Our Fall Prevention Program provides educational information on home safety, an initial home assessment visit, and recommendations for possible home modifications.
The Fall Prevention Program provides:
An initial fall prevention assessment visit
Educational information on fall prevention
Recommendations of possible home modifications
A follow-up home assessment
Possible suggestions for home modifications might include: nightlights, grab bars, non-slip mats, non-skid strips, shower seat, portable tub rail, commode, raised toilet seat, replace light bulbs, phone or power cord arrangement, etc.
If you would like a free Fall Prevention Assessment or more information on Fall Prevention, please contact Mike Hirano at Project Dana (808) 945-3736.
The goals of the Home Safety Program are:
To increase the awareness of home safety.
To create a safe home environment.
To enable participants to continue living independently at home.
To assist in insuring quality of life for our participants.
To improve the wellbeing and enrich the lives of our older adults and their families.
To identify any potential injury risk factors in the home.
"With my sister's memory and cognition declining, Mr. H's thorough safety assessment and specific recommendations have allowed us to safely maintain her current living situation. Thank you Mr. H for your expertise and thank you Project Dana for offering these services at no cost." - K.K.
Did You Know?
51% of deaths among elders are caused by falls occurring in the home.
61% of the elders who fall are women.
Most falls occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
People who are 85 years or older are ten times more likely to fall than those who are between the ages of 65-69.
Falls that happen inside the home commonly occur in the bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen areas.
One out of every three people 65 years and older will fall each year.
Elder women who live alone are more likely to fall.
90% of all hip fractures that occur each year are due to falls.
Only 25% of hip fracture patients will make a full recovery; 40% will require nursing home care; 50% will need a cane or walker; and 24% of those over age 50 will not live longer than 12 months after the fall had occurred.
60% of all falls occur at home.