Peace of Mind is Just a Step Away.

Supporting Safety and Independence through Fall Prevention.

Physician Led. Patient Centered.

Supporting Safety and Independence through Fall Prevention.

1 in 3 older adults aged 65+ experiences a fall
Every 11 seconds, an older adult visits the ER due to a fall
There is a 22-29% mortality rate in elderly, one year after having hip fracture surgery
Annual costs from nonfatal falls is expected to top $67 billion by 2020

For Individuals

We help create safe living environments for yourself or your loved ones through our physician-led, personalized fall risk assessment and solutions. Falls are not an inevitable consequence of aging. However, falls do occur more often among older adults because the risk factors for falls increase with age.

  • Prevent Falls & Injuries
  • Maintain Independence
  • Customized Solutions
  • Affordable Peace of Mind

For Adult
Living Residences

Our Safe Step System for fall prevention is beneficial to any organization that serves older adults living in the community. We will help determine your community’s needs, identify fall risks and provide solutions for improved resident safety. Safe Step Systems can be utilized by the following agencies, among others:

  • Senior Housing Communities
  • Retirement/Assisted Living Facilities
  • Hospital Outpatient & Recovery Services
  • Senior Community Centers

For ACOs

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Our physician-led fall risk assessments and solutions lead to improved health outcomes and lower costs per patient.

  • Identify Patients with Home Fall Risks
  • Prevent Readmissions Due to Falls
  • Improve Performance & Quality Measures
  • Lower Total Cost of Care

MORE ABOUT OUR SYSTEM

There are many different factors that contribute to falls. Some hazards are easy to recognize, but others go unnoticed by most people and can lead to dangerous and even life-threatening injuries. With the rising costs of assisted living and nursing home care, we recognize the desire for people to stay at home where they feel most comfortable. That’s why Safe Step Systems helps create safe living environments through our physician-directed safety solutions and recommendations for home modifications — so that you or your loved one can remain safely in their residence. Safe Step Systems is not a home healthcare provider, yet we have developed a comprehensive systems approach to prevent falls and subsequent health risks.

Fall Hazards Around Your Home

Click the buttons below to learn about often overlooked hazards
that can lead to dangerous falls and injury.

ENTRANCE:

  • Lack of railings or unsafe steps
    Unstable or missing railings, steps, or cracked pavement leading up to any entrance can lead to dangerous falls.
  • Dark or poor lighting
    Add outdoor light fixtures at every entrance. Use a sensor light that automatically turns on and off.
  • Clutter in the entryway
    Shoe trays, umbrella racks, piled up mail or deliveries are all hazards if not properly maintained and organized.
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STAIRS:

  • Lack of or poor lighting
    Increase wattage to allowable limits in lights. Add additional overhead or wall lighting.
  • Lack of railings
    Add at least one railing the entire length of the wall, or ideally, one on both sides.
  • Slippery steps without a tread
    Add adhesive stairs treads or a carpet runner.
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BATHROOM:

  • Presence of unsafe bath rugs
    Slips and falls can occur easily in the bathroom due to the moisture and lack of carpeting. All bath rugs should have non-skid bottoms.
  • Lack of grab bars near the toilet & in shower
    Properly installed grab bars are vital for entry and exit of the shower area and around the toilet.
  • Lack of bath chair in the shower area
    Many people can benefit from a shower chair that brings not only safety benefits, but also added comfort.
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KITCHEN:

  • Hard to reach items on upper shelves/cabinets
    Replace a stool with a sturdy metal step ladder, with a long handle bar to provide support when reaching for items up high.
  • Unorganized & cluttered space
    Items that are used every day should be in easy to reach locations in lower cabinets. Cluttered counterspace can also lead accidents by knocking an item over. Add hooks to the wall for pots and pans you use frequently.
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