Thanks to you, our Safe At Home project managers, and skilled volunteers, completed home safety modifications–ensuring safety and accessibility– on 100 residential homes for 173 residents including 113 seniors, 20 veterans, and 112 individuals with disabilities.
Annually, we survey our previous year’s clients to gauge the effectiveness of the Safe at Home modifications in helping people to safely age in place. The results were incredible, revealing a clear picture of the impact the safety modifications are making in preventing falls (and hopefully reducing hospital readmission’s). We were able to reach 55 homeowners who provided the following feedback:
- 85% agreed that the modifications reduced their risk of falling
- 89% agreed that the modifications made them feel safer living in their home
- 89% felt the modifications increased their ability to stay at home
- 89% reported an increase in confidence after modifications were made
- 96% reported a decrease in falls with 94 falls reported BEFORE the modifications, and only 4 falls reported AFTER the modifications!
Every day, your support makes aging-in-place possible for our senior neighbors.
Homeowners agreed the modifications definitely increased their ability to stay in their own home and are helping them to age in place. But don’t take our word for it, read what our Safe At Home clients have to say:
“Very pleased with the work and worker. Very pleasant to be around. This was a true blessing for my wife! Thank you!” ~Bill
“Thank you for doing such an excellent job in my home. I am truly pleased. Excellent workmanship. I am on a fixed income, so the help I received was most helpful. I hope to be able to have some more work done. I certainly will recommend you to all my neighbors and friends. Thank you so very much.” ~Evelyn
“What a wonderful service! My mother would not be able to take baths by herself if she didn’t have the tub cut-out.”
“RTKC helped us by giving us the confidence and ability to have the work performed by a person we could trust, that knew how to do the safety work we needed. Thank you; and much appreciation to Marty for helping us.” ~ Ed & Mary
We continue to receive regular requests for home safety modifications all year around!