National Directory: North Carolina

Welcome to the North Carolina Home Modification and Repair Resources Page! On this State Resources page, you will find resources for consumers and professionals specific to North Carolina, including featured programs, funding sources, home modification and repair providers by city, and educational materials!

We’d love your feedback! Click on this Link to answer some quick questions about this page.

HOME MODIFICATION IN North Carolina


Home Modification Providers by City

This section contains listings of home modification providers in North Carolina. Search by city or keyword.

Asheville, NC

No Place Like Home

Contact Person: Sheila O'connor

Address: 68 Crabapple Lane, Asheville, NC 28804

Email Address: sheila516@charter.net

Phone Number: 828-215-3881

Established: Oct 2017

Director: Sheila M. O'Connor

Target Population: All Ages

No. of Paid Staff: 1

Most Common Modification: Home evaluations for bathrooms

Special Features: This company is staffed by healthcare provider with over 30 years in home evaluations for all ages and abilities.

Is your organization Non-Profit?: No

Modern Aging

Contact Person: Tanya Fletcher

Address: 3 Ellenwood Drive, Asheville, NC 28804

Email Address: modernaging@gmail.com

Phone Number: 828-338-8448

Established: 2014

Target Population: Older Adults

No. of Paid Staff: 1

Funding Sources: Self Pay

No Place Like Home WNC, PLLC

Contact Person: Sheila O'Connor

Address: PO Box 8276, Asheville, NC 28814

Email Address: nplhwnc@gmail.com

Phone Number: +18282153881

Established: November, 2018

Director: Sheila M. O'Connor

Target Population: Adults

No. of Paid Staff: 1

Most Common Modification: Ramps, grab bars in bathrooms, kitchen and bathroom modifications

Type of Assessment: no

Providers Education/Training: no

Funding Sources: Private pay, Council On Aging, Habitat for Humanity

Special Features: Occupational Therapist and Interior Designer work together and include a registered nurse and a handyman, when indicated.

Chapel Hill, NC

Handy Helpers

Contact Person: Ryan Lavalley, Program Manager

Agency Name or Parent Company: Orange County, NC Department on Aging

Name of Home Modification Program / Resource: Handy Helpers

Address: 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Email Address: rlavalley@orangecountync.gov

Phone Number: 9192454245

Homepage/Website: https://www.orangecountync.gov/2374/Handy-Helpers

Established: 2015

Target Population: 55+, Low-Income

No. of Persons Served/Year: 60

No. of Paid Staff: 2

Services Provided:

  • Minor home modifications (e.g., grab bars, raised toilet seats, handheld showers, handrails, lever door handles)
  • Major home modifications (e.g., remodel bathrooms, adjust counter/cabinet heights, ramps, elevator/platform or chair lifts, widen doorways, roll-in showers)
  • Repairs (e.g., roofing, electrical, carpeting/floors, stair repairs)
  • Refers to providers (e.g., Home modification program, occupational/physical therapists, funding sources)
  • Participate in task forces/coalitions or planning activities with other agencies
  • Integrate home modification or repairs within existing home and community-based and/or long-term care programs
  • Partners with state or local non-profit home modification programs (e.g., Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity, etc...)

Funding Source(s):

  • Fundraising
  • Grant funds
  • County Sherriff's Department FundsPartnership with University

Special Features: Handy Helpers is administratively led by an occupational therapist and supported by planning and public health student through a partnership with a local university. Volunteer older adults provide labor for home repairs. Home safety assessments by OT are free to older adults through a community-based OT affiliated with the County Department on Aging rather than a healthcare provider or system. The program uses a sliding scale cost share model for low-income seniors. Leadership of this program are highly involved and connected with an innovative and pioneering county-wide home preservation coalition.

Total Budget: $25,000

Is your organization Non-Profit?: yes

Charlotte, NC

Graceful Home Living

Contact Person: Kathy Martin

Address: 1827 Mountain Trail Dr., Charlotte, NC 28214

Email Address: kmartin@gracefulhomeliving.com

Phone Number: 704-517-5252

Established: 2014

Target Population: Older adults at home and those returning from a hospital or nursing facility.

Assessor: Kathy Martin OTR/L

Providers Education/Training: Yes

Funding Sources: Private pay or long term care insurance Will assist clientsin locating available funding.

