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Senior Home Safety Specialist


Dennis Handley Earns the Senior Home Safety Specialist Designation from Age Safe America.

Riverside, MO 02/17/2021 – Dennis Handley, of Mobility Plus of Platte County is now one of a select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Senior Home Safety Specialist designation, identifying [him/her] as having obtained the knowledge necessary to help educate older adults and family members on the serious issues of home safety, fall prevention, personal safety and financial exploitation.

This comprehensive course offers the only designation of its kind to individuals in the senior services industry. Senior Home Safety Specialist graduates include a myriad of providers involved in the care, comfort, safety and security of older adults including occupational/physical therapists, home care providers, aging-in-place professionals, handyman services, contractors, remodelers, home inspectors, senior living staff, EMS professionals, care managers, caregivers and many others committed to assisting seniors to stay safe in the homes they love.

Approximately one-third of adults age 65 years or older fall in their home each year, resulting in injury, long-term disability and premature loss of independence. By 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated the cost related to these kinds of injuries to be over $60 Billion a year. In an effort to help reduce and prevent falls and their associated costs, Age Safe America developed this program as a way to help professionals educate older adults and families to make preparations now to ensure ongoing freedom and independence for all.

Opened in October of 2020 by Dennis & Evelyn Handley, Mobility Plus of Platte County is a locally owned and family operated business that is dedicated to providing quality products and services that empower individuals facing mobility challenges in Kansas City and surrounding areas. From mobility scooters, power wheelchairs, lift recliners, stair lifts, disability ramps and more, Mobility Plus of Platte County has solutions to help you comfortably age in place and Go Where You Want To Go.

Age Safe America is a national membership, training and advocacy organization dedicated to meet the growing need for Home Safety Assessments and Aging-in-Place Home Modifications. The company is directed by nationally recognized experts in fall prevention, home safety, aging-in-place, universal design, home modifications, environmental assessment, and marketing to seniors and aging boomers. They provide training, consulting, certifications, product reviews, tools, resources and support to businesses and organizations providing products and services to seniors and their adult children.

"I look forward to helping those endeavoring to age-in-place in Kansas City and surrounding areas make the necessary modifications and preparations they will need to enable them to live safe and secure in their own homes for as long they wish," said Dennis.

For more information about Mobility Plus of Platte County, visit or call (816) 631-2903.