Back Home Safely: Fall prevention specialists, Home Safety Evaluation and Home Renovation

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:


*Car Accident

*Work accident

*Joint Replacement


*Spinal Injury

Degenerating Function due to:

*Chronic pain

*Muscle weakness

*Multiple weakness



Disabled Child:

*Parents are unable to lift child

*Adoptive equipment is heavy

*Parts of the house are inaccessible

ADA Compliance:

*We renovate commercial buildings to meet all American Disabilities Act Guidelines.

Adoptive Equipment:

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)

*bed rails

*long handled reachers and shoe horns


*smoke/carbon monoxide/gas detectors

*lift recliner chairs

*walk-in bathrooms

*bed and furniture risers

*hand rails

*hoyer lifts/ceiling lift systems

*home automation (lights, doors, blinds)

*vehicle modifications

Return to the comforts of home despite all obstacles.

Home Safety Evaluation:

Evaluation of your home can include but not limited to the following:

General Safety:

*falls/smoke/carbon monoxide/phone/lifeline


Primary entrance:

*approach modication


*ramp recommendations

*lift and elevators



Living Room/Den/Dining Room


*table access

*floor covering

*furniture arrangement



*fall prevention

*door swing

*floor covering

*wheelchair/walker accessibility

*toilet height

*grab bars

*shower/tub access

*shower faucet access

*temperature control

Kitchen/Living Space:

*stove/oven access

*furniture arrangement

*access to table

*food prep access and safety

*refrigerator access

*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:

*ramp fabrication

*doorway widening

*railing and grab bar installation

*elevators and stairs lifts

*shower modification

*bidet systems

*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.





About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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