Home Safety/Home Improvement
Home improvements, modifications, and repairs can help older adults maintain independence and prevent accidents. Work can range from simple changes, like replacing doorknobs with pull handles to major structural projects like installing a wheelchair ramp.
Changes can improve accessibility, adaptability and or the universal design of a home. Installing grab bars in the bathroom and lowering light switch can help someone prevent devastating falls.
offers Is My Home “Home Fit” pdf to check the safety of your home and theHome Fit Guide 28 page tips and diagrams to make your entire home safe and easier to live in as you age.
Financial Assistance for modifying your home.
Minor improvements and repairs can cost between $150 – $2000. Some home remodeling contractors offer reduced rates or sliding scale fees based on income and ability to pay.
Modification and repair funds provided by the Older Americans act are distributed by Area Agencies on Aging. Contact the local AAA to see if they have funds available.