The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging has funds available for construction of wheelchair ramps. To qualify individuals must be at least 60 years of age, live in the North Central service area (consisting of Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise counties), and meet at least three of the following screening criteria:
- Low income, defined as no more than 150% of the poverty level ($1,516 for individual, $2,057 for couple)
- Impairments of two or more activities of daily living: (transferring, walking, dressing, bathing, eating, grooming, toileting)
- Inpatient hospitalization, stay at rehabilitation facility, or skilled nursing facility within the last two weeks
- Alzheimer’s disease
- No caregiver support
To make a referral go to https://www.nctcog.org/cs/aging/referral.asp or call 1-800-272-3921.