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ALS Month – Spotlight on Our Clinics
May is ALS Awareness Month and we’re excited to shed some light on the amazing work our clinic and care service teams do to bring renewed hope to families affected by ALS.
The Greater New York Chapter serves over 1,000 individuals living with ALS every year and partners with top medical institutions at 10 different locations of ALS clinics in the Tri-State area. These clinics are run by a team of physicians and specialists who provide essential care to patients and their families.
The ALS multidisciplinary clinic program is based on the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) practice parameters, which were established in the late 1990s. This model combines the expertise of several specialists into a single outpatient visit. Working with their neurologist, those living with ALS visit their clinic of choice about four times a year where an entire team of specialized nurses and support staff is available to answer questions and provide resources, all in one location. This type of team collaboration has been proven to extend life, helping people living with ALS maintain independence longer and enjoy improved quality of life.
Our ALS clinics work in collaboration with other resources provided by the chapter, including patient transportation, equipment loans, support groups, patient grants, and around-the-clock support from nurses, social workers, and assistive technology specialists.
If you want to learn more about our clinics and care services, head to our our clinic page.
Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. Together, we can bring hope and support to families in need.