Where else can I get help paying for home modifications and equipment that can help my loved one continue to live at home?
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Last Update: July 01, 2009
There are many products available to help people with physical limitations continue to live independently. While assistive devices and home modifications are generally not covered by Medicare, there are organizations that can point you to low-cost products and services:
- ABLEDATA is a federally funded database of assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment.
You can call them for advice at 800-227-0216 or go to their web site by clicking on the link in the LINKS box.
- Each state has an “Assistive Technology Program” that helps residents with disabilities, their family members and caregivers identify and get the equipment they need.
To find the project in your state, click on "Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs state-by-state listings" in the LINKS box.
- AbleProject.org is a nonprofit organization focused on helping people with disabilities. Visitors can comparison shop for assistive devices on the web site.
- The National Rehabilitation Information Center offers information on organizations and agencies that can help people with disabilities.
- The California-based National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification has a national directory of home modification resources.
- AARP’s website has helpful home-design suggestions for people with disabilities.
For more information from AbleProject, the National Rehabilitation Information Center, the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modifciation, and AARP, click on the links in the LINKS box.