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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.

In addition to the resources listed in our Directory below, services may be located through your:

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.

Resource Listings:

Resources listed on www.homemods.org are provided solely as a convenience for users of the site. They do not indicate endorsement of any services, and www.homemods.org shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.

The web site www.homemods.org, a university-based and non-profit effort, provides an opportunity for home modification service and product providers to place a web site link and information for consumers and professionals. A reciprocal link to www.homemods.org is requested but not required.

Please click on "Fill out the program survey" below to request inclusion in the National Directory of Home Modification Resources.


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Living Solutions Home Modification Services

Dr. Kate Tulenko, Program Director

1436 Oak St, NW, Washington D.C. 20010

(202) 460-9919

(202) 518-0039

info@LivSolutions.com

09/10/04

150 households

Seniors and people with disabilities

2

Environmental

In addition to Home Mods, Livig Solutions provides Independent Living Plans, a comprehensive evaluation of the client's lifestyle and home with recommendations on home mods, services, and referrals for independent living.

No

Medicaid, Out of Pocket, State and County Programs



National Resource Directory (NRD)

Maureen Pratt
200 N Stovall St, Ste 11N01
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-428-7535
maureen.oratt.ctr@osd.mil
https://m.nrd.gov/
The National Resource Directory (NRD) provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Yes

 

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