Why We Walk: Care Services
The ALS Association is the only ALS nonprofit organization to support people with ALS on every front — care services, research, and advocacy. Find out how money raised by Walk teams all over the country positively impacts these important mission priorities.
Providing the best quality care for people living with ALS is a top priority for The ALS Association. We support people with ALS and their caregivers on every front through a network of 39 chapters and two additional service areas to ensure we can provide support in 50 states across the U.S.
Our care services staff provides accessibility programs, access to transportation, educational seminars, referrals and equipment loans, support groups, referrals to ALS clinics and physicians and more. In collaboration with some of the best ALS physicians and clinics across the U.S., we ensure that people living with ALS have access to specialized care based on standards of care established by the American Academy of Neurology and Research.
The ALS Association is dedicated to informing and educating people living with and affected by ALS. Our 11 Living with ALS Resource Guides were created to keep pace with the rapidly expanding information and research in the clinical management of ALS in an easily understood format. One recent publication, the Families and ALS Resource Guide, focuses on supporting children impacted by ALS. Both have recently been translated into Spanish.
Medical information needs are also covered by our new Medical Information Packet and Key Medical Information Card, both developed to communicate and educate health care professionals to ensure top care to people living with ALS. All these important educational materials are supported by money raised by Walk teams.
Your participation in the Walk helps provide multidisciplinary care to more than 15,000 people with ALS each year through over 54 Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence and 19 Recognized Treatment Centers. These centers provide compassionate care in a multidisciplinary, family-oriented atmosphere. People with ALS who receive multidisciplinary treatment live longer and have an improved quality of life.
Learn more about Care Services.