A program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation

Senior Safety & Accessibility

Huntsville, Alabama

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Description of project

Clients, family members, and caregivers contact us to help them address their aging issues and concerns. Our staff provides each client with a home visit to assess their individual situation, conduct a home safety check, and then provide each client with their own care management plan. CASA's goal is to provide needed direct services, at no cost to our clients, allowing them to remain in their own homes. We receive no reimbursements from Medicare, Medicaid, or insurance providers. We depend on local donations and community volunteers who deliver our services. The average CASA client's income is $1,010/month.

The concept of aging in place in its simplest form is growing older without having to move. It allows our local residents to remain as independent as they possibly can, regardless of their abilities, in homes that are safe and secure. That is the foundation of CASA's Aging in Place program. All assistance is provided at no cost to our clients, and CASA receives no reimbursement fees for any of these services. CASA currently serves 2,267 seniors and home-bound citizens.

CASA's Aging in Place program currently offers the following services:

Wheelchair Ramps, CASA Vegetable Garden, Grab Bars and Handrails, Safety Net Health Care Services, Friendly Visiting/Telephone Reassurance,
TEMP$ (Taking Energy Measures Personally = $avings), Information and Referral, Weather Assistance (A/Cs, fans), Transportation to Medical Appts.

Purpose: CASA's two primary areas of concern for our clients are safety and accessibility. Grab bars installed in and outside of their tub/shower by trained volunteers can prevent falls. For those who can no longer stand (for showering) or get up and out of the bathtub, a shower chair or tub transfer bench can make all the difference. This durable medical equipment (DME) is not covered by Medicare insurance and without CASA, most of our clients would be unable to purchase it, thus placing them at risk for falls.

Accessibility is the other barrier for many disabled or elderly clients. Going out to their mailbox can be fraught with safety concerns, especially if their front steps are without a handrail. CASA volunteers can also eliminate this risk for wheelchair-bound clients by constructing wheelchair ramps.

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Since 1979, the Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound of Madison County has provided volunteer services that help our aging and homebound neighbors "age in place" more safely and...read more

Learn more about Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound (CASA) of Madison County

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CASA's mission is to provide needed services to aging and homebound individuals that allow them to remain at home and age in place. "Aging" is defined as 60 years or older, and there is no ...read more

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