The ALS Association (National Office and Massachusetts Chapter) operates under a shared mission: to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support
Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support people diagnosed with ALS, their families, healthcare providers, and communities as they navigate the complexities, both physical and emotional, associated with the disease. The organization provides resources including equipment, educational opportunities, Medicare/Medicaid assistance, communication assistance, guidance and awareness with regards to living with ALS, caregiving, and exploring end-of-life when invited. CCALS offers an innovative approach to delivering support and services to our clients, which we tailor to the needs of each individual and their support network.
Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction. PVA will use that expertise to be the leading advocate for:
An ALS Residence is a specialized skilled nursing center that is provided in a residential setting. The key ingredients are:
We provide programs and services that transform the lives of people affected by neuromuscular disease.
MDA Care Centers and Affiliates serve as the nexus for expert clinical care and medical research
MDA Resources - The MDA Resource Center is available to provide one-on-one support via phone, email or virtually for individuals and families looking for information about the diseases in our program, services, activities and more.
Resource List for Families - https://www.mda.org/care/resource-list
Connecting the aggregated real-world experiences of others living with and fighting to survive ALS through a patient/caregiver blog. Getting other pALS input, support and suggested assistance on issues you face in your journey.
Your ALS Guide is dedicated to Myna Stroth, a retired fourth grade teacher who lost her courageous battle with ALS in 2015. Myna’s brother and nephew teamed up with her Director of Care Services to create a clear, trustworthy guide for families facing similar challenges.
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