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programs home safety elderly senior citizen "ELECTRONIC CAREGIVER"

The Electronic Caregiver is a comprehensive personal medical alert and home safety monitoring system for seniors who are living at home independently and includes: A Master Control Unit, Oversized Medical Alarm Buttons, A Waterproof, Lightweight Bracelet for Seniors to Wear, Inactivity Sensors, Flood Sensors, Monitored Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors To Alert Fire Authorities When Needed.



SENIOR SAFETY

Checking in Service | Emergency Medical Response
Elderly Driver and Senior Transportation | General Senior Safety |
Home Modification and Home Repair Assistance for Elderly



Checking In Service

Senior Safety
Cell Phone Project
Program


Provides free cell phones for seniors that can only be used to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency. To prevent crimes against seniors and to prevent elder abuse of at-risk seniors by giving them easy and quick access to help. Florida, USA.
New Delhi
Senior Citizen
Cell Program


Police department provides a check in service for seniors through home visits and regular phone calls.
New Delhi, India Watch Video
Are You OK?
Check-In Service
Program


Computer generated phone calls are made to check in on seniors directly from family members computers. This check-in service can be used for loved ones who find it difficult to maintain consistent contact or who are concerned about elderly loves ones safety for added security. Ohio, Texas, Massachusetts and multiple states across the USA.


The Gatekeeper
Program



Postal carriers, meter readers and others keep an eye on things while on the job by providing a checking in service to elderly living alone.
USPS and NALC
Letter Carrier Alert
Program


Due to their regular, daily presence USPS letter carriers watch for signs that something is out of the ordinary with an elderly or disabled person living alone. Letter carriers are trained to look for signs such as accumulating mail and unattended pets at the residences of senior citizens. Across the United States
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Birmingham Police
Adopt A Senior
Program

Police officers provide a checking in service to help seniors with household chores and/or errands during officer breaks or after their shift ends. Birmingham, Michigan, USA.

Assurance Wireless
Free Senior Cell Phone
Program

Seniors and others on Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), Home Energy Assistance, Programs Food Stamps/SNAP, General Assistance, or below the poverty line, can apply to qualify for a free cell phone and free cell service. So that seniors can have access to free telecommunications for checking in, for safety or personal use. Available in most locations across the United States. Watch Video
Q Link Wireless
Free Senior Cell Phone
Program

Free senior cell phone and 250 free minutes every month. Seniors can benefit from receiving a free cell phone to ensure safety, make emergency 911 calls or just to stay in touch with family and friends. Open to seniors and others Across the USA.

Just5
Senior Cell Phone



Just5 is an ideal senior cell phone and cell phone service due to it's 'senior friendly' features and design. Just5 aims to provide seniors who have vision impairments, manual dexterity issues and hearing impairments with a reliable, suitable cell phone. The senior cell phone also adds to senior safety by acting as an emergency response system.
USA, Canada, Across Europe. Watch Video

CareCheckers



CareCheckers provides daily check-in or reassurance calls, medicine reminders and social interaction to seniors. The service helps isolated seniors by providing them with a meaningful, regular connection, which can help prevent loneliness and provide peace of mind, safety and security. Across USA.

Emergency Medical Response

Vial of Life
Program



Senior's vital information is kept in a clear bag with a red sticker for first responders to refer to in an emergency. Important health information including social security number, date of birth, current medical conditions, medications, allergies, insurance information, emergency contact information, doctor’s contact information. If emergency response by first responders is required important information is easily accessible. Implemented Across the USA by Hospitals, firefighters, paramedics and police departments.
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Isolated Elderly
Program



Emergency training provided by the County Fire Authority to health service providers or elderly caregivers who then in turn will be able to help isolated elderly in an emergency make a plan to escape or escape a fire in the home. Australia.
Community Emergency Response Team Fire Safety Training Program
Teaches emergency response to seniors, caregivers and others at assisted living homes, senior apartment complexes, senior centers, and senior homeowners associations. To reduce the risk of seniors dying in a fire by teaching seniors and caregivers how to prepare and respond to an emergency situation.
Bay Area, California, USA.

