Home Health United, in partnership with the United Way of Dane County, is providing a new program as part of a continuing effort to decrease hospitalizations and ER visits in older adults.
The S.A.F.E. at Home program provides a free in-home assessment for residents of Dane County aged 65 or older who are at risk for falls and adverse drug events. Depending on the assessment, recipients are given the tools to become safer in their homes as well as information on resources available in the community.
Our goal is to keep people as healthy, safe and independent as possible in their own home setting.
Call 608-223-7970 for more information or to request an assessment.
Did you know almost 19% of Dane County seniors admitted to the ER in 2009 had suffered a fall or negative drug interaction?
You can help change that! Make a difference in the lives of Dane County seniors by helping them stay S.A.F.E. at Home.
Home Health United, with the help of the Dane County United Way, is trying to reduce the amount of hospitalizations due to falls and negative drug interactions through the S.A.F.E. at Home program. S.A.F.E. at Home provides FREE in-home safety assessments to Dane County residents over the age of 64.
Volunteers for S.A.F.E. at Home complete a basic safety assessment at the home of a program participant and use that assessment as a guide in making recommendations to increase the participant's safety.
Volunteer when you want!
No minimum time commitment is required. Assessments take about an hour and can be scheduled at your convenience.
Choose where you want to go!
S.A.F.E. at Home is offered throughout Dane County. You decide where and how far you are willing to travel.
Increase your knowledge about home safety for yourself and your family!
Free training is provided by Home Health United staff.
Make a difference in a life!
Many participants are isolated from family and friends. As a volunteer you provide assessments that reduce participants' risk of falls and negative drug interactions as well as provide much needed and appreciated social interaction.
To find out more about the S.A.F.E. at Home program as a volunteer, or to request an assessment, contact us at 608-223-7970 or email our Volunteer Coordinator today.
Want to get started now? Download our volunteer application forms below.
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