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My husband is wheelchair bound. We are in our own home and have no family to help us with anything. I have to pay for a transport company to get him out and in the house every time we go anywhere. I have asked what if there was a fire? How would I get him out of the house? I am quickly running out of money to continue to pay for transport so then what do I do. I would appreciate any suggestions.

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You might want to look at portable ramps. I saw basic ones online for $60.
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I have seen on our local news that they will run a story like this and contractors usually step up and do it ( I think for the free advertising on the news) but to me it usually looks like a win/win for both.
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And I have tryed everything to get and family will not help.
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Hi I am in need of funds to get a ramp put in at my home I am on low income and I am disabled
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I am in need of getting funds to put a ramp in at my home
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Have you tried at a church? Sometimes that is a great resource .
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Contact the VA, also contact your local
Vfw and American legion. Tell them
your story.
Also look on the internet. There are
Places that sell premade (usually aluminum)
Ramps.
call your local senior center, they should
Have some ideas....I would think somewhere
There is a group that would help a
Disabled vet.

Good luck
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Americans With Disabilities installed handrails in our garage. They used repurposed wood (the rails were once someone's bannister) and didn't charge us a nickel.
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Where my parents live there are block grants (low-0% interest loans) that can help out. Might be worth asking around. I would contact every non-profit aging service around to see if they know of anything.
Good Luck! (BTW -- crazy hint if you are in a snow area - roofing shingles make GREAT treads on wooden stairs -- cheap, nail-em down on all the corners & they last for ages. Saw them at a camp near Yosemite)
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You would be better off paying for the ramp than for the transport people. We actually built one ourselves and it is not that hard. You can get very helpful advice and information at Home Depot or Lowe's and also from free how-to books from your library. We decided to make one of concrete for durability and have gotten a LOT of use over the years both with those we care for and for visitors who are in wheelchairs or have trouble with stairs. You can also call the local Council on Aging or United Way. Our Atheist group regularly provides services like this to the elderly and handicapped for free.
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Have you looked into Medicaid? It is a little more complicated for a married person, but it is still worth exploring that option. They have a program specifically to keep persons in the community -- in their own homes or that of a relative. Check it out!
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My husband gets a disability check from VA and the Area on aging was here today and we would have to pay 96% for anything they do from Helping me get him in the shower so he won't fall again to anything else. The copay is generally $19.00 an hour. I know they need funds but this is supposed to be a distressed city and I can't afford to pay that.
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What city do you live in? I have a contractor I know who's specialty is installing different things needed by disabled people or seniors. He is starting a company to make ramps and for rent.
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Is your husband getting disability payments? If so, I understand he is eligible for Medicaid, and Medicaid will provide a ramp.

Call your United Way organization and ask to be put in touch with the services you need.
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call habitat for humanity. if ya lived in indiana id hook ya right up. a ramp can be as simple as two 2x12 planks buried on their sides with a few stake supports and filled right over the steps with # 52 dirty gravel. dirty means its full of ag lime and packs and drains well.. bout a 30 dollar project.
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jM, start asking at your local churches. There are ALWAYS programs for either old people, disabled people or little kids. It used to be, that the first place a person went in time of need was to the local church. Our church is really small, but even WE have things in place if someone needed help. Pick up the phone an start calling.
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How about a Boy Scout troop? I read sometimes about projects that they take on. Willl you need a building permit?
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Call the Area Agency on Aging in your community/county and tell them your situation including financial...you may qualify for something through them. Also, call Home Depot or Lowes...I know they sell ramps and they may also install them for an extra fee. The senior center, AARP, or any disabled organization in your county. Ask his dr., I hope this helps!!
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The silly thing is there are services that want to put you on a list and tell you up front before you can make a comment that their help all depends on your monthly money coming in.
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Call a contractor and ask them to build one. Ask around your neighborhood who has carpentry skills and could build one. Call your local elder medical supply and ask them. Look in the Penny Saver under "Services" and start calling the contractors. Depending in what you can afford, you will eventually find a good soul who will help you, maybe for cost of materials, maybe less.
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