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Home modification refers to converting or adapting the environment in order to make performing tasks easier, reduce accidents, and support independent living. It includes:

  • low-cost and simple changes to the home (removing hazards such as clutter, throw rugs; moving furnishings; and changing where activities occur (e.g., sleeping on the first instead of second floor);
  • adding special features or assistive devices such as grab bars;
  • extensive renovations (e.g., installing a roll-in shower and ramps); and
  • repairs such as improved wiring to eliminate the need for dangerous extension cords or fixing loose stair treads to improve safety.
Where to Get Help:

Depending on the extent of the modifications, there are several ways to modify and repair your home. You can: 1) do it yourself, or get a friend or relative to help; 2) hire a building professional (handyworker, remodeler, or contractor) and/or health care professional such as an occupational therapist to advise you on changes; or 3) contact a home modification and repair program or business that can advise you on funding, assessing your home, and product advisement.

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Also, consider taking these steps:
  • Get recommendations from friends who have had similar projects completed.
  • Hire a licensed and bonded professional.
  • Be specific about changes you wish to make in advance.
  • Ask for a written agreement with only a small down payment. Make the final payment only after the project is completed.
  • Check with your local Better Business Bureau regarding the professional's reliability and performance record.

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Alameda

Housing Rehabilitation

Bob Haurn

950 W. Mall Square, Room 215

Alameda, CA 94501

510-749-5813
510-749-5808
Rhaun@ci.alameda.ca.ci
City of Alameda
Home modification and repairs

 


 

Anaheim

Aero Mobility

Kamran Meshkani, as of 7/30/12

1001 Weir Canyon Road

Anaheim, CA 92807

714-835-1000
714-973-8387
info@aeromobility.com
www.aeromobility.com
2004
Mobility Challenged
3
Lifts, Ramps, Counters, EADL
350
Yes
Integrated for Van Mods, Home Mods, ATP Evals, Complex Rehab and Complex Respiratory

 


 

Auburn

 

HOME RESOURCE SERVICES

Ted Slifer

11566 D Avenue

Auburn, CA 95603

530-885-2436
530-888-6747
Foothill Volunteer Center
Home modification and repairs

 


Bakersfield

 

HOME IMPROVEMENT LOAN PROGRAM

Tricia Richter

515 Truxton Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93301-5317

661-326-3765
661-328-1548
City of Bakersfield Economic & Community Development Dept.
Home modification and repairs

 

 


Belmont

HOUSING ACCESSIBILITY MODIFICATION

Ray Pittsinger

875 O'Neill Avenue

Belmont, CA 94002

650-595-0783
650-595-0261
cidcvew@aol.com
Center for Independence of the Disabled
Home modifications only.

 

 


Berkeley

Access Modifications

Margie Cochran

Director

10313 Pardee St.
Berkeley, CA 94710

510-841-4776

510-841-6168

mcochran@cilberkeley.org

www.cilberkeley.org

Make an appointment for most services after an initial telephone conversation.

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

None

Must be low-income, have a disability and live in Berkeley

Provides access into and out of one's home (only if living in Berkeley and are low-income). Installs minor home modifications, such as grab-bars, handrails, etc. Offers information and referrals about access issues to all callers.

 

 

Berkeley Home Repair

Peter Menard-Warwick
Director
1013 Pardee Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
510-644-8546, ext 201
510-644-8618
Telephone
Monday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm
None to qualified homeowners with disabilities. Household income can be no more than 80% of area median income. Homes have to be in the City of Berkeley.
Low-income homeowners and renters stay in their homes by providing free health and safety home modifications, maintenance and repair.
Safety home modifications, maintenance and repair.

 

 

 

REBUILDING TOGETHER

Jill Davis

3318 Adeline Street

Berkeley, CA 94704

510-644-8979
510-644-6213
contactus@rebuildingtogetherabc.com
http://rtebn.org/
Rebuilding Together
Home repair only.

 

 


Bishop

Inyo Mona Advocates for Community Action

Daniel Steinhagen

Executive Director

P.O. Box 845
Bishop, CA 93515

760-873-8557

760-873-8182

imaca3@qnet.com

1981

Disabled elderly

10-15%

800-1,000

30

Ramps, grab bars, roofs, door stripping, and weatherization.

Functional and environmental.

Licensed contractors and weatherization manager.

Amount varies.

State and county funds, and donations.

Varies on need per individual client.

Varies on need per individual client.

 

 

 

SENIOR PROGRAM

Charles Broten

Director

P.O. Box 1799
Bishop, CA 93515

760-873-6364
760-873-5103

imaaa@qnet.com

N/A

Inyo Mono Area Agency on Aging

1980

Elderly

90%

2,000

50

Safety features, ramps, shower benches, and handrails.

Comprehensive in home inspections.

