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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:


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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.

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.

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Altamonte Springs

Armstrong Building Const.

Robert Heinemann, as of 1/29/14

321 Montgomery Rd #161941
Altamonte Springs, FL 32716

407-595-5457

407-772-0378

armstrongbuilding@embarqmail.com

Under Construction

6/26/2006

25%

4

Roll in showers

Veterans Administration , BSCIP, Vocational Rehabilitation, APD, Private homeowners, Insurance companies

Environmental

Robert Heinemann

One on one personal service from start to finish

 

 


Boca Raton

Homesmart LLC

Suzan Luxenberg

6518 Las Flores Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433

888-464-6110

888-464-6110

homesmartconsulting@gmail.com

www.homesmart.org

2009

Seniors, disabled, baby boomers

Yes

We offer environmental assessments, design and product solutions, and construction project management.

No

 

 


Bonifay

WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM

Carol Edwards, Weatherization Coordinator

Tri-County Community Council, Inc.
301 North Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, FL 32425

(850) 547-3688

Tri-County Community Council, Inc.

1976

Economically disadvantaged older persons and disabled persons of all ages

200

65%

2 full-time, 1 part-time

Weatherization, doors and window

$286,858

Community Development Block Grant
State Department of Community Affair

* Educates clients about their individual energy needs and steps they can take to conserve energy within their home
* Uses Green Thumb personnel to provide labor for such services as repairing porches and installing wheelchair

 

 


Debary

Home Modification Design, LLC

Sheri Wilson

P.O. Box 530564

407-417-6031

hmd.llc@hotmail.com

www.homemodificationdesignllc.com

2011

1

Home Modification Consultant

Sheri Wilson

Occupational Therapist for 20+years

No

 

 


Jacksonville

Jacksonville Housing Partnership

4401 Emerson St.
Jacksonville, FL 32207

904-398-4424

http://www.liscjacksonville.org/housing-partnership-ne-fl.html

Low income, 60+.

80%

20

Roofs

Functional

$2.6 million

Local, state, and federal funds and private foundations.

Goal is to promote, develop, implement, or finance affordable housing.


Modern Rehabilitation Program

1300 Broad St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

904-630-3820

904-630-3829

Low-income.

3

Inspection

* Federal funds
* HUD


Lauderdale By The Sea

Home Modification Evaluations and Design

Saundra Alexander, RN, BSID, allied ASID

4617 Bougainvilla Drive, #3
Lauderdale By The Sea, FL 33308
954-229-6099

954-229-7011

sandyalexander_727@earthlink.net

Disabled and elderly

100+

1

Environmental

2003
No
CEAC, CAPS

 


Longwood

Aging In Place Safely, LLC

Rebecca Seidler

103 Stonebridge Drive
Longwood, FL 32779
407-595-3342

208-567-9757

aginginplacesafely@yahoo.com
www.aginginplacesafelyconsulting.com

65+ and disabled population

Homeowners insurance, private insurance, WC insurance, VA

1

Dec 2015
No
We Make Your Home Suitable For You. We offer full home modification consulting making your home accessible by using Universal Design Products.

 


Miami

Housing And Assistive Technology, Inc.

Beth Kofsky, as of 8/27/13

305-608-0692

305-892-9811

2000 Towerside Terrace #505
Miami, FL 33138

www.hatfl.com

kofskyb@bellsouth.net

2004

Children through seniors

50

Beth Kofsky

Private pay and government funded sources

Bathroom, entrance-ramps, lifts, kitchens and assistive technology

Environment accessibility assesments for independent living. Assisitive technology solutions for independence

Yes


New Port Richey

Florida Stairlifts Inc.

Jon Bovis, as of 12/14/11

4413 Madison St, Ste 9001
New Port Richey, FL 34652

www.Floridastairlifts.com

stairliftexpert@gmail.com

40-60 years

100

Stairway chairlifts for predominately older people who have difficulty walking up and down stairs

Orlando

Heart

Neil Roetke

Director

5395 LB McLead Rd.
Orlando, FL 32811

407-292-0177

407-292-2773

www.seniorsfirstinc.org

Seniors First Inc.

1987

Older homeowners.

100%

6

Grab bars, weatherization, painting, and repairs.

Inspections

$350,000

* United Way
* AAA
* Orange County
* Private donations.

Offers the Fee for Service Program-open to any income senior needing home improvements.


Panama City

WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM

Philip Jones, Coordinator

Bay County Council on Aging, Inc.
1116 Frankford Ave., Panama City, FL 32401

(850) 769-3468

Bay County Council on Aging, Inc.

1987

Older and disabled persons

100

80%

1 full-time, 1 part-time

Weatherization

Environmental

Client, Family or friends

Yes

$80,000

Client Payments


 South Daytona

Walk In Tub Donations
Premier Care Bathing

2330A S Nova Rd
South Daytona, FL 32119

Lynn Brunner, as of 7/1/13

800-934-7416

lbrunner@premiercarebathing.com

www.premiercarebathing.com

1985

Amvets

National and Canada

50

Walk in tubs

1,000

Self-funded and partnerships (Amvets, Arthritis foundation, Veterans)

Specialty walk in bathtubs and showers for elderly, handicapped, and those with limited mobility

 


 St. Johns

Aging in Place - Handyman Matters

2600 Seneca Dr
St. Johns, FL 32259

Dede Luczak, as of 9/12/12

904-436-5977

904-436-5978

dede.luczak@handymanmatters.com

www.handymanmatters.com/jacksonville

2009

55+

4

Grab bars, ramps, bath remodel

Environmental

Hundreds

 


 St. Petersburg

CHORE SERVICE PROGRAM

Pinellas Opportunity Council, P.O. Box 11088,
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Joan M. Lainer

(727) 327-3091

Pinellas Opportunity Council

1977

Frail or disabled older persons

2, 232

100%

29 full-time, 2 part-time

Cleaning, yardwork

Functional/environmental

$455,362

Title III - Older Americans Act
Community Development Block Grant
State Community Care for the Elderly Program
City and county social service allocations
Client payments

* Coordinates with both State Unit on Aging and Area Agency on Aging:

Established a Better Living for Seniors Consortium and holds small group lunches with other agencies throughout the county to exchange and coordinate activities quarterly

 


Tampa

SENIOR HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (SHIP)

305 South Hyde Park, Tampa, FL 33606

Angela Martinez

(813) 251-8437

The Centre for Women

1980

Older homeowners

800

100%

12 full-time

Emergency repair, plumbing, weatherization

Environmental

Handyman

$443,868

Title III - Older Americans Act
Community Development Block Grant Donations

* Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

Displaced homemakers or female single heads of households deliver all repairs

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