Universal Design, Aging in Place & Accessibility Resource Links
Atlanta Home Modifications has compiled information and resources that may be helpful to you regarding assistive technology (such as ramps and stair lifts), universal design, aging in place home modifications, funding resources and home assessments. Here you will find:
- Safety Guidelines and Checklists
- Home Modification and Universal Design
- Financing Resources
- Assistive Technology
- Disability Resources
- Aging Resources
Financing Assistive Technology
Tools for Life – Georgia’s Assisitive Technology Program
Tools for Life – Georgia’s Assisitive Technology Program is located at 512 Means St. Suite 250, Atlanta, GA and telephone is (800) 497-8665. Their website is http://www.gatfl.org/ Information about assistive technology funding in Georgia is available at http://gatfl.gatech.edu/#jQueryUITabs1-4
The Center for Financial Independence & Innovation, Inc.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals (and family members of) individuals with disabilities to increase security and financial independence. An Atlanta-based organization that helps to finance assistive technology, The Center for Financial Independence & Innovation address is 315 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 600, Decatur, GA 30030 The telephone number is 404-541-9005. The website is www.thecfii.org
Credit-Able (AFP) Program
Call 404-541-9005 and select the extension for the credit-able consumer liaison, Daphne Brookins. It is located at 1419 Mayson Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. The website is http://www.thecfii.org/
If you are a veteran, the Veteran’s Administration provides assistive devices to veterans. They can be contacted at http://www.va.gov/
gTRADE, Georgia’s Online Equipment Exchange
gTRADE, Georgia’s Online Equipment Exchange encourages members to offer assisitive technology and DME for sale or donation to others who may benefit from using technology unneeded by others.
FODAC – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) is Georgia’s statewide provider of home health and durable medical equipment. FODAC has distributed 20,000 wheelchairs and thousands of other pieces of DME since 1986. Internationally, 65 countries have received some equipment over those years.
AT Depot Co-op: The Georgia AT Depot is a state-wide buying Cooperative for Assistive Technology for customers in the state of Georgia. The website is at http://www.gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=AT_Depot
The Dollars and Sense Assistive Technology Funding database is for use by individuals (or advocates of ) individuals with disabilities, to gather funding sources and service providers that match the user’s individual assistive technology funding needs. It may be accessed at http://gatfl.gatech.edu/ds/search.php
Video Link to ALS Home Modifications: ALS Home Modifications and Lift Systems Video Link
Safety Guidelines and Checklists
Home Modification and Universal Design
Resources by Medical Condition
Mesothelioma Prognosis Network – Information about Mesothelioma facts, treatment, care centers and care financing.
Elder Care Resources
ElderCareMatters “America’s #1 online source for Elder Care Experts plus information & answers about a wide range of elder care matters”.