Home Modification and Repairs for Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities for State Units on Aging: This report by the USC Fall Prevention Center of Excellence and ADvancing States reports on a national survey
KANSAS DEPARTMENT FOR AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES (KDADS) (State Unit on Aging)
State Units on Aging (SUAs) are designated state-level agencies that develop and administer state plans that advocate for and provide assistance, including home modifications or repairs, to older residents, their families, and adults with physical disabilities. SUAs administer funds, including Older Americans Act funds, which may be used to support home modification or repair services through local Area Agencies on Aging and other state and local entities.
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services provides funding from Older Americans Act Title IIIB and IIIE and the Kansas Senior Care Act to administer statewide home modification or repair services via Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). The AAAs have the option to provide home modification or repair services on a case by case basis to older adults and caregivers.
KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
The Kansas Disabled Access Tax Credit
Program Description: This tax credit provides a state tax credit for all income taxpayers in the state of Kansas to support making an existing home accessible for individuals with a disability. Expenditures incurred to remove an existing architectural barrier qualify for the Disabled Access Tax credit. Individuals are eligible for sliding-scale reimbursement for a certain percentage of their expenditure, depending on their income, up to a maximum of $9,000, whichever is less. Individuals with tax liability below $2,250 are allowed a refundable credit; those with tax liability of $2,250 or more can carry forward the credit (if it exceeds their income tax liability) for up to four years.
Population Served: Taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $55,000 or less are eligible to receive the credit. No disability criteria required.
KANSAS MEDICAID: KANCARE
KS Technology Assisted Waiver
Program Description: Provides medical respite care, personal care services, financial management services, health maintenance monitoring, home modification, intermittent intensive medical care, and specialized medical care.
Population Served: Medically fragile and technology dependent individuals age 0–21.
KANSAS STATE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Assistive Technology for Kansans
The State Assistive Technology Grant Program, funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 2004, supports comprehensive, statewide programs in each state that improve the provision of assistive technology (often home modification-related) to individuals with disabilities of all ages.
KANSAS STATE FALL PREVENTION COALITION
For an up to date list of all state fall prevention coalitions, visit: https://www.ncoa.org/resources/list-of-state-falls-prevention-coalitions/