he Home Modification Program pays for modifications (or changes) to be made to the home of a person with a physical disability. The changes are made to allow a person to move around more freely in the home. An example of a home modification is the installation of a wheelchair ramp.
The baby boomers are demanding a different approach to aging, including being able to stay in their homes as long as possible. However, only one in six home owners has made home modifications that would allow them to be safe and comfortable in their home as they age.
The goals of aging in place are to enhance the quality of life for older adults in their home environment, allow them to participate in valued activities, and ensure that people who plan to stay in their homes as they age make the necessary modifications to do so.