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My husband, who is an Air Force retiree, is 100 percent disabled by the VA. He has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, is on oxygen 24/7, and is experiencing increasing difficulty climbing the stairs to our bedroom. His oxygen saturation level drops into the low 80's before I can get his oxygen cannula on him at the top of the stairs. He needs a stair chair to go up and down the stairs with minimal exertion. I had read somewhere that the VA will cover the costs of the chair - but I can't get any guidance from the local VA rep. Is anyone familiar with this issue?

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The VA does pay for some assistive adaptations and/or upgrades to accommodate disability. I can't provide a link b/c it'll be deleted, but search for "VA, Home Modification Programs", and check out at least this hit: "Where Can I Get Help Paying for Home Repairs or Modifications to Make My Home Accessible?" There are other hits as well.

Or you can go directly to the VA site, then search on "home modifications", "home grants" --- topics like that.

Interesting, the "home grant" section of the VA lists various types of grants, one of which was to pay for a home generator. Given that your husband needs oxygen 24/7, that might also be something to explore.

As I've written elsewhere, sometime ago the DIY series featured an episode in which one of the regular contractors repaired a botched up chair lift installation. This is not a straight forward project, and requires someone very reliable and skilled, preferably in installation of chair lifts.

You might want to investigate getting a grant from the VA, or check with your local community to find out if they get HUD grants for retrofitting for disability issues.
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Check with your local building inspector about groups that may help with home modifications.
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