This Independence Day, Age Safe® America Celebrates 5 Years of Service. Never before has home safety and independence been more top of mind than right now. Now more than ever, the dedication to our mission and vision is vital. Every day we work to train and empower professionals, entrepreneurs, seniors and caregivers with essential knowledge and skills necessary to better help clients or themselves. We continue to be a trusted name for all those choosing to “age safe at home”, and a source of confidence and peace of mind to their family members. Taking the long look at safety, housing choices, challenges with health, desires for independence and finances can all be quite overwhelming for older adults and families. The population is aging, the challenges are growing, the need for businesses to support our seniors and their families who face decisions that are harder than ever, has never been more important. Age Safe America stands strong in empowering professionals to serve clients and provide the solutions.
Accidental falls among older adults have become epidemic in America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the cost related to these kinds of injuries to be nearly $67 Billion annually. In an effort to help reduce and prevent falls and their associated costs Age Safe® America developed the Senior Home Safety Specialist™ certification for providers. The 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. Launched in 2017 the Senior Home Safety Specialist™ certification has helped to position Age Safe America as a training and consulting leader in the burgeoning aging-in-place space. The Senior Home Safety Specialist™ designation is a valuable differentiator, proven revenue generator, and a doorway to the $7 Trillion Longevity Economy.
“We are coming into a senior population explosion that is unprecedented in human history. We will need an army of trained and compassionate advocates to assist them with dignity and integrity. Today, I’m proud of the work we have done to train and empower this army, the alliances we have built and the quality of professionals we are attracting. Moving forward, we plan to further expand our offerings to better serve older adults and the aging in place industry. As a leader in this market, our respected brand and commitment to our mission, will continue to drive our success.” – Steven Bailey, Founder/Managing Director
We have trained Healthcare Practitioners, Care Managers, Social Workers, First Responders, Entrepreneurs, Executives, Home Care Agencies, Senior Living Communities, Realtors, Contractors, Remodelers, Home Inspectors, Handyman Services, Non-Profit and Fortune 100 Companies; all responding to the growing population demands for services. To date we have trained professionals throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, so we know the message and the impact of aging and staying safe in a persons home is both a national issue and an international concern. We also launched Age Safe® Canada in 2015, and this year has been our most successful in terms of numbers of both Canadian Senior Home Safety Specialist™ certifications, and new Advisor Members. Along with Canada we have been in talks to bring Age Safe® to other possible countries.
Our full Advisor Member Training and Coaching Program is demonstrating to professionals from all disciplines and backgrounds the real opportunity to participate in the $7 Trillion Longevity Economy. Typically these individuals have already decided this is their career path and/or adding an additional revenue stream to an existing aging services business. This program offers the real life; best practices marketing and networking strategies, client messaging, tools and resources many are looking for to effectively engage this growing market, and enhance lives of clients of all ages. To quote our friend Patrick Roden, RN, PhD, “If you want a BIG Opportunity, find a BIG Problem…and Aging in Place is both.”
Over the past 5 years we have partnered with many industry innovators, leaders and organizations, such as the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), and franchise organizations like TruBlue Total House Care, to expand our Aging Services Registry of vetted and ethical service providers. Many other groups, such as NIH through the Go4Life program and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), have joined with Age Safe® America to promote safe and healthy aging.
Fritzi Gros-Daillon, Age Safe America’s Director of Education, continues to share her training and coaching skills with individual members and groups, as well as speaking at special events like the “Home Care 20/20 Lead With Vision Summit“, and the “2020 Western Regional OT Spring Symposium (WROTSS)” in Las Vegas, where Age Safe® America was a proud sponsor. This January Fritzi was proud to be honored with the NAHB 2019 Educator of the Year award at the 2020 NAHB International Builders Show®. Along with all her other duties, Fritzi is also the Chairman of the NARI San Diego chapter, and founding member of San Diego NAIPC chapter.
Late last year, Kristopher Rench, OT, SHSS was appointed Director of Health & Safety Product Sales for Age Safe® America. Kris oversees all our technology partners and product sales. Kris is a brilliant Occupational Therapist with 17 years experience as a clinician, manager, and clinical trainer in various geriatric settings. Age Safe America is the Senior Master Dealer for Electronic Caregiver™ offering innovative 24/7 Telehealth and Medical Response Systems for Seniors, including cutting edge artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, at unbeatable rates and a handsome compensation plan for providers.
“Throughout the US, and the other countries in which we have trained professionals, the need for safety in the home for seniors has never been more dramatic than right now, at our 5-year anniversary. We work diligently to bring new tools, resources and training to our members, clients, partners and all the families they serve. ”- Fritzi Gros-Daillon, Director of Education
For our seniors and caregivers (both family and professional), we continue to provide training and tools to make the best decisions for home safety so they can maintain their freedom and independence. Our soon to be released consumer course will help to support families and caregivers navigate their world view and challenges. Our vision is to affect the safety, security and longevity of the world’s aging population. Today, we are leading through these current challenges to ensure that the next five years will bring proactive change to homes for the safety of older adults, those with disabilities, and families of all ages.
We at Age Safe® America are grateful for the trust our clients continue to give us, the success we have enjoyed in these first 5 years, and we stand ready to serve now in the future! Download the Press Release