Older Adult Home Modification Program
The Older Adult Home Modification Program's purpose is to enable low-income elderly persons to remain in their homes through low-cost, low-barrier, high-impact home modifications and repairs that will reduce preventable injuries, improve general safety, increase accessibility, and improve their functional abilities in their homes. The goal of this program is to enable older adults to remain in their homes and "age in place."
How Does the Program Work
As a part of the process, an Occupational Therapist completes an in-home assessment to identify and prioritize the changes necessary to the home environment to make tasks easier and reduce accidents. The assessment may also include repairs or modifications that increase home safety. After the work is completed, the Occupational Therapist completes a follow-up home visit to provide education about the modifications and assess the changes made to the home.
All units assisted through the Healthy Homes Program must meet the criteria outlined below
Must be a homeowner in Gwinnett County Georgia
The unit must be the homeowners primary residence
Must be age 62 or older
The household income must be at or below 80% of the area median income
If you need assistance or require additional information please call our office at 770-589-0270 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of Home Modifications That Could Be Completed
Uneven surfaces inside and outside of the home
Lever Style Handles
Comfort Height Toilets
Installation of Toilet Risers with Handles
Easy Open Locks
This program is supported by funding under an award with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.