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We're On A Mission

Hammer and Heart is a public benefit company located in Bend, OR. 

We help people age in place and thrive in their homes through information and guidance on home modifications, assistive technology devices and tips for aging well.

We’re on a mission to help you create living spaces customized to your specific needs while being accessible, visitable and safe for all ages and abilities.

In-Person Consultations: If you live in Central Oregon, we’d be happy to come to your home to do an in-home assessment and provide customized recommendations. Please contact us for more information and pricing.

Website Resources: If you live elsewhere, or would like to DIY, please utilize our extensive website resources to determine which home modifications and assistive technology devices you may need. 

A note about our Shop: If you’ve visited out site before, you may notice that our Shop has changed a bit. In addition to our trusted manufacturing partners, we now include helpful products from Amazon to offer you the best pricing, fastest shipping, and dependable return policy. We still partner with our preferred vendors, and if we can offer you the best pricing through those vendors, we do.

Our priority is that you find the best quality products to help make your environment fit you, at an affordable cost. See our Privacy Notice and Affiliate Disclosure for more information. 

Our Founder

Hammer and Heart is a public benefit company that was founded by Cindy Firestone, a home health and hospice nurse and residential general contractor, who saw the need for options. Over the years, Cindy has provided in-home care for hundreds of people, as well as some of her own family members.

“I’ve seen too many people who have experienced a fall, become disabled, or developed a chronic illness, ending up having to move away from the comfort of their own home and loved ones to a place they are unfamiliar with. With some simple home modifications, they could have remained in the home they love, with the people they love. We strive to give you creative solutions that inspire autonomy and independence in your own home.” Cindy Firestone.

Cindy is driven to help people both by experiences with past patients and clients, but also from personal experiences. You can read about one of them in our Fall Prevention post.

Cindy has a master’s degree in Gerontology/Aging Services, is a licensed nurse and residential general contractor in the State of Oregon, and is a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS). She also completed the prestigious Executive Certificate in Home Modifications program from USC.

Hammer and Heart is proud to be an approved Home Modifications contractor for the State of Oregon’s Department of Human Services.

Our Partners

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