Where to start when considering a home remodel project. Tips
from National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) http://www.nahb.org/reference_list.aspx?sectionID=715
Find a Certified Senior Advisor (Society of Certified Senior Advisors) http://www.csa.us/CSAVerifier.aspx
Find an Elder Law Attorney (NAELA) Click here
How to find a doctor for Multiple Sclerosis http://ms.about.com/od/newlydiagnosed/a/neurologist.htm
AARP is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.
AARP’s Home Improvement website section http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/home-improvement/
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers have more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions.
About Rheumatoid Arthritis http://www.ra.com/joint-damage.aspx
Aging and Disability Resource Center. ADRCs serve as single points of entry into the long-term supports and services system for older adults and people with disabilities.
Alzheimer’s Association http://www.alz.org/
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America http://www.alzfdn.org/EducationandCare/strategiesforsuccess.html
Arthritis Foundation’s National Action Plan http://www.arthritis.org/naap.php
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association http://www.spinalcord.org/
NIH’s National Institute on Agency http://www.nia.nih.gov/
National Multiple Sclerosis Society http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx
United Cerebral Palsy http://www.ucp.org/
AAA Warman Home Care is the Washington area’s premier home care provider. For over 25 years, we have helped seniors continue to live at home safely and happily by providing non-medical care and companionship.
At Warman, we are passionate about providing consistently superior care. Our caregivers are carefully screened and trained, and must be experienced Certified Nursing Assistants. We are also proud to be accredited by the Joint Commission – healthcare’s top designation – something few home care providers can boast. We can respond very quickly and provide from 2 hours a day, to live-in support, to care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, Dementia or other chronic conditions. http://www.warmanhomecare.com/
Accessible Insights Blog http://accessibleinsights.info/blog/
Autism Smiles provides a variety of resources for families with autistic children http://autismsmilesllc.org/
BeClose Senior Safety–BeClose is an innovative aging in place technology that helps residents, families and caregivers stay in touch
Better Living Design – Better Living Design is a sensible design approach to improve how homes are designed, built and remodeled in America. The BLD Institute has been created to promote, educate and encourage wide adoption of this new program.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis
Resource Center Click here
Equipment Connections for Children www.equipmentconnectionsforchildren.org
iDapt Planner – Allows you to plan and assess disabled adaptations. www.idapt-planning.co.uk
Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MTAP) http://www.mdtap.org
MTAP, in a cooperative effort with the Maryland Department of Rehabilitative
Services (DORS), has produced the Maryland Home Modifications Directory. The
Directory contains resources in Maryland for making a home accessible to
persons with disabilities.
Maryland Department of Health Resource Locator
for Children And Youth With Special Health Care Needs
Types of Doctors who Treat Spinal Conditions http://www.mayfieldclinic.com/PE-specialists.htm
The Special Needs Alliance – Helpful Resources for Families and Individuals with Special Needs http://www.specialneedsalliance.org/resources
Academy of Special Needs Planners – Resource for Special Needs Planning http://www.specialneedsanswers.com/
Stacy Zoern, CEO of Community Cars- Creating Cars for People in Wheelchairs
Universal Design- UniversalDesign.com is dedicated to advancing the field of Universal Design by playing an active role in supporting education and research in the field.
VIRGINIA STATE – The Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority: Offers low interest loans for a variety of special equipment to eligible applicants. The interest rate is normally well below normal market rates, and loans are available with no down payment and longer terms which reduces monthly payments. These low interest loans are made through our financial partner (SunTrust), are guaranteed through our financial partner, or are direct loans made by the Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority. Remember that all income levels can apply. http://www.atlfa.org/whatwedo.htm
- Home improvement loans
- Sensory Fund
- Automobile loans
- Loans for Equipment
- Direct Loans
- Loans with an Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority Guarantee
- Telework Loans
- Assistive Technology Assessments
- Consumer Counseling
Decorative Glass Art & Architectural Glass Classic Glass Inc. – www.classicglassinc.com
Kohler- Universal Design Products
Broan NuTone- www.broan-nutone.com
Infinity Drain- www.infinitydrain.com
Renovative bath- www.renovativebath.com
Schluter Systems- www.schluter.com
Swim Spas: www.EndlessPools.com