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The specific aims of the study are to: 1) test the effectiveness of a home-bases intervention to improve home safety, fall efficacy and functional performance; 2) determine if the use of environmental strategies results in occurrence of less negative health events (falls and depression); 3) compare types of environmental strategies accepted and used under different treatment conditions; and 4) evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the intervention program.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
70 Years and older (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
70 years or older
functional vulnerability/HRCA vulnerability index= >1 problem area
Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) score of less than or equal to 23
nursing home placement or relocation expected within 12 months of study eligibility