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  Residential Repair & Renovation Services  

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Residential repair and renovation services are available in some Illinois communities. Residential repair and renovation services include adaptations to homes that can make it easier and safer to carry out activities such as bathing, cooking, and climbing stairs as well as alterations to the physical structure of the home to improve its overall safety and condition.

  How It Works  

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How can Residential Repair and Renovation Services promote independence and prevent accidents? Here are some typical problems and their possible solutions:

Problem: Difficulty getting in and out of the shower
Solution: Install grab bars, shower seals or transfer benches

Problem: Slipping in the tub or shower
Solution: Place non-skid strips or decals in the tub or shower

Problem: Difficulty turning faucet handles
Solution: Replace with lever handles

Problem: Access to homes
Solution: Install ramps

Problem: Inadequate heating or ventilation
Solution: Install insulation and storm windows

Problem: Problems climbing stairs
Solution: Install handrails for support


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To locate Residential Repair and Renovation Services in your community, contact...

See also publications and Web sites related to this program:

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Older Adult Services Act
Community Care Program
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Care Coordination Services
Choices for Care Program
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Home Repair & Renovation
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Money Management Program
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Senior Centers
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Veterans Services
Community Care Program Procurement Opportunities

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