Outreach Befriending Service for Suicidal Elderly Program
Serving elderly who are suicidal by befriending them, providing check-in service and assisting them in regaining control of their emotions so that they may find the will to live on. To help fight elderly depression in
Hong Kong.
Philips Lifeline Emergency Response
Program

Philips Lifeline Medical Alert provides 24-hour elderly emergency medical response and assistance. Help for seniors is a button-push away.
USA and Canada.
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Electronic Caregiver



The Electronic Caregiver is a comprehensive personal medical alert and home safety monitoring system for seniors who are living at home independently. Health safety and home security for seniors living at home alone is a priority The emergency medical alert system also provides peace of mind for adult children and loves ones.
Available across the USA.
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Iris by Lowes
Smart Home Security



Smart home security system that can monitor when alarm or emergency alerts are triggered and when sensors that track an elderly persons routine are out of sync. Across the USA.
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Resilient Communities Empowering Older Adults in Disasters
Disaster preparedness, response and recommendations for older people given their specific risk factors. New York, USA.
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Help Age International Older People in Emergencies
Disaster preparedness, planning and recommendations for older adults. HelpAge International works to promote and provide appropriate, accessible assistance and services for older people in disaster, conflict and humanitarian crisis. International. Watch Video

Alarm.com
Wellness Program



Smart home security and
notification program which uses installed sensors to track wanted and unwanted activity of elderly or the disabled. To provide family members, caregivers or senior living facilities with sensor tracking and mobile phone notification of an elderly persons daily activity to ensure senior safety. Online. Watch Video


Elderly Driver and Senior Transportation

Driver Safety AARP Program


Official AARP refresher driver safety program for elderly drivers. To help increase public safety and allow seniors to remain safely driving and independent as long as possible. Available across the USA.
California Highway Patrol CHP Age Well
Drive Smart Program

Various driving safety resources for elderly drivers such as presentations, classes and videos. The program also increases public awareness of mature drivers and addresses the general safety of all drivers.
California, USA. Watch Video
DMV
Senior Driver Ombudsman Program

The DMV Senior Driver Ombudsman acts as a go-between in resolving senior driver cases and issues. The Ombudsman also focus on promoting senior driver safety and increases awareness of mature driver issues. California, USA. Watch Video

I Drive Safely
Mature Driver Course Program

Drivers safety program for senior drivers needing an easy and convenient way to reduce their insurance premiums. To increase confidence of senior drivers, the safety of everyone on the road and to reduce elderly car insurance premiums. Several States Across the USA.
Mature Driver Online Auto Insurance Discount Class Program
A DMV-licensed and court approved California online traffic school for mature drivers. To improve driver safety and to allow mature drivers to receive a senior car insurance discount. Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Chula Vista, Orange County, Alameda, and other locations in California, USA.
Mature Drivers Courses Online
Program

A California DMV Approved refresher courses for senior drivers, age 55 or older. To help senior drivers remain safe on the roads and maintain a safe driving record and reduced senior car insurance premiums. California, USA.

AMA Mature Driver
55 Plus Improvement Course Program


A drivers safety program for senior drivers offering tips and related information to help elderly and everyone else stay safe on the road.
Alberta, Canada
Federal Highway Administration
Older Driver Program

A Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) program that aims to better design roadways and highways for an aging population. By properly designing highways for senior drivers, the roads will be safer and all drivers should experience a reduction the number of accidents.
Across the USA.
AAA DriveSharp
Program


A brain fitness computer software program clinically proven to help drivers react faster and cut crash risk in half.
Drive Sharp's mind fitness activities can help senior drivers react quicker, think faster, focus better, be more aware of other vehicles, street signs, and road conditions. Across the USA.
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AAA
Senior Driver Expo Program


AAA senior driver expo event where seniors and their families can learn about resources to assist older drivers and receive a driver's assessment.
Across the USA.
CarFit for the
Older Driver
Program

A team of trained CarFit technicians and health professionals work with each senior driver to make sure that they fit their car properly. AAA, AARP, AOTA. Across the USA
AAA
Smart Features for
Mature Drivers Program

Helps senior drivers buy the right kind of car that is better suited to drivers with visual, physical and mental changes that are frequently encountered with aging. Offers recommended assistive devices and adaptive equipment to help make driving easier for elderly.
Across the USA.

