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Home modification capacity building: strategies from programs in action.

Maximizing Human Potential

Author: Overton, J
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1998


Home modifications can prevent accidents, facilitate caregiving, make it easier to carry out tasks such as cooking and cleaning, engage in major life activities, and even minimize the need for costly personal care services or institutional care. Unfortunately, the growing number of older adults and younger persons with disabilities who would benefit from home modifications has not yet been matched by a delivery system capable of responding to their needs. A limited number of home modification programs specialize in the needs of older persons, younger persons with disabilities and caregivers.

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Pages: 3-5
Issue: Winter
Accession Number: September, 2011
Keywords: North America, older, mobility, modification
Reads: 265