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Quality of Life Grants: 1st Cycle 2009: Coping and Caring

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of Greater New York
New York, NY

This grant will help to support the Home Visit Program, with is provided to people with ALS who are unable to leave their homes due to impaired mobility and for those with special needs that arise between ALS Center appointments. People with ALS are visited in their homes by a nurse, social worker, and/or assistive technology specialist to provide assistance and guidance. Services include education and monitoring of feeding tube placements, home safety and access evaluation, training on assistive communication devices, evaluation and/or fitting of loaner equipment, supportive counseling, and end-of-life planning. Grant funds will help to support programmatic salaries. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000338).

Visit their website: www.als-ny.org

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