Morris County Rises to Meet the Silver Tsunami

Summary: Approximately 10,000 baby boomers are retiring every day. The number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060, increasing from 16 percent of the U.S. population to 23 percent, according to the Population Reference Bureau. As a result, there could be more than a 50 percent increase in the number of Americans aged 65 and older requiring eldercare, the demand for which also will be driven by a steep rise in the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, the bureau states. Read the entire article on pages 18-20.

Home: Ideas to Age in Place

Summary: If you’re preparing for retirement, you may be planning how to spend your precious time: taking up a sport, traveling more, or investing your time in your friends and family. But is a home remodel on the list? If not, it may be the perfect time to consider what minor updates you can make to your home to keep you safe and sound well into your golden years. Read the article.

Franchisor Karen Frank, Ip Attorney Suzi Hixon And Facebook/Pta Online Safety

Summary: Karen Frank is the owner of GreenLight Mobility, a home safety and mobility franchise out of New Jersey. She is a trained physical therapist who, after years of working in the field, realized there was a need to help people live out at home safely — and to encourage people to be proactive as they age, making decisions that help them stay at home for a long period of time after retirement. Karen discusses launching a new franchise in the growing aging and senior living space.

Gregg Frank on HouseSmarts with Lou Manfredini

Gregg Frank on HouseSmarts Podcast

Summary: Since 1995, Lou Manfredini has developed a loyal following nationwide who’ve grown to rely upon his entertai hile new to 77 WABC, Lou is no stranger to the home-improvement world. He also is a regular contributor to NBC’s Today Show, host of the Mr. Fix-It Show on WGN Radio Chicago, serves as Ace Hardware’s Home Expert and hosts the syndicated TV show HouseSmarts which airs on WNBC New York Saturdays.

Our History at Back Home Safely

Listen to Our Recent Podcast

Summary: In this  recent 2019 podcast, Gregg Frank  discusses the history and philosophy behind  Back Home Safely. Gregg and his wife Karen started Back Home Safely as they saw a need in the community to help individuals return home as safely and functional as possible from various medical complexities affecting their daily lives.

Senior Moments: Keeping Your Home Safe and Accessible

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The Episcopal Diocese of Newark – March, 2017

Summary: Home. It is the dwelling where we rest our head at night. However, for many it represents so much more. It is where we raise our family, share time with grandchildren and where we create most of our fondest memories. As we age and/or experience medical compromises our bodies and minds are impacted. Physical impairments can evolve that can alter strength, balance and flexibility which thereby have consequences on the ability to walk, shower and perform daily activities and unfortunately increase the risk of life-altering falls…

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Randolph Couple Helping People Age at Home

DAILY RECORD – part of the USA Today Network – March, 2017

Summary: Helping people stay safely in their homes for the past 10 years has been extremely fulfilling for the owners of Back Home Safely. ““We see a lot of people after their injuries. They end up having to be institutionalized in assisted living or nursing homes and not in their house…”

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Keeping Your Home Safe & Accessible

THIRD WAVE NEWS Magazine – July-August, 2016

Summary: Karen Frank, a physical therapist and Gregg Frank, an occupational therapist discuss how catastrophic injuries that can occur from falls in the home and what can be done to make your home safe and more accessible to those with physical issues, including disabilities..

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Mobility Makeover for the Home

REHAB MANAGEMENT Magazine – March, 2016

Summary: Greg Frank, OTR/L, CAPS, and Maria Renda, MEd OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM, discuss planning home modifications that enable access and movement through the living space and beyond.

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Making Your Home Safer As You Age

NewRetirement Magazine – December, 2015

Summary: Licensed physical therapist Karen Frank and occupational therapist Gregg Frank, owners and founders of Back Home Safely, discuss their mission and the dangers facing older adults who want to live independently, and also offer advice on how to make your home safer as you near retirement.

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Safer Surroundings: Why OTs are Vital in Keeping Aging Patients Fit and Functional at Home

ADVANCE Magazine – December, 2013 Features

Summary: Greg and Karen Frank talk about how they found that their positions as outpatient therapists allowed them to provide help for outpatients… but not as much as they would have liked, which led to them founding Back Home Safely.

Changing to Stay: How Occupational Therapists are Taking on Home Modifications and Helping Seniors Age in Place

ADVANCE Magazine – May 17, 2013 Features

Summary: Greg and Karen Frank are interviewed in an article dealing with the issues faced by aging individuals who have medical conditions that hinder their ability to live independently at home and how home modifications can help aging seniors age in place.

A New Series: Faces of Occupational Therapy

NJOTA Newsletter Volume V Issue 5

Summary: Gregg Frank, an occupational therapist, specializes in home safety and accessibility modifications.

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There’s No Place Like a Safe and Accessible Home

Senior Citizen’s Guide to Northeast New Jersey -2009 Summer/Fall Edition

Summary: An occupational therapist is able to analyze all of the activities of daily living that an individual may encounter in their home, identify difficulties that their physical or cognitive impairments may cause, and offer solutions to these problems to create a safe and accessible environment.

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Recognition: Therapy is its own reward – December 23, 2009

Summary: Karen and Gregg Frank assist caregivers by assessing and customizing their homes for safety and accessibility.

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Thanksgiving Food Drive Sponsored by Life Transitions Group

Morristown Patch – November 15, 2011

Summary: Local “Life Transitions Group” gathered together Monday, November 14th to prepare Thanksgiving baskets for the homeless, struggling working families and the elderly.

With collection centers in Morris, Union, Essex and Somerset counties they were able to gather and prepare 50 baskets to bring to the community soup kitchen and outreach center for distribution. Life Transitions is a group of professionals whose mission is to…

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