I am in a wheelchair, 3 years post injury.. the victim of a hit and run car accident. I have struggled with being able to do the basic things we all do every day without a second thought... TAKE A SHOWER. Custom accessible bathrooms are available but at incredibly high price. I also have a small space to work with. I am looking for advice, help, even a renovation show!! There are so many people in my situation.. I think it would make a great show and would change my life!
Check with your city (or if you are out of town with your county). Many locales have access to grants.
Also check your agency on aging.
As well as the USDA - they help people with renovations.
If by chance you are located in Texas, let me know. I have many contact numbers as a result of my employment.
Does this hat make my butt look big?
G@d bless you. Think of hospital rooms and nursing home rooms. They feature showers without thresholds/curbs for ease of access. The entries are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs and their shower floors are gradually sloped for drainage. Sinks are open and lower to allow for wheelchairs too. BTW, Extreme Home makeover has built and featured homes for disabled vets in the past. Much success in your renovation. Take care.
Houzz has many levels of handicap/accessible bathrooms. We are looking at aging-in-place updates, and they require some of the same aspects.
I was surprised by the ideas on Houzz, and realized it wouldn't require as much reno as I originally anticipated.
We got thinking of it after I broke my leg and mangled both feet a year ago. NO threshold. Someplace BIG enough to sit and not some tiny little ledge. Etc.
The site might offer some suggestions for your situation, too.
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