Social worker

* Donations
* CA Department of Aging
* State and Federal aide.

$3,000

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Carson

 

LIFT AND TRANSFER SPECIALISTS, INC

Craig J. Coogan

20930 Bonita Street, Suite W

Carson, CA 90746

877-542-5438
310-715-1843
lifttrspec@aol.com
Lift and Transfer Specialists, Inc.
Home modification and repairs.

 


Chatsworth

HANDYWORKER PROGRAM

Leticia Villareal

Office Manager

9666 Owensmouth Ave.
Suite D
Chatsworth, CA 91311

818-407-9947

818-407-9947

1979

62+ or permanently disabled, low income homeowners.

90%

500

18

Painting, handrails, doors, ramps, plumbing, and electrical.

Yes

Contractor.

Yes

LA Housing Department

Free

Minor home repairs.

 


Chico

 

RENTAL HOUSING ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM (RHAP)

Dan R. Halliday

1161 East Ave.

Chico, CA 95926

530-893-8527
530-893-8574
Independent Living Services of Northern California
Home modifications only.

 

City of Chico Rehabilitation Loan Program

Lisa Gray
411 Main Street
530-895-4862
530-895-4925
City of Chico
Home modifications only.

 


Commerce

MARAVILLA FOUNDATION

Maria Ramirez/ Rosie Osuna

5729 East Union Pacific
Commerce, CA 90022

323-721-0395

LA County Handyworker Program

Hispanic

50%

185

9

Safety, security devices, windows, and miscellaneous repairs.

Follows appropriate guidelines.

Outside contractors.

$400,000

CDBG-county

Service area: East Los Angeles

Alternative number: 323-869-4503


Concord

HOUSING CONSERVATION PROGRAM

Jim Hutcherson

1950 Parkside Drive, M/S 27

Concord, CA 94519

925-671-3364
925-671-3064
City of Concord
Home modification and repairs.

 


Corte Madera

Universal Design Specialists, Inc.

Marc Mendelsohn, as of 3/18/12

Founder

145 Corte Madera Town Center, Suite 444
Corte Madera, CA 94925

http://www.universaldesignspecialists.com/

marc@universaldesignspecialists.com

(800) 481-1808

(800) 481-1821

1992

Anyone with physical disabilities.

Kitchens and bathrooms.

Kitchens, bathrooms, and custom remodeling.

Specialize in automatic door openers, walk-in bathtubs, curb-less showers, adjustable kitchen and bathroom equipment, specialized design and consulting for universal design and accessible living.

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Costa Mesa

Beachwood Home Safety

Jamin  Alvidrez

259 Lilac Lane
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

949-433-1483
1980
Seniors/Disabled
Licensed and insured General Contractor. Provide professional installation of grab bars, ramps, railings and other home safety modifications.

 


 

Crescent City

Senior Home Assistance Repair Program

Gene Olson

Executive Director

810 "H" St.
Crescent City, CA 95531

707-464-3069

Low-income

10

Ramps, roofs, floors, rails, and grab bars.

$10,000

CDBG


Crestline

 

ACCESS TO FREEDOM

Rick Mills

P. O. Box 4477- 580 forest Shade #9

Crestline, CA 92325

909-338-9505
909-338-8677
ramills@earthlink.net
Access to Freedom
Home modification and repairs.

 


Danville

Danville Diversified Enterprises

John Hawks

2147 Myrtle Beach Lane
Danville, CA 94526

925-575-1623

925-838-1648

seniors age 60 and over, disabled

100

2

General contractor performs all necessary
modifications, such as grab bars, residential elevators, roll-in showers, transfer equipment.

1984

$400,000

private pay

Service area: Greater San Francisco Bay Area

 

 


 

Davis

 

DISABILITY RETROFIT LOAN PROGRAM

Nancy Conk

1490 Drew Avenue, Suite 150

Davis, CA 95616

530-757-4444
530-757-4454
Community Housing Opportunities Corp.
Home modifications only.

 


Downey

Rehab Assistance Program & Senior Paint & Fix Up Program

Mark Morris

7850 Quill Drive, Ste. C

Downey, CA 90242

562-904-7167
562-869-2810
City of Downey-Housing Office
Home modification and repairs.

 


El Segundo

 

LOUB GLOVER ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Susan Loub

2141 Rosecrans Ave Ste 1130
El Segundo, CA 90245

(310) 414-0071

loubalougix.com.netcom

Disabled access issues and discrimination

 

 


Escondido

RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM

Roni Keiser

210 N. Broadway

Escondido, CA 92025

760-839-4852
760-739-7091
rkeiser@ci.escondido.ca.us
City of Escondido
Home modification and repairs.

 

 


Fontana

MINOR HOME REPAIR PROGRAM

M. P. Milon

8572 Sierra Avenue

Fontana, CA 92335

909-829-0384
909-829-0313
Oldtimers Foundation
Home modification and repairs.


