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
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: AGING AND ADULT SERVICES (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.
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES
Independent Living for People with Disabilities
Program Description: This program provides an alternative to living in a nursing home or other facility for eligible individuals. Services include home modifications.
Population Served: Participants must have a significant disability that severely limits their ability to live independently. Financial need is also considered.
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: NC MEDICAID
1. Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA)
Program Description: This home and community-based services waiver provides supplemental services, including environmental and accessibility services, to Medicaid beneficiaries who are age 18 and older with a physical disability or who are age 65 and older with functional difficulties due to age and disability.
Population Served: Medicaid beneficiaries who meet a nursing facility level of care, at risk of moving to an institution and who choose to live in their community with the support of home and community-based services.
2. NC Innovations Waiver
Program Description: This waiver addresses the needs of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities to receive long-term care services and supports in their home or community, rather than in an institutional setting. Services may include environmental adaptations.
Population Served: North Carolina residents who meet the requirements for the level of care provided in an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP)
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.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE FALL PREVENTION COALITION
North Carolina Falls 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/