Aging In Place Assessment

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Aging In Place Assessment

  1. 1. 3 Part Aging in Place Assessment
  2. 2. 3 Part Aging in Place Assessment <ul><li>We conduct a room by room safety assessment of your parent’s home to identify safety hazards & implement home modifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Grab bars & strobe light smoke alarms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We identify home maintenance/ repair issues which if left un-attended could significantly impact the value of your parent’s home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. We identify and repair plumbing leaks & leaking toilets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We set-up and train seniors on friendly technologies that keep them connected to family </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Senior friendly phones, digital picture frames and printers that can print emails for seniors who do not use computers </li></ul></ul>HOME SAFETY HOME MAINTENANCE SENIOR FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY
  3. 3. Home Safety Checks
  4. 4. Lighting Safety Check <ul><li>RISK </li></ul><ul><li>Glare, dim light & contrast decrease vision in seniors and can render them almost blind </li></ul><ul><li>Falls kill 29 seniors per day </li></ul><ul><li>Each year 240K seniors suffer hip fractures because of a fall </li></ul><ul><li>SOLUTION </li></ul><ul><li>LAHL can help reduce the risk of injury & falls via a 5-point lighting check </li></ul><ul><li>We will install necessary lighting to ensure that key areas of the home are adequately illuminated </li></ul>Checks - check lighting in the following areas Hallways Bathroom Entrances Stairs Basement
  5. 5. Bathroom Safety Check <ul><li>RISK </li></ul><ul><li>Slips/ falls are the most frequent bathtub accidents </li></ul><ul><li>One Person Dies Every Day from using a bathtub </li></ul><ul><li>Poorly placed grab bars increase risk of falls and injury </li></ul><ul><li>SOLUTION </li></ul><ul><li>LAHL will conduct a 6-point bathroom safety check and install products to make it safer for your senior to move around the bathroom </li></ul>Checks Grab bars in tub are secure & correctly positioned for senior’s height Grab bars next to toilet are secure and correctly positioned Non-slip strips are not worn-out Hand held shower works Easily reachable phone
  6. 6. Stairway Safety Check <ul><li>RISK </li></ul><ul><li>For frail seniors even a minor fall can result in significant injury or death </li></ul><ul><li>12,000 stair deaths occur per year. Half of these deaths occur in the home </li></ul><ul><li>SOLUTION </li></ul><ul><li>LAHL will conduct a 5-point safety check and make relevant safety modifications to reduce the risk of injury to your senior </li></ul>Checks Handrails are secure and stable Handrails extend all the way to the top & bottom of stairs Check loose/worn carpeting on stairs Edges of steps are visible. Add yellow tape as needed Steps are not slippery. Add non-skid tape as needed
  7. 7. Safety Check to Prevent Burns & Injury <ul><li>RISK </li></ul><ul><li>The leading causes death among seniors is injury from cooking, smoking and heating-related accidents </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced touch sensation and slow response time increases seniors’ risk </li></ul><ul><li>SOLUTION </li></ul><ul><li>LAHL will conduct a 4-point fire safety check and install products to minimize the risk of fire/ burns </li></ul>Checks Check stove & gas burners Test smoke alarms. Install visual/ extra loud alarms Water heater is set to safe temperature Install anti-scald devices are installed on faucets
  8. 8. Emergency Checks <ul><li>NEED </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency response systems serve as a critical life line for seniors living alone </li></ul><ul><li>Families can get peace of mind by having someone their seniors can call on 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>SOLUTION </li></ul><ul><li>LAHL provides families with reliable user reviewed emergency response systems to help keep seniors safe </li></ul><ul><li>LAHL can train seniors on how to use these emergency systems </li></ul>Checks Test and/or install an emergency response system Check for/ install multiple phone outlets throughout house to ensure that the senior can immediately get help when needed Check for and set up an emergency kit for earthquakes, hurricanes etc
  9. 9. Home Maintenance Checks
  10. 10. Home Maintenance Checks <ul><li>RISK </li></ul><ul><li>As seniors age their ability to maintain their homes and keep up with regular repairs declines. This can reduce the value of their homes and therefore impact their financial independence </li></ul><ul><li>SOLUTION </li></ul><ul><li>LAHL’s professionals identify & fix home maintenance/ repair issues to help seniors maintain the value of their homes and age independently </li></ul>Checks Plumbing leaks – Check for leaking sink, toilet, tub & shower Bathroom maintenance – Replace pipes, mixing valves, washers as needed Drains – Check for clogged drains in sink, tub & shower Water heaters – Check temperature and inspect for leaks Replace light bulbs and defective light switches
  11. 11. Help with Chores & Activities <ul><li>NEEDS </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors seek help with chores that they increasingly find difficult to do because of physical limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors living alone seek companionship & appreciate having friendly visitors to do activities with </li></ul><ul><li>SOLUTION </li></ul><ul><li>LAHL can match seniors with friendly and trustworthy professionals who can: </li></ul><ul><li>Assist with chores & </li></ul><ul><li>Provide companionship in activities that the senior enjoys </li></ul>Chores & Errands Help with computer questions Accompany senior to a doctor’s visit Flip mattresses Move furniture Clean yard Change light bulbs
  12. 12. Help with Chores & Activities Activities with a companion <ul><li>NEEDS </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors seek help with chores that they increasingly find difficult to do because of physical limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors living alone seek companionship & appreciate having friendly visitors to do activities with </li></ul><ul><li>SOLUTION </li></ul><ul><li>LAHL can match seniors with friendly and trustworthy professionals who can: </li></ul><ul><li>Assist with chores & </li></ul><ul><li>Provide companionship in activities that the senior enjoys </li></ul>Accompany the senior on a walk Accompany the senior on a doctor’s visit Accompany the senior to a movie Read to the senior Garden with the senior Help the senior get started on recording an oral history Help the senior with her exercise routine Play chess, cards, Mah Jong with the senior
  13. 13. Senior Friendly Technologies
  14. 14. Senior Friendly Technology <ul><li>NEED </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors are eager for convenient ways to remain connected with friends & family </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors are also eager for ways to remain physically and mentally active </li></ul><ul><li>SOLUTION </li></ul><ul><li>LAHL will match family members with reliable user reviewed techs that seniors find engaging </li></ul><ul><li>LAHL’s friendly professionals train seniors on how to use these technologies & follow up with them as needed </li></ul>Jitterbug Senior Friendly Cell Phone Presto Printer Box TV Ears Digital Picture Frame
  15. 15. Optional: Physical & Mental Activity Check
  16. 16. Physical & Mental Activity Check <ul><li>NEEDS </li></ul><ul><li>As seniors age they experience a decline in their physical and mental health </li></ul><ul><li>Family members have difficulty assessing the extent of physical and mental decline that their seniors face </li></ul><ul><li>SOLUTION </li></ul><ul><li>LAHL’s professionals can conduct medically approved health assessments to discern the senior’s physical & mental health </li></ul><ul><li>LAHL’s professionals can then recommend suitable products that will enable seniors to remain independent in their own homes </li></ul>Assessment Value Upper & lower body strength Recommend products to reduce risk of falls and injury Cognitive & neurological ability Recommend relevant products e.g. monitoring systems, anti-scald devices, wandering alarms

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