Retrofitting a home for safety

“An in home assessment will reduce the likelihood of a fall,” says Patric McDowell, from CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions. Today on Indy Style she explains why it’s important to make sure your home is safe for aging family members.

CICOA is the area agency on aging serving seniors, people of any age with a disability and family caregivers. One of the many services we offer is an in-home assessment in which we walk through your home and look at current and future needs that would make your home more accessible and reduce the likelihood of falling. Several reasons one might need a home modification assessment:

Join Unique Home Solutions on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the Crane Bay Event Center for CICOA’s Disco Ball, presented by Unique Home Solutions. Hosted by honorary event committee chairperson Mickey Maurer, current chairman of the board of directors for IBJ Corporation and the National Bank of Indianapolis, the Disco Ball celebrates CICOA’s 40th birthday and is a fundraiser to support community-based services for Central Indiana seniors and people of any age with a disability. The evening features a sumptuous dinner and dessert, dancing to Jayne Bond and the Pink Martinis, a costume contest, and plenty of energy as we return to the 1970s for a groovy, good time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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