Most seniors want to age in place. Aging in place allows older adults some level of autonomy and dignity over their own health and decisions. It allows many to remain close to friends, family and communities they’ve been a part of for decades. Social determinants of health, particularly including the ability to keep their home safe and accommodating to their physical needs, are among some of the most challenging barriers to aging in place.
We focus on home repairs that enable the homeowner to age in place safely, secure the home for years to come, and provide an improved appearance for the neighborhood at large. Many of the repairs we provide are able to be done by the homeowner if they had the means or physical ability. By using volunteers we are able to help the homeowner as well as provide that intimate experience of truly being the hands and able-body for someone else.
Your support is huge! Whether you have time, treasure or talents to provide, we can make use of them. For those that are financially able, contributing to the home repairs cost enable use to never charge a homeowner for their repair services. On average, a home's repairs costs us $1,000. If we need to call in a professional, that average increases to $1,500. For those who have more time than money, we have plenty of volunteer opportunities to put that time to good use.
NeighborLink Indianapolis mission is to help low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities who own their own homes age in place safely and with dignity. We do this by providing home repair at no cost to the homeowner.