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Council on Aging of Buncombe County provides basic home repairs with trained repair specialists for assistance with grab bars, shower wands, hand rails, and other minor repairs or improvements for safety, asccessibility, and well-being. The Minor Home Repair program allows us to serve clients in Buncombe County, patients of the Home Based Primary Care program at MAHEC and through a partnership with CarePartners PACE. Requests will be reviewed and managed by our team of social workers and aging service specialists as part of our Resource Coordination services.

Additionally, in partnership with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, Council on Aging social workers will work with individuals to identify substandard housing and “aging in place” home repair needs. Social workers will assist clients with health, safety and accessibility concerns with the project process – from request through completion. Clients will receive security enhancements, mobility and accessibility improvements and other home repairs from the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity that go beyond the scope of the Council on Aging Minor Home Repair program, including home rehabilitation/improvement solutions so clients can maintain adequate housing, increase safety and other concerns, reduce cost burden, and improve the likelihood that the individual can stay in their homes as long as possible. 

Did you know that 1 in 3 seniors fall in their home without proper safety precautions? Our Minor Home Repair Specialist is happy to be able to provide basic home safety modifications for our clients. 

For more information, call (828) 277-8288.

*Programs and services require an in-home assessment.

Home-Based Primary Care

Healthcare designed for you – delivered at home. Home-Based Primary Care is a grant funded program designed to take care of people at home. Our goal is to make care as convenient as possible for you, keep you as healthy as possible, and, above all, try to make life as good as it can be.


  • Meet your goals for a happy & healthy life.
  • See a doctor in your home.
  • Get help with accessing and organizing your medications.
  • Make sure your home is safe.
  • Arrange and pay for minor home repairs or safety services.
  • Receive physical or occupational therapy.
  • Stay on top of your health through regular check-ins with a Care Manager.
  • Get respite care for caregivers.
  • Find community resources for food.
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