Home modifications are changes to adapt a living space to increase accessibility, independence and safety. Many people pay for home modifications on their own. Some people may qualify for low-interest loans or financial assistance depending on their income.
Common home modifications include:
- Grab bars near the toilet or in the shower.
- Exterior ramps.
- Widening doorways.
- Lowering cabinets.
Environmental assessments can be conducted by a licensed occupational therapist to make recommendations for modifications to meet individualized needs.
- The Maryland Department of Disabilities' Home Modification Resource Guide contains information on funding sources, loan programs, tax deductions, home assessments, licensed contractors, etc.
For more in-depth assistance, contact your local MAP office directly or call the statewide toll-free number (1-844-627-5465).