Certifications

Senior Home Safety Specialist


Description
Course Fee: $397.00

Welcome to the Senior Home Safety Specialist™ certification course offered by Age Safe America, LLC since 2017. This latest update was compiled by Live Easy Inc./Bay Area Health Trust Corp in collaboration with Canadian experts in the field of senior home safety and accessibility.

The concerns about the safety of our older adult citizens is universal in nature. We have trained professionals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. The course material offered here is also based on best practices for a holistic look at senior safety. From fire safety and identity theft to an in-depth evaluation of the home environment, the course will provide a solid foundation and understanding of the importance of fall risk hazard identification and mitigation and many other topics.

Approximately one-third of adults age 65 years or older fall in their home each year, resulting in injury, long-term disability and premature loss of independence. Falls account for 85% of seniors’ injury-related hospitalizations, making this the leading cause of injury-related admissions for seniors. The average Canadian senior had to stay in hospital 10 days longer for falls than for any other cause. Falls are associated with over 1/3 of admissions to long-term care facilities after being released from the hospital. Apart from personal suffering, loss of independence and lower quality of life, the costs of seniors’ injuries to the health system are enormous – approximately $3.4 billion annually is spent on direct health care costs. (approx. 6 million Canadians over 65 as of July 2016) In an effort to help reduce and prevent falls and their associated costs Age Safe® Canada offers the Senior Home Safety Specialist™ course.

The Senior Home Safety Specialist course empowers professionals with actionable ways to better help educate clients, older adults and their family members on the serious issues of home safety, fall prevention, financial exploitation and personal safety. This comprehensive 5-hour self-paced audio/video course offers the only certificate of its kind to individuals within the senior services industry. Upon successfully completing the entire course, you will receive an attractive Certificate along with a digital copy of the Senior Home Safety Specialist™ emblem for use on your social sites and marketing materials.


IMPORTANT: YOU MUST FINISH THE COURSE WITHIN 60-DAYS!
The first thing you will want to do, once you login and begin the course, is download the Home Safety Assessment and Participant Note Pad under FILES at the top of the page and print them out. Enjoy!


WHAT IS COVERED IN THIS ONLINE COURSE:

– Fall Prevention Myths and Solutions
– Fire Safety Precautions and Solutions
– Aging-in Place Home Modifications
– Mobility and Accessibility Issues
– Home and Senior Safety Technologies
– Considerations for Alzheimer's/Dementia
– Crime Prevention and Personal Safety
– Senior Exploitation, Identity Theft and Scams
– Communication with Older Adults and Family
– Performing a Complete Home Safety Assessment


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“Age Safe America has developed a tremendously comprehensive training. I would recommend all professionals working with older adults in the home make this part of their overall certifications, such as CPR and AED, because it will save lives.” – Oscar E. Rodriguez, MD MBA



ELIGIBILITY:

There are no formal educational prerequisites for this course. The designation is offered to all individuals committed to the care, comfort, safety and security of older adults.

Including:
•Occupational Therapists/Occupational Therapy Assistants
•Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants
•Home Care Agencies, Home Health Care Agencies
•Wellness Program, Balance/Exercise Professionals
•Nurses: RN, LPN, NP, APN, PA, CNA's
•Aging-in-Place/CAPS Professionals
•Client Care Coordinators
•Geriatric Care Managers
•Home Health Providers
•Builders/Remodelers
•Personal Caregivers
•Discharge Planners
•Case Managers
•Social Workers
•PERS Dealers

Affiliated Professionals Including:
•Baby/Child Proofing Services
•Home Inspectors
•Handyman Services
•Tub/Bath Remodelers
•HME/DME Businesses
•Home Security Providers
•Senior Placement Services
•Senior Real Estate Specialist

Trained Staff for:
•Senior Living
•Nursing Home
•Adult Day Care
•Rehabilitation Facility
•Hospital/Medical Center
•Recreation/Senior Center
•EMS Community Relations
•Workers Comp Administrators



CERTIFICATION RENEWAL:

Due to the constantly changing nature of this growing industry, the importance of consistently providing the full comprehensive home safety assessment, and to encourage ongoing continuing education, graduates are required to take a short refresher course every year. The cost of re-certification and the refresher course will be $49.00


Age Safe® Canada and Senior Home Safety Specialist™ are trademarks of Age Safe America, LLC used under license.
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Content
  • Course Intro and Tutorial
  • Introduction
  • LMS Tutorial
  • Training Modules
  • Fall Prevention Myths and Solutions
  • Fall Prevention Quiz
  • Fire Safety Precautions and Solutions
  • Fire Safety Quiz
  • Preparing the Home for Persons with Dementia
  • Preparing the Home for Persons with Dementia Quiz
  • Home Technology
  • Home Technology Quiz
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Prevention Quiz
  • Scams and Identity Theft
  • Scams and Identity Theft Quiz
  • Communication Challenges
  • Communication Challenges Quiz
  • HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENT MODULES
  • HSA Introduction and Exterior Spaces
  • HSA Entry and Interior
  • HSA Bathrooms
  • HSA Kitchen and Laundry
  • HSA Bedrooms and Closets
  • HSA General Safety Tips
  • Home Safety Assessment Quiz
  • HSA Safety Concerns for Dementia Care
  • Home Safety Assessment Dementia Quiz
  • Sample Home Walkthrough
  • Sample Home Walkthrough 1
  • Sample Home Walkthrough 2
  • CLOSING THOUGHTS
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Survey
  • Course Survey/Review
  • Closing Instructions
  • Closing Instructions
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 1 year