Foster

HOME SAFETY SERVICES

Martin Simenc
Director
1169 Chess Drive, Unit D
Foster City, CA 94404
1-888-388-3811
650-571-7775
pros@homesafety.net
www.homesafety.net
1000
5
We perform Senior Home Modifications which prevent injury, provide peace of mind and enable seniors to remain in their homes safely. We are licensed, bonded, and insured.
Environmental
No



 

Fremont

 

NEIGHBORHOOD HOME IMPROVEMENT

Bill Cooper

Development and Housing Project

39550 Liberty Street
Fremont, CA 94537

510-494-4636

http://www.fremont.gov/435/Home-Improvement-Program

City of Fremont

Single family homes in redevelopment project areas, low income

50%

80

1

Roof, painting, grab bars, and ramps.

Improve the quality of home.

Housing rehab specialist.

$600,000

Redevelopment agency funding.

Loans are provided with low interest rates, deferred payment are available.

Loans are provided.

80%

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Garden Grove

Housing Rehabilitation Program & Mobile Home Grants

Jennifer Roethlisberger

8200 Westminister Blvd.

Garden Grove, CA 92841

714-898-3311
714-898-8215
jenniferr@ci.westminister.ca.us
City of Westminister
Home modifications and repairs.

 


 

Glendale

H & H Bath and Safety

626-344-9779
bathandsafetybyhhservices@yahoo.com
www.HHBathandSafety.com
40 - 95+
We sell manufacturer direct Grab Bars and Bath/ Shower seats, and expertly install them with our exclusive team of manufacturer trained installers.
Yes
Whether you are Injured, Elderly, Disabled, or helping someone who is, we have both the products and expertise to help you find what you need. We work with the largest manufacturer of A.D.A. Compliant Grab Bars and Bath/Shower Seats in the United States to bring you the largest selection of bath and safety equipment for your home. With hundreds of products at manufacturer direct pricing, let our Product Consultants help you determine what the best option is for both your individual needs and budget. H & H Bath and Safety offers free in home product consultations with purchase and installation on all A.D.A. Safety Products within our service areas. Please give us a call and check out our website for more information, and to schedule your in home product consultation today!

 


Grass Valley

 

FIX-IT PROGRAM

Peggy Cone

Independent Living Specialist

154 Huges Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95945

530-272-1732

530-272-7793

www.freed.org

FREED Independent Living Center

1994

60+

80%

150

4

Grab bars, ramps, plumbing, and electrical(safety).

Functional and environmental

Program coordinator

$43,000

* Donations
* AAA
* United Way

Free assessment, information, and referral to other funding sources, if need be.

Clients purchase materials.

Varies

Varies

 


Half Moon Bay

COASTSIDE MINOR HOME REPAIRS

Cara Schmaljohn

535 Kelly Ave.

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

650-726-9056
650-726-2911
caraschmal@aol.com
Senior Coastsiders
Home modifications and repairs

 


Hayward

Handyman Matters, Inc.

Manuel Sanchez, as of 8/30/12

1696 Trowville Ln

Hayward, CA 94545

510-785-5140
manuel@handymanmatters.com
www.handymanmatters.com/hayward
2005
Over 55 years
5
Grab bars, ramps, remodels
Yes
Thousands
Yes

Housing Rehabilitation Program

Dana Bailey, as of 9/18/16

777 B Street

Hayward, CA 94541

510-583-4225
510-583-3650
Dana.Bailey@hayward-ca.gov
www.hayward-ca.gov
CDBG
1980
Low-income seniors (62+) or certified disabled adult homeowners
5-10
2
Accessibility/mobility; code corrections; systems failures
No
$250k annually
CDBG
No

Minor Home Repair and Rehabilitation Programs

Donna Eoff
Housing and Community Development Manager

224 W. Winton Ave. Room 108

Hayward, CA 94544-1215

510-670-5398
510-670-6378
Alameda County HCD (Housing & Community Development)
Home modification and repairs.

 


Huntington Beach

 

City of Huntington Beach Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program

 

Terri King

2000 Main Street

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

714-960-8831
714-375-5087
kingt@surfcity-hb.org
City of Huntington Beach
Home modification and repairs.

 


Huntington Park

MINOR HOME MODIFICATION PROJECT

Robert Rodriguez

3355 E. Gage Avenue

Huntington Park, CA 90255

323-582-6090
323-589-1263
rrodriguezsof@aol.com
Oldtimers Foundation
Home modification and repairs.

