What Dignity at Home is About:
Marin CIL recently partnered with a regional home modifications company Home Safety Services. This new program will help to address the critical health issue of falls prevention among older adults and adults with disabilities.
Funding for this program is made available, at least in part, by the Marin Area Agency on Aging.
Home Modification Packages May Include:
Home Safety Assessment
Creating a safe bathroom is not a one-size fits all solution. Development of the appropriate grab bar and bathroom safety solutions depends upon thorough assessment of the consumer, caregiver (if any), and environment.
Small Home Repairs
Fixing unsafe floors with broken/uneven wooden steps or replacing worn carpet/tread, installing railings, installing moveable ramps.
Grab bars are the most common, and arguably the most effective, senior home safety modification. To be safe and effective, the grab bars must be properly selected, properly positioned and properly installed.
Raised Toilet Seat
Toilet solutions typically involve either raising the height, adding support or both. We'll assess your needs and guide you to the solution that will work best for you in your particular bathroom.
Confident and independent bathing is essential maintaining one's dignity, health and well-being. Minor shower adaptations can be life changing.
Fall Prevention Checklist
This tool is designed to provide targeted and tangible education regarding the most practical ways of reducing the risk of falls at home.
Complimentary Pill Box
Results demonstrated most participants use pillboxes to help manage their medications, and pillbox users tended to have better medication adherence than nonusers. Just our way of saying thanks!
The program is available to qualified low-income Marin County individuals who are at risk of at-home falls. Only the following critera need to be met to qualify:
- Your annual household income cannot exceed the 70 percent (currently $117,080) of the current Marin County median income of $146,350 a year.
- You must be a person with a disability and/or over the age of 60 that is at risk for at-home falls.
For more information about Diginity at Home or any other questions on how to apply, please call Tonique McNair at 415-754-3923.
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