Fall Prevention

In Contra Costa County, falls are the leading cause of accidental injuries for residents 65 and older. With our partners and the 70-Gerry Wristen Step2amember 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?
A Home Safety Assessment will help make sure that your home is a safe place, so you’re less likely to fall.

First, an occupational therapist evaluates your home and makes safety recommendations. Then, we 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.

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.

Is there a fee for a Home Safety Assessment or fall prevention education?
There is no fee for any of our fall prevention services.

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 schedule (PDF).

For more information, call 925-937-8311, or email us.