Welcome to Care Services
Through the Chapter’s Arthur and Lea Powell Patient Services Program, a distinguished team of social workers, nurses, and affiliated health care professionals offer help for people with ALS every step of the way—from access to medical equipment and devices that improve accessibility around the home, to assistance in the home by a professional caregiver, and resource groups.
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How We Can Help You and/or Your Loved One
You Need: Expert, comprehensive care for ALS
We Offer: ALS Association Supported Clinics and Centers of Excellence
You Need: Professional caregiving in the home if you cannot afford to pay for it privately
We Offer: The Howard I. Abrams In-Home Care/Respite Program
You Need: Critical medical equipment that is too costly for your budget or delayed until approved by your health insurance provider
We Offer: The Marjorie Shimer Medical Equipment Loan Program
You Need: Devices, such as ramps or stair glides, that can make it easier to navigate throughout the home
We Offer: The Chapter Accessibility Program
You Need: Assistive technology and guidance to help you more easily communicate
We Offer: The Scott A. Mackler, MD, PhD, Assistive Technology Program
You Need: Transportation that can accommodate a power wheelchair to and from medical appointments and Chapter events
We Offer: The Mike Kilpatric ALS Transportation Program
You Need: Patient and caregiver education and support
Resource Groups including a Bereavement Support Group for those who have lost a loved one to ALS
Online Resource Library
Coping with ALS - Possible Tools to Help
You Need: Continuing education for health professionals
Online Continuing Education
SLP Webinar Series
Professional Topic Webinars
Guide to ALS Care for Primary Care Physicians
Nursing Management in ALS
Multi-disciplinary ALS Centers and Clinics
You Need: Information on FDA-approved treatment options for ALS
Information on Radicava including video testimonials
Information on Riluzole/Tiglutik
Information on Nuedexta