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Home modification refers to converting or adapting the environment in order to make performing tasks easier, reduce accidents, and support independent living. It includes:

  • low-cost and simple changes to the home (removing hazards such as clutter, throw rugs; moving furnishings; and changing where activities occur (e.g., sleeping on the first instead of second floor);
  • adding special features or assistive devices such as grab bars;
  • extensive renovations (e.g., installing a roll-in shower and ramps); and
  • repairs such as improved wiring to eliminate the need for dangerous extension cords or fixing loose stair treads to improve safety.
Where to Get Help:

Depending on the extent of the modifications, there are several ways to modify and repair your home. You can: 1) do it yourself, or get a friend or relative to help; 2) hire a building professional (handyworker, remodeler, or contractor) and/or health care professional such as an occupational therapist to advise you on changes; or 3) contact a home modification and repair program or business that can advise you on funding, assessing your home, and product advisement.

In addition to the resources listed in our Directory below, services may be located through your:


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Also, consider taking these steps:
  • Get recommendations from friends who have had similar projects completed.
  • Hire a licensed and bonded professional.
  • Be specific about changes you wish to make in advance.
  • Ask for a written agreement with only a small down payment. Make the final payment only after the project is completed.
  • Check with your local Better Business Bureau regarding the professional's reliability and performance record.

Resource Listings:

Resources listed on www.homemods.org are provided solely as a convenience for users of the site. They do not indicate endorsement of any services, and www.homemods.org shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.

The web site www.homemods.org, a university-based and non-profit effort, provides an opportunity for home modification service and product providers to place a web site link and information for consumers and professionals. A reciprocal link to www.homemods.org is requested but not required.

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Covington

HOME REPAIR

1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011

Cindy Frye

(859) 491-0522

Senior Citizens of Northern Kentucky (Homecare)

1982

Frail older persons

10

100%

2 full-time, 2 part-time

Ramps, railings, screens, windows, locks and storm door

Functional/Environmental

Case manager

$2,300

Title III -- Older Americans Act
* Coordinates with Area Agency on Aging

Maintains contact with two vocational schools that supply workers through class projects and workers that can be hired for weekend work


Elizabethtown

Home Weatherization Program

Paul Cole, Coordinator

Big Sandy Area Community Program, Inc.

Johnson County Courthouse

Paintsville, KY 41240

(606) 789-6517

1967

Low-income, older homeowners

200

94%

0

home weatherization, heat systems

Refers clients to resources for free or discounted materials

Offers educational programs through videos and pamphlets.

Uses Community Services Block Grant Staff and STEP program trainees to deliver services

Lexington

Susan Bachner Consulting, LLC

Susan Bachner

810 Delong Road
Lexington, KY 40515

859-273-1122

859-273-8893
sbachnerky@aol.com
People requiring home modifications because of physical and/or medical problems.
1999
On-staff Occupational Therapist with approximately 40 years experience provides environmental access consulting to assist individuals create supporting environments.
Environmental
Certification in Environmental Access Consulting.
No
Private pay

 

 


Owensboro

Green Rivers Area Development District

Andrea Sieloff

Owensboro, KY

270-926-4433

65+, home-bound, low income, and case managed persons.

Functional and environmental.

Americorps volunteers.

* Home Care Programs
* Title III of OAA
* Grants
* Medicaid waivers


Paintsville

HOME WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM

Paul Cole, Coordinator

Big Sandy Area Community Action Program, Inc.
Johnson County Courthouse, Paintsville, KY 41240

(606) 789-6517

1967

older homeowners, low-income

200

94%

0

Home weatherization, heat systems

Yes

* Refers clients to resources for free or discounted materials
* Offers educational programs through videos and pamphlets
* Uses Community Services Block Grant staff and STEP program trainees to deliver services


West Liberty

Weatherization Program

Kevin Ratliff

Weatherization Director

124 Cottage St., PO Box 367
West Liberty, KY 41472

606-743-3133

606-743-1130

march@ekyol.com

Gateway Community Services Organization

1974

Low-income

20%

160

6

Insulation, heating systems, and air filtration.

Functional

Heat/Technical inspectors.

$200,000

Weatherization funds

Free

Weatherization funds

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