Fall Prevention Toolkit:

Selling a Home with Modifications for Older Adults
https://www.homecity.com/home-modifications-and-selling-your-home

The Complete Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Falls
https://www.bigrentz.com/how-to-guides/guide-home-modifications-prevent-seniors-falling

Fall Prevention
https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/

Fall Prevention & Mobility: Practical Safety and Organization Strategies for Seniors
https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/fall-prevention-organization

Helping a Senior Regain Confidence After a Fall
https://www.fivestarseniorliving.com/blog/health-wellness/helping-a-senior-regain-confidence-after-a-fall

Senior Fall Prevention: A Roadmap for Navigating Resources and Benefits
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/fall-prevention-resources\

(Thank you to Judy B. at Senior Caregiver Alliance for compiling these resources!)

Practical Resources for Parents of Young Adults with Disabilities:

Tenants Rights and Housing Assistance for the Disabled
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/renters-rights-and-housing-assistance-for-people-with-disabilities

Managing Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood
http://www.mychildwithoutlimits.org/act/life-planning/managing-your-childs-transition-to-adulthood/

Transition to Adulthood: Home Remodeling for Young Adults with Special Needs
https://www.bigrentz.com/how-to-guides/home-modifications-young-adults-special-needs

Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City?
https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/special-needs-checklist-how-disability-friendly-is-your-city

Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs
https://www.vocationaltraininghq.com/best-vocational-training-programs-disabled/

(Thanks for Christy C. for compiling these resources!)

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A Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair User

The guide offers lots of helpful information such as: 

  • Understanding areas of most concern or particular difficulties frequently experienced by wheelchair users in their own homes.
  • A comprehensive checklist, which includes standards and recommendations, covering all areas of a home (kitchen, bathroom, stairways, etc.) and aimed at improving the overall comfort and safety for those in a wheelchair.
  • Tips and advice on basic wheelchair checks and the importance of regular maintenance.
  • Advice on manoeuvring, both inside the house as well as in outside areas and access points, to prevent injuries and accidents.
  • Other helpful resources, downloads, and further information to help maintain a safe and wheelchair-friendly home environment.
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