Home from Home Apartment

The first floor of our premises in Chapelizod consists of a self contained fully wheelchair accessible apartment which is available for short term respite breaks for MDI members and people with mobility difficulties. The purpose of this “Home from Home” apartment (as its known) is to provide accommodation to MDI members and their families who require accommodation while in Dublin to attend a clinic or hospital appointment, to visit members in hospital, etc. or who simply just require a short respite break.

The “Home from Home” self catering facility consists of a four bedroomed self catering apartment. Three of the four bedrooms have ceiling track hoists and two are en-suite. There is also a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge area. The kitchen is stocked with the following equipment:

  • Blender & liquidiser
  • clothes horse
  • cutlery & crockery
  • electric double steamer
  • electric oven / hob
  • electric kettle
  • fridge / freezer
  • iron & ironing board
  • microwave
  • pots & pans
  • sandwich maker
  • toaster,
  • tumbler dryer
  • washing machine

On arrival, the kitchen will be stocked with milk, sugar, tea, coffee, salt & pepper. Bed linen is provided in each bedroom (sheets, duvet & pillows). All beds are hi-lo profile beds. Bedrooms 1, 2 & 3 & all bathrooms are equipped with ceiling track hoists.

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NB: Members are advised to bring their own slings. However, please note that the twixie clip slings do not work on our hoist system. MDI will have slings available, please advise in advance if you need to book one.

To book your stay in the MDI “Home from Home” Apartment email: reception@mdi.ie or phone the MDI office on: +353 1 6236414.

1. Muscular Dystrophies

  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Manifesting carrier of Duchenne
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy - General
  • • MDC1A (merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy)
  • • Rigid spine syndrome (RSS)
  • • Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophies
  • • Bethlem myopathy
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

2. Myotonic Disorders

  • Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

3. Congenital Myopathies

  • Central Core Myopathy
  • Minicore (Multicore) myopathy
  • Myotubular or Centronuclear myopathy
  • Nemaline myopathy

4. Mitochondrial Myopathies

  • Mitochondrial Myopathies

5. Metabolic Disorders

  • Metabolic disorders (general)
  • McArdle’s Disease
  • Pompe’s Disease

6. Periodic Paralyses

  • Periodic Paralyses

7. Autoimmune Myositides

  • Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis and Sarcoid myopathy
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Inclusion body myositis

8. Spinal Muscular Atrophies

  • Severe (Type I)
  • Intermediate (Type II)
  • Mild (Type III)
  • Adult spinal muscular atrophy

9. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies

  • (Also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth or Peroneal muscular atrophy)

10. Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Myasthenia Gravis

11. Friedreich’s Ataxia

  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Limb-girdle types of muscular dystrophy (LGMD) - General
  • • LGMD 1B (also known as Laminopathy)
  • • LGMD 1C (also known as Caveolinopathy)
  • • LGMD 2A (also known as Calpainopathy)
  • • LGMD 2B (also known as Dysferlinopathy)
  • • LGMD 2I
  • Ocular myopathies including ocularopharangeal muscular dystrophy

12. Other (Please Specify)

13. Unspecified