Southeastern Minnesota Center For Independent Living (SEMCIL)
Home Accessibility Modification
SEMCIL - Winona Office
902 E 2nd St, Ste 277, Winona, MN, 55987
Distance: 954 Miles
Adaptations to your home to remove barriers for people with disabilities or age-related concerns. Modifications may include wheelchair ramps, grab bars, door widening, lowering countertops and other changes to make life easier and safer. Work can range from simple changes, like replacing doorknobs with pull handles, to major structural projects such as bathroom re-design.
The Home Accessibility Program ensures that people with disabilities have the home modifications they need for safe access and increased independence in their homes.
Common modifications include ramps, grab bars, and low-rise steps.
The service provides:
* Ramps for rent or purchase
* Provides accessibility modifications and coordinates contractors for estimates and project completion
* Home modification planning
* Report of findings and recommendations for improving access and safety
* Information and referral to potential funding sources, loan programs
The Temporary Ramp Program provides temporary ramps for consumers who need safe, accessible access to their home for a limited amount of time. Temporary ramps are rented on a weekly or monthly basis, for up to six months.
Area Served by County
- Goodhue County
- Houston County
- Wabasha County
- Winona County
Medical Equipment and Supplies
- Portable Ramp
- Private pay
- Sliding fee scale
- Older adults
- Older adults with disabilities
- People with low income
- Physical disabilities
Temporary Ramp Program has modest set up and rental fees
8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
- SEMCIL - Rochester Office 2200 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN, 55902
Other Services or resources
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BH-3000.3500Home Barrier Evaluation/Removal Services Definition
Programs that provide assistance in the form of labor and supplies for people with disabilities who need to install ramps, elevators, stair glides or lifts; widen doorways; install grab bars in showers and bathrooms; lower kitchen and other cabinets; or make other modifications in their homes or apartments to make them accessible. Also included are programs that assess the accessibility of homes and apartments of people who have disabilities and make recommendations regarding necessary modifications.
BH-3000.3500-700Ramp Construction Services Definition
Programs that provide assistance in the form of labor and supplies for people with disabilities who need to modify multilevel homes or homes that have entrances preceded by steps in order to make them accessible by installing sloping walkways which transcend the levels.
LH-0600.5000-850Transfer Devices Definition
Programs that pay for or provide lifts, transfer boards and other devices which help people who have physical disabilities move into and out of their vehicles, wheelchairs and other mobility systems. Also included are seat lift chairs, lift recliners and seat lifts which tilt to help people with limited mobility get into and out of their chairs; patient lifts that help transfer patients from beds to chairs or other locations; and portable ramps that aid people in entering/exiting vehicles or rampless buildings.
LR-1550Centers for Independent Living Definition
Consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, nonresidential agencies designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities that provide an array of independent living services. All CILs provide five core services: information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, individual and systems advocacy and transition. In addition, many CILs also offer transportation services, mobility training, personal assistance, housing and home modifications, recreation services, vocational programs, assistance in obtaining assistive technology equipment and other individualized services designed to increase and maintain independence.