Posted on August 12, 2023
Many changes have been made toward creating spaces that are accessible for people with disabilities. Still, more improvements are necessary, especially in housing. At Acumen Fiscal Agent, we believe that changes to home accessibility can greatly improve the safety and well-being of children and adults with disabilities and support their freedom and independence.
Accessible-friendly homes make a substantial difference in the quality of life for people with disabilities. Unfortunately, many homes have not been properly upgraded, and often, suitable improvements are expensive. Without the aid of accessibility tools and equipment, it can be difficult for individuals to take showers, cook meals, or move safely throughout their homes. Making homes accessible for differently abled individuals begins by prioritizing the person and changing the environment to meet their specific needs.
Other benefits of accessible-friendly homes include:
Sometimes all it takes is cost-effective changes to make your home accessible for yourself or a family member. Consider these affordable and easy tips for creating a home that is functional for individuals with disabilities:
Often, permanent home modifications are needed to increase an individual’s safety and allow them to continue living independently. While these upgrades can be expensive, there is funding available through government agencies or private charities for improvements, such as:
We provide fiscal management services to individuals who utilize self-direction caregiving programs across the country. If you or a loved one requires a fiscal agent, you can depend on the trustworthy team at Acumen. For more information, contact us at (877) 211-3738. We provide fiscal management services for veterans, aging adults, and individuals with developmental, physical, and intellectual disabilities and their parents.