Our Home Modification program assists you to make your home accessible, so you can stay in your own homes rather than enter institutional living, such as a skilled nursing facility. Through these often-small modifications, we will enable you to live safely and independently in your own home and remove the barriers to accessing and being active in your community.
What are Examples of Home Modifications that Allow you to Stay in or Return to your Home?
Modifications could include but are not limited to:
- wheelchair ramps and lifts, handrails, expanded doorways and stair glides;
- 36” wide doorways with off-set hinges on doors;
- roll in showers with grab bars, bathtub grab bars and seats, hand-held shower;
- non-skid flooring;
- ADA appliances that respond to verbal commands (prior approval from Program Staff
- easy-to-reach work and storage areas and other kitchen modifications;
- outlets at 18” instead of 12”; light switches at 42” instead of 48” from the floor;
- electrical installation of special thermostatic or environmental controls, luminous light
- strobe light or vibrator-assisted smoke and burglar alarms;
- re-locating a bathroom or bedroom to the first floor;
- generator with backup documentation from personal physician (prior approval from
Program Staff required)
- low-cost measures such as traction tape on stairways, levered door handles or
additional outside lighting.
All modifications will meet your individualized needs. Modifications must be permanent in nature and considered part of the unit or home upon completion of the project.
How can I apply for home modifications?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315)765-0063 for more information on eligibility and the application process.
Program is dependent upon funding availability.