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Help to Make Bathroom Conversion for the Elderly?

Is there help for my 90 year old mother to convert from a tub to shower in her bath? She still lives alone and is able to care for herself, but is not able to get into her tub. She only receives her Social Security income.

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March 25, 20150 found this helpful
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There is government organization that will help low income seniors and people with disabilities with things like that. The big problem is that it has different names in different states and even towns in the state might have different names. If your mother has any type of social worker talk to that person to see if they know anything about this. The program is income based and if for some reason your mother would have to leave the house before a certain time frame as elapsed she would have to pay back the cost on a pro-rated basis. I have a sister that had that done and then after a couple years she had to pay back part of the cost, when she had to go into a nursing home. At the time she was only about 65 years old.

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March 29, 20150 found this helpful
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If your mother can get into the tub but not sit down get her one of those seats for the bath tub and put a shower curtain up. If not if your handy remove the tub and put a shower stall in there in the same place and get a faucet with a shower attachment to it and place in original faucet place.

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October 26, 20150 found this helpful
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I have a few suggestions that you may want to check into. In Ohio we have a group who help disabled and seniors who own their own homes with repairs and chores ect.. they are People Working Cooperatively and you might try Habitat for Humanity. You may also ask around at your local Senior Center possibly at the State or Local medicare office. I hope you find something that can help you out. Those shower chairs are great, I use one myself, mine sits half in the tub and half out, it has bars and a back cushion so you don't fall over backwards. Good Luck and God Bless.

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