One of the biggest things I remember after my father’s stroke was how the house that I grew up in started to change. Inside and outside changed a lot.
We added a stair lift, widened all doorways on the 1st floor to 36″ wide, poured a new walkway ramp to the front door, installed a wider front door, remodeled an entire bathroom for roll-in capabilities, and installed hand bars in most bathrooms and his bedroom. We considered even building an addition that would be a first floor master bedroom.
The tens of thousands of dollars my parents spent to modify their home is not uncommon. I found an interesting blog from HomeAdvisor.com talking about home remodeling for disability and aging. The said that there are grants and federal programs, non-profits etc. that do offer assistance. The VA and Labor Department offer such options.
I found another help blog on expertise.com that discusses the various programs, average costs, and tips on how to do a proper home remodel for a disabled person. The great thing about this page, it discusses room by room what you need to consider and options for an effective remodel.
I hope these tips help you and please feel free to share your tips too!
Love and Compassion,