Paraquad

Making St. Louis Accessible
for Over 40 Years

Emma's Story

Emma's Story

Emma outside of her home.Living in Her Own Home

Moving out of the nursing home was a priority for Emma, who had lived in a nursing home since 2004 after being diagnosed with Frederick’s Ataxia. Emma came to Paraquad for help with transitioning into community-based housing. Paraquad staff worked with Emma to ensure the transition was both safe and successful. In 2008 Emma was able to hang a welcome sign outside her south county bungalow. Now Emma is ready to be a mentor for others as they transition from nursing homes.

Learn more about Paraquad's Independent Living and Transition Services