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 pillbox 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? Call 1-800-924-2273 or click here to request more information.

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.