The Georgia Dept of Human Services Offers Community Based Disability & Home Modification Services


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Are you a senior 55+, elderly or person with disabilities desiring to remain living in your Atlanta home longer, in spite of mobility challenges? The Georgia Department of Human Services offers community based services to assist people in need, and some of the services include home modifications. The following is quoted from the GA Dept. of Human Services Division of Aging Services website, the 2008 – 2011 State Plan stated:

The Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) program makes available a variety of services to individual consumers, and to groups of consumers, to support and assist older Georgians ( and their caregivers, when present) in maintaining their independence in their homes and communities These services support older persons and their families in living longer, living safely and living well. In SFY 2006, 36,793 individual older adults, including caregivers, received one or more HCB individual services.”

The Division of Aging Services, along with Area Agencies on Aging, offer support and services to infirm elderly and their care givers, including home modifications.

According to the 2008 – 2011 plan, one of the future areas of emphasis for the community based services is to provide additional home modifications and assistive devices to promote independence. Non-Medicaid Home and Community Based Services focus on solutions to help older Georgians live with safety and independence in their own homes.

For additional information about funding assistive technology and disability home modifications such as ramps and stair lifts, visit the Funding Resources page at Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC, — an Atlanta based accessibilty design and installation company.

Aging-In-Place Home Modifications for Metro Atlanta Homes

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Nowadays, more and more people are choosing to age in place rather than move to an assisted living community when they begin to get older and realize their family home may not accommodate them in the years ahead. Have you been considering making strategic aging-in-place home modifications for your metro Atlanta home?

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) offers a checklist which can help you decide what options are right for you or your loved ones. Whatever the reason that is causing your current accessibility concern or actual lack of mobility, this checklist will walk you through the steps to determine the accessibility home modifications you may need, such as walk-in tubs or stair lifts, at your Metro Atlanta home.

When you complete accessibility home modifications with the assistance of the professionals at Atlanta Home Modifications, your dream of having a fully accessible home will become a reality. If you are interested in learning more about aging-in-place mome modifications for metro Atlanta Homes, contact the experts at Atlanta Home Modifications at 770-880-3405, or send an email using our website contact form.

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