Want to improve your business as a building professional?
The need for home modifications is a growing market with a large potential for building professionals. Most building professional want to be able to increase their ability to meet this growing demand and provide high quality services, but they are uncertain how to begin.
First, home modifications are small or large changes to a home that improve a home to customize it to meet the needs of the person or family who lives there. The changes are customized to the individual needs. They improve living at home by making daily activities and routines easier and safer.
To learn more:
- 5 Disability Immersion Experiences for Contractors– guide to help contractors improve their business through an an experience-based learning guide to help teach a new perspective of how common disabilities and health concerns can cause functional limitations at home.
- Respecting Client’s Competence: Working WITH, Not FOR Clients
- Who Benefits from Home Modifications?
- Why Bother with Home Modifications?
- The Meaning of Home
- 10 Easy Home Improvements to do in 1 Day
Want to give it a try?
This in-depth 7-page pdf guide will walk you (or a your team) through 3 common scenarios with clients. It gives specific and practical questions to ask clients to gain useful information to assess if home modifications will benefit the client and improve your services. Ideas are given for different ages of clients and phases of life, with specific conversation points to show how home modifications are beneficial and relevant to each client.
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Here are a few simple and easy questions to get started exploring the potential of custom home modification and improvements with your clients:
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Looking for resources on home modifications?
Homemods.org– This website is from the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification by Andrus Gerontology Center at University of Southern California.
Home Modification Fact Sheet (pdf)- Information fact sheet from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Home Modification Ideas for Older Adults (video)- By Stephanie Dahl