The state of Maryland has introduced a new program that provides seniors financial assistance with Aging in Place renovations to help them stay in their homes. The "Accessible Homes for Seniors" program, which began just last year, offers seniors low- and no-interest loan options for home renovations and has recently been expanded to include grant money for those who do not qualify for the loans.
The program helps to fund home improvements for Maryland residents age 55+, including installing grab bars, railings, and ramps, and widening doorways, home improvements that will help seniors stay in their homes and maintain their independence.
This program is paving the way for other states to follow suit. Federal legislation for accessible renovations might not be achievable, but states can lead the way with local legislation that helps seniors to age in the home of their choice with the comfort and dignity that they deserve.
To learn more about the "Accessible Homes for Seniors" program, click here.