Meriden man headed back home for holidays - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Meriden man headed back home for holidays


A Meriden man who's suffering from Parkinson's Disease and living in a nursing home got to go home early for the holidays.

Steve Sigler has been unable to leave the nursing home because of his condition.

"Clearly, John's father couldn't come out of the nursing home until their was a handicap accessible entryway," said Alison Jacobson of Practical Assisted Living Solutions.

That's when the people at Practical Assisted Living Solutions stepped in to help and provided several temporary and permanent additions to the home, including widening the doorways and ramps as well as making the house handicap accessible.

"He's in a wheelchair now and you need the space and options for somebody to make it work in a wheelchair," Jacobson said. "Most houses aren't set up that way."

The focus of Practical Assisted Living Solutions is adding these types of additions to homes.

Sigler's son, John Sigler, said his father has lived in his Meriden home for 40 years and desperately wanted to return.

"They get to look out in their backyard still, they get to look out at their neighbors, they don't have to make any changes," he said. "It feels like home, it's just home."

The work is expected to be completed in the next few days in time for Christmas.

"The bow, that's a giant Christmas present," John Sigler said. "They can't get anything better for Christmas than that."

Copyright 2012 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.