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To make it more convenient for an elderly person. ie walkin tubs.

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The VA has a grant available for a bathroom or home remodel of $2500. The veteran had to have actively served. The VA does not come out to your home. But you will need a physicians assessment that there is a legitimate need...such as door frames widened (wheelchair accessible) or a roll-in/walk-in shower if the person can no step over the tub side. The forms can be filled out on-line on the VA.gov site...where you will find all information pertaining to this and other questions you may have. The paperwork does take some time...around 2 months...but you can always call for assistance and they will help expedite the process. As with every decision...looking into the future and being pro-active always helps.
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If ALS is involved in the situation, the ALS association will help.
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Sometimes counties or local municipalities will help out with money for elders or with volunteer construction labor for seniors. This is for very low income. There was a program here in Atlanta like that some time ago...
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If your loved one is a veteran, and especially one with service connected disabilities, the VA is my off the cuff as well but as Mymares states, that will take a while. Also, groups like VFW may also have assistance available. That was rumored to us. My FIL said that he called the VFW and they built a ramp on a friend's house some years back.

Where we live, the local county senior services support non-profit has some sort of program to do work around the house.
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Kcandrick is correct, if the veteran is service connected for the need.. The VA put a rolling shower in the master bath and grab bars in each of the bathrooms.. BUT as usual with the VA it took about 7 months for the process to be done, as you have to be evaluated by OT and PT (at least here in N Florida) and they come out to access your home for needs.
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Please call your local agency on aging. Sometimes there is grant money available for helping seniors-in-need in the community.
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Medicare will sometimes remodel, if it will keep the person out of a nursing home. Worth a try. The same regulation that furnish wheel chairs.
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I hear that hospice is very helpful but it actually depends on how bad the situation is, and I suppose what you need done. I just saw a commercial last night about walk in tubs for $150 a month, too.
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Check with your state's assistive technology project. They will have information about home modification and financing options/programs available. These may include low-cost loans or assistance from charitable organizations. Head to your favorite search engine and type "assistive technology project" and your state (you can try this link but it may disappear: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/statewidecontacts.html). Also check with your area agency on aging for similar programs as well as contractors in the area (eldercare.gov).
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Checking with volunteer groups is your best bet. Start with churches, veterans organizations, Boy Scouts, JROTC, or RSVP, etc. for volunteer muscle power and possibly skilled or professional help. Someone, somewhere in your community will volunteer or steer you in the right direction. If you find someone to build it, then ask around at the big home and garden stores to see if they have free or discount materials. Check with your local Habitat for Humanity group to see if they have a materials reclaiming center. Our town has one called Re-Store which has leftovers, recycles and rejects from various building projects at half the price or less than other places. It's basically a builders flea market. And don't forget to have detailed plans drawn up and get a building permit for your remodel. The whole project can cost between $2000-10000 or more without the volunteers and free materials. Good luck.
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VA will help if its related to a military disability, but they don't do remodels....you can get hand held shower heads, bars, shower chairs etc., to make the use of the bathroom safer.
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Look for the AT&T Pioneers in your area as they have built a number of ramps free of charge in my area as part of their mission. They are a volunteer organization of AT&T employees and I am fairly certain they are a national organization.
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I have never heard of the VA helping out with a bathroom remodeling. If they would, I would be the first in line. Either get a loan, make a deal with a contractor, or check the volunteer groups that do remodeling for folks with financial needs. Still trying to get my bathroom remodeled...
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VA will help if that's available to you.
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