GENERAL HOME MODIFICATION CONSUMER RESOURCES
1. What is Home Modification?
A short video by the USC Fall Prevention Center of Excellence that describes why home modification is important and provides examples and links to more information.
2. Home Modification: Making Your Home Safer
A fact sheet by the USC Fall Prevention Center of Excellence with recommendations on how to make the home safer and more supportive, many of which are low or no cost.
3. The Lifetime Home
This interactive resource of the USC Fall Prevention Center of Excellence includes photos of design features and products in actual homes that have been modified.
4. National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources
A searchable listing provided by the USC Fall Prevention Center of Excellence of public and private home modification and repair service providers across the United States.
5. Home Modification Funding Sources Inventory
Developed by the USC Fall Prevention Center of Excellence and the National Council on Aging, this extensive inventory of housing, lending, social, health care, tax, and non-profit funding sources can be used to support home assessment and/or modification and repairs.
6. Checklists for The Home
Check for Safety: A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults
This Centers for Disease Control checklist, organized by area of the home, aims to help identify and eliminate fall hazards in the home.
The AARP HomeFit Guide was created to help people stay in the home they love by turning where they live into a “lifelong home,” suitable for themselves and anyone in their household.
Rebuilding Together Safe at Home Checklist
This checklist created by Rebuilding Together helps to identify fall hazards, home safety, and accessibility issues for the homeowner and family members.
Remodeling Today Guide: Design Ideas for the Kitchen and Bathroom
This guide, created by The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence, is organized into two sections – Kitchen and Bathroom – with a checklist of universal design features to consider for inclusion when remodeling the home.
7. Home Modification Service Delivery During COVID-19
Now, more than ever, it is important to consider the safety and support of homes. We are “safer at home” when it comes to the new Coronavirus, but our homes can have fall hazards such as throw rugs or poor lighting that could make it difficult or even dangerous for residents and guests of various ages to move about. We created a fact sheet “Home Modification Service Delivery During COVID-19” that contains tips for professionals and consumers to consider when making changes to the home during these challenging times.
8. Home Modifications During COVID-19
A short video by the USC Fall Prevention Center of Excellence that describes home modifications that can be done independently or with help from family or friends, as well as ways to reduce risk when professionals are working in the home.
9. Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging: 2019 Home for the Holidays Campaign
The 2019 Home for the Holidays campaign, a partnership of n4a and the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, aims to ensure that older adults and their caregivers are aware of home modification services and programs available to support them as they modify their homes for successful aging.
10. Assistive Devices
A fact sheet developed by the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence on the benefits of assistive devices and how to obtain them.
11. Catch Yourself
A fact sheet developed by the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence on Simple Steps to Prevent Falls.
12. Home Modification
A fact sheet developed by the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence that provides a brief introduction to home modification with a list of everyday situations that pose risks for falls.
13. Home Modification: Making Your Home Safer
A fact sheet by the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence with recommendations on how to make the home safer and more supportive, many of which are low or no cost.
14. Home Modification Assistance Enacted State Legislation
A list created by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of state programs and tax credits that help finance accessibility improvements to homes.
15. Home Modification Checklist
A checklist of simple home modifications that individuals and caregivers can do to increase safety and independence with resources on funding sources, providers, and more, developed by the National Home Safety and Home Modification Work Group.
16. Preventing Outdoor Falls
A fact sheet by the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence with tips to stay safe while in the community.