Is your organization Non-Profit?: No

Gaitway of Charlotte LLC

Contact Person: Alison STARKEY

Address: 2706 Winding Oak Dr., Charlotte, NC 28270

Email Address: alison.starkey@gaitwayofcharlotte.com

Phone Number: 704-641-1132

Fax: 704-870-3169

Established: 2012

Target Population: 50+

Most Common Modification: Bathroom advice

Assessor: Alison Starkey PT

Providers Education/Training: Yes

Funding Sources: Private Pay

Special Features: Gaitway brings 30 years of rehabilitation experience to your home and customizes a solution to meet all your needs, be it home modifications, access, accessibility, memory care, personal care assistance or private duty physical therapy - call us to see if we can provide you with our expertise!

Is your organization Non-Profit?: No

THERAPEUTIC HOME SOLUTIONS

Contact Person: J. Blake Brookshire

Address: 823 Sedgefield Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209

Email Address: therapeutichomesolutions@gmail.com

Phone Number: 910-620-7020

Established: June 2013

Type of Assessment: Environmental

Special Features: Provides home assessments to find solutions for keeping the client at home - client/caregiver training, DME, and/or home modifications. Also can work with the client to explore appropriate funding

Fayetteville, NC

HOME IMPROVEMENT AND REPAIRS

Contact Person: Marshall Lanter

Address: Cumberland County Coordinating Council on Older Adults, Incorporated, 339 Devers Street, Fayetteville, NC 28303

Phone Number: 910-484-0111

Established: 1976

Sponsor: Cumberland County Coordinating Council on Older Adults, Incorporated

Director: Marshall Lanter

Target Population: Older adults, disabled, financially disadvantaged, people 60+

No. of Persons Served/Year: 300

No. of Paid Staff: 10

Most Common Modification: Plumbing, interiors, roofs, weatherization, ramps, steps, handrail

Funding Sources: Title III - Older Americans Act, Cumberland County general funds, United Way, Client payments

Total Budget: $148,089

Franklington, NC

LOUISBERG SENIOR CENTER

Contact Person: Roxanne Bragg, Cash Director

Address: P.O. Box 411, 602 East Mason Street, Franklington, NC 27525

Phone Number: 919-496-1131

Sponsor: Franklin County Department of Aging

Target Population: Older homeowners

No. of Persons Served/Year: 28

No. of Paid Staff: 17

Most Common Modification: Weatherization, carpentry, painting, doors and windows, locks, and home repairs.

Type of Assessment: Functional/environmental

Assessor: Handyman

Funding Sources: Title III - Older Americans Act, City funds, County funds, * Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

Total Budget: $10,860

Greenville, NC

Pitt County Council on Aging Falls Prevention and Home Safety Services

Contact Person: Rich Zeck

Address: 4551 County Home Rd., Greenville, NC 27858

Email Address: info@pittcoa.com

Phone Number: 252-752-1717

Homepage/Website: http://www.pittcoa.com/senior-services/injury-prevention/

Target Population: Pitt County, North Carolina adults ages 55and older.

Most Common Modification: Offers Home Safety Assessments, Balance and Falls Risk Screenings to help individuals identify risk factors and learn fall prevention strategies, Home Accessibility Modifications (e.g. widening doorways, removing tubs, grab bars, stair rails and installing shower stalls, and A Matter of Balance evidence-based group classes to help individuals decrease the fear of falling, learn falls prevention strategies and exercises to help reduce falls risk.

Hendersonville, NC

HOUSING ASSISTANCE CORPORATION

Contact Person: Nicole McKay

Address: 602 Kanuga Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739

Email Address: noelle@housing-assistance.com

Phone Number: 828-692-4744

Fax: 828-692-3009

Homepage/Website: www.housing-assistance.com

Established: 2010

Target Population: Low-income and elderly

Most Common Modification: Ramps, grab bars, lighting, handrails,

Funding Sources: Donations, United Way

Is your organization Non-Profit?: Yes

Oxford, NC

GRANVILLE COUNTY AGING PROGRAM – HOME IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR

Contact Person: Kathy Way, Dir. od Sr. Svcs.

Address: 120 Orange Street, Oxford, NC 27565

Email Address: seniorcenter100@hotmail.com

Phone Number: 919-693-1930

Established: 1976

Sponsor: Oxford Business and Professional Chain, Incorporated

Target Population: Older, low-income, disabled homeowners

No. of Persons Served/Year: 30

No. of Paid Staff: 11

Most Common Modification: Doors and windows, roofs, floors, weatherization, screen service

Assessor: Volunteer, Handyman

Funding Sources: Title III - Older Americans Act Client donations Local match * Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

