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In-Home Modification Program

About the Program

This service is intended to make minor modifications of living space to prevent injury, promote safety and health of older persons, to assist them in remaining independent in their homes. It is available to eligible older household members in the following nine Minnesota counties: Clay, Becker, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin.

Minor home modifications may include, but are not limited to, such items as:

  • Repairs/renovations to alleviate medical conditions (i.e., air conditioner installation for asthma patients, etc., with doctor’s prescription)
  • Purchase and installation of grab bars, shower chairs, raised toilet seats
  • Faucet and door levers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Installation of medical alert devices
  • Water heater repair
  • Other – call for more information

This project is made possible, in part, under the Federal Older American’s Act, through a contract with the Northwest Regional Development Council, under an Area Plan, approved by the Minnesota Board on Aging.

Eligibility

Household members 60 years of age or older who need modifications to remain safely and independently in their home are eligible for this program.

More Information

Lynnette Gulland or Bethany Krebs, EAP Specialists

Phone: 218-477-1208

Toll Free Phone: 800-492-4805, Ext. 4, Prompt 3

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