 


Irvine

CHRISTMAS IN APRIL-Orange County

Cy Baumann

P.O. Box 51088

Irvine, CA 92619

949-278-2911
949-725-9170
cbaumannz@aol.com
Christmas in April
Home modification and repairs

 

KWICKSET DOOR ACCESS PRODUCTS

One Park Plaza,  Suite 1000
Irvine, CA  92614

Vicki Silver

(949) 474-8828

vicki.silver@kwikset.com

1945

All residents

3,000

Door hardware for easy access  (remote locks).

 

LIFESTYLE SERVICES, INC.

17300 Red Hill Avenue
Irvine, CA  92614

949-852-5575

949-852-5582

john@newportpacific.com

www.LifestyleServicesInc.com

Seniors / Disabled

4

Age-in-Place Technology

Unobtrusive remote monitoring system that allows adult children and caregivers the ability to watch over loved ones, without the use of privacy invasive video cameras. The system monitors all of the events that occur in the home and will send automated alerts via text / email to anyone in the care network, when a specified event happens.


 

Irwindale

LA WORKS

Tracy Smith

5200 Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale, CA 91706

626-960-3964

LA County Handyworker Programs

Low-income

65%

60

6

Painting, roofing, and minor plumbing.

Eligibility and functional.

Contractor

$200,000

CDBG

No out of pocket

 


Los Angeles

AAA BUILDERS

Berlin Hicks

Program Coordinator

4872 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

323-734-7770

323-734-0498

LA Housing Department Handyworker Program

Disabled and 62+

90%

130

15

Painting, windows, doors, locks, hand rails, and ramps.

Over the phone.

Intake person and staff.

Yes

LA Housing Department

Service area: west south Los Angeles

323-734-7169 is the direct line.

Free

Minor home repairs.

 

Active Homes Home Modification Services

Jeff Guevara, as of 2/6/12

P.o. Box 75327
Los Angeles, CA 90005

1-855-924-7663

www.aginginplacemods.com

customersupport@aginginplacemods.com

Seniors, Children with disabilities, Adult with disabilities, Baby boomers planning for te future, People of all ages

Whole House Accesssibility, Universal Design, Home Maintenance

Yes

Certified Aging in Place Specialist(CAPS), USC Home Modification Specialist, CA Licensed General Contractor, Green Building Specialist

No

 

COMPLETE ACCESS

David Griffin

2254 Colby Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064

310-575-4020

310-575-1505

david@complete-access.com

www.complete-access.com

1997

Disabilities

40%

5

Doors, ramps, and bathrooms.

Yes

Director and staff.

None

Sells and rents adapted vehicles and equipment. Also provides accessible home and office modifications.

Yes

 

HANDY WORKER PROGRAM

Lenore Crumrine-Cutler

1200 West 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-808-8803

LCrumrine@lahd.lacity.org

LA Housing Department

Low-income resident homeowners.

70%

1,560-1,700

Painting, light plumbing, locks, grab bars, ramps, windows and door repairs, smoke detectors and general safety education.

Functional

Private contractors.

$4.8 million

CDBG

Average $2,500 per home.

Service area: Central Los Angeles.

Free as long as eligible.

 

HOME SECURE

Angelica Generoso

Director

330 North Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

323-937-5855

Low income, renters, and homeowners in service areas.

75%

2,100

10

Grab bars, non-slip treads, and night lights.

Occupational and physical therapists.

Self assessment or by Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist health professor.

$365,000

Government

Services to LA, Burbank, West Hollywood, Culver City, and San Fernando Valley.

SFV/Burbank: 1281 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91606, (818)762-5892

 

HOME SECURE PROJECT FOR SENIORS AND DISABLED

Robert Rankin

Delta Sigma Theta Life Development Center
2528 West Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016

(323) 735-5799

Renters and homeowners with fixed or limited incomes.

Grab bars for the bathroom, better locks for doors and windows.

* Free home safety and security devices.
* Individuals must live in the 10th District and income eligible.

 

HOUSING PRESERVATION LOAN PROGRAMS

Rosalie Salazar

Community Development Commission
County of Los Angeles

(213) 890-7242

* Handyworker Program - Provides grants to homeowners up to $2,000 for minor fix up.
* Emergency Aid Grants - Home repair grants up to $5,000 for low-income owners of single-family homes.
* Home Amortized Loan - 3% interest rate, 15 year amortized payment.
* CDBG/Home Deferred Single-Family Loan Program - 3% deferred interest rate loans. 

 

JEWISH FREE LOAN ASSOCIATION

Ariella Loewenstein

6505 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 715
Los Angeles, CA 90048

323-761-8830 ext. 109
323-761-8841
ariella@jfla.org
www.jfla.org
1904
Offers interest-free and fee-free loans to individuals and families of all faiths residing in Southern California whose needs are urgent and who may not qualify through normal financial resources. Loans are available for Home Health Services and Supplies, including Home Improvement for medical needs (i.e., ramps and railings).
yes

 

 

PACIFIC ASIAN CONSORTIUM IN EMPLOYMENT (PACE)

Ruben Manalo

Office Manager

1541 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 308
Los Angeles, CA 90017

213-353-3982

213-353-1227

LA Housing Department Handyworker Program

1977

62+

100%

146

12

Ramps, grab bars, electrical, fencing, and painting.

