March 3, 2017

Safety In Place helps seniors live safely, independently at home
CMURC assists growing company with key resources

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich., Mar. 2, 2017 – Everyone agrees Mom and Dad’s house needs some remodeling now that they’re getting older. But who can you trust to do the work?

“Thanks to our nationwide directory of Certified Aging In Place Specialists, it’s easy to find trained professionals to modify any home for independent senior living,” said Bruce Montgomery, CEO of Safety In Place — a Traverse City-based firm specializing in improving the lives of our aging population.

Safety In Place has created a web-based catalog featuring a full range of products needed to prevent falls and improve senior home safety. That’s because preventing falls is truly a matter of life and death. One in four seniors injured will die within a year of their fall, according to the National Council on Aging.

Central Michigan University Research Corp. (CMURC) actively assisted Safety In Place with key resources and connections to help take the company to the next level.

“Safety In Place’s website offers one-stop shopping for home safety and fall prevention devices. We’re very excited to see the great things happening for this up-and-coming company,” said Erin Strang, CMURC president and CEO.

Products range from bed rails and bath stools to canes and grab bars.

“We not only offer quality products at a competitive price, we also help you find trained installers in your area,” Montgomery said.

Certified Aging In Place Specialists are trained by the National Association of Home Builders to help meet the independent housing needs of older adults. Home remodeling can range from simple changes such as installing grab bars for showers, to making doorways wider to accommodate wheelchair use.

“Occupational therapists tell us time and time again that so many of their clients need help finding trusted installers for safety equipment. We’re happy to help them find the right person,” Montgomery said.

Safety In Place also prides itself on writing relevant articles each week about senior health and home safety on their website.

“Knowing that your risk of falling increases as you age, it’s never too early to plan for aging in place for yourself or your loved ones,” Montgomery said. “Our website is the first place you should turn to make your home safer.”

More information about Safety In Place is available at www.safetyinplace.com.

About Central Michigan Research Corp.

CMURC is a nonprofit business incubator focused on advancing economic development in the community by leveraging the resources of Central Michigan University, the Mount Pleasant SmartZone and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s 21st Century Jobs Trust Fund. Local, regional and statewide partners assist to accelerate the success of entrepreneurs, growing businesses and jobs. CMURC is a single source of contact providing physical space and essential business services. CMURC encourages interaction and partnerships, which accelerates emerging organizations to develop their ideas and bring them to market quickly.