It’s not surprising that most seniors value the independence of remaining in their own homes. Fortunately, this can often be made possible by implementing minor or major home modifications.
If money is an issue, you’ll be glad to know that there are a number of programs available to help low-income households undertake home adaptation projects. These include:
Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence Program (HASI)
Funding for minor home adaptations, like adding handrails and bathroom grab bars
Contact Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for information.
Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP)
Financial assistance to low-income households who own and occupy substandard housing to enable them to repair their dwellings to a minimum level of health and safety, and to persons with disabilities who require special modifications to improve accessibility to their residence.
Contact your local municipality for information.
The RRAP program even offers financial assistance for the creation of a Secondary or Garden Suite to allow a low-income senior to live independently in their community, close to family and friends.
Contact Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for information about this program.
To evaluate how your home can be adapted to meet your current needs, we’re here to help.
Give us a call at 905-971-9568 or email us to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.