“Home Sweet Home – Aging in Place” Program Focuses on Fall Prevention

Falls in the home are the number one reason that seniors lose their independence. View the 27-minute PACE-TV program “Home Sweet Home – Aging in Place” to learn how to prevent falls by modifying your home using Universal Design principles. This program also provides details about the 2010 “Designed for Life – Kitchen & Bath Contest” for San Diego County homeowners. [Note: The contest deadline has passed.]

PACE-TV host Ginny Robinson interviews Liliane Choney, founder of ReVisions Resources; Dr. Kimberley Bell, chair of the San Diego Fall Prevention Task Force; and Anne Kellett, professional designer and Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Produced by Barbara Novikoff. Copyright 2010 PACE-TV.

Content

  • San Diego County’s Aging & Independence Services presents quick hints on avoiding falls.
  • Liliane Choney, Executive Director of ReVisions Resources, discusses the 2010 “Designed for Life – Kitchen & Bath Contest.”
  • Kimberley Bell, doctor of physical therapy and chair of the San Diego Fall Prevention Task Force, discusses the dangers and costs of falls in San Diego County. She also outlines the top three areas for prevention: medical management, balance and mobility, and home environmental safety. (begins approx. 5:44)
  • Anne Kellett, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist designer, ASID member, and member of the National Aging in Place Council, discusses how to modify your home using Universal Design techniques. (begins approx. 13:59)
  • A short video of a remodeled home shows stylish Universal Design features in context. Anne Kellett also discusses the costs involved. (begins approx. 18:47)
  • Liliane Choney answers questions about the 2010 “Designed for Life – Kitchen & Bath Contest” for San Diego County homeowners. (begins approx. 21:23)

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