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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 are provided solely as a convenience for users of the site. They do not indicate endorsement of any services, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.

The web site, 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 is requested but not required.

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Home Access Solutions

BevVan Phillips, OTR/L

1004 Lincoln Rd. #103, Bellevue, NE, 68005


(402) 291-4202


People requiring assistance planning for residential accessibility modifications or planning functional, barrier free environments in new homes.



Private pay


Assessment process includes identification of functional goals within the home, personal skills and resources, and environmental barriers and supports. Reports to clients are designed to help them match equipment, structural modifications, and new techniques to thier abilities and needs. Referrals to contractors and information on working with contractors provided. An assessment functional, barrier free oriented to identifying fall risks within the home environment is also available. All services include travel to client's home within the Greater Omaha, Nebraska area.


Program Name

Larry Oreda

4022 Hamilton Street
Omaha, NE 68131




Elderly and disabled homeowners




Roofs, ramps, doors, plumbing, and handrails.


Federal Grants

Sliding scale fee applied to all applicants.