For a person living with muscular dystrophy and similar conditions, a crisis can be an unforeseen progression in a condition, a carer suddenly falling ill, equipment breakdown, or an unplanned and unwelcome change in housing arrangements. In terms of people, this may occur for a young person with a profound disability whose sole parent carer is physically and emotionally exhausted or an adult whose muscles have become so weak s/he cannot get out of bed unaided.
How can MDQ help?
Muscular Dystrophy Queensland uses funds donated by generous donors and supporters to provide immediate response to crisis and continued work to complete the full cycle of support so our families can look forward to predictable lives despite their disability.
Our client services team provides
- An immediate assessment of your needs
- Individualised intervention and networks to initiate emergency services
- Working beyond the acute phase so that we can avoid future crises, and you can have choices about how you live your life.
Get in touch with us
It is not uncommon for people with complex disability to experience some of the issues described above and many members of our community first became connected to Muscular Dystrophy Queensland because of a crisis. If you live in Queensland, have muscular dystrophy or a similar condition, (whether you are a MDQ client or not) contact us, and we will try to help you.