Founded By a Licensed Occupational and Physical Therapists
Gregg and Karen Frank are a licensed occupational and physical therapist who live in northern New Jersey raising their three children. Gregg Frank graduated from Boston University in 1989 with a degree in occupational therapy. He has held the position of Home & Community Health Home Modification Network Manager of the American Occupational Therapy Association. He is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, a designation of the National Association of Home Builders. Gregg is also a licensed Home Improvement Contractor in the state of New Jersey.
Karen Frank graduated from Cornell University in 1987. She then received a degree in physical therapy from Simmons College in 1989. Karen is also a certified dementia care specialist.
Karen and Gregg began their rehabilitation careers together in 1990 and have since worked in Acute Care Hospitals, In-Patient and Out-Patient Rehabilitation Centers, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living facilities. Karen also worked as a home care physical therapist.
We Create Safe Home Living Environment for Families in New Jersey
In 2007, Karen and Gregg founded Back Home Safely, a home modification organization with the mission of creating safe and accessible homes in NJ. Along with their team of staff carpenters, they have dedicated their practice to assisting individuals in remaining in their own homes despite medical compromise, through home modification intervention. They use a patient-centered approach by focusing on the patient’s unique functional abilities, the patient’s goals and the environment in which they live. Karen and Gregg recently created a franchise called GreenLight Mobility, modeled after their NJ based business, with the mission of assisting people living in other states with their home safety and accessibility needs.
Back Home Safely frequently provides continuing education classes to therapists, social workers and case managers throughout New Jersey. In addition, they present to caregiver organizations as well as senior groups to educate attendees on safety concerns, accessibility and fall risks when aging in place. Karen and Gregg have been guest lecturers for the OT program at Quinnipiac University and Gregg guest lectures at Kean University and Raritan Valley Community College.
A Member of VGM Live At Home
Back Home Safely is also a member of VGM Live At Home, a national organization of independently owned and operated, certified providers and contractors dedicated to providing Accessible Home Modifications, Independent Living Solutions and related products and services.
Back Home Safely is a proud member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce.
Our mission is to make living in your own home a safe option, despite life’s challenges. Live Home Despite All Obstacles.