Environmental Modifications (E-Mods)

Environmental Modifications

Environmental modifications (E-Mods) are physical adaptations to the home that can increase or maintain your ability to live at home with independence. These improvements will address any safety issues you have. Environmental modifications include, but are not limited to: ramps, lifts, hand rails and bathroom modifications (such as roll-in showers).  

In addition to these physical modifications to the home, E-Mods can include modifications that address your sensory deficits, such as Braille identifications systems and strobe light smoke detectors and alarm devices and modifications that promote a safer environment for people with challenging behaviors, including window protection, reinforcement of walls, open-door signal devices and durable wall finishes.

To be eligible for E-Mod services through OPWDD, you must be enrolled in the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver or the Children's Waiver

For further information, please contact the Regional Office representing the area in which you live.