Home Design and Modification for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Home modifications are one of those unavoidable projects when you have a family member with Duchenne. Powerchairs alone can weigh over 200 pounds. They also need about 5 feet of clear space to turn around. That means it’s basically impossible to get a power chair up stairs, near a typical toilet, or into a bathtub.
If all homes were built to be ADA compliant, life would be so much easier for the Duchenne family…not only to skip the whole “home modifications project”, but also so we could visit the homes of our extended family and friends.
It’s a very hard truth that one of the biggest obstacles to building relationships in our Duchenne community is simply the opportunity to be around other people.
Unfortunately, most homes aren’t power chair friendly, which is exactly why Tyler Upchurch’s Facebook Group, Home Design and Modification for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, is so valuable for our Duchenne community.
Tyler is a third generation home builder. He and his wife have several children, two with Duchenne. Now, he’s using his experience and skills to support and educate our community.
Whether you need direction for modifying your home for your child with Duchenne, or if you’d like to learn more about portable or temporary solutions for when your loved one visits, Home Design and Modification for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Facebook Group is a great place to go for information and inspiration.
Please feel free to also visit Tyler Upchurch’s website.