Home Safety Checks
 

The Olmsted County Falls Prevention Coalition offers a complete home safety visit to assess fall risks in the home.

Trained volunteers schedule a time to meet with you in your home to complete a safety visit. They provide you with recommendations and resources to increase safety, reduce falls extend independent living. 

This is a free service for residents of Olmsted County.

Cost

Free.

We Keep
You Safe.

To schedule a Home Safety Check, please call 507-287-2010. Or contact us by email.

Volunteering with Home Safety Checks

Volunteering for Home Safety Checks does require training. Use our online portal to register as a volunteer and to become a member of our Home Safety Corps. You will be contacted when the next Corps training is scheduled. Training is available twice a year.

Home Safety Corps

Today, Americans are living longer while staying active and healthy. However, as people age, they become more prone to falls leading to injury, loss of independence, and fear of falling again. The good news is that falls are preventable, and aging does not cause them. Because most falls occur at home, a home safety corps volunteer can help older adults improve their safety at home by identifying risk factors and making safety recommendations. A corps of trained Home Safety Corps Volunteers deliver this service across Olmsted County. Must be 18+ years of age.

Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a specially trained Home Safety Corps.
  • Engage with those identified as at risk for falling or who have already fallen.
  • Carry out home safety visits based on standardized training.
  • Share findings and recommendations with the older adult, family, and agency.
  • Provide home safety education and fall prevention literature and resources.
  • Prioritize recommendations for an action plan to be shared with Family Service Rochester Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
  • Conduct follow-up visits as needed.

Skills required

  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Desire to work with older adults.
  • Insured driver and licensed.
  • Complete forms in English.
  • Complete Corps training.

Corps training

  • Home safety visits and HIPPA policies.
  • Home safety visit procedure (how to perform a safety visit with a checklist).
  • Answering FAQs and sharing available resources.

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