Home safety and improvement programs for seniors includes adaptations to homes that can make it easier and safer to manage activities of daily living such as bathing, cooking, and stair climbing.
Examples of home safety and improvements include installing grab bars and transfer benches in bathrooms, and ramps and handrails for home access. Alterations to the physical structure of the home can improve its overall safety and condition.
Tips For Getting Home Improvement Repairs for Seniors
Besides doing it yourself, getting a friend or relative, or hiring a handyman, you can contact a home modification and repair company through your local Area Agency On Aging.
Federal programs for senior home repair and senior home assistance repair programs can be found at State Housing Finance Agency, Department of Public Welfare, Department of Community Development, and Senior Center Independent Living Centers.
Accessing creditable references can reduce fraud, as older people can often become prime targets. If further reassurance is needed, check with your local Better Business Bureau or your city/county Consumer Affairs Office regarding the contractor's reliability and performance record
Home improvement programs for seniors promotes independence allowing them to remain in their homes. The most important purpose of home improvement programs is to help prevent accidents such as senior falls. Research suggests that one-third to one-half of home accidents can be prevented by home modification and repair.
people too often live in older homes, 20 years or older, that
desperately need some types of repairs and modifications.
Home improvement programs for seniors can accommodate lifestyle
changes along with declining abilities to also increase comfort.
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