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Home Repairs and Modifications

Fire Safety Checklist for Older Adults

Source: U.S. Fire Administration

Description:

Checklist about fireproofing the homes of older adults, special concerns for persons with disabilities; campaign reminds seniors and family caregivers: "Don't let your years of memories and your life today go up in flames."


Hoarding Resources and Information Center

Source: International OCD Center

Description:

Information and resources for those with hoarding disorder, their families, and human services personnel.


Home Modification Resources

Source: National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

Description:

HomeMods.org website includes information for professionals and consumers from non-profit organization dedicated to promote aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities.


Home Modifications Fact Sheet

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Administration on Aging

Description:

Answers to frequently asked questions about home modification, including how to tell when you need it.


Home Repairs and Modifications Checklist

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Check for ways to make your home safer and more functional. Includes checklist for hiring a contractor.


Home Safety Inspection Checklist

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

This three-part form includes checklist items that should be part of any home safety inspection, to prevent falls, other accidents and fire, and make your home more secure.


Lighting the Way: a Key to Independence

Source: Lighting Research Center

Description:

Online booklet discusses steps to take to improve lighting in the home of seniors and people with disabilities.


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Description:

Assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling energy costs, and, if the state chooses, to weatherize homes.


Universal Home Design

Source: AARP

Description:

Information and practical resources for Universal Home Design--homes geared toward people of all ages and abilities.