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My Mom's going to begin living with me soon. Like a handicap shower and handicap toilet, hand rails?

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We never did find financial help with shower/toilet remodel, installation of handrails, etc, but you may be able to find a specialist in your area that can come in and assess what you need and make referrals to the local trades that can do the installation work for you. Doubt you'll find financial assistance, although it does sound like the VA has a program for vets, as mentioned above. You may want to check your insurance coverage, to see if any of the items you need might be covered or partially covered. Some high-end employers do still have these included in their benefits packages, but it's extremely rare now, I think.
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Most things we did ourselves, but the biggest, stairchairs. My dad was a veteran so they paid for those in the new house. In old house he contracted in a rental to buy. He did end up buying them. Bate aight stair cases run about $3,000.00. Curved/turn start at $10,000.00. Small bathrooms we used the plastic seat which gave you about 6 more inches in height and all you do is sit directly on toilet bowl. If there was a close wall opposite toilet seat we put 2 small grab bars vertically. Make sure bars and not too fat when a small hand is using them. In bigger bathroom i put the commode right over the toilet and no need for grab bars. Medicare should pay for a commode. Shower chairs are not covered by medicare. I had a potty in bedroom in corner of wall (always put against something so it doesn't tip over). Then I put one grab bar on the other wall. I put my forearm under moms one arm and she held onto bar then turned and holding both hands on bar for me to get her pants up. You may not be fully prepared when mom moves in but you can always figure it out. I would suggest having doctor order a ocvupational therapy consult with you and mom at your house and they can show you the best way to do things like getting in and out of shower and where to place grab bars. Right now I have my dad going into my walk in shower. The seat is too far back for me to help so I put shower chair in stall and there is enough room for his walker. JUstfound the grab bars that matched barhroom and they will go in this week. Sit and do what your mom needs to do and you will see where she needs help. Good luck
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Your best bet is to contact your local Council on Aging to see what programs are available. Chances are probably slim that you would get financial help for remodeling your bathroom, if that is what you are looking for.

Otherwise, you can purchase grab rails for the bathtub/shower and handicap toilet at local hardware stores, then have them professionally installed unless you are real handy with do-it-yourself projects.

There will be other things your home will need as time goes on, like maybe handrails along with hallways and in rooms to help your Mom.... changing over carpeted rooms and hallways for tile/wood floors to make it easier to use a walker.... or if your Mom needs to use a wheelchair, then interior door frames would need to be widen. If your home has stairs, a solid banister on both sides of the stairs would be helpful.

I am sure there are other suggestions that others can make. I am just thinking what my parents had to do for their own home as they also have age related decline issues.

How I wished my parents would have traded in their sedan for a cross-over vehicle because Dad has major issues trying to get in and out of their sedan and does a lot better with my Jeep but Mom can't climb up into the Jeep anymore.... [sigh]
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Can she afford to pay for these items out of her income or savings?
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