Back Home Safely: Fall prevention specialists, Home Safety Evaluation and Home Renovation.
Contact us: Phone (973) 219-4147
Who needs our services:
Returning Home After:
Degenerating Function due to:
*Parents are unable to lift child
*Adoptive equipment is heavy
*Parts of the house are inaccessible
*We renovate commercial buildings to meet all American Disabilities Act Guidelines.
Tools for safety and independence
We stock them!
We bring them to your home!
We install them!
Thousands of products exist today to make your home safe and promote functional independence. We spend many hours each year attending abilities expos, viewing catalogs and scanning the internet in order to keep up with the best products for our customers.
Part of the evaluation we complete includes recommending such products.
Just a few of the basic items we will provide are:
*raised commode seats
*tub benches/shower chairs-hand held shower heads (installation provided)
*grab bars (installation provided)
*long handled reachers and shoe horns
*smoke/carbon monoxide/gas detectors
*lift recliner chairs
*bed and furniture risers
*hoyer lifts/ceiling lift systems
*home automation (lights, doors, blinds)
Return to the comforts of home despite all obstacles.
Home Safety Evaluation:
Evaluation of your home can include but not limited to the following:
*lift and elevators
Living Room/Den/Dining Room
*shower faucet access
*access to table
*food prep access and safety
*access to electrical outlets
*TV, phone, intercom
We make it happen!
Many therapists, nurses and architects can tell you what they believe you need. They will hand you a list of well thought out suggestions but what do you do with the list?
*Do you hire a home builder, a handyman or do you call your cousin who once built a deck onto his house?
*Who is going to build you a ramp?
*Where do you buy an elevator?
*Is the grab bar you install going to hold? Is it in the right place?
*Will the final product achieve the goals of independence and safety you set out to achieve?
We evaluate the patient first. Then we supervise our staff of expert, reliable and insured contractors to assure that the product will enhance the life of the people living in the house. We watch them every step of the way, there is very little margin for error when you adopt the home environment of a wheelchair bound person. What good is a ramp if the person using it is unable to navigate it?
Just a few projects we are able to accomplish for you:
*railing and grab bar installation
*elevators and stairs lifts
*kitchen remodeling for independence
*motion sensor lighting
*plumbing, electrical, roofing, heating and air-conditioning’s needs
Karen Frank, Licensed Physical Therapist
Gregg Frank, Licensed Occupational Therapist
Scott Switkes, CAPS
Phone: (973) 219-4147
Fax: (973) 252-2424
It is our mission to keep you home, keep you safe and keep your dignity!
Meet the owners:
Gregg and Karen Frank met in 1990 while working at JFK medical center in Edison, NJ. Since that time they have become an integral part of New Jersey’s rehabilitation community. They live in northwest New Jersey, raising their three children.
Gregg Frank graduated from Boston University in 1989 with a degree in occupational therapy. He has been creating safe home environments for people for over 20 years. He has worked in hospital acute care settings, sub-acute rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and out patient rehabilitation centers. He has evaluated and trained special needs drivers in adopted vans and automobiles, created custom wheelchair seating systems, performed work site evaluations and modifications of industrial settings. He has now dedicated his career to assessing and modifying peoples home and work environments.
Karen Frank graduated from Cornell University in 1987. In 1989, she graduated from Simmons College with a degree in physical therapy. Her professional experience includes working as a physical therapist in an acute care hospital, an inpatient rehabilitation center, skilled nursing homes, home healthcare agencies and independent outpatient rehabilitation centers. She has now dedicated her career to assessing and modifying homes for the physically challenged.
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly the Back Home Safely pamphlet and I give them full credit. I have used the service for grab bars and they were very helpful to me. I have not used them for anything else but please call them for more information.