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Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

HSSAT v.5 int'l

Home Safety Self Assessment Tool

version 5 international

Purpose : Home Safety Self-Assessment Tool to :

  • increase perceived knowledge of home safety and identify unsafe activities,

  • develop home safety plans and safely perform activities,

  • reduce the risk of falls for elderly residents.

Admin time :  30 min. variable

User Friendly :  High

Administered by : Primary Carer, Nurse or Social Worker interview with individual and, where appropriate, their carer or someone else they nominate. May be used as a home self assessment by resident or carer..


Content : The HSSAT (V.5 int'l) consists of 5 sections:

  • The Home Safety Self Assessment Checklist and Solutions

  • Assistive Devices and Helpful Products to Prevent Falls

  • “How to” Home Improvement Instructions

  • Tips for fall prevention

  • Action Log

Author :  Machiko R. Tomita, Ph.D., Department of Rehabilitation Science University at Buffalo, State University of New York, January 1, 2017

Revised for international use by Angelo Grazioli for CGA Toolkit Plus -, Nov.2021.

Copyright : Public domain, free to use with author acknowledgements.

HSSAT v.5 int'l

This Tool is used in the Environmental Assessment

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Environmental Assessment, CGA based Proactive Primary Care of the Elderly

The Social Assessment is one of 8 domains of the

 Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

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