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Staying in Your Home


What to consider if you stay in your home

Most people plan to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Some important things to consider include:

  • The condition of your home and how much it will cost to maintain
  • How accessible your home would be if you become less independent
  • The cost of modifications should you need them
  • The availability of long-term services and supports in the area

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Modify Your Home

Some changes may need to be made to your home for you to continue to live independently and safely. Changes range from adding assistive technology to much larger projects such as making structural changes. Some common types of home modifications include:

  • Adding grab bars
  • Adding ramps
  • Replacing twist-water faucets with levers
  • Changing to door handles instead of knobs
  • Converting a downstairs room to a bedroom
  • Widening hallways

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Maryland Access Point (MAP) staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.