Moving

@isawu2 (97)
Canada
May 13, 2009 8:14pm CST
We've had problems where we live and have decided to move back to the city but the problem is we have to give 65 days notice because we live in a co-op which is an accessible unit. We are flying by the seat of our pants to put it nicely. We have to find a place to live that is accessible which is ok but the little things to some people are big things to me like even getting into bed since I'm totally paralyzed from the waist down. The Local housing atthorrity in the city said it would be 5 years to get something accessible. We can't wait that long to move, all our relatives live there or close to there our long distance bills will drop totally. Even though it will be a little harder on me what does everyone else think?
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@GardenGerty (106829)
• United States
17 May 09
How do you get in and out of bed where you live now? Is there a program that would buy you a high-low bed, as that would then be yours, and you would have it where ever you lived. I know that for many people that increases access for going to bed etc. I know that there are durable medical supplies that can be purchased that will allow better accessibility in your home, but you also will have the challenge of finding a home you can get in and out of.
@isawu2 (97)
• Canada
17 May 09
I have a bed for people who are disabled. I also have a ceiling lift. it will be hard finding a place that will let us put it up.
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@GardenGerty (106829)
• United States
17 May 09
I work with the adult disabled, but the corporation I work with owns some of its own apartments, and has agreements with others that we rent for our clients, with government help. We do not have too many lifts, but we do have some and of course, since we own the apartments it is not a problem.
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• United States
18 May 09
When you say "we" are you referring to someone that resides with you? Have you considered using an Hoyer lift to help you in and out of bed? It is portable and does not require installation. Until you are able to move is there any way you could reside with your family until something came along that would be accessible to you?