It is important to assess your home periodically, identify problems that could increase the risk of falls, and consider solutions to address them.
The Lifetime Home highlights common barriers to safe and supportive aging in the home and features a range of home modifications and universal design features that can address them. Photographs from actual homes demonstrate how design and product changes can support independent living. Explore the home room by room and visit the Resources page for additional information. Use The Lifetime Home to learn how to make the home a safer and more supportive place for a lifetime!
Please note: The photographs on this website represent possible solutions to various barriers in the home and should not be taken without consideration of individuals’ specific needs and environments. Obtaining professional advice and/or assessment is strongly recommended before making changes to the home.
The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence (FPCE) is nationally recognized as a leading source of fall prevention information for older adults, families, caregivers, professionals, service providers, researchers, and policymakers. Housed at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, FPCE creates and distributes multilingual materials for these groups on its widely visited website, www.stopfalls.org; has provided technical assistance to 11 regional fall prevention coalitions in California; and has convened three statewide summits on fall prevention and aging in place. FPCE also offers an online Executive Certificate in Home Modification Program that teaches professionals how to assess and modify homes for aging in place. Visit www.homemods.org and www.stopfalls.org for more information.
This project is generously funded by Care Institute Group, founded in 1993. The business philosophy behind the formation of Care Group was to develop a strategic business plan that could build a diversified pool of senior housing projects nationwide, utilize the skills and existing capital investment in infrastructure by premier operators, and obtain the tax advantaged financing to achieve these goals and to lower the costs of service to the residents of the facilities owned by Care Group.