My father badly injured his foot earlier this year and has been hospitalized for several months with trying to get it healed, dealing with infections, and numerous other health issues that have arisen as a result. At this point it is guaranteed he will not be able to put weight on that foot for a minimum of 6 months, but he also has a bone infection and amputation is looking increasingly likely.
His house is in a flood-prone area and is raised on stilts. He has not been able to return home because he is too weak to pull himself up the stairs using his arms only. Since this looks like it will be a long term issue, we are trying to see if it’s possible to install some sort of hoist or lift so that he can get into the house. The issue is money - something like that is quite expensive, especially since it needs to go up about 15 feet! He’s on medicare, and lives in Illinois in the St. Louis area. Does anyone have any suggestions about agencies or charities that might be able to help?