SHSS for Aging Life Care Mgrs

This program for has been pre-approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) for 5.5 continuing education contact hours and your certificate will state this along with the approval number.

The Senior Home Safety Specialist® course empowers professionals with actionable ways to better help educate clients, older adults and their family members on the serious issues of home safety, fall prevention, fire safety, crime prevention, and the importance of a complete home safety assessment and recommended modifications.

This 5-hour online self-paced educational course offers the only designation of its kind to individuals within the senior services industry. Upon successfully completing the entire course, you will receive an attractive certificate along with a digital copy of the designation emblem to use in your marketing, social media and public relations efforts

Sign-up (watch for verification email—maybe in spam), then login to purchase the course. Once you log in and begin the course, the first thing you will want to do is download the Home Safety Assessment and Participant Note Pad under FILES at the top of the page and print them out for reference.



– Fall Prevention Myths and Solutions
– Fire Safety Precautions and Solutions
– Aging-in Place Home Modifications
– Mobility and Accessibility Issues
– Home and Senior Safety Technologies
– Considerations for Alzheimer's/Dementia
– Crime Prevention and Personal Safety
– Senior Exploitation, Identity Theft and Scams
– Communication with Older Adults and Family
– Performing a Complete Home Safety Assessment


“Age Safe America has developed a tremendously comprehensive training. I would recommend all professionals working with older adults in the home make this part of their overall certifications, such as CPR and AED, because it will save lives.” – Oscar E. Rodriguez, MD MBA

“Members of my team completed the training and loved it. Very relevant to what we do and where we’re heading as a program.” – Jason Latona, Chief, Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

“Important information for providing safety resources in the home for persons of all
ages, but especially for our senior clients.” – Tara Bailey, Geriatric Care Manager

“This information will be very helpful in our senior care business. Excellent course. Thank you!” – Philip Rice, Amada Senior Care

“Thank you for the nuggets of information! I would recommend this course to other professionals.” – Laura O’Reilly, Case Manager – Nassau County Council on Aging

“I liked how at the end you did a live walk through of a home and a real assessment. It was a great way to pull it all together! Overall, excellent course in adding to my ability to help educate clients, older adults and their family members.” – Carolyn Northrop, Elder Law Client Care Advocate

“I’m an occupational therapist and I just finished the course and enjoyed it thoroughly! Thank you so much for all the great information.” – Joy Schollmeier, OTR/L

“The Senior Home Safety Specialist course was super beneficial for my role in home health care and I found it very informative and thorough! The course covered a lot of topics that come up frequently during my in-home assessment. Very often I have clients ask me questions about how they should better set up their homes to make sure they are safe!” –Katelyn Tselios, Client Care Coordinator for Visiting Angels

“As a physical therapist who works with the aged population as a home care therapist and an outpatient therapist, the information in this seminar was excellent and will be used immediately with my clients”. – Candy Jansen, Physical Therapist

“Thank you for offering this course. I learned more than I ever would on my own. The safety of people with Alzheimer was especially important to learn about, so I’m even more glad I took this course!” – Daria Johnson, Insurance and Home Safety Inspector

“As a senior center professional and administrator of our Minor Home Repair programs the additional information will help me do my job better. I see our program offering several more classes on home safety based on what I learned. Thank you!” – Karen S Adcock, SDC Director of Senior Services, City of Auburn Hills, MI


There are no formal educational prerequisites for this course. The Senior Home Safety Specialist™ designation is offered to all individuals committed to the care, comfort, safety and security of older adults.


Due to the constantly changing nature of this growing industry, the importance of consistently providing the full comprehensive home safety assessment, and to encourage ongoing continuing education, graduates are required to take a short refresher course every year. The cost of re-certification and the refresher course will be $97.00

  • Course Intro and Tutorial
  • Introduction
  • LMS Tutorial
  • Training Modules
  • Fall Prevention Myths and Solutions
  • Fall Prevention Quiz
  • Fire Safety Precautions and Solutions
  • Fire Safety Quiz
  • Preparing the Home for Persons with Alzheimer's
  • Preparing the Home for Persons With Alzheimer's Quiz
  • Home Technology
  • Home Technology Quiz
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Prevention Quiz
  • Scams and Identity Theft
  • Scams and Identity Theft Quiz
  • Communication Challenges
  • Communication Challenges Quiz
  • HSA Introduction and Exterior Spaces
  • HSA Entry and Inside the Home
  • HSA Bathrooms
  • HSA Kitchen and Laundry
  • HSA Bedrooms and Closets
  • HSA General Safety
  • Home Safety Assessment Quiz 1
  • HSA Safety Concerns for Alzheimer's and other Dementias
  • Home Safety Assessment Quiz 2
  • Sample Home Walkthrough
  • Sample Home Walkthrough1
  • Sample Home Walkthrough2
  • 4 Short Home Safety Reviews/Tips
  • 4 Short Home Safety Reviews and Tips Quiz
  • Deeper Dive Modules
  • Grab Bar Deeper Dive
  • Lighting Deeper Dive
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Survey
  • Course Survey/Review
  • Closing Instructions
  • Closing Instructions
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Introduction, LMS Tutorial, Fall Prevention Myths and Solutions, Fall Prevention Quiz, Fire Safety Precautions and Solutions, Fire Safety Quiz, Preparing the Home for Persons with Alzheimer's, Preparing the Home for Persons With Alzheimer's Quiz, Home Technology, Home Technology Quiz, Crime Prevention, Crime Prevention Quiz, Scams and Identity Theft, Scams and Identity Theft Quiz, Communication Challenges, Communication Challenges Quiz, HSA Introduction and Exterior Spaces, HSA Entry and Inside the Home, HSA Bathrooms, HSA Kitchen and Laundry, HSA Bedrooms and Closets, HSA General Safety, Home Safety Assessment Quiz 1, HSA Safety Concerns for Alzheimer's and other Dementias, Home Safety Assessment Quiz 2, Sample Home Walkthrough1, Sample Home Walkthrough2, 4 Short Home Safety Reviews/Tips, 4 Short Home Safety Reviews and Tips Quiz, Grab Bar Deeper Dive, Lighting Deeper Dive, Closing Thoughts, Course Survey/Review, Closing Instructions"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 1 year