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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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Baton Rouge

Functional Environment

Scotti Vermaelen

4920 Pine Hill Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

225-751-5126

vermaelen7@aol.com

www.functionalenvironment.com

Assessments for bathrooms and entryways that result in installation of grab-bars, widening of entryways and doors.

Stephen Cramer

Stephen Cramer

4931 Inniswold Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

225-993-9383

225-400-9695

sgcinterests1@gmail.com

2013

Baths and Entrances

12

Private and Government

12

Yes

No

Total accessibility meeting ADA compliance for residential and commercial

 

Slidell

Independent by Design

David Sigur, as of 1/29/14

400 Garrett Rd., Bldg 1
Slidell, LA 70458

504-415-9030

985-649-1968
independentbydesign@yahoo.com
www.independentbydesign.net
2003
Bath Mods
6
Elderly and disabled
Environmental
100+
David Sigur
LRS, MDRS, Spinal chord trust fund, self pay

 

Shreveport

Safety Quest

Coley Hansbrough, OT

6658 Youree Drive, Suite 180 PMB 233 Shreveport, LA 71105

318-422-5232

318-865-1184
safetyquestla@aol.com
Installation of grab-bars and handrails, bathroom renovation, home assessments and consulting.
2
60 years and over
2001
Private pay, Medicare/Insurance will cover assessment with MD referral.
no