Thrive in Place
The Independent Living program works with older adults, people with disabilities, and those coming home to rehab to maintain their independence at home. We assess the home environment and perform modifications and repairs to make it more functional and safe.
We want to see clients continue to live in the homes they love and remain engaged in the communities they’ve built. We call this “thrive in place.”
As we age, we all experience natural changes in the way we get around our homes and our communities. Home modifications can support a person’s changing needs by making daily activities easier, reducing safety hazards that can lead to accidents, and helping people live independently.
Independent Living staff work with residents and local contractors to provide these health and safety modifications free of charge. Modifications include:
- Installing grab bars and railings
- Providing non-slip bathmats
- Installing ADA toilets
- Changing out faucets
- Weatherization repairs
- Exterior ramps
- Flooring replacement
- Lighting improvements
- Smoke detector updates
How It Works
A successful home modification involves far more than a repair or two, but a careful inventory of the living space and an honest look at personal health and habits. We are at your side through the entire process—from first inquiry to project completion.
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Independent Living Program Manager
206.842.1909, ext. 18
When being independent means asking for help
Thanks to HRB’s Independent Living program, a walk-in tub and grab bars allow one man to retain his independence in a cherished home. Read his story here.