Making your home accessible
Do you need your house changed so you can get around better? Do you need a ramp to your front door? Does your bathroom need grab bars or a wider door?
About making your home accessible
Ramps, grab bars or wider doorways make life easier and safer for you. DADS can help with some of these changes. However, we can't pay for major changes, such as:
- Adding a new structure
- Adding more space
- Regular maintenance
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs can help Texans with home repairs and weatherization.
Where to call to receive DADS services and supports
To learn more
Fact sheets about DADS programs that can help make your home more accessible:
- Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
- Community Attendant Services (CAS)
- Community Based Alternatives (CBA)
- Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)
- Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)
- Family Care (FC)
- Home and Community-based Services (HCS)
- In-Home and Family Support Program (IHFSP)
- Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)
- Primary Home Care (PHC)
- Texas Home Living (TxHmL)
- 211 Texas can provide information about local, state or federal services.
- Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) — The ADRCs provide information about and help with state and federal benefits. They can also help you learn about local programs and services. Anyone — individuals, family members, friends or professionals — can receive information tailored to their needs.
- Consumer Directed Services — If you want more control over who works for you in your own home, you can choose either Consumer Directed Services (CDS) or the Service Responsibility Option (SRO). You can only use CDS or SRO in some DADS programs.
- Medicaid Estate Recovery Program — The state may file a claim against the estate of a deceased Medicaid recipient, age 55 and older, who applied for certain long-term care services on or after March 1, 2005. Claims include the cost of services, hospital care and prescription drugs supported by Medicaid under certain programs.
- Yourtexasbenefits.com — This website offers you easy and secure online access to Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) benefits including Medicaid, SNAP food benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and nursing home care and other services for people who are elderly or have disabilities.
Updated: July 17, 2013