Yes

Intake person.

Yes

City and county funds.

Alternative phone number:
213-989-3256

Service area: Central Los Angeles.

Free as long as eligible.

 

SAFE AT HOME, REBUILDING TOGETHER GREATER LOS ANGELES

www.rtgla.org

info@rtgla.org, as of 4/18/12

PO Box 882108
Los Angeles, CA 90009

(310) 645-6500

Low Income Seniors, Veterans

Grab Bars, Ramps

Grants and Donations

Our services are completely free to recipients (low-income homeowners - seniors, veterans, and families with disabilities)

Yes

 

Watts Labor Community Action Committee

Ferman Moore

19050 South Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059

323-563-5691

www.wlcac.org

LA County Handyworker Programs

Ramps and grab bars.

Free

Painting and minor home repair.

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Los Gatos

THERAPY IN YOUR HOME

Julie Groves, OTRL

147 Vista Del Monte
Los Gatos, CA 95030-6335

408-358-0201

tiyh@attbi.com
408-358-0201

http://www.therapyinyourhome.net/

People with functional limitations and caregivers.

Home safety evaluations, functional assessments with recommendations for improved efficiency, ease of movement.

20 Therapists (on contract)

Approximately 40 visits a week

Private pay, some insurance

 


Millbrae

THE ACCESSILIBITY CONTRACTOR, INC

Russell Kennefick, CR, ECHM, CKBR

P.O. Box 849
1020 Chadbourne Ave.
Millbrae, CA 94030

650-347-0934
650-777-9094
kennefick@sbcglobal.net
1994
Persons with disabilities, individuals in need of home modifications within a 100 miles radius of San Mateo.
Middle to high-end home modifications and full-service remodeling
20
4

 


Mission Viejo

At Home Living Solutions

Barry Lowe, CAPS certified

P.O. 4134
Mission Viejo, CA 92690

949-348-0188
www.atHome4.com
barry@athome4.com
2006
Individuals with physical challenges or the elderly
ADA home modifications and Aging in Place specialists
Various private and state and federal programs and grants
Free evaluation (assessment), free design recommendations and cost estimates; serves all 7 counties in Southern California
05/19/14

 


Modesto

OFFICE OF HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOODS

Ernest R. Richardson

Housing Program Supervisor

1010 10th Street, Suite 4300
PO Box 42
Modesto, CA 95353

207-577-5392

Low to moderate income homeowners.

50

Roofs, electrical, plumbing, dry rot, and structural.

$500,000

* CDBG
* HOME investments for HUD


Murrieta

HOMES FOR EASY LIVING,
UNIVERSAL DESIGN CONSULTANTS

Susan Mack, OTR/L , CAPS
25060 Hancock Avenue, Suite 103-186
Murrieta, CA 92562
760-409-7565
909-461-4462
smack@homesforeasyliving.com
www.homesforeasyliving.com
1999

Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist, Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist, NAHB
Environmental
No

 


 

North Hollywood

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY INTERFAITH COUNCIL

Ron Carriera/Karl Schillachi

5000 Colfax Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

LA Housing Department Handyworker Program

Service area: E ast San Fernando Valley.


Novato

InHomeIndependence

Mark MacAvoy, as of 1/29/14

39 Shields Lane
Novato, CA 94947

415-597-3867

markmacavoy@gmail.com

45%

1

Grab Bars /Ramps/walk in showers

Environmental

Graduate of the In Home Modification course at USC

 


Oakland

Essence Of You Designs

Valerie Le Beaux

P.P. Box 6393
Oakland, CA 94603

(415) 370-5933

essenceofyoudesigns@gmail.com

www.essenceofyoudesigns.com

2015

Essence of You Designs

Seniors and Disabled

Grab Bars

Yes

Valerie Le Beaux

Also provides aging in place and interior design services.

