Dave and Mary were retired when I met them. They lived in a typical two-story home with all the bedrooms on the second floor and the laundry area in the basement.
They were in need of some pretty significant changes because shortly before I met with them, Dave had been diagnosed with ALS. Coming quickly to grips with what the future held for them, it was important to them both that Dave be able to stay in their home and that any changes made would be suitable for Mary for years to come.
We partnered with one of our Occupational Therapist, our architect and designed an addition to Dave and Mary’s home that included a master bedroom, accessible bath, gathering area and two barrier free entrances into the home.
Dave and Mary often told us how great the space worked for them. Through their involvement with a local ALS support group, they ended up referring several clients to us.
Dave handled his condition with such dignity and leadership. Dave passed away just a few months ago. We were glad to have known him and it was a privilege to assist Mary and him as they worked through the life changes brought about by Dave’s illness.