Home Modification and Repair
Older adults and adults with disabilities want to safely and independently remain in their homes for as long as possible. Unfortunately, most homes are not built for aging in place. This requires many older adults or adults with disabilities to complete home modifications to ensure their home continues to meet their changing needs.
According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, "Mobility challenges increase sharply with age, with the share of adults with ambulatory problems rising from just 11 percent of 50–64-year-olds to 43 percent of those age 80 and over."
DHSS created this guide to provide information on home modification resources in Missouri. DHSS’s Division of Senior and Disability Services confirmed all information within the document for accuracy as of the publication date. Due to funding and resource changes with various providers, the services outlined within may change over time. However, this guide can be a starting point for anyone who wants to complete home modifications.