No

 


Orange

Grab Bar Installer

Joey Bolohan

374 N Pine St
Orange, CA 92866

7142259215

joeybolohan@gmail.com

https://www.ocgrabbars.com/

2005

Seniors and workers Comp

Grab Bar Installation

Yes

No

 


Palmdale

SUN VILLAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Nelloise Gatsen

10164 East Palmdale Blvd.
PO Box 206 Palmdale, CA 93543

661-994-2341

LA County Handyworker Programs

 


Palm Desert

Age Busters, Inc., Aging in Place

Deborah Flavin, as of 11/18/13

P.O. Box 2517
Palm Desert, CA 92261

760-920-3546

760-636-0724

dflavin@agebuster.org

www.agebuster.org

June 2013

55-95 years

75-100

2-10

Bathroom Remodels - Grab Bars - Railings - Lighting

Reverse Mortgage, Co. of Riverside, Grants from Coachella Valley organizations

Sean Flavin, RN, BSN, PHN

California Licensed Building Contractor #923994 and Registered Nurse. Combined building and healthcare assessment skills

 


Pasadena

ASSISTIVE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

DIANA JACOB
115 W. CALIFORNIA BLVD SUITE 277
Pasadena, CA 91105
800 341 1238
626-798-6003
info@assistivemedicaltechnology
www.assistivemedicaltechnology.com

 

 

FOREVER ACTIVE

Jasmine Libarian, as of 2/16/11
18 E. Bellevue Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91105
626-389-8790
626-466-3020
jasmine@foreveractivemed.com
www.foreveractivemed.com
3
Yes
CAPS (Certified Age in Place Specialists), CEAC (Certified Environmental Access Consultants)
Seniors & persons with disability
No

 

 

REBUILDING TOGETHER PASADENA

David Gooler
P.O. Box 302
Pasadena, CA 91102
626-798-6176
626-798-6176
Drgooler@altrionet
www.pasadena.rebuildingtogether.org
1992
50-65
All work is done at no-cost to qualified recipients.
Elderly and disabled
No

 

 

NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM

Marc Jones

Deputy Director

456 West Montana St.
Pasadena, CA

626-794-7191

626-794-7246

Pasadena Neighborhood Housing Services

1979

Low and moderate income home owners in Pasadena and Alta Dena.

20%

500

5

Grab bars, ramps, and door widening.

Home

Rehab inspector.

Yes

* HUD
* City and County of Pasadena
* Lending institutions
* Insurance company

Residents of Pasadena and Altadena.

Modification, rehabilitation, and funding.

Varies with work projects or loan approvals.

 

STAYHOME SAFE INC.

Rob Johnston
30 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
626-792-0070
626-792-0050
rob@stayhomesafe.com
www.stayhomesafe.com
2006
4
100
Licensed Contractor in California, Grab Bars, Ramps, Bath Modification, Widen doorways
Yes

Petaluma

REBUILDING TOGETHER PETALUMA INC

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Carl Rebstock
PO BOX 100
PETALUMA, CA 94953-0100
+1 707 765 3944
+1 707 765 3378
info@rebuildingtogetherpetaluma.org
www.rebuildingtogetherpetaluma.org
Low-income homeowners
1997
Yes
Yes

 

 


Riverside

SENIOR HOME REPAIR PROGRAM

Kathy Cloward, Supervisor

1151 North Spruce
Riverside, CA 92507

909-510-2020 and 800-909-0079

Housing Authority of Riverside County

1977

Older homeowners or disabled persons

1,201

98%

3 full-time, 22 part-time

Drain stoppings, leaky plumbing, wall heater, swamp cooler, ramps

Functional/environmental

Client, Family or friends, Case Manager, Social Worker, Visiting Nurse, Handyman

$388,765

* Title III - Older Americans Act
* Community Development Block Grant
* Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

* Coordinates with the Department of Social Services and hospitals. 
* Completes 6,000+ jobs per year. 

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Sacramento

CALIFORNIA ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM

Colin Corby Information and Referral

California Department of Rehabilitation, 2000 Evergreen
Sacramento, CA 95815

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 944222
Sacramento, CA 94244-2220

William Campagna

(916) 263-8687, (916) 263-8685 TTY

(916) 263-8683

atinfo@dor.ca.gov

http://www.icdri.org/legal/califatp.htm

1993


HANDYMAN REPAIR PROGRAM

Robert Howe

3300 El Camino Ave. Sacramento, CA 95821

916-979-4977

916-979-4977

Area Agency on Aging

1994

60+

100%

150

2

Grab bars.

None; clients referred to them by health agencies.

AAA

Services are free, but they ask for donations.

HOME ASSISTANCE AND REPAIR PROGRAM FOR SENIORS, INC. (HARPS)

Tina Sater

1013 7th Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 264-1515

1990

Older residents of Sacramento County

300

100%

2 part-time

Plumbing, electrical, structural changes, assessments

Environmental

Volunteer consultant

Yes

Donations

* Depends entirely on 24 volunteer craftsmen, tradesmen, and senior handymen to do repair work 
* Technical Advisory Committee trains volunteers.

REBUILDING TOGETHER

Carrie Grip, Director

P.O. Box 255584
Sacramento, CA 95825-5584

916-455-1880

916-731-7077
cgrip@sacramentorebuildingtogether.org
http://www.rebuildingtogethersacramento.org
Agency on Aging
1991
Elderly, disabled, families with children
90 percent
200
Grab-bars, raised toilet seats, minor bathroom installations and repairs
Sacramento Housing Redevelopment
None, donations accepted

 


San Bernardino

Energy Conservation/Weatherization Program

William Warren

Program Manager

686 East Mill St.

San Bernardino, CA 92415

909-891-3939 or 909-885-1219

Community Services Department of San Bernardino

Low-income, including older and disabled persons.

