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Home Modifications and Fall Prevention

Home Modifications Program

The Home Modification/Repair Program promotes safety and well-being for older adults in Howard County. The program enables a group of professional partners to provide consultation, along with home modification, repair, and retrofit services to qualified residents who want to remain in their own homes. Residents may benefit from environmental modifications to meet their present or future requirements, such as handrails or grab bars, wheelchair ramps, lighting, alterations to bathrooms, improvements to existing doorways or other access areas, and exterior work. Many services are offered free or at a reduced cost.

To find out more about this program, call Maryland Access Point (MAP, the information, referral and assistance arm of the Office on Aging) at 410-313-5980, or email map@howardcountymd.gov.

For more information:

  • To view our Home Modifications brochure that includes a listing of resources, click here. 
  • For Home Accessibility and Repair Program information, including eligibility requirements, click here. 
  • To download the Aging in Place Home Repair Application packet, click here.
  • Home Repairs for CA Residents Flier 

Fall Prevention

The Fall Prevention program of the Aging in Place Initiative provides direct service and community education/training to consumers and professionals to reduce the number of accidental falls among older adults. Direct services to older adults at risk may include consultation, in-home assessment and recommendations for a personalized fall prevention strategy, including environmental modifications, lifestyle improvements, and community resource referrals. Community education and training for older adults and professionals is provided through public presentations and community partnerships to increase fall prevention awareness. To find out more about this program call MAP at 410-313-5980, or email map@howardcountymd.gov.