of links to other organizations that promote home modification
resources, independent living, and aging in place. Websites
are universal kitchen and bath association, universal home,
universal design, concepts that encourage accessible living
through adaptive environments and safety at home for seniors.
- AARP - A nonprofit membership
organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests
of persons 50 and older. This website includes a section
titled "Internet Resources on Aging" that includes
links to several home modification and universal design
- AoA Fact Sheets
- These updated fact sheets by the AoA (Administration
on Aging) are intended to provide professionals in the field
of aging, service providers and policymakers as well as
older Americans and their family members useful information
on topics that promote accessibility.
- Adaptive Access
Company - This company provides a comprehensive range
of accessible solutions to homes and businesses and offers
accessible home remodeling and modifications in Houston
Texas and the surrounding areas.
- Home Modifications Resource
Guide, 4th Edition (2003) - Features resources for professionals
interested in home modification: an annotated bibliography,
an inventory of pertinent organizations and agencies and
their utility, and a list of related journals and newsletters,
websites, and assessment instruments.
- Home Modification Resources
in Indiana: Statewide Survey Results and Recommendations
for Public Policy and Programs - This report describes
the status of services in Indiana that increase accessibility,
safety, and independence for older people and people with
disabilities in their homes.
- Housing Research
- This inclusive site features information for housing professionals
and consumers on major housing issues, the Hope VI program,
and the continuum of supportive housing options.
- IDEA Center
for Inclusive Design Environmental Access - This inclusive
web site provides links to the Center's various research,
development, and design programs, publications, special
interests on home modifications, and offers innovative ideas
on products that promote accessibility, as well as software
to educate professionals about providing accessibility.
- Kats Network-
Fact sheet titled "Who Will Help with Ramps and Home
Modifications?" with a list of sources that will the
elderly and disabled remain in their homes longer.
- National Association of
Home Builders - Provides information on choosing a remodeler.
The Research Center keeps U.S. home builders in tune with
new technology and changing needs.
- A Profile of Older Americans:
2002 (.pdf) - This brochure from the Administration
on Aging provides updated statistics on older Americans
in 13 key subject areas such as, income, marital status,
and living arrangements.
- PCS Online,
Universal Design Homes - Here you will find highly attractive
and functional Home Plans and Design Resources that can
help one age gracefully in place near family and friends
while delivering beautiful comforts and conveniences for
Thinking - This British web site introduces the various
features of smart housing, which uses either pre-programmed
or operative systems to integrate many automated home systems
to help elderly people remain independent in their homes
longer. The site also offers technology guides, articles
relating to the safety features of smart homes, and many
links to related field on accessible and safe homes.
Assistance Project - This project from Rehabilitation
Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
(RESNA) offers useful universal design strategies and resources.
Home -This web site features various links to different
areas of the home like windows and doors, kitchen and bath,
storage, electrical, lighting, steps and walkways with questions
that examine the safety and accessibility of the home and
universal design products, there are also resources for
Information that the USC National Resource Center on
Supportive Housing and Home Modification publishes on
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to other agencies, products, programs, or links. The
USC National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and
Home Modification does not endorse nor qualify any of
the following products, programs or links. The listing
of these products, programs, and services is for informational
purposes and individuals must use their own caution
and judgment when using these resources. USC does not
hold any liability or personal interest in any of these
agencies, products, or services.