The Senior Injury Prevention Program
The Aging Services Division and the Berkeley Fire Department partner together to form the Senior Injury Prevention Program. The program identifies older adults at risk and then targets assistance to them that will help the senior to maintain their independence and quality of life.
The City of Berkeley’s Senior Injury Prevention Program consists of four phases:
- Education of front-line Fire Department staff who make referrals about vulnerable older adults in the community to the Aging Services Division. Aging Services staff in the Social Services Unit provide a follow-up assessment to the older adult.
- The Resident Emergency Information form is distributed to seniors and includes information such as any current medical condition that is vital to first responders in the event of an emergency. The form is completed and affixed to the inside of the medicine cabinet or the back of the bathroom door.
- Presentations to Senior groups by Fire Department and Aging Services staff about injury prevention and home safety.
- Education about geriatric health concerns to fire department staff.
All referrals or their family members receive information and assistance from the Aging Services staff on a variety of services that are available through the City of Berkeley or other organizations that serve older adults.
For more information about the program, call:
Senior Injury Prevention Program