In 2001, a consortium of Baltimore agencies launched Safe at Home, a program that provided a coordinated set of services, including home modifications to reduce the risk of falls, to help low-income elderly residents of Southeast Baltimore remain healthy and continue living in their own homes. A research team from Johns Hopkins University conducted an evaluation of Safe at Home.
The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national program Local Funding Partnerships.
- Safe at Home served 435 clients and made 865 modifications and repairs at clients' homes.
- Safe at Home clients were substantially less likely to suffer a fall after enrolling in the program than they were in the previous year.
- Clients were more likely to report that they were in good health after joining the program.