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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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Mount Pleasant

Adaptive Home Design

1473 Belcourt Ln
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Jed Elmaleh, as of 1/29/14



Seniors, Disabled





KeoweeCare, Inc.

519 Tall Ships Dr. #216,
Salem, SC 29676

Carlos Luria

( 864) 944-1434

None as yet. United Way and Clemson Univ.'s Dept. of Public Health sponsored us for an unsuccessful grant application last year, before incorporation as a non-profit

October, 1998; incorporated as non-profit on 4/99

Retirement communities in Oconee County, SC

est. 2,000

Seeking $65K grant

Individual contributions; grants

KeoweeCare is dedicated to identifying and networking local health and home maintenance resources to make it possible for retirees to age in place. Disseminating information about home modifications and Universal Design concepts is a part of its mission.