A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults was developed by NFPA’s Center for High-Risk Outreach and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible.
|FACT:||At age 65, older adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires or fall compared to the population at large.|
|FACT:||Thirty percent of people age 65 and older are involved in falls each year, the leading cause of death from unintentional injury in the home.|
|FACT:||In the U.S. and Canada, adults age 65 and older make up about 12 percent of the population – and their numbers are increasing.|
“Remembering When” is centered around sixteen (16) key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention – this program generally takes about one hour to complete with plenty of time for questions and answers.
Vial of Life Program
This program is designed to aid in the speed of emergency care if the patient is unable to speak or respond to us in their time of need. Our vials come complete with information sheet on how the program is performed, medical information sheet with important contact numbers and Dr's orders section. An extra sticker is also provided to place on your refrigerator door so that emergency personnel are able to locate the vial.
Home Fire Safety Inspections
Home surveys are conducted on an advisory basis only. When asked, we will provide tips and instruct the homeowner on a home fire escape plan. This plan should include multiple ways out of the house, designating a family meeting place, and discussion of smoke detector placement.