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Senior Safety

Empowering seniors to live independently with confidence.

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Imagine a future where aging doesn’t mean sacrificing independence. ND Assistive’s Senior Safety Program turns this vision into reality for eligible North Dakotans over 60. From installing bathroom grab bars to providing stair lifts, our assistive technology transforms homes into secure havens. This program not only ensures safety but also offers peace of mind to caregivers, allowing loved ones to age in place with dignity. Together, we’re striving for a future where homes are safe environments for creating cherished moments, making independence a lifelong journey.

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Senior Safety Program Eligibility

At ND Assistive, we believe everyone deserves a safe and independent life. If you or your loved one is a North Dakota resident aged 60 or over and does not reside in a nursing facility, you may qualify for our Senior Safety program.

For those residing outside North Dakota, similar programs exist in each state. Contact your state’s Aging and Disabilities Resource Center to explore the specialized phone program available in your area. Keep in mind that eligibility requirements and equipment provisions vary among states, so connecting with your local resource center is essential for tailored assistance.

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Equipment & Devices

Explore the array of devices available through ND Assistive’s Senior Safety Program! From wandering alarms offering a watchful eye, to secure medication dispensers with locks and timers, to grab bars and rails for stability and support – we tailor solutions to enhance safety, independence, and quality of life.

Eligible Devices and Solutions

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    • Is responsive to the consumer
    • Includes persons with all disabilities and across all ages in every aspect of the program
    • Seeks meaningful consumer involvement at all levels of the project
    • Provides statewide access to assistive technology and services
    • Addresses assistive technology issues involving all settings (home, work, school, community, and play)
    • Collaboratively develops a long-range statewide plan for assistive technology in North Dakota
Eligible Devices
      • Eligible
          • Alerting devices for hearing loss
          • Anti-elopement devices
          • Wandering alarms – device only (no service)
          • Bed rails
          • Caregiver pager systems
          • Couch canes
          • Emergency response systems – device only (no service)
          • Grab bars (stainless steel)
          • Handheld shower heads
          • Medication dispensers and reminders
          • Personal hearing amplifiers
          • Portable seat lift
          • Shower chairs
          • Adaptive silverware
          • Toilet safety frames/rails
          • Toilet seat risers
          • Tub rails
          • Tub transfer benches
          • Voice amplifiers and accessories
Not Eligible Devices

    • Not Eligible
      • Items requiring monthly fees
        • Durable medical equipment (DME) including:
          • Blood pressure monitors and cuffs
          • Braces for the knee, ankle, wrist, etc.
          • Canes and accessories
            Commodes
          • Compression wear items such as Jobst stockings
          • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices and accessories
          • Diabetic supplies such as blood glucose test strips and monitors
          • Gait and transfer belts
          • Leg lifters
          • Rehabilitation equipment such as shoulder pulleys and pedal exercisers
          • Rollators and accessories
          • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) units and accessories
          • Walkers and accessories
          • Wheelchairs, standard and transport, and accessories
      • Low-cost and easily accessible items including:
        • Can opener
        • Jar opener
        • Non-slip bathmat
        • Reacher/grabber
        • Shoe horns
        • Sock aids
        • Swivel seat cushions
      • Items unrelated to safety including:
        • Laundry carts
        • Overbed tables
        • TV amplifiers
      • Consumable/disposable items including:
        • Incontinence products
        • Rubber sheets/mattress under-pads
        • Hearing aid batteries
        • Hearing aid cleaners or dryers
        • Replacement batteries

Transforming Lives and Independence Through Safety

“My grandma and I walked in not knowing what to expect and I wasn’t sure they knew what they were getting themselves into either, but they were so much help! … We’ve since ordered multiple things that Annette showed us and will continue to sing the praises of the staff and the organization! Because of North Dakota Assistive, my grandmother is able to continue thriving independently at nearly 93 years young!” 

Ashley, from Bismarck

Apply for the Senior Safety Program

Ready to find out if the Senior Safety Program is right for you? Apply today!

The application can be completed and submitted online or can be downloaded from this page. Please choose whichever format you prefer, but only submit one application. If you would prefer to receive an application by mail or fax, please contact us. Individuals must complete the Condition of Acceptance form included with the application.

For any questions, concerns, or if you need assistance, please contact us.

 

Phone
800.895.4728
Email
seniorsafety@ndassistive.org
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    • Is responsive to the consumer
    • Includes persons with all disabilities and across all ages in every aspect of the program
    • Seeks meaningful consumer involvement at all levels of the project
    • Provides statewide access to assistive technology and services
    • Addresses assistive technology issues involving all settings (home, work, school, community, and play)
    • Collaboratively develops a long-range statewide plan for assistive technology in North Dakota

Please Note:

Funding for this program is a limited financial resource through the Older Americans Act.

Note also that this is not an entitlement program and is based on need. Preference will be given to those who fall within the priority funding areas first.

 

This project is supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging, and granted through the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Aging Services Division.

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