Continuation Grants – Prevention Projects 2013 – 13C

Agency LogoProgram DescriptionTarget BeneficiariesGrant Award
PMAH logoProject Mend-A-House, Inc.
Preventing Falls for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
Project Mend-A-House's program will prevent falls from occurring and/or from reoccurring through education; collaboration with other agencies and not for profit organizations; providing medical alert monitoring equipment to seniors, disabled and other potentially at-risk clients; installing daily assistive living safety equipment; and completing home repairs and modifications so that residents are safer and can live more independently in their own homes. Repairs will be completed free of charge for lowincome clients.
Residents in the Potomac Health Foundation area who are susceptible to falls, namely those that are aging, have a physical disability and want to remain safely in their own homes.$85,000
PoisonHelpNational Capital Poison Center
Poison Control Services to Foundation’s Service
The National Capital Poison Center prevents injuries and deaths from poisonings. A phone call to the Center is easy and free, so parents and patients seek assistance early, rather than delaying medical evaluation until symptoms appear. That prompt response decreases poisoning injuries and deaths. The Center also prevents injury from poison through its robust public education program.
Potomac Health Foundation’s Service Area$127,493