Home Modification


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Home Modification

Changes to the physical structure of a house made to make it more easily livable for a senior citizen or a physically disabled person. For example, one may add lower cabinets so a person in a wheelchair can reach them. Likewise, one may add handlebars to a shower to reduce the risk of slipping. While many home modifications are inexpensive, one can usually find reduced rates or financing options for more expensive modifications. See also: Activities of Daily Living.
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of Queensland), along with a group of Australian and US specialists in occupational therapy, gerontology, and other areas, assist students and occupational therapists in identifying home modification requirements and ways to consider various aspects of the home in decision making when helping clients with disabilities or the aging population live independently.
What: ``Beyond Time, Beyond Space: A Home for All Ages,'' an exhibit of home modifications for people with various physical limitations.
It will be staffed by volunteers and home modification professionals.
For example, Massachusetts provides a Home Modification Loan Program that offers $1,000 to $30,000 for improvements related to functional limitations.
For complex claims, it pays to work with a company that has experience working with the equipment and home modification needs of workers' comp patients who have suffered serious injuries and need customized care.
21, an order issued by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance to Atlanta Home Modification Services LLC, Lawrenceville, Georgia, to cease and desist doing business became final.
While changes involved in home modification for preventing falls would not be as marked as those needed for ongoing home rehabilitation, the same concept of the home as a castle that is under the older person's control may affect the older person's willingness to implement change.
The older adult's educational attainment and annual household income were significant predictors of access barriers to home modification services.
A client who came to the attention of one component--say, for example, home modification services--might also be referred to Family and Children's Services for home care, or Older Adult Consultation Services for a mental health evaluation.
Administration on Aging provides an Eldercare locator with access to local community resources, including adult day care, financial assistance, home health services and home modification.
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com/ The Home Modification Assistance Program site, which provides support for builders and others to make alterations to homes to allow for independent living.