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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.

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


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Blackfoot

Care Services

Glenda Scott

50 West Pacific PO Box 1231
Blackfoot, ID 83221

785-2499

Over the age of 60 years old and disabled.

100%

Ramps, general accessibility, and grab bars.

APA compliance guidelines

Medicaid Waivers


Boise

Executive Certificate in Home Modification Program

Bryan Connington

2748 N Terrace Way
Boise, ID 83702

(208) 867-2752

info@safety-for-seniors.com

www.safety-for-seniors.com

Seniors and the disabled

150

2

Grab bars, ramps, handrails, shower & bath remodels

Environmental

Bill Boyer

Our mobile delivery system allows for inventory, hardware, and tools to provide a one stop visit to meet our customers needs. Professional and sensitive approach to making suggestions and providing fair and reasonable pricing on preventive injury products. Remodels are evaluated, plans provided, sub-contractors identified, proposal gone over with the customer, schedules developed and guarantees established. Our work is not complete until the customer is completely satisfied.


Lewiston

Minor Home Repair/Mobile Home Pilot Program

Dale McGarvey

124 New Sixth Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

208-746-2601

aaoa@caanid.org

www.caanid.org

Low income homeowners

25%

15 homes

3

Roofing, electrical, ramps and grab bars.

Functional/Environmental

Director

Idaho Housing Program


Pocatello

Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Services

Richard Stallings

206 North Arthur Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83205

208-232-9468

www.pnhs.org

Home safety and accessibility

Provides low interest loans.

Cost of loans deferred and loan options.

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