Assistive Technology

Adaptive Devices

Adaptive Devices are aids, controls, appliances or supplies (of either a communication or adaptive type) which are necessary to enable a person to increase or maintain his or her ability to live at home and in the community with independence and safety (i.e. adaptive aids and devices, augmentative communication aids and devices, vehicle modifications, etc.). For further information, please contact your Medicaid Service Coordinator at (585) 593 – 3005.

Environmental Modifications

Environmental Modifications (E-Mods) are physical adaptations to the home that can increase or maintain an individual’s ability to live at home with independence. Environmental modifications include ramps, lifts, hand rails, bathroom modifications, etc. In addition to these physical types of modifications to the home, E-Mods can include modifications that address the individual’s sensory deficits, such as Braille identifications systems, strobe light, smoke detectors, alarm devices and modifications that promote a safer environment for individuals with challenging behaviors. For further information, please contact your Medicaid Service Coordinator at (585) 593 – 3005.