In Part One of this three part series, Jeff speaks with Jacqi Dix of Personal Access Solutions about the availability and types of public resources to help someone with a disability to stay in their home.
Is there any public aid available to make a home accessible and what do you need to do to qualify?
The State of North Carolina has some funding programs for people who are disabled. It is usually covered by the CAP Waiver Program. If you need more information about the program, please contact Jacqui or visit ncdhhs.gov. Veterans also have some grants available to them that would allow some modifications to be made as well. For more information on the veterans’ programs available, please visit http://va.gov.
Home Accessibility Partnership for a Family in Need
Personal Access Solutions has partnered with ramp manufacturer Easy Access during Access Day USA. Access Day USA brings communities, businesses and individuals together to provide those needing accessibility devices to enable people to live their lives to the fullest. Their companies will help convert a home for a family that could not otherwise afford a ramp or entry into their residence. Nominations are being accepted through September 30, 2015 for families in need. A panel will review the applications and the announcement will be made during the first week of October. “Access Day USA is a community event,” said Jacqi. “Therefore, volunteers and sponsors are encouraged to contact us to participate in this wonderful group project.” Nominations can be made at www.accessdayusa.com.
To get in touch with Jacqui for more information on making your home more accessible, please call 919-267-2610 or visit www.personalaccesssolutions.com.