Maureen Bauer and Roger Curtis, of Mobility Plus North Scottsdale, are now part of a select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Senior Home Safety Specialist™ designation, identifying them 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.

Mobility Plus offers customized equipment solutions for people with disabilities, injuries or illness. All sales, service and rentals are conveniently located under one roof, with an extensive line of ramps, lifts and scooters available to test drive. As one of the fastest-growing mobility equipment suppliers in the nation, we offer unique franchise opportunities for individuals seeking a rewarding career. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people with mobility impairments, including our disabled veterans, aging Americans and their caregivers.  

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.

“Falling doesn’t just hurt the victim, it hurts the victim’s love ones, too. Fall prevention education benefits the entire family,” said Maureen Bauer.

For more information about Mobility Plus North Scottsdale, visit or call 480.687.4043.