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
WEST VIRGINIA BUREAU OF SENIOR 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.
Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver Program
Program Description: The West Virginia Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver (ADW) Program, administered by the State Unit on Aging, provides in-home and community services to individuals age 18 and older who need support services to maintain their independence. Home modifications are an eligible supportive service.
Population Served: Medicaid-eligible West Virginians age 18 and older who meet medical eligibility based on a functional assessment by a medical professional.
WEST VIRGINIA STATE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS)
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.
WEST VIRGINIA STATE FALL PREVENTION COALITION
West Virginia Falls Prevention Initiatives
Contact Deborah Isner at: Deborah.A.Isner@wv.gov for more information
For an up to date list of all state fall prevention coalitions, visit: https://www.ncoa.org/resources/list-of-state-falls-prevention-coalitions/