Remodeling a bathroom

I need some advice. Could you please give me some ideas, comments, suggestions about what questions I should ask, what information sources there are and so forth for designing and remodeling a bathroom to make it wheelchair-friendly?
I live in Seattle and I know of and am checking many sources such as the Washington State licensing bureau Better Business Bureau, local nursing homes, and what not. I have had a thorough review by an occupational therapist. http://www.provail.org and a specialist in designing rooms for handicapped people will be here in a week. I got a contractor recommendation from Provail, but that guy can't do the work because his insurance won't let him work in a condo. I receive Social Security Disability Income and am a former federal employee who was retired for disability.I will be in a wheelchair at all times within six months. Right now I can get around indoors with a walker and I use a power-operated chair outdoors. The power chair is a Quantum 600 and I suspect I might be better served indoors by getting a smaller chair. My arm and leg strength has been deteriorating for decades due to a neurological problem for which there is no treatment. My hand strength is deteriorating as well and it's getting harder to hold a telephone a grip an apple. Here's the place where you can get the skinny on the medical problem if you want to know about it: http://www.charcot-marie-tooth.org/about_cmt/symptoms.php
The tentative plan is to turn the main bathroom into a wet room. We have a second bathroom and it needs no work. The tub will be replaced with a threshold-free shower, the vanity removed from under the sink and a new toilet with a much higher seat will be installed. One other option I'm looking into is equipment, lifts, and so forth that I could sit on and that would help me "slide" or move onto a transfer or shower bench. Who knows?
I've talked to two contractors and have rough estimates for the job. One was $15k and the other was for $25k. I'm not at all impressed with the $15 guy. He's pushing me to get the job, not offering as much detail at the outset as I think is reasonable to expect. He left a message on my answering machine today in which he said he'd like to talk about some other options or designs. A week or so ago I told him by email that I needed specific information such as dimensions, types of material to be used, and what not. This was after a contractor who cannot do the work because of the distance from his office to the job site told me that I needed a "specifications agreement." All I had been given was a "labor and materials" quote.
I'm also going to need to move the microwave because the countertop and cabinets underneath it won't let me pull up close enough to it. Our freezer is on the top half of our refrigerator-freezer. A side-by-side model might be better or we can put a day's worth of frozen stuff on the middle shelf in the refrigerator every morning
I have assets, but government or non-profit financial help would be a blessing and a half. Medicaid is on the horizon, but paying down as much mortgage debt as we would have to in order to qualify will destroy my wife's retirement.
Thank you very, very much.
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