Total Budget: $10,727

Raleigh, NC

Designing Independence

Contact Person: Jane Sizemore, OTR/L, ECHM

Agency Name or Parent Company: Designing Independence

Name of Home Modification Program / Resource: Designing Independence

Address: 9650 Strickland Road, Suite 103-244, Raleigh, NC 27615

Email Address: jane@designingindependence.com

Phone Number: 9192058033

Homepage/Website: www.designingindependence.com

Established: September 2019

Target Population: Elderly wishing to age in place

No. of Persons Served/Year: 10

No. of Paid Staff: 2

Services Provided:

  • Minor home modifications (e.g., grab bars, raised toilet seats, handheld showers, handrails, lever door handles)
  • Major home modifications (e.g., remodel bathrooms, adjust counter/cabinet heights, ramps, elevator/platform or chair lifts, widen doorways, roll-in showers)
  • Home assessments
  • Raise consumer and/or professional awareness

Funding Source(s):

  • Private Pay

Special Features: Occupational therapy and physical therapy team with additional training including ECHM, SHSS and CAPS. Providing home safety consultations to age in place or make modifications based on current medical conditions.

Is your organization Non-Profit?: no

REHABILITATION ENGINEERING PROGRAM

Contact Person: John Dalrympl, Director

Address: 2801 Mail Svc. Ctr., Raleigh, NC 27699

Phone Number: 919-733-3364

Established: 1978

Sponsor: North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Director: John Dalrympl

Target Population: Primarily those of working age

No. of Persons Served/Year: 500

No. of Paid Staff: 7

Most Common Modification: Miscellaneous minor and major modifications

Type of Assessment: Functional/environmental

Assessor: Occupational therapist Rehabilitation counselor Vocational evaluator

Providers Education/Training: Yes

Funding Sources: Title VII - Rehabilitation Act, North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Service funds, * Coordinates with State Unit on Aging, * Program targets clients state wide

Special Features: * Provides in-service training for programs on disabilities and rehabilitation for staff and other agencies * Assists with post-secondary training costs in college, vocational and technical institutions for persons with disabilities

Sylva, NC

Project CARE-Community Action to Reach the Elderly

Contact Person: Richard Smith, Project CARE Supervisor

Address: P.O. Box 596, Sylva, NC 28779

Email Address: aging@jackson.main.nc.us

Phone Number: 828-586-8562

Established: 1991

Sponsor: Jackson County Department of Aging

Target Population: Elderly, 60+

No. of Persons Served/Year: 350

No. of Paid Staff: 2

Most Common Modification: Ramps, steps, hand-rails, grab-bars, roofs (esp. for mobile homes).

Type of Assessment: Environmental

Assessor: Staff and volunteers.

Funding Sources: * SABA, * CDGB, * Donations.

Special Features: Counseling available for clients.

Cost to Client: Sliding scale payment.

Whiteville, NC

MINOR HOME REPAIRS

Contact Person: Ed Worley, Exec. Director of Department of Aging

Address: Columbus County Department of Aging, 827 Washington St., Whiteville, NC 28472

Phone Number: 910-640-6602

Established: 1985

Sponsor: Columbus County Department of Aging

Target Population: Older homeowners

No. of Persons Served/Year: 50

No. of Paid Staff: 1

Most Common Modification: Ramps, screens, doors and windows

Type of Assessment: Functional/environmental

Assessor: Case Manager

Funding Sources: Title III - Older Americans Act, Client donations, * Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

Special Features: Counseling available for clients.

Total Budget: $4, 000

Wilmington, NC

HOME IMPROVEMENT AND REPAIR PROGRAM

Contact Person: Annette Crumpton, Director

Address: New Hanover County Department of Aging, 2222 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone Number: 910-452-6400

Established: 1989

Sponsor: New Hanover County Department of Aging

Director: Annette Crumpton

Target Population: Frail to moderately frail disadvantaged older homeowners

No. of Persons Served/Year: 15

Most Common Modification: Door repairs, railings, locks, window repair, step repair

Type of Assessment: Environmental

Assessor: Volunteer, Handyman

Providers Education/Training: Yes

Funding Sources: County budget allotment * Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

Special Features: * Volunteers provide information and counseling about options at the time of assistance, * Client pays for materials and program donates services through the use of volunteers

Total Budget: $350

This project was supported, in part, by grant number HHS-2018-ACL-AOA-HMOD-0308 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

Information that the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology publishes on the World Wide Web may contain references or cross references to other agencies, products, programs, or links. USC does not endorse nor qualify any of the products, programs or links. The listing of these products, programs, and services is for informational purposes and individuals must use their own caution and judgment when using these resources. USC does not hold any liability or personal interest in any of these agencies, products, or services.