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Self-Assessment for Senior Drivers
Program

A neutral party helps senior drivers and their families make decisions about the safety of continuing to drive while aging. The program provides a dignified way to deal with the question of when if at all to take the keys away from an elderly driver. Some States in the USA and areas in Canada.
A Peaceful Resolve to Sensitive Senior Driving Issues Program
Educating professionals who work with the elderly on early intervention methods that will help elderly drivers continue to drive safely. Appropriate for nurses, doctors, independent and assisted-living facility administrators, senior center and assisted living activity directors, social workers etc. Some States in the USA and areas in Canada.
Marianjoy's Driver Rehabilitation
Program

Comprehensive evaluation and examination by driver rehabilitation specialists for elderly drivers or people with disabilities to determine if they can still drive safely and if required provide adaptive equipment. Illinois, USA.
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Yellow Dot
Program



The "Yellow Dot" Program helps save lives of senior drivers and other citizens during a car crash by alerting first responders to a yellow decal on the driver's side rear window. The decal signals first responders to check in the glove compartment for the corresponding "Yellow Dot" folder with crucial emergency information to help the victim. States across the USA. Watch Video
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Senior Driver Program
Tips, resources and manuals on how to talk to senior drivers about driver safety and when it may be time to hand over the keys. Across the USA.
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Canadian Urban Transit Association - Transit Ambassador Program
Training transit employees on how to better handle mobility issues when interacting with seniors or elderly, disabled passengers to improve senior transportation. Across Canada.

St. Jude Medical Center Senior Driver Assessment Program
Provides a drivers assessment for seniors. The program promotes senior driver safety through clinical assessments and support for seniors so that they can continue to drive. Also helps those with severe illness or disability, such as stroke, or Alzheimer's.
Fullerton, California, USA.

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Systems Technology Inc. STISIM
Elderly Driver Simulator

A virtual driving experience or driving simulator for elderly drivers to maintain, re-train, or improve their current driving skills. Driving simulation takes place in the comfort of a safe environment and can help improve senior driver safety. Los Angeles, California, USA. Watch Video
AMA - OLDER DRIVER SAFETY
PROGRAM

The American Medical Association (AMA) provides training and tools for doctors to assess the ability of senior drivers. Senior driver safety is a public health issue effecting not only the elderly but everyone on the road.
Across the USA.

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Ontario Ministry of Transport Senior driver Education Program
Senior driver program and helpful resources covering topics through the Senior Driver Group Education Handbook, Safe Driving for Seniors Brochure, and the Senior Driver: Driving Safety Cycle. Ontario, Canada.
National Blueprint for Injury Prevention in
Older Drivers Program

Helps seniors drivers, their families and health professionals deal with high-risk elderly driving situations and looks at how to reducing risk of injury and accidents. Across Canada.
Candrive
Program


Senior health and safety research program dedicated to improving senior driver safety. The program aims to identify, analyze and examine safety issues related to senior drivers and to improve the health and to quality of life of Canada's older drivers. Across Canada.

Senior
Transit Ambassador Program

Volunteers transit ambassadors teach seniors how to use the Santa Clarita's public transit services in
Santa Clarita California.
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Transportation Reimbursement & Information Program
Provides senior transportation by reimbursing volunteers to drive seniors where no transit service exists or when the individual is too frail, ill, or unable to use public transportation for other reasons.
Riverside, California, USA.

