Research & Training

PROMOTING AGING IN PLACE BY 
ENHANCING ACCESS TO HOME MODIFICATIONS

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

The IDEA Center
(Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, University at Buffalo, State University of New York)

key stakeholders in the home modification field.

Interested in funding sources for home modification?

Here is a chart that outlines funding sources by agency type. The ACL project will be creating state-specific funding charts – look for your state’s chart in late 2019.

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Current Projects

  • Environmental Scan of Home Modifications Across the Country: We are collecting primary and secondary data documenting home modification efforts across the country to develop an unprecedented inventory of local, state, and national home modification services that will inform and improve aging network and other activities.
  • Framework for the Identification, Synthesis, and Dissemination of Best Practices and Innovative Home Modification Practices and Programming: With an Expert Panel, this process is formulating best practice criteria for home modification that will result in replication and increase the availability and effectiveness of services.
  • Project National Steering Committee: Key national agencies and groups directly and indirectly involved in home modification are participating in the Steering Committee to increase home modification coordination and communication at the national level with joint short and long-term activities.
  • Training and Technical Assistance: To enhance the aging network’s ability to deliver and promote access to best practice home modification programs, the project is conducting targeted training and technical assistance such as webinars and conference presentations at n4a, NASUAD, NCOA, and American Society on Aging conferences. Hear our most recent webinar, “An Insider’s Look: The Range of Home Modifications and Decision Making”, click the links below for Part 1 and Part 2.

  • Consumer Need for Home Modification and Analysis of Educational Tools: To address barriers to access and use of home modification, we are identifying consumer needs and conducting a comprehensive review of existing consumer materials to identify gaps and create new tools.

Interested in learning more about this project?

Contact our Program Manager, Emily Nabors at emily.nabors@usc.edu and stay tuned to our web site for updates!