Home Modification Resources


Here you can find up-to-date information on all your health, home modification and consumer needs. The library is continually growing so be sure to visit often for updates and new articles.

  • A Research-Based Strategy for Managing Housing Adaptations: Study Protocol for a Quasi-Experimental Trial (2014) - This paper describes the design of a project evaluating the effects of using a research-based strategy for managing housing adaptations (HAs); the evaluation targets clients' perspectives in terms of activity, participation, usability, fear of falling, fall incidence, use of mobility devices, and health-related quality of life, and determines the societal effects of HAs in terms of costs.
  • Accessibility Requirements for Covered Multifamily Dwellings Under the Fair Housing Act: This 2013 document of the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development provides guidelines regarding the persons and structures that are covered by the accessible design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act.
  • ADA Standards for Accessible Design: These 2010 Standards were set for newly designed and constructed facilities that fall under the purview of the ADA to be accessible and usable by persons with disabilities.
  • A House for All Children - This useful book provides guidelines for creating a safe and supportive home environment for children with physical disabilities.
  • Aging in Place at Home: The Definitive Guide Part 1- This guide is a comprehensive, one-stop encyclopedia of products and solutions that make homes safer and more livable for Seniors. Those who can benefit most from this resource include healthcare professionals, social workers, caregivers, family members and, most importantly, those who intend to age in place.
  • Assessment Tools for Individuals and Families The University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology/homemods.org partnered with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to compile and feature home modification and home safety programs falling in the categories of evidence-based, best practices, and innovative. Over 150 organizations from the aging, disability, housing, and health care sectors nationwide contributed to this inventory of home modification programs and practices.


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in affiliation with the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, funded by the Archstone Foundation.
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