In Costa County, falls are the leading cause of accidental injuries for residents 65 and older. With our partners and the 70-member Contra Costa County Fall Prevention Coalition, we are making a difference, reducing emergency calls for falls, and helping seniors stay safer in their homes.
Together, we provide home safety assessments and home modifications to reduce preventable injuries; educate community organizations; and deliver exercise programs to help older adults increase balance and strength.
•What is a Home Safety Assessment?
•Who can request a Home Safety Assessment?
•How do I request a Home Safety Assessment?
•Is there a fee for a Home Safety Assessment or fall prevention education?
•How can I request a fall prevention presentation for my group?
•How can I join the Fall Prevention Coalition?
What is a Home Safety Assessment?
Our Home Safety Checklist can help you assess your home for fall risks. (Please do not reproduce this checklist without approval from Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services). For tips on preventing a fall, click here.
If you need more assistance,an occupational therapist can evaluate your home and make safety recommendations. Then, we will work with a licensed contractor to modify your home. For example, we might install grab bars, a hand-held shower head, a shower seat, or bed rails.
Who can request a Home Safety Assessment?
If you are a senior (60 years or older) in Contra Costa County or an Unpaid Caregiver to a senior, you can request a home safety assessment.( Service is subject to funding availability and eligibility requirements.)
How do I request a Home Safety Assessment?
View and print our Home Safety Modification Referral Form (PDF), and fax it to (925) 946-1869. Or you can call or e-mail.We will call you to determine your eligibility for this service.
Is there a fee for a Home Safety Assessment or fall prevention education?
There is no fee for any of our fall prevention services,but donations are always welcome.
How can I request a fall prevention presentation for my group?
To request fall prevention education for your community group, call 925-937-8311, or email us.
How can I join the Fall Prevention Coalition?
The Coalition meets quarterly to share best practices, resources, and develop fall prevention programs. See the Fall Prevention Coalition Meetings schedule here. Fall Prevention Coalition Meetings 2017.
For more information, call 925-937-8311, or email us.