703-443-1861 M - F 9:00 - 5:00 Leesburg, Virginia
703-443-1861 M - F 9:00 - 5:00 Leesburg, Virginia
Certified Aging in Place Specialist
Since 2007
Home Modifications
Seniors, Veterans, Mobility Challenged
Family Owned
Leesburg, Virginia

Modifications for Veterans

Are you a Veteran with a disability?

The US Department of Veterans Affairs offers grant programs to assist disabled veterans and servicemembers with necessary home modifications.

We started working with the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs with the SAH (2101) (a) Grant in 2010. We understand what the Veterans Administration requires for the package submittal to Roanoke and work closely with the agent and veteran to assist with expediting the extent of the details.

We are based in Loudoun County and service Northern Virginia to the DC metro area line including Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, and Arlington counties.

The Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant helps Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities live independently in a barrier-free environment. SAH grants can be used to remodel an existing home so it can be made suitable for specially adapted housing.

The Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) Grant provides for veterans to receive assistance for any home improvement necessary for the continuation of treatment or for disability access to the home and essential lavatory and sanitary facilities. A HISA grant is available to veterans who have received a medical determination indicating that improvements and structural alterations are necessary or appropriate for the effective and economical treatment of their disability.

The Special Housing Adaptation Grant (SHA) can be used to increase the mobility throughout the residence. The qualifications are specified by the type of disability.

To apply go to www.benefits.va.gov and complete VA form 26-4555.

For more information call 1-800-933-5499.

HISA grant – US Department of Veteran Affairs Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services www.prosthetics.va.gov/HISA2.asp

There is a grant program funded through the state called Granting Freedom. If you qualify for the SAH grant you should qualify for this one too.

Do not start any work to your residence that you know will qualify for one of the grants prior to receiving authorization. You will not be reimbursed. You need the authorization prior to starting any work and the payments are made directly to the merchant or contractor.

We cannot assist with the authorization process except to encourage the assigned agent to process the paperwork. It will take weeks to be authorized and each grant program has their lead times once the package has been turned in. Your level of disability will also determine your lead time. ALS veterans are processed more aggressively. The majority of our Veteran clients have ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

Our involvement starts after you have been approved and are free to select a contractor for the project. We provide a proposal to you based on what the grant program will allow and if you choose us to be your contractor we would begin the process of assembling the package for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Roanoke to approve.

Zero threshold transition

Wheelchair rolls right over the rubber curb.

Zero threshold

It’s now easy to go outside to the deck.

Veteran on deck

The deck was raised to the level of the doorway so now the veteran can roll his wheelchair out.

Curved stair lift

Made to fit your space.

Custom hand rail

Made to fit your space.

Stair lift ready to go up

No more worries about falling on the stairs.

Aging in place ramp

Wheelchair access from driveway to house.

Complete access ramp

From driveway to front door.

Custom outdoor ramp

Built to fit your requirements for entry.

Custom ramp inside garage

Wheelchair access from garage to house.

Exterior threshold

A smooth threshold for wheelchair access.

Graspable hand railing

Provides safety navigating those few steps leading from the garage into the house.

Outdoor stair lift

Stairs aren’t an obstacle anymore.

Outdoor stair lift

Stair lifts can be installed outdoors too.

Platform lift in garage

Provides access from the garage to the indoors.

Platform lift

This lift provides access from garage to indoors.

Outdoor lift for wheelchair

Provides access from driveway to front porch.

Platform lift

This custom-built platform lift provides a safe way for a person using a wheelchair to move from the outdoors to the […]

Platform steps

Platform steps make it easier for someone using a walker to move from the garage to the indoors.

Porch threshold ramp

Easy transition from porch to indoors.

Custom ramps

Smooth transition from ramp to deck.

Custom threshold ramps

A custom piece of plastic was made to fit in the metal track that can be removed when the door […]

Outdoor wheelchair ramp

Safe access from driveway to porch.

Outdoor custom ramps

Schaffer Construction builds outdoor custom ramps for easier access into the house.

Accessible bathroom

This accessible bathroom allows for easy movement between toilet, shower, and sink.

Roll-under vanity

This vanity/sink area allows for wheelchair access. The wheelchair can easily roll under the sink to provide you with access […]

Tiled floor

This accessible bathroom includes a beautiful tiled floor.

Contact us to learn more about home modifications for Veterans

Call 703-443-1861