Free Home Safety Assessments are conducted by an Outreach Worker at the Office for the Aging. The assessment is a room-by-room checklist to identify tripping hazards in the home and offer suggestions to fix hazards that are identified. The Outreach Worker can also assist with identifying other small home repair needs and make the necessary referrals to the appropriate agency. If needed, the Outreach Worker can assist with filling out necessary paperwork or applications.
The Office for the Aging also contracts with Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services to provide the Small Home Safety and Repair Program. This program has taken the place of the WRAP program and uses State and local funding to assist people with small home safety repairs. For more information on this program please contact our office at 607-274-5482 or visit https://www.ithacanhs.org/improve/small-home-repairs/