9,000 total

Assist with Utility/Weatherization conservation

$3.5 million

* US Department of Energy
* Southern California Edison
* Southwest Gas Company

Kitchens, bathrooms, and custom remodeling.


San Diego

A UNIVERSAL APPROACH

Tanjia Thrun

1295 University Avenue, #3
San Diego, CA

619-293-3500, ext 235

619-293-3508

People with disabilities, businesses, and government organization

Accessibility survey and compliance, Home assesment and modification, Plan review and design, Training: employer, disability awareness.


ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORS

Tara D. Coleman  MA, OTR/L, CAPS, ABDA, President

2414 Front Street #23
San Diego, CA 92101

619-247-0777

tara@accessibilityadvisors.com

www.accessibilityadvisors.com

Home Safety and Accessibility Evaluations Universal and Accessible Design Consulting

Baby boomers, older adults and people with disabilities

Help people choose the most appropriate solution to fit their need and budget

Parts of San Diego County, Orange County and Riverside County


Caring Neighbors-Minor Home Repair Program

Nathan Clark

4455 Euclid Ave San Diego,
CA 92115

619-229-2235

Age 62+ and low-income homeowners.

594

Grab bars, plumbing, ramps, and steps.

$228,000

* CDBG
* Donations
* Fundraisers




San Francisco

LifeWell Assistive Services

Michael Zotman

President

P.O. Box 16618
San Francisco, CA 94116

(415) 517-5262

Telephone/Email

By Appointment

General contractor performs all necessary home modifications, such as grab bars, stair lifts, roll-in showers, transfer equipment.

Licensed Contractor and Certified Aging in Place Specialist

Functional and environmental

Varies

All

Safety home adaptation and modifications using Assistive Technology

 


San Luis Obispo

Economic Opportunity Commission of San Luis Obispo County, Inc. - Home Repair Program

Jim McNamara, Director

1030 Southwood Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 544-4355

(805) 549-8388

jmcnamara@eocslo.org

1995

Elderly, persons with disability, clients mostly low-income

75%

400 households

20

Ramps, bathroom reconfiguration for accessible showers, widen doors, grab bars, weatherization

Installer (employees), if it's a client with disability-A physical therapist might do it

Functional

* CDBG ($150,000)
* AAA($15,000)
* Weer Program (Petroleum violation escrow account) ($170,000)

Clients pay for material used


San Pedro

FUNCTIONAL LIVING

Tom Reavey, as of 7/18/12

3627 Almeria Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

310-346-7990

tom@functionaliving.com

www.functionaliving.com

1982

Seniors, People with Disabilities

120

4

Grab Bars, Handrails, Stair Lifts, Ramps, Accessible Showers, Washlet Toilets, Barrier Free Bathrooms, Accessible Tubs, Walk-in Tubs, Widening Doorways, Bed Rails, Shower and Tub Seats, Transfer Benches, Shower Curtains and Rods, Shower and Tub Enclosures, Flooring, Lighting, Lever Handles, Cabinets, Countertops, Bathroom Additions, Bedroom Additions, Assesments, Consultation and Design

Environmental

We assess the home for obstacles and barriers to a safe, comfortable, healthy and independent life at home


San Marcos

Sublime Spaces

Maria Vasapollo

P.O. Box 2668
San Marcos, CA 92079

408-892-4422

Maria@Sublimespaces.biz

www.sublimespaces.biz/

2012

Age 50+ OR Mobility Impaired

1

From consultation to grab bars to design of a remodel. Mods done w/ contractor

Environmental

Client funds project per their own budget

Certified Aging in Place Specialist/Fall Prevention Taskforce member/A.S. Degree: Interior Design

Maria Vasapollo

No




Santa Barbara

SERVICES AIMED AT INDEPENDENT LIVING (SAIL)

123 West Guiterrez Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Seniors, and physically disabled in local community.

80-85%

300-400

5

Security locks, minor electrical, ramps, grab bars, minor plumbing, window repair and washing.

Functional and environmental

Home services coordinator

Sliding scale fee

* CDBG
* AAA
* Community grants
* Donations.

