The City of Montgomery and other area Agencies within the Cincinnati/Southwestern Ohio area aim to provide services to improve the quality of life for older adults by providing home and community based services, enabling them to remain as active and independent as possible.
Home Safety Check Program
An increasing number of seniors are choosing to make their homes accommodate their changing bodies instead of moving to assisted living or retirement communities. Making adjustments means residents can remain in their current homes longer.
The Montgomery Fire Department has developed a Home Safety Check Program to assist those who want to age in place. As adults age, they have a higher risk of being injured at home and needing assistance during an emergency. This safety program is intended to evaluate safety and environmental risks and hazards in homes while educating owners on best practices and other services available to them.
With a comprehensive four-page safety checklist, the evaluating personnel will review recommended safety standards for the home with the homeowner or family member. These recommendations will be given to the residents to help them stay safe and healthy in their home longer.
For more information on the Home Safety Check Program and to schedule a review, contact Assistant Fire Chief Ben Shapiro at 513-985-1631 or email him at [email protected]. This program is a part of the WeThrive! Initiative.
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life for older adults, people with disabilities, their families and caregivers. We promote choice, independence, dignity and well-being through a range of services that help people remain in their homes for as long as possible.
Confident Living: A Life Enriching Communities Program
6279 Tri-Ridge Blvd., Suite 350
Loveland, Ohio 45140
Confident Living is a unique way to plan for the needs you may have someday, while delivering immediate access to a host of lifestyle and wellness services to help you stay as vibrant and independent as you are now. With prevention and whole-health support, this alternative to a senior living community gives you the opportunity to thrive at any stage of life.
National Institute on Aging
Use the following room-by-room checklist to alert you to potential hazards and to record any changes you need to make to help keep a person with Alzheimer’s disease safe.
People Working Cooperatively
People Working Cooperatively helps communities save homes and restore pride for low-income elderly and disabled homeowners who need critical home repairs. PWC provides critical home repair, energy conservation, and modification services to low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.
SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
TriHealth Navigator for Senior Services
One phone call to TriHealth Navigator for Senior Services connects you to a free, comprehensive resource for Cincinnati’s older adults, their families and caregivers.