1. ADAPT YOUR HOUSE, MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE
Here are some website that give useful information to those who want to renovate and adapt their house or their housing to make it accessible to people with disabilities.
Adapting a Residence
Société Logique’s main functions are to promote universal accessibility and to encourage consultation during the planning process.
Societe Logique offers services which consist in identifying environmental obstacles and drafting recommendations on the layout and equipment necessary for the independence and safety of the person with the functional limitation. They prepare the documents necessary for obtaining bids from contractors, analyze the bids received and recommend a cost for the work. We can also provide follow up until construction is completed, in order to answer questions and validate access performance in a final visit. This service is for people with functional limitations, their families, health network professionals as well as the various organizations offering home adaptation programs, such as SAAQ, CSST, etc. Telephone : 514-522-8284 (Montreal) or 418-688-4305 (Quebec).
To visit Societe Logique website, click here.
Accessible Housing by Design
There are tools, advices and devices to adapt and renovate housing to make it more accessible to people with disabilities. To inform and help you to plan your renovations, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) created articles about lifts and residential elevators, residential hoists and ceiling lifts, ramps, appliances, etc..
Pour read these articles, click here.
Maintaining Seniors’ Independence Through Home Adaptations – Guide
Many homes are not well designed to meet our changing needs as we age. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers you a guide identifying the types of difficulties that seniors can experience and describes types of adaptations that can help overcome these difficulties.
To consult this guide, click here.
2. FINANCIAL HELP PROGRAMS
Some programs can help you financially to adapt your apartment or your house. You can have more information about these programs in the page “Financial Help” of the Resources section.