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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:

*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

*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.

2019 Care Grant cycle #1 application period has closed due to the maximum number of applications that have been submitted.

Valid receipt dates for 2019 Care Grant cycle #1 are: February 1, 2019 through August 1, 2019. All receipts MUST be submitted by August 1, 2019 deadline.

  • Care Grant Overview
  • Application
  • Billing Statement Form
  • Reimbursement Procedures and Reimbursement Chart
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    *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 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 to customize communication devices and train patients and their caregivers on its proper use.

    *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 (2019 Resource Guide)

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

     

    Upcoming Events:

    2019 ALS Educational Symposiums

    Topic: When the Body Says No; Technology Says Yes!

    The benefits of incorporating technology in the daily care and functioning needs of the ALS Community can directly impact one’s quality of life. The conference agenda will highlight presentations from:

    • Speech and Language Pathologist (AAC Certified)
    • Occupational Therapist 
    • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Product Specialist/Vendors 
    • Technology and Smart Home Consultants 
    • State Disability Independence Advocates
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      2019 Atlanta Symposium Details 5/21

      2019 Macon Symposium Details 5/21

      2019 Savannah Symposium Details 5/21

      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