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
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 - CGAkit.com, Nov.2021.
Copyright : Public domain, free to use with author acknowledgements.
This Tool is used in the Environmental Assessment
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The Social Assessment is one of 8 domains of the
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
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