Olivia Fry M.S, OTR/L Earns the Senior Home Safety Specialist® Designation from Age Safe® America.
Kansas City, 08/07/2023 – Olivia Fry M.S, OTR/L, of Thrive Homes, is now one of a select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Senior Home Safety Specialist® designation, identifying her as having obtained the knowledge necessary to help educate older adults and family members on the serious issues of home safety, fall prevention, personal safety and financial exploitation.
This comprehensive course offers the only designation of its kind to individuals in the senior services industry. Senior Home Safety Specialist® graduates include a myriad of providers involved in the care, comfort, safety and security of older adults including occupational/physical therapists, home care providers, aging-in-place professionals, handyman services, contractors, remodelers, home inspectors, senior living staff, EMS professionals, care managers, caregivers and many others committed to assisting seniors to stay safe in the homes they love.
Approximately one-third of adults age 65 years or older fall in their home each year, resulting in injury, long-term disability and premature loss of independence. By 2030, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated the cost related to these kinds of injuries to be over $100 Billion a year. In an effort to help reduce and prevent falls and their associated costs, Age Safe America developed this program as a way to help professionals educate older adults and families to make preparations now to ensure ongoing freedom and independence for all.
Age Safe® America is a national membership, training, advocacy and services organization dedicated to meet the growing need for Home Safety Assessments and Aging-in-Place Home Modifications. The company is led by nationally recognized experts in fall prevention, home safety, aging-in-place, universal design, home modifications, environmental assessment, and marketing to seniors and aging boomers. They provide training, consulting, certifications, product reviews, tools, resources and support to businesses and organizations providing products and services to seniors and their adult children.
“I look forward to helping those endeavoring to age-in-place in Kansas City and make the necessary modifications and preparations they will need to enable them to live safe and secure in their own homes for as long they wish,” said Fry.