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DC Safe at Home Program for Seniors and Residents with Disabilities

Safe at Home Program

D.C. Office on Aging’s Safe at Home Program at Home Care Partners will promote aging in place for older adults (60 years and above) and residents living with disabilities (18 and 59 years old) by offering home accessibility adaptation grants to individuals that reduce the risk of falls and re-duce barriers that limit mobility.

Eligibility:

•          District resident

•          60 years or older OR between 18 and 59 years old living with disabilities

•          Income at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI)

How Does it Work?

Step 1: Enrollment:  Contact the Safe at Home Program at 202-638-0050 to work with a trained specialist on completing an application and collecting supporting documentation needed for enrollment.

Step 2: In-Home Visit:  An Occupational Therapist (OT) will work with you to identify potential fall risks and mobility barriers in your home and develop a list of modifications and equipment to reduce them.

Step 3: Implementation: Safe at Home staff will work with you and a general contractor to develop a work plan and begin installing modifications and equipment.

Program Benefits:  Each eligible household may receive a grant of up to $10,000 to cover equipment and labor costs.

Modifications that may be recommended for you could include:

•          Furniture risers

•          Handrails

•          Grab bars

•          Shower seat

•          Stair lift

•          Ramps

For more information, please call the Safe at Home Program at 202-638-0050.

 

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