Modifying my home to fit my needs
A lot goes into selecting the right home—how close is it to good schools, parks, and shops, and does it have a backyard space for the dog? As your needs change throughout the years, bear in mind that your home can change with you. With home modifications, a house that was once a perfect fit for your young family can remain a safe space for you as an older person who may have physical limitations, or a comfortable space for your aging in-laws to share with you.
Simple changes to the place where you made memories
Modifications range from simple to grand. Think ramps to make pushing wheelchairs a breeze, lower counter tops that are more accessible, bathroom grab bars, or basements converted to small apartments.
Other times, some repairs are needed to simply maintain a home, such as weatherization and roofing. Regular maintenance keeps your home the safe environment you’ve always known it to be and ensures it meets city and home insurance standards.
How do I find and pay for someone to help modify my home?
There are companies that allow you to pay for needed repairs and modifications out-of-pocket. If cost is a concern, you can look for organizations that strive to make certain repairs affordable for eligible older persons and individuals with disabilities.
Contact empowerline to discuss potential resources for the repairs or home modifications you want to explore. We can connect you to service providers who specialize in modifications for older persons or individuals with disabilities. We can share information about charitable organizations in your local community that may be able to help with home repairs or modifications.
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