SAFE at Home

Preventing falls is much more effective than treating them. There are many underlying causes for falls in older adults such as difficulty managing medication, muscle weakness, improper footwear, impaired vision, poor lighting, clutter and uneven surfaces. While falls can happen anywhere they most often occur at home.

SSM Health at Home, in conjunction with United Way of Dane County, provides home safety assessments and medication reviews for Dane County seniors ages 60+ through SAFE at Home. Our goal is to reduce falls and help participants live as safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

SAFE at Home provides:

  • Basic in-home safety assessment
  • Medication review by a pharmacist
  • Safety aids including a pill box and nightlight
  • Home safety recommendations
  • Information about community resources
  • Six months of follow-up by a medical social worker

Have questions, or want to schedule an assessment? The program is available for Dane County residents ages 60+. Contact us at 608-223-7970.

Not a Dane County resident or younger than 60? Schedule an Informational Visit to see how we can help. Call 1-800-924-2273 or request a visit online.

SAFE at Home is always looking for volunteers to conduct in-home safety assessments. Interested in helping your Dane County neighbors stay safe at home? Learn more.

Meet the SAFE at Home Staff

 

Renee Kincaid, SAFE at Home Program Medical Social Worker
My role in the SAFE at Home program is to follow up with you after your in-home assessment to assist you with any recommendations that you would like to complete.

Working with SAFE at Home is very rewarding to me because I get to help people maintain their independent lifestyle. Please, contact me if you have any questions about ways SSM Health at Home can help you stay safe and independent at home.