We also prepared a cut and paste supporting letter for each of you and all your friends and colleagues to send to the committee. (See below)
Ranking Member Casey (D) PA. and Committee Chair Collins (R) ME.
Dear Chairman Collins and Ranking Member Casey:
We write in support of HomesRenewed’s memo in response to the Committee’s recent call for recommendations on the management and prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. We applaud the Committee’s attention and commitment to to this important issue. We appreciate this opportunity to provide our views.
HomesRenewed is dedicated to increasing the number of homes that are prepared for residents to live throughout the modern lifespan. Improving the suitability of homes for aging in place will reduce the costs of providing for the needs of the nation’s older adults. Our coalition represents a broad range of stakeholders that includes consumers, not-for-profit organizations, professionals, and businesses from sectors including long term care insurance, homecare, remodeling, medical equipment suppliers, and technology.
Our focus in these comments is primarily on your call for ideas on tools and resources that empower individuals to reduce risks in their home environment. A prepared home is the linchpin which enables all sorts of innovation to follow. With all the marvels of advanced technology, including telemedicine, what is the benefit if the resident can’t get in or out of their front door or take a shower?
We are encouraged by the Committee’s attention to falls prevention as a step towards a more comprehensive approach to home modifications that will provide the platform for lower-cost delivery of medical treatment and social services for America’s older population.
Your City, State
The address is: AnnualReport@aging.senate.gov
DO NOT DELAY!
(Copy us at Louis@HomesRenewed.org so we can track our efforts)
Our clout is demonstrated by the number of us who writes to the committee with similar messages.
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