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
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES: DIVISION OF LONG TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS (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 home modification efforts of the South Dakota Division of Long Term Services and Supports include:
Home & Community-Based Options and Person Centered Excellence (HOPE) Medicaid Waiver
Program Description: The Home & Community-Based Options and Person Centered Excellence (HOPE) Medicaid Waiver is administered by the Division of Long Term Services and Supports to provide home and community-based services to individuals that are at-risk for institutionalization. Environmental accessibility adaptations are a covered service.
Population Served: Medicaid-eligible individuals age 65 and older; or age 18 and older with a qualifying disability who meet a nursing facility of level of care.
SOUTH DAKOTA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Community Home Improvement Program (CHIP)
Program Description: The Community Home Improvement Program provides low interest loans for eligible homeowners to improve or repair their single family home. Accessibility modifications are an eligible improvement. A CHIP participating lender will originate, process, and close the CHIP Loan.
Population Served: Homeowners who meet the household income requirements.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
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.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FALL PREVENTION COALITION
South Dakota Falls Prevention Initiatives
For an up to date list of all state fall prevention coalitions, visit: https://www.ncoa.org/resources/list-of-state-falls-prevention-coalitions/