20% of aging adults have a home repair or modification need. When we look at the data by age, race, and income, we see significantly higher numbers of adults aged 60-64, African Americans, and mid and low-income groups having repair needs.
The most common repair needs include minor repairs such as painting, help with home de-cluttering, and grab bar installation.
39% of aging adults who have home repair needs, are not confident they will be able to have the repairs made. When we look at the data by age, race, and income, we see significantly higher percentages of adults aged 60-64 and 75+, African Americans, and mid and low-income groups reporting lack of confidence in repairs being made.
The most commonly cited barriers to home repairs being made include not being able to afford repairs, and aging adults being unable to complete the repair by themselves.
What do you think we can do as a county to assist aging adults who have home modification needs?
- Increase assessment services to identify home improvements needed
- Offer discounts or more funding for home modifications or materials
- Improve awareness of repair services available and where to go for information
- Provide education on home maintenance and repairs