Veterans with Mobility Needs can Use New VA Grant Program for Home Modifications to Improve Safety - Innovate Building Solutions

Veterans Administration grants can help military veterans with health problems make needed home modifications to make their lives safer. One Cleveland area veteran's bathroom was renovated with a VA grant, with assistance from Cleveland Design & Remodeling and Bath Doctor, to include a barrier free roll in shower to accommodate his mobility needs.

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Roll in shower in a 5' x 7' bathroom with a fold down seat and hand held shower

Roll in shower in a 5' x 7' bathroom with a fold down seat and hand held shower

"One of the most gratifying parts of my job is knowing our services can help make a person's life easier and safer," says Cleveland Design & Remodeling and Bath Doctor President Mike Foti.

Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) November 20, 2012

Charles Bey and his wife, Carlotta have improved their home and their lives, thanks to a VA grant (Veterans Administration) and a Cleveland remodeling company. This northeast Ohio couple was approved by their VA doctor for a grant, and were searching for a solution to their moldy and outdated bathtub. It proved dangerous for Charles because of a foot amputation. They were searching for a way to make their small 5’ x 7’ bathroom accommodate a wheelchair, as well as a roll in shower so Charles wouldn't have to take the risk of stepping over a high bathtub rail.

Enter Cleveland Design and Remodeling, and Bath Doctor. These Ohio companies were able to help the Bey's achieve their practical yet crucial goals. "One of the most gratifying parts of my job is knowing our products can make a person's life easier and safer," says Cleveland Design & Remodeling and Bath Doctor President Mike Foti.

The Bey's old, risky tub was converted to a roll in shower using a no threshold shower base, transforming it into one continuous, barrier free wet room, complete with a safety-conscious fold down seat. In addition, the entry door to the bathroom was enlarged to allow for a wheelchair, an elongated, comfort height toilet was installed, and outdated and worn black and white tiles were replaced with updated products. Finally, an old sliding glass window and moldy sill were replaced with a sleek, energy efficient and maintenance free glass block window. The Bey's are thrilled to have a bathroom that is fresh, functional and, most importantly, safer for Charles.

The Home Improvement and Structural Alterations (HISA) grant through the VA can be used by qualified veterans for home modifications that will help sustain a veteran’s current capabilities or home independence. Contact the Veterans Administration HISA coordinator for more information.

Cleveland Design & Remodeling and Bath Doctor are divisions of Innovate Building Solutions, a nationwide supplier of unique universal and accessible design products, glass block windows, showers, walls and bars. In regional markets (including Cleveland, Akron, and Columbus) the company does complete bathroom, kitchen and basement remodeling (as well as accessible design bathrooms like the one for the Bey’s) installations of glass blocks, bathtub liners, shower wall surrounds, replacement windows and entry doors.

Divisions of Innovate Building Solutions are Super Service Award winners through Angie's List, and have won the Consumer's Choice Award. The company is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. For more information, contact Mike Foti at (216) 658-1280, or toll-free at (877) 668-5888.