Senior Home Safety Specialist™
Course Fee: $397
“Our goal is to provide a holistic curriculum and a fresh look at many issues affecting seniors endeavoring to age safe at home.”
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. By the year 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the cost related to these kinds of injuries to be nearly $60 Billion annually. In an effort to help reduce and prevent falls and their associated costs Age Safe America now 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 6-hour self-paced audio/video course offers the only certificate of its kind to individuals within the senior services industry. This important training consists of a 10-module self-study educational program with a quiz after each section that participants must pass in order to continue. 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.
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
There are no formal educational prerequisites for this course. The Senior Home Safety Specialist™ course
is offered to individuals currently involved in the care, comfort, safety and security of older adults including:
•Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
•Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants
•Nurses, Home Care Providers, Personal Caregivers
•Wellness Program and Exercise Professionals
•Home Health Assistance Providers
Affiliated Professionals Including:
•Baby/Child Proofing Services
•Home Security Providers
•Reverse Mortgage Specialist
•Senior Real Estate Specialist
Trained Staff for:
•Adult Day Care
•EMS Community Relations
•Non-Profit Senior Services* (Fill out the Contact Form to request special non-profit or group pricing)
Approved for CEU’s:
- National Association of Home Builders (NAHB/CAPS) 4 CEU’s (self-reporting)
The National Association of Home Builders offers courses and professional designations as well as educational seminars at the International Builder’s Show.
- Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA) 4 CEU’s (self-reporting)
The Society of Certified Senior Advisors educates and supports specialists in aging who are dedicated to improving the lives of older adults.
- National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) 6 CEU’s (self-reporting)
NARI has nine certification programs that cover everything from general remodeling to specialty remodeling, as well as green and universal design certifications.
- Continuing Education Institute of Illinois (CEII) 5 Contact/Clock Hours (REGISTER)
CEII in collaboration with the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine provides education and training services to professionals.
- America Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Senior Home Safety Specialist™ Course is approved for 4 of ASHI® Continuing Education Credits. ASHI promotes standards for property inspections and provides educational programs needed to achieve excellence.
Graduates are required to take a refresher course every 2 years and submit proof of 5 hours of community service at the time of re-certification. The cost of the refresher course will be $97.00
The Senior Home Safety Specialist™ course is administered by Age Safe America, LLC. Graduates of the course are neither employed by or affiliated with Age Safe America, LLC. Only those graduates who are also Age Safe America Advisor Members or Business Members have agree to a “Best Practice” Background Screening and abide by our Code of Conduct and Fair Practice.
*Available in Canada 2018!
What People Are Saying About the Course:
“An amazing collection of information, well-presented. Good reminders of things we knew or should have known and a whole lot more new info – especially the Alzheimer’s segments. Great job! I like the way the segments are different lengths and formats also. Obviously a lot of time and effort went into the creation and production of this course”. – Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, CEAC, SHSS NAHB Master Instructor | CAPS Instructor of the Year 2015
“The Age Safe America course methodology and learning instruments for the purpose of Senior Home Safety Specialist provides an active part of being the expert to solve current home safety issues. Goals and objectives are clearly defined. A combination of qualitative and quantitative methods offers effective ways to assess goals and outcomes for the family. Participants will demonstrate the ability and skill to discuss, analyze, and show knowledge in this very fragmented field.” – Robert Gurinowitsch C.E.A.C. COO Home Access Professionals
“The information in this course is excellent. I have been working with the senior population as an Occupational Therapy Assistant for 6 years. I’ve been on a lot of home evaluations and I must say that the material presented in this course is highly relevant and accurate, and I learned a great deal of new information regarding home safety modifications for seniors. I highly recommend this course”. – Jay Chapman OT
“I completed this course at the same time I was trained for the CAPS designation. This course dovetailed well with the CAPS courses I took because it extended the material to safety in many meaningful ways. Adding another layer of effective ways to help my clients be safe as they age in place at home.” – Laura Miller, CSA, CAPS, Life Transition Specialist
“The Age Safe America course is extremely well organized and informative. The instructors are knowledgeable and provide clear examples for the student to achieve success. There was not one glitch with the software which is amazing considering the amount of audio and video files attached to the training course. The idea of the point system and badges is brilliant because it provides the user with visual goals and a sense of accomplishment. Well Done!” – Christopher MacLellan, M.A., “The Bowtie Guy” Caregiver Advocate, Founder of the Whole Care Network
“Age Safe America has created a comprehensive course with a perfect fit of content, information, and pacing. The course was current and included new and updated information as well as served as a refresher, both with added value. The variety of topics were above my expectations. Although the course is 6 hours, it is formatted just perfectly. As an Occupational Therapist and Certified Aging In Place Specialist I know this course knowledge will be used in my daily work. For anyone working with seniors, their families, caregivers and the community this course is a MUST. I continue to be impressed with Age Safe as they lead the cause for Senior Safety and Advocacy.” – Raphaele Wagner, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, CHC
“Being in health care for over 18 years as a Home Care franchise owner, Publisher of two Seniors resource magazines and Vice President of the State of Illinois Continuity of Care Association, I thought I knew it all…well, I didn’t. Excellent program, timely information and great presentation. Will recommend Highly to my colleagues!” – Michael Quirk, Publisher Seniors BlueBook, Chicago, IL.
“The amount of information included in the Senior Home Safety Specialist course is truly impressive. Each module helps to reinforce the fundamental aspects of improving home safety for Seniors as well as providing significant new information on everything from new technologies to understanding the challenges preparing a home for someone with progressing dementia. The comprehensive checklist helps to ensure that no potential hazard is overlooked while conducting a home safety assessment, not only for Seniors, but for any home. Resources for furthering your research and training are also included in many of the modules. The team at Age Safe America, clearly have a passion for leading the development of Senior Safety Advocates that will be in demand, as many Seniors continue to elect to stay in their homes as long as feasible and safe.” –Bruce Wilson Founder Senior SafeGuard
“This course was very thorough with minimal redundancy. Having been a COTA for 30+ years, there were some things I hadn’t even thought of or was aware of. Thank You ASA for increasing my knowledge and awareness of safety options!” –Kathleen Hulme, COTA
“The course was very informative – what you think may be common sense, but there is much more to becoming a Home Safety Specialist. I am elated I took this course. I feel I will be doing more justice to my elderly community and to myself. Thank you Steven for our chat! I cannot wait to get started in helping seniors live SAFE! Excellent!” – Trish Wilcher, Time on a Dime Errand Service
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