Living with Muscular Dystrophy

    John’s Story
    John has progressive muscular dystrophy. He is a total care individual who requires a total lift for transfers. John’s bathroom has a tub/shower. He had been using a sliding lift chair to access the tub. The lift chair was unable to provide enough clearance for safe transfers, and the other family members were unable to remove it for showering. The home has several different threshold heights between rooms, making it difficult for John to maneuver from room to room.

    The Solution
    A low-barrier shower with a handheld shower and grab bars were installed. John is now transferred to his rolling commode/shower chair which has significantly increased everyone’s safety while showering. Rubber threshold ramps were also installed throughout the house to make it easier for John to transition from room to room in his electric wheelchair.

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