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Care Services

Since its founding in 1988, the ALS Association of Georgia has worked with ALS patients and their families to ensure the highest quality of life possible.The progression of ALS varies significantly from one patient to another. No matter a patient’s situation, the ALS Association of Georgia is available to provide vital services and reliable information.  

Need information or assistance? Call us at (404) 636-9909 or toll free (888) 636-9940

The ALS Association of Georgia programs and services include:

*ALS101: Navigating the Journey is a 1-to-1 or small group meeting designed to educate you or a loved one after a confirmed diagnosis of ALS. Navigating this disease can be overwhelming and this is an opportunity to be armed with information to make informed decisions at each stage throughout the journey. ALS101 is offered throughout the month at various times and places. If you are interested in participating, please contact a member of our Care Services team. Currently, all meetings are being scheduled via phone or an online video platform.

*A Medical Equipment Loan Program that provides mobility equipment and augmentative communication devices when insurance and other programs cannot fund needed items

*Support Groups for patients, family members, caregivers and friends

*Kostiuk ALS Care Grant Program This program is a reimbursement program that assists families with expenses that are not traditionally covered by private insurances, Medicaid or Medicare.

Dates for the 2020 Care Grant Cycle #2:

 July 1- August 1, 2020 (Application period is CLOSED) 

 Valid receipt dates for 2020 Care Grant cycle #2 are: July 1, 2020 through January 2, 2021. All receipts MUST be submitted by January 2, 2021 

Dates for the 2020 Care Grant Cycle #1: CLOSED

 February 1-March 1 (Application period is CLOSED) 

 Valid receipt dates for 2020 Care Grant cycle #1 are: February 1, 2020 through August 1, 2020. All receipts MUST be submitted by August 1, 2020 - CLOSED

  • Care Grant Overview
  • Application
  • Billing Statement Form
  • Reimbursement Procedures and Reimbursement Chart

  • *Paul B. Williams ALS Transportation Program to address the need of accessible van rentals, non-emergency transportation, van adaptations, and van vouchers. Click here to apply. To learn more about the ALS Transportation Program, click here

    *In-Home Care & Respite relief through the Sally Panfel ALS In-Home Care and Respite program. Click here to learn more about the program. Click here to apply. 

     *Information is vital to persons with ALS. As the body declines it is very important to be presented with realistic expectations regarding the disease trajectory. Skilled Care Service Coordinators are available to provide ongoing consultations through our Care Services Consultation Program. The ongoing consultations provide the opportunity to assess, educate and empower individuals and their families to make informed decisions. The coordinators are also very instrumental in identifying and making community referrals. The ALS Association is the connection between what is needed and what is available for persons with ALS, their families and caregivers.

    *We provide support to ALS Clinics staffed by neurologists, speech and respiratory therapists, social workers and dietitians

    *Assistive Technology Program  is one of the services we provide here at The ALS Association of Georgia. This program is designed to help customize communication devices and train families on their proposer use. For more information on this program you can contact Shelby Fultz at shelby@alsaga.org

    *A Reading Reference list of books for our patients and their families. 

    *An Emergency Preparedness Guide to help families with ALS prepare for emergency situations. 

    *Annual Educational Symposiums / Lunch and Learns designed to educate on current medical and psychosocial clinical care standards in ALS (2020 Resource Guide)

    *Hope for tomorrow through ALS Association funded research at Emory University, Augusta Universityand across the nation.

    Upcoming Events:

    Thank you to our 2020 ALS Educational Symposium Sponsors

    Symposium TY 08-07-20

    Click below on for our referral provide websites

    AARP - Georgia - Click here for AARP's informational video.

    Heartland Hospice

    Legacy

    patient to patient for sale

    To sell an item, please send the above information to Ellen Strickland | ellen@alsaga.org

    To donate an item to our Equipment Loan Program, please contact Anita Flowers | anita@alsaga.org