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Health Disparities and ALS The ALS Association

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration. (link is external) , health disparities are defined as “population-specific differences in the presence of disease, health outcomes, or access to healthcare.”. In the United States, health disparities are a well-known problem among ethnic minorities and underserved communities.

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FYI: Medicare and Home Health Care The ALS …

(8 days ago) Medicare is a federally funded insurance plan that provides health insurance to people 65 years and older, as well as to younger people with certain disabilities and conditions (including ALS). Because of your ALS diagnosis, you are automatically enrolled in the Medicare program as soon as you begin to receive disability benefits from Social Security (or, if you were a railroad …

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Living with ALS at Home The ALS Association

(Just Now) The ALS Association and BAYADA Home Health Care are proud partners in raising awareness about ALS and enhancing the lives of those living with the disease. Our shared mission and combined resources allow us to do more together, helping people with ALS and their families experience a better quality of life.

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FYI: Paying for Home Care The ALS Association

(5 days ago) Home health care benefits through the VA health care program include skilled care services on a short-­‐term basis, as well as personal care services and homemaker services. Private insurance. Many people have health insurance that is provided through an employer’s plan or a privately purchased plan.

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ALS Centers and Clinics The ALS Association

(2 days ago) These health care professionals can provide updated medical assessment and intervention, suggestions for maintaining health, adapting to changes in speech, muscle strength and daily living skill, information about local community resources, and considerations for future planning. Physical therapy;

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FYI: Advance Directives The ALS Association

(7 days ago) An advance directive is a legal document used to instruct others about your health care wishes. It acts as a guide for your loved ones and health care providers to make health care and treatment-related decisions on your behalf, should you become …

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Advance Directives The ALS Association

(1 days ago) Once the form is filled out and signed, copies of the advance directive should be given to your health care agent, your doctor, and your hospital. Tell key family members or friends where a copy of the advance directive can be found, in case they ever need to locate it.

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OhioHealth ALS Clinic The ALS Association

(1 days ago) OhioHealth ALS Clinic. Certified Treatment Center of Excellence from the ALS Association. OhioHealth ALS Clinic. Contact - Program Coordinator: Amy Minser. Westerville Medical Campus. 300 Polaris Parkway. Suite 2350. Westerville, OH 43082. United States.

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Chapter Highlights The ALS Association

(Just Now) Chapter Highlights. Image. Ride to Defeat ALS - Sunday, September 19, 2021. Longfellow Health Club, Wayland, MA. (link is external) **You've raised $79,639 which is 32% of our $250,000 goal!**. We are so excited to announce our new partnership with Kith & Kin (based right in Hudson) who will be providing lunch to all our Riders!

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Signing Up for Medicare The ALS Association

(Just Now) The costs of medical care and assistive technology can be staggering, even if you have health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, though, it can be difficult to know where to start. Thanks in large part to the ALS Association’s advocacy, the Medicare wait time was reduced from 24 months to five, which can substantially offset the

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FYI: Hospice The ALS Association

(6 days ago) Hospice care is delivered by an interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, home health aides, certified nursing assistants, counselors, social workers, religious or spiritual leaders, and volunteers. Hospice care comes to the client, wherever the client is. Many people choose to receive hospice care in their homes, but it can also be provided

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Center for ALS Care at Cedars Sinai Medical Center …

(3 days ago) Center for ALS Care at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. 127 S. San Vicente Blvd. Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, Sixth floor, A660. Los Angeles, CA 90048. United States. Medical Director. Richard Lewis, M.D. For more information, contact: 310-423-1525.

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FYI: Nursing Management in ALS The ALS Association

(1 days ago) 1. Provide an accepting environment in which the patient and family can share concerns and fears with each other and members of the health care team. 2. Help the patient and family anticipate care needs and implications. 3.

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FYI: Hiring In-Home Help Independently The ALS …

(9 days ago) At some point during your journey with ALