Safety at Home is a unique falls prevention program umbrellaed under 4 organizations serving the HNHB LHIN to reduce the risk of fall and injury.

Free home assessments and recommendations to help seniors remain safely in their homes. The service includes installation of grab bars, home repair, and snow removal to prevent falls. 



The program includes:

  • Free personalized home assessments with recommendations.
  • Snow removal by volunteers - Snow Buddies
  • Referrals to other services and agencies
  • Referral to Brokered Workers for home maintenance and repairs.

Why Safety at Home?

  • People are injured at home more than any other place.
  • The program helps seniors live independently in their own home.
  • Education for falls prevention.
  • Subsidization is available for clients who qualify.

Type of jobs completed:


Snow Buddies

Snow Buddies are student volunteers who are matched up with seniors and/or persons with disabilities who either cannot afford or obtain snow removal services. This is an excellent opportunity for youth 9-18 years of age to acquire their volunteer hours and make a difference in their community.
Senior registration:    Click here for Registration form
Student Registration:    Click here for Registration form
Student Orientation Package:    Click here for Registration form


Becoming a Client:

  • By telephone to your local community office.
  • Basic intake information will be requested.
  • Full address including postal code, date of birth, emergency contact and a valid OHIP card number.

Call for more information, to book an assessment or to refer someone:


Kristina Wiseman
Safety at Home Program Coordinator/ Snow Buddie Coordinator
519-426-6060 ext. 104
Fax: 519-426-4108

Referral form: 


Financial Assistance:

The Safety at Home program offers subsidy for those that qualify to assist with assistive devices and installation. Assistive devices include but are not limited to bath seats, transfer benches, tub rails, raised toilet seats, toilet safety frames, commodes and bed rails.

Subsidy application: 

Safety at Home Subsidy: Click here for Application 
Safety at Home Client Referral: Click here for Referral Form

Other programs for home renovations:

Ontario Renovates:    Click here for Application
Assistive Devices Program:    Click here for Application  |  Applicant Info Sheet
Home and Vehicle Modification Program:    Guidelines | Application | Consent 


Privacy & Consent

Haldimand-Norfolk Community Senior Support Services respects your privacy.  We protect all personal information and adhere to all legislative requirements with respect to protecting the privacy of our client, volunteers, staff and home workers.  We do not rent, sell or trade our mailing lists. We use personal information to provide services and keep you informed and up-to-date on the activities of HNCSSS, including services and opportunities to volunteer.