This week we speak with Fritzi Gros-Daillon about successful aging in place. Understand the in-depth needs of seniors and tips of how to successfully and independently live fully as needed. Highlights include safety at home tips as well as ways that seniors and their families can work toward solutions for the continuous needs that seniors have as they age.
Guest Fritzi Gros-Daillon is a successful entrepreneur in Senior Move Management, Environmental Consulting and Aging in Place Home Safety and Modification. Named Educator of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for 2019, she teaches aging in place and universal design courses. Working with Age Safe America where she serves as the Director of Education and Advocacy, she developed the Senior Home Safety Specialist certification and co-created an online Family Caregiver Essentials program. Her Master’s in Business from Columbia University, plus her Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) designations, give her the experience, perspective and expertise to work with multi-discipline professionals and clients of all ages.
Her first book, “Grace and Grit: Insights to Real Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and their Parents,” won five national book awards and the Canadian Book Excellence award in 2016. The book offers insight, humor and a deeper understanding of the complexity of roles and decisions for older adults and families considering changes to their homes. She is a public speaker on topics of home safety and aging in place at state and national conferences, radio and podcasts.
The Senior Home Safety Specialist certification training is an online, self-paced program highlighting the holistic look at safety for seniors in their homes. With modules covering topic from communication, fire safety and identity theft to a major emphasis on the assessment of the home for safety and fall risk mitigation, this course provides a market differentiator for companies and individuals serving seniors and their families. For more information, please visit https://agesafeamerica.com/certifications/
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