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SJHC / Client Services/ Help At Home/ Falls Prevention Safety at Home

Falls Prevention Safety at Home

What the Safety at Home Program Provides

The Safety at Home Program promotes independence and mobility among older adults, allowing them to stay healthy, safe, and strong at home. Our focus is to prevent falls through education and increasing awareness of the services and support available to reduce risks of falls at home.

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Quality Services

We offer:

  • FREE individualized home assessment with a summary of recommendations promoting independence and mobility
    • Our recommendations will be for things like night lights, improved lighting, installation of grab bars and hand railings and use of assistive devices.

    • Assistive Devices like rollators/walkers, cane, hand held showers, bath seats/chairs/bench, Higher toilet, raised toilet seat, a Reacher, installation of ramp, removing scatter mats, tub assist rail and bed railing, etc.
  • Essential parts and equipment such as a grab bar installation, which will increase the safety of your home
  • We will refer to OT services where specialized ADs are required

**Subsidy is available for the installation of grab bars  for seniors that cannot afford the cost of grab bars.  They must be willing to complete a subsidy application and disclose their income to support the need.

Referral Process

You must be 55 years of age or older to be eligible for this service.

Find out:

  • How to live independently and safely in your own home
  • Information about how to prevent trips, falls, and injuries
  • How you can arrange a free Safety at Home assessment

Funding for this program is provided by Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS)

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For more information please contact:

Safety at Home Coordinator
Phone: 905-522-6887 ext. 2237 
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Additional Resources

We encourage you to explore the following resources to learn more about preventing falls and facilitating safety at home.

12 Steps to Stair Safety at Home

Preventing Falls

Physical Activity Guide for Older Adults

What to Do After a Fall

You Can Prevent Falls