Home Modification for Seniors

Home Modification Minneapolis MN:  HandyPro Handyman Services in Minneapolis offers home modification for the disabled or otherwise physically challenged.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2004, the 65 and over population is expected to increase from approximately 35 million in 2000 to 55 million in 2020.  The good news is there has been an extensive amount of time and energy devoted to home modification and other services to help this population remain in their homes.

Eventually all of us will be touched by someone we love in the same position.  Many home are being designed and retrofitted to help the “Aging in Place’ population and the caregivers, occupational/physical therapists and home modification Minneapolis experts have joined together to meet this need.  Many new products and services have been developed to help older people stay in their homes rather than moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility.

HandyPro of Minneapolis home modification services include:

  • Ramps
  • Grab bars and Stair Railings with extremely durable fasteners
  • Automatic interior door openers
  • Raised dishwashers
  • Walk-in Bathtubs and Roll-in Showers
  • Widen doorways
  • And More

With the growing number of people 65 and older who wish to remain independent and live in their own homes the demand for home modification to accommodate their needs has risen. 

There are many organizations that can assist with home modification, upgrades and suggestions.  One of the best programs is known as CAPS, or Certified Aging in Place Specialist

Other organizations include Area Agencies on Aging which are funded from the Older Americans Act Title IIID and in-home services for the frail elderly.  A few of the services included are home modification, bathroom remodeling, wheelchair ramps, grab bars and accessories, home maintenance and alterations and minor chores for the elderly.  You can also contact Medicare/Medicaid to find out if medical equipment and supplies are covered.  There is also a program for weatherization assistance for the elderly at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/weatherization/

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