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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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Arlington Heights

EHLS

Elizabeth Crandall

210 W. Campus Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

847-215-9490

847-590-1728

ehlsinfo@ehls.com

ehls.com

25

Chicago

No


Aurora

Neighborhood Redevelopment

Jesse Vera or Rose Burns

51 East Galena Boulevard
Aurora, IL 60505-3307

630-256-3320

630-256-3329

DNR@aurora-il.org

https://www.aurora-il.org/nrd/index.php

Roofs, furnace and ramps

Minor home emergency rehabilitation.

Free


Chicago

Elderly and Disabled Remodeling

Steve Constable, as of 10/10/2016

1363 W. Estes Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

(773) 465-0573

(773) 465-0573

sconstable08@gmail.com

http://kitchenremodelingchicago.com/home-remodeling-chicago.php

2005

10

2

No

5

We can remodel a home to make it wheel chair accessible and modify the kitchen and bathrooms to be ADA compliant.

No

Senior Safety and Aging In Place - Handyman Matters Chicago

5251 N. Central Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630

(773) 235-0900

chicago@handymanmatters.com

www.handymanmatters.com/chicago

We provide home modifications for seniors and the disabled that make homes safe, functional, and enable independence. Our modifications are based on universal design and include wheelchair ramps, grab bars, hand rails, walk-in bathtubs, curb-less showers, adjustable kitchen and bathroom equipment, automatic door openers, increased lighting and more

Environmental

18

50+ (to enhance their own home safety) and their parents (to help with their aging-in-place and safety needs)

We can also handle all other home improvement and repair projects including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, doors and windows, painting, flooring, tiling and exterior projects. We are licensed, bonded and insured, and our work is covered by a 1-year warranty

 


Elgin

Senior Services Associates, Inc.

Bette Schoenholtz

101 South Grove
Elgin, IL 60120

847-741-0404

630-264-8287

Kane County

 


Geneva

Community Contacts Inc.

Lowell Tosch

1035 East State Street
Geneva, IL 60134

630-232-7600

630-232-1467

smscci@aol.com

Ramps and grab bars.

Energy assistance, weatherization, home rehabilitation program.

Kane and Delkalb County

Relative service provided

 


Hinsdale

reMODEL for Independence

Jeanie Smith, as of 6/13/12

242 E. Ogden Ave
Hinsdale, IL 60521

630-921-1493

http://remodelforindependence.org/

Jeanie@JeanieSmith.com

Veterans, age 50+, children with disabilities

6

Ramps, barrier free showers, higher toilets, functional kitchens, door widening, better lighting

Occupational Therapy type assessment with a Certified Aging in Place Specialist

Yes

Yes

 


Joilet

Senior Services Center of Will County

Patricia Hensley

251 North Center Street
Joilet, IL 60435

815-723-9713

Over the age of 65.

100%

Ramps

Financial assistance

Federal Grants

Will County

 


Kankakee

Senior Division Program

Kathie Burgess

657 E. Court Street, Suite 200
Kankakee, IL 60901

815-932-1921

815-933-4601

Older adults and low income

100%

400

12

Handrails, and lever door handles.

Outreach people

AAA

Kankakee County

 


Lindenhurst

Access Engineering

David Meyer

223 Robincrest Avenue
Lindenhurst, IL 60046

847-356-3067

847-806-1195

dmeyerb@aol.com

Best Medical Equipment

1989

Disabled persons

80%

200-300

3

Ramps, grab bars, stair elevators, and porch lifts.

Functional with respect to patients needs.

President

Client pays for it.

Overhead tracking systems installed where the person can move around the house with this device. Alternative financing options available.

Charge of materials and labor with free assessment.

 


Morris

Senior Programs Unit

Chris Vignali

1320 Union Street
Morris, IL 60450

815-941-3400

815-941-2389

www.grundyco.org

Grundy County Health Department

Seniors

100%

2

5

Ramps and plumbing

Assess ADL's (Home)

Case Managers

Yes

$1,500

OAA

McHenry County

Free

 


Naperville

Disability Access Remodel

Daniel Laniosz, as of 5/9/13

22 W 71st Street
Naperville, IL 60540

773-567-7222

disa_acc@yahoo.com"

www.disabilityaccessremodel.com

Seniors/Disabled

3

Wheelchair Ramps and Lifts,Straight and Curved Stairlifts,Vertical Lifts and Elevators, Bathroom Accrssability, grab bars, Doorway and Hallway Widening, Pool Lift Chairs. All home and business modifications

10% Senior Discount
Free Estimates
Serving IL, MI and WI

 


Oak Park

AgeOptions

1048 Lake Street, Suite 300
Oak Park, IL 60301

708-383-0258

708-524-0870

Surburban Area Agency on Aging

Elderly, those who are disabled

Hand rails, lifts, painting, and much more.

 


Peoria

Common Place Home Improvement Program

514 S. Shelley Street
Peoria, IL 61605

309-674-3315

309-674-0627

Low-income homeowners

50%

4

Floors and roofs

$70,000

CDBG and HUD grants

They purchase and rehabilitate homes and sell them to the market as a means to promote better home lifestyle.

 

 


 

Rockford

Lifetime Homes

Montgomery, Kim

202 Market St.
Rockford, IL 61107

815/968-7467

815/968-7612

www.rampcil.org

kmontgomery@rampcil.org

1410

People with disabilities

1980

No

Administer City home mods. funding and provide consulting on home modifications and new home construction.

Yes

 


Rock Island

Illinois/Iowa Independent Living Center

Liz Sherwin

3708 11th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

309-793-0090

Ramps and grab bars

Free

 


Round Lake

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Chicago

Jan Ahigrim

116 North Lincoln
Round Lake, IL 60073

847-546-5733

Ramps and grab bars

Lake County

 

 


Sugar Grove

Home For Life Advantage, Inc.

Cindy Shaw, as of 7/10/12

925 Edgewood Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

630-466-2611

630-466-4213

info@homeforlifeadvantage.com

www.HomeForLifeAdvantage.com

2010

Ramps, stair & chair lifts, grab bars, no barrier showers, comfort height appliances for bathroom and kitchen

Environmental

 


West Chicago

Agency Resource Center

Walt Meyers

Director

245 West Roosevelt Road
Bldg 6 Suite 41
West Chicago, IL 60185

630-293-5990

neilaaoa@hotmail.com

Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging

Elderly

100%

23

Funding agency

 


Wheaton

DuPage County Department of Human Resources

Mary Lee Tomsa

421 North County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187

630-682-7000
630-682-6990

Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging

DuPage County

 


Wilmette

Senior Safety and Aging in Place
Handyman Matters North Shore

James Fowler, as of 9/5/12

3223 Lake Ave #134
Wilmette, IL 60091

847-644-7904
847-556-0216

northshore.info@handymanmatters.com

http://www.handymanmatters.com/north-shore-chicago/

50+ to enhance their own home safety, and their parents to help with aging in place and safety needs

5

Yes

James Fowler, CEAC

All craftsmen are employees, not contractors. They have been thoroughly background checked and are bonded and insured by the company. Our craftsman are cross-funtionally trained, so they can take care of all of your carpentry, drywall, painting, plumbing and electrical needs, all in one visit. All of our work is covered by a one year warranty

 


Yorkville

Senior Services Associates, Inc.

Carol Grote

518 Country Side Ctr.
Yorkville, IL 60560

630-553-5777

630-553-6979

Older adults

100%

25-30

5

Ramps, grab bars, and security links.

Yes

Case manager.

Yes

State funds and private donations.

Kendall County

Referrals made if not in Kendall.

Volunteers

Depends

Sliding scale.

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