 


Santa Clara

HomeSafe HomeServices

Greg Sloan

Kevin Sedon

3333 Bowers Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95054

408-200-1960

662-281-8313

gsloan@homesafeinspection.com

http://www.homesafeinspection.com/?task=view

HomeSafe Inspection

2000

Elderly and Disabled

Budget

Varies

Private Investors

Infrared Technology and Acousticss to find hind moisture for mold etc and ablity to find over heated wiring in electric panel boxes and wall wiring for safety

No


Santa Cruz

Helping Hands Senior Home Repair

Tara Ireland

1740 17th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

831-427-5070

helpinghands@scvolunteercenter.org

www.scvolunteercenter.org

Install Grab bars, smoke detectors and CO alarms, along with other minor house-hold repairs

1996

Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz

Low-Income Seniors

85

$5,000

100

Senior Council

Free Service for low-income seniors. Materials reimbursement requested.

Volunteers

No

Yes


Shower Bay

Russell Simpkins, as of 10/30/12

2-1340 East Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

831-607-8885

info@showerbay.com

www.ShowerBay.com

Portable Wheelchair Shower

Shower Bay is a portable wheelchair shower that can be assembled in any room of the home without the need for an expensive and timely remodel


Santa Monica

Accessible Design & Consulting

President: Adam Fine
AdamFine@aol.com
Marketing: Mindy Green
marketinggreen@yahoo.com

6207 West 83rd Place
Los Angeles, CA 90045

(310) 215-3332
(310) 417-4096
www.accessibleconstruction.com
Private Business

Seniors and Disabled

Barrier-Free Designs & Accessories

 


Santa Rosa

HOUSING ACCESS MODIFICATION PROGRAM

Eric Wineland - Program Coordinator

980 Hopper Avenue Santa Rosa,
CA 95403

707-528-2745

707-528-9477

wineland@sonic.net

http://www.disabilityserviceandlegal.org/home_modifications.shtml

Community Resources for Independence

1995

Grab-bars,widening of doors, ramps, and roll-in showers.

Disabled

10-20%

50-60

2

$100,000

* CDBG Sonoma County
* AAA
* Surrounding municipal governments.

 

MAX-ABILITY INC-Home Acess Solutions

Lee Kaufman, Director
1275 Fourth St., Suite 304
800-577-1555
707-575-5558
ability@sonic.net
max-ability.com
May 1993
We provide special technologies that provide home access without major remodeling or relocation. Serving Northern California.
Disabled, all ages
250
3
yes
Regional Center and private-pay.

 


Simi Valley

DISABLED DEALER MAGAZINE

Joan Carpenter

2006 Latham St
Simi Valley, CA  93065

(805) 584-5184

joancarpenter@worldnet.att.net

1997

Disabled and elderly

2

Buy/sell/trade magazine for adaptive equipment.  Provides a resource for the disabled and  elderly to obtain new and used adaptive equipment.
 

LIV-ABILITY, INDEPENDENT LIVING CONSULTANTS

Sean Ahern P.T., E.C.H.M., as of 2/4/13

762 Twin Peaks Ave
Simi Valley, CA  93065

(805) 428-3649

seanahern@liv-ability.com

www.Liv-Ability.com"

January 2012

65+ and people with disabilities

2

Yes

Grab bars, ramps, barrier free showers, ADA approved pool lifts

Sean Ahern P.T., E.C.H.M.

We offer a complete assessment of both a client's physical ability as well as an environmental evaluation. Our goal is to improve your safetry and accessibility with your home.
 


Thousand Oaks

Home Remedies

Paul Furtaw

1250 Potter Ave
Thousand Oaks CA 91360

805 492 4689

paul@hmrem.com

www.hmrem.com

300

over 60-transitional patients

1997
some grant funds through the Ventura County Area Ageny on Aging, and private pay

Yes

Most of what Home Remedies does is for the benefit of the caregiver which is more often a spouse.

No


Venice

VENICE COMMUNITY HOUSING CORPORATION

Anne Murphy

720 Rose Avenue Venice, CA 90291

310-399-4100

310-399-1130

www.vchcorp.org

1988

Low-income, over 62 years of age, or disabled homeowners.

95%

140

1

Grab bars, railing, ramps, and painting.

Social workers or case managers

Yes

CDBG

Free

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Whittier

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

Monica Silva

10750 Laurel Avenue
Whittier, CA 90605

562-946-5892

Home owner living in first district.

50%

20

4

Painting, plumbing, and window replacements.

County of Los Angeles

Free

 

Veterans in Community Service

Margaret Rodriquez

8644 Norwalk Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90606

562-695-9040

35%

75 homes

Painting, faucets, home repairs, doors, and windows.

Functional

Foreman

$200,000

CDBG

First come, first serve basis.

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Wilmington

Los Angeles Housing Department Handyworker Program

Maggie Flores

239 North Avalon Blvd.
Wilmington, CA 90744

310-549-0052

310-549-0055

1977

Senior or permanently disabled homeowners with middle to low incomes.

90%

84

5

Windows, ramps and grab bars.

Home Rehabilitation Specialist

HUD of Los Angeles

Service Area: Harbor

Free

 

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