Home modification assessments, also called environmental access evaluations, evaluate your home for safety hazards and mobility concerns. After the evaluation is complete, the assessor will provide a list of recommended modifications for in-home accessibility. These assessments allow homeowners to determine inaccessible areas on their property and make changes to correct them.
Environmental access evaluations examine potential mobility issues for injury, illness, and disability. A thorough assessment can provide you with the perfect modifications for your needs, so it is important to choose an assessor who considers your requirements and living conditions—factoring that information into their final evaluation.
Performing an Environmental Access Evaluation
Performing an ADA access evaluation can be a complicated process. Each one is different, depending on the needs on the individual. In general, however, an environmental access evaluation will follow these steps:
- Bid Gatherings
- Determining Scope of Work
- The Pre-Construction Meeting
- Final Walk Through
A home modification evaluation should begin by meeting with you to determine your needs and understanding how the assessment can be tailored to them. After this initial meeting, a review of your needs will take place to make sure all the information is current and comprehensive. After this review, the assessment takes place. The assessment process can be done quickly, without sacrificing on quality.
Once the access evaluation is complete, the assessor will review all the modifications they believe are needed and give you a list of recommendations. This assessment can be used as a Statement of Work for environmental accessibility adaptations.
Home Access Evaluation with Accessibility 101
Partnering with Accessibility 101 for ADA home access evaluation guarantees a high quality of work. We meet with clients to fully understand them. This understanding includes medical history, current problems while accessing the home, and future considerations for potential changes in mobility.
Accessibility 101 can also help you navigate the environmental accessibility adaptations (EAA) waiver service through multiple programs such as:
- Elderly Waivers (EW)
- Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD)
- Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (CADI)
- Community Alternative Care Waiver (CAC)
- Brain Injury Waiver (BI)
- Alternative Care Waiver (AC)
Our home modification assessments are thorough, but do not disrupt the day-to-day life of the home. Many people with mobility issues need assessments to be as unobtrusive as possible. This need is why Accessibility 101 conducts evaluations with flexibility and respect. Working with us provides an environmental evaluation that is both comprehensive and non-restrictive. The work we do will leave you with all the information you need to make your home safer and more accessible. With this knowledge, you can make the necessary remodels to preserve independence for yourself or a loved one.
The CAPS Designation was developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in partnership with AARP and is administered by NAHB. Professionals who have earned the CAPS designation are experts in designing and building aesthetically-enriching, barrier-free living environments. They have been trained in the unique needs of the older adult population and apply strategies and techniques to provide comprehensive and practical home modification solutions