Beverly Foundation Volunteer Driver
Program


Information and resource materials about volunteer driver programs describing what volunteer driver programs are, what they look like, how they are organized, what makes them low in cost, and their risk factors (including liability, exposure, and insurance), and includes a variety of models, case examples and work books for anyone looking into how to start a volunteer driver program. Across the USA.
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NJ Safe Housing and Transportation
Program

Provides minor home modifications, home repair assistance and escorted transportation to seniors living in high crime areas.
New Jersey, USA.
Easter Seals Project ACTION
Travel Training Program


Training for the profession of Travel Trainers who help teach seniors and other individuals how to use trans
it, buses and all forms of public transportation.
Across the USA
ITN America Independent Transportation Network Program
National non-profit transportation system for America's aging population that provides senior transportation with door-to-door service to thousands of seniors nationwide. Across USA.
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Safe Routes for Seniors
Program


Research and resulting recommendations for making streets safer for seniors to walk in and to use as a main form of transportation. New York, USA
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New York
Safe Streets for Seniors
Program


Extending the "walk now signal" at intersections for seniors and more! A pedestrian safety initiative for New York seniors that is re-tooling the city making it safer for seniors to get around. To provide an alternative form of senior transportation to those who can not access transit or no longer drive. New York, NY, USA
California WALKS
Older Adult Pedestrian
Safety Training Program

California WALKS is a leader and advocate for senior pedestrian safety and trains seniors in pedestrian safety workshops. California, USA. Watch Video

Safe
Mobility for Life
Coalition Program


The Safe Mobility for Life Program aims to improve the senior driver safety, access and mobility by developing designs and plans to reduce injuries and crashes among senior drivers. Florida, USA.
GoGoGrandparent



On demand transportation hotline for seniors with an added service of ‘watching over the ride’ by receiving text messages. USA and Canada.
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General Senior Safety

Newark Senior Citizen's Police Academy Program


Provides seniors a glimpse into the day-to-day operations of the Newark Police Department and graduate from the Senior Police Academy. Seniors receive hands-on training by officers, including ride-a-longs, patrol techniques and firearms instruction. New Jersey, USA.
McDonough County Sheriff's Senior Police Academy Program
Police Academy Training for senior citizens. Police procedures and current trends in crime are discussed and hosted by local police. Macomb, Illinois USA.
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Household Hazardous Waste Pickup
Program

Volunteers pick up hazardous waste such as old paints, light bulbs, batteries, E-waste, insecticides, etc., from the homes of seniors.
Santa Clarita, California, USA.

A Matter of Balance Program


Two eight hour classes for seniors to learn how to eliminate the fear of falling and all about fall prevention and protection. Several States across the USA including Maine,Texas, Massachusetts and others. Watch Video
Fan Care
Cooling Assistance
Program


Free fans or air conditioners for seniors to prevent heat exhaustion and stay safe during heat waves.
Virgina, USA.
Environmental
Cleanup
Program


Cleans a seniors yard and overall outdoor home environment providing senior safety and home beautification. Texas, USA.


Bishop Sullivan Center Project ElderCool Program

Window air-conditioners are installed free to any eligible senior in the Kansas City, MO area. Watch Video
Stepping On
Program



Fall prevention program that empowers older adults to learn behaviors that reduce the risks of falls, increase quality of life and stay safe. Wisconsin, Montana, Minnesota, New York, Georgia, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, North Dakota, and Oregon.  USA. Watch Video
Age UK
Spreading the Warmth Campaign Program

Providing additional grant money to seniors so that they can keep the heat on during the winter months.The program also helps seniors stay safe by distributing blankets, heaters and clothes and lobbys government to deal with energy fuel poverty and cold weather related deaths.
United Kingdom (UK)
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DoSomething.org
Meals on Wheels Valentines Challenge

Youth make Valentines Day cards for elderly and Meals on Wheels helps make sure they reach seniors to brighten their day. The program aims to provide older adults with a gesture of kindness and consideration and to provide youth with the opportunity to work on a project which encourages compassion and connection to older adults.
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Fall Prevention
Center of Excellence



Provider of fall prevention education and programs for older adults helping to provide independence, safety, and well-being to seniors.
Los Angeles, California, USA Watch Video





"HOME SAFETY CHECK LIST FOR THE ELDERLY"

home safety elderly senior citizen aarp

 

Update an elderly loved one's home for safety.
The checklist covers areas of concern such as stairways, floors, windows, doors, garage, lighting, electrical, and appliances.

An excellent home safety check list from AARP

 



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