Home Repairs and Modifications

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. (Psalms 90:1)

One of the biggest challenges — and joys — to living in our own home is keeping up with the maintenance. Like so many other things in life, it flows best when we approach it with gratitude for what we have and consistent practical steps to keep it supporting (but not enslaving) us.

The resources in this section offer a range of ways to think through and improve the spaces you use every day and keep things in good repair. They can help you improve lighting, create clear walkways (inside and out), repair mechanical systems, even modify and upgrade layouts or furnishings to facilitate easier mobility or ongoing care of the spaces and systems. There’s also help for dealing with “things” — organizing the needed objects and letting go of the unneeded.

Many of these ideas are useful for supporting independent living at home.

For help thinking through these ideas, please call Caring for Christian Scientists at 800.930.3797.


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Do your own internet search to discover more possible resources. Go to Google, Bing, or other search engines, then type in terms like these:

  • Help for seniors with home repairs
  • home modification services for seniors
  • how seniors can declutter their home
  • how to make homes safer for seniors
  • how to make a home senior friendly

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