A home for persons living with ALS/MND, this house is the first and only one of its kind in North America.
The house was a gift to the ALS Society of Manitoba by Lynn Brown and Faith Johnston, whose stepmother Dorothy Brummitt died of ALS/MND. It was renovated in 2001 to specifically meet the needs of people with ALS/MND. The renovations of this house were done through donations of funds, materials and labour from generous Manitobans and Manitoba businesses.
The main floor plan features four wheelchair accessible bedrooms (each equipped with a ceiling track lift system, electric bed, armoire, night table, TV outlet, lift chair and Environmental Control Unit), a spacious kitchen/dining area, a sunroom, two accessible washrooms and shower room. The house also boasts a large deck overlooking Sturgeon Creek which can be enjoyed by clients, their friends and family.
The completely developed basement is accessible by stairlift and has an additional bedroom, a sitting room and a bathroom.
Brummitt Feasby ALS House offers the opportunity for shorter respite stays in addition to long-term residency. A respite stay can be an overnight stay or longer depending on the needs of both the client and their caregiver.
The Brummitt Feasby ALS House is a home where persons living with ALS/MND realize their full potential in an environment that respects their rights and dignity. The ALS House provides twenty-four-hour care, specialized treatments, administration of medications, meal preparation, housekeeping and laundry, recreation activities, arrangements for appointments and specialist services, ongoing assessment and intervention and a care plan designed to meet each individual’s needs.
Applications for residency or respite may be obtained by contacting the ALS Society of Manitoba.
Once applications are received at the ALS Society of Manitoba, they will be reviewed by a Review Committee. A daily per diem rate will be determined following acceptance of the application.
As a donor, whether an individual or a corporation, your generosity will bring you visibility, recognition and a personal sense of having made a difference in the lives of those living with the devastation of ALS/MND.