Summit on Safe, Independent Living: Home Health Care, Aging Populations, and the Residential Environment

Thank you to our sponsor!
The Hulda B. & Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation

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Co-organized by the Fire Protection Research Foundation and National Fire Protection Association

November 4, 2015
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Orlando, Florida

The average age of people living independently has risen with the aging post war generation.  Health care delivery for people of all ages has also dramatically changed in the last 20 years. The number of safety, medical and health technologies as well as home health care services available to those who desire to remain in their own home is growing every day. Recent fire events involving apartment buildings with a high concentration of seniors, including a fire in San Antonio where five people died, have raised questions related to the level of safety in buildings that are often times described as senior housing or senior apartments. One category of these types of occupancies is known as Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs). 

The one day symposium will bring together leaders in the residential, health care, independent living  and safety communities for a rare opportunity to understand these emerging trends to create a vision for the future of safe living in an independent environment. The discussions from this event will be used to roadmap changes to NFPA codes and standards to address new challenges and enable new solutions.

Topics that will be covered at the summit will include:

  • Emerging Trends for Aging in Place
  • Healthcare Technology Moves into the Home: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Overview of HHS Tools and Resources
  • Panel on the Home Health and Emergency Services Perspective
  • Panel on Educational Resources
  • Current Status of NFPA Codes and Standards
  • Roundtable Discussion on Making Independent Living Safe

Download the program. (PDF, 222 KB)

If you would like to attend the summit, please contact Eric Peterson at the Foundation with your name, affiliation, and contact information. The summit is free of charge and space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

There is a room block reserved at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. Please call +1 800 445-8667 to be connected to the reservation department in order to make their overnight reservations. The group rate is $165 + tax, per night. You must ask for the NFPA, Fire Protection Research Foundation in order to receive the negotiated rate. You can also book online.

Room reservation cut-off date is October 14, 2015

For questions, please contact Amanda Kimball at the Foundation.