a guide that can help keep your family safe from slips and falls at home.
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.
U.S. Fall Prevention Programs for Seniors
A comprehensive PDF about fall prevention programs for seniors from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Remembering WhenTM: Fire and Fall Prevention for Older Adults(Spanish Version)
Powerpoint presentation with photos and artwork detailing and illustrating step to prevent falls in the home. (PPT)
A Tool Kit To Prevent Senior Falls
Fact sheets, graphs, and brochures about falls and fall prevention for older adults designed for fall prevention programs.
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.
Community and Home Injury Prevention Project for Seniors (CHIPPS)
Goal of the CHIPPS program is to create awareness that many injuries to older people can be prevented, develop ways to correct injury hazards and provide resources on health professionals.
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.