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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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Asheboro

MINOR HOME IMPROVEMENT AND REPAIR

Charlotte Green, Director, Home Care Program

Regional Consolidated Services
P.O. Box 1883, Asheboro, NC 2720

(336) 629-5141

Regional Consolidated Services

1988

Older homeowners

44

100%

Ramps, roofs, grab bars, chimney/stove repairs, porch/door repair

Functional

$7,554

Fundraising
Client payments
AAA Caregiver Support Funds

* Coordinates with Administration on Aging Office and Area Agency on Aging


Asheville

MODERN AGING

Tanya Fletcher, as of 4/24/14

3 Ellenwood Drive
Asheville, NC 28804

828-338-8448

modernaging@gmail.com

www.modern-aging.net

2014

Older Adults

1

Self Pay


Charlotte

THERAPEUTIC HOME SOLUTIONS

823 Sedgefield Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209

J. Blake Brookshire, as of 1/29/14

(910) 620-7020

therapeutichomesolutions@gmail.com

June 2013

Environmental

Provides home assessments to find solutions for keeping the client at home - client/caregiver training, DME, and/or home modifications. Also can work with the client to explore appropriate funding



Gaitway of Charlotte LLC

2706 Winding Oak Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28270

ALISON STARKEY, as of 1/9/17

(704) 641-1132

(704) 870-3169

alison.starkey@gaitwayofcharlotte.com

www.gaitwayofcharlotte/main

2012

50+

Bathroom advice

Yes

30

Private pay

Alison Starkey PT

Gaitway brings 30 years of rehabilitation experience to your home and customizes a solution to meet all your needs, be it home modifications, access, accessibility, memory care, personal care assistance or private duty physical therapy - call us to see if we can provide you with our expertise!

No



Graceful Home Living

1827 Mountain Trail Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28214

Kathy Martin

(704) 517-5252

kmartin@gracefulhomeliving.com

gracefulhomeliving.com

2014

Older adults at home and those returning from a hospital or nursing facility.

Yes

Private pay or long term care insurance
Will assist clientsin locating available funding.

Kathy Martin OTR/L

Occupational Therapist will provide assessement of client and environment. We will train clients to safely use modifications and remain at home.

No


Fayetteville

HOME IMPROVEMENT AND REPAIRS

Cumberland County Coordinating Council on Older Adults, Incorporated
339 Devers Street, Fayetteville, NC 28303

Marshall Lanter

(910) 484-0111

Cumberland County Coordinating Council on Older Adults, Incorporated

1976

Older adults, disabled, financially disadvantaged, people 60+

300

100%

6 full-time, 4 part-time

Plumbing, interiors, roofs, weatherization, ramps, steps, handrail

$148,089

Title III - Older Americans Act
Cumberland County general funds
United Way
Client payments

* Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging


Franklington

LOUISBERG SENIOR CENTER

P.O. Box 411, 602 East Mason Street
Franklington, North Carolina 27525

Roxanne Bragg, Cash Director

(919) 496-1131

Older homeowners

Franklin County Department of Aging

28

100%

9 Full-time, 8 part-time

Weatherization, carpentry, painting, doors and windows, locks, and home repairs.

Functional/environmental

Handyman

$10,860

Title III - Older Americans Act
City funds
County funds

* Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging


Hendersonville

HOUSING ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

602 Kanuga Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Nicole McKay, as of 1/29/14

(828) 692 4744 x 101

828 692 3009

noelle@housing-assistance.com

www.housing-assistance.com

2010

Low-income and elderly

Ramps, grab bars, lighting, handrails,

30%

Donations, United Way

Yes


Oxford

GRANVILLE COUNTY AGING PROGRAM - HOME IMPROVEMENT
& REPAIR

120 Orange Street, Oxford, North Carolina 2756

Kathy Way, Dir. of Sr. Svcs.

(919) 693-1930

seniorcenter100@hotmail.com

Oxford Business and Professional Chain, Incorporated

1976

Older, low-income, disabled homeowners

30

100%

6 full-time, 5 part-time

Doors and windows, roofs, floors, weatherization, screen servic

Volunteer, Handyman

$10,727

Title III - Older Americans Act
Client donations
Local match

* Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

 


Raleigh

 

REHABILITATION ENGINEERING PROGRAM

2801 Mail Svc. Ctr., Raleigh, NC 2761

John Dalrympl

(919) 733-3364

North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

1978

Primarily those of working age

500

2%

7 full-time

Miscellaneous minor and major modifications

Functional/environmental

Occupational therapist
Rehabilitation counselor
Vocational evaluator

Yes

Title VII - Rehabilitation Act
North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Service funds
* Coordinates with State Unit on Aging
* Program targets clients state wid

* Provides in-service training for programs on disabilities and rehabilitaion for staff and other agencies
* Assists with post-secondary training costs in college, vocational and technical institutions for persons with disabilities

 


Sylva

Project CARE-Community Action to Reach the Elderly

Richard Smith

Project CARE Supervisor

P.O. Box 596
Sylva, NC 28779

828-586-8562

aging@jackson.main.nc.us

Jackson County Department of Aging

1991

Elderly, 60+

95%

350+

2

Ramps, steps, hand-rails, grab-bars, roofs (esp. for mobile homes).

Environmental

Staff and volunteers.

* SABA
* CDGB
* Donations.

Counseling available for clients.

Sliding scale payment.


Whiteville

MINOR HOME REPAIRS

Columbus County Department of Aging
827 Washington St.

Whiteville, NC 28472

Ed Worley, Exec. Director of Department of Aging

(910) 640-6602

Columbus County Department of Aging

1985

Older homeowners

30-50

100%

1 full-time

Ramps, screens, doors and windows

Functional/environmental

Case manager

$4,000

Title III - Older Americans Act
Client donations

* Coordinates with Area Agency on Agin

 


Wilmington

HOME IMPROVEMENT AND REPAIR PROGRAM

New Hanover County Department of Aging
2222 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

Annette Crumpton

(910) 452-6400

New Hanover County Department of Aging

1989

Frail to moderately frail disadvantaged older homeowners

15

100%

Door repairs, railings, locks, window repair, step repair

Environmental

Volunteer, Handyman

Yes

$350

County budget allotment

* Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

* Volunteers provide information and counseling about options at the time of assistance
* Client pays for materials and program donates srvices through the use of volunteers

 

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