The majority of individuals you meet want to stay at the home as opposed to nursing homes. What adaptions can you make in your home to keep someone at home for longer? This module will share links to different devices and resources for you to keep your care recipients at home for longer.
Cooking, Eating, Drinking
Please check out our Cooking, Eating, and Drinking Module for more ideas!
Bathing, Dressing, and Hygiene
Tasks in these categories can always seem overwhelming for both the caregiver and care recipient. There are many different devices and tools to make these daily living activities more manageable.
Bathing: For more ideas check out our Pinterest
- Grab Bras
- Swivel Seat
- Shower Chair
- Detachable Shower Head
- Supportive Tub Bucket
- Hair Washing Tray
Dressing: For more ideas check out our Pinterest
Hygiene: For more ideas check out our Pinterest
Alerts, Reminders, and Stress Relievers
Sometimes care recipients are in need of assistance but have no way of alerting their caregiver. There are many different ways to signal alerts.
- Alabama Respite is a temporary relieve for caregivers. Interested in learning more about vouchers, natural supports, or ways to take a breather? Check out their website for more information ( www.alabamarespite.org )!
The following links provide a list of resources and ways to modify your home in order to make it more accessible for individuals with disabilities and seniors.
Alabama Alternative Finance Program
STAR program that provides financing to families so that they may purchase assistive technology, adaptive equipment, and related services.
Assistive technology is donated to the Reutilization programs throughout the state of Alabama and then consumers with disabilities can request the equipment at no cost.
Funding Home Modification
Vendors providing AT for the Home in Alabama
Websites for Home Automation & Other AT
CASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging)
CASA’s mission is to assist the elderly and homebound who have unmet needs, with volunteer services. Our programs are designed to enable them to maintain their independence, dignity, health and safety, in their own homes.
CASA provides services at no cost to clients. Services are based solely on need, without regard to income, race, social status or religion.
- CASA of Marshall County
18 Grimes Drive Guntersville, AL 35976 Phone: (256) 279-0007 Fax: (256) 582-2922 firstname.lastname@example.org
- CASA of Madison County
701 Andrew Jackson Way Huntsville, AL 35801 Phone: (256) 533-7775 Fax: (256) 533-7544
- CASA of Limestone County
409 S. Marion Street Athens, AL 35611 Phone: (256) 232-5751 Fax: (256) 232-5780
- CASA of Jackson County
50 South Broad Street Scottsbro, AL 35768 Phone: (256) 259-3736 Fax: (256) 259-3182 email@example.com
- CASA of Dekalb County
P.O Box 681295 Rainsville, AL 35986 Phone: (256) 845-2049 Fax: (256) 845-9021 firstname.lastname@example.org
Building and Remodeling Your Home with a Certified Aging in Place (CAP) Specialist
The National Association of Home Builders provides a certification in Certified Aging in Place. Upon completion of this course, builders are able to:
• Describe the home ownership market as it relates to the three segments of the Aging in Place market
• Consider contractual and legal concerns for building professionals providing design solutions to the Aging in Place client
• Perform a needs assessment to identify and prioritize the needs, wants and wishes of the Aging in Place client
• Recommend specific design solutions for the Aging in Place client
• Estimate and schedule the Aging in Place project while regarding special considerations
• Identify considerations for executing the job while the client is in residence
CAPS in Alabama (February 2011-Listed Alaphabetically)
|John Allen||Southern Construction & Design Inc||Madison||n/a|
|Mary Ann Brechun||MA Brechun Design||Hoover||Designer|
|Robert Brown||H.C. PITMAN||FAIRHOPE||Remodeler|
|Casey Campbell||GIBSON & ANDERSON CONSTRUCTION||BIRMINGHAM||Remodeler|
|Cherilyn Cleveland||Berryhill Holdings Corporation||Anderson||n/a|
|John Dollison||John B. Dollison||Huntsville||n/a|
|Rebecca Estes||University of South Alabama, Dept. Occupational Therapy||Mobile||Occupational Therapist|
|Robert Goff||Southern Construction & Design, Inc||Madison||Builder|
|D. Clay Harbin||Parksite Plunkett Webster (PPW)||Calera||n/a|
|John Horchen||J.A.H Design Costruction||Newton||n/a|
|Michael Kane||Kane Building LLC||Dadeville||Builder|
|Randall Knott||Wellborn Cabinet Inc.||Ashland||n/a|
|David Lisenby||Lisenby Construction Inc||Montgomery||n/a|
|Paula Lowrey||University of South Alabama||Daphne||Occupational Therapist|
|Robert McKay||McKay Building Co. Inc.||Birmingham||Remodeler|
|Jewel McKay||McKay Building Co. Inc.||Birmingham||Remodeler|
|M. Lynne McWhorter||Cabinet Trends||Hoover||Designer|
|Bobby Monk||Best Inspections, Inc.||Springville||Builder|
|Cindy Monk||Best Inspections, Inc.||Springville||Other|
|Max Moody||DREAMMAKER BATH AND KITCHEN||Trussville||Remodeler|
|Clara Parnell, MS, OTR/L||Birmingham||Occupational Therapist|
|Marlisa Pierce||M Pierce Designs||Dothan||Designer|
|Philip Shelton||Shelton Construction, Inc.||Decatur||n/a|
|W. Strickland||Milton Strickland Builders Inc||Pike Road||n/a|
|Britt Thompson||Thompson Construction Services, Inc.||Hoover||n/a|
|Ann Underwood||Design-It-Studio||Pleasant Grove||n/a|
|George Williams||Precision Homecrafters Inc||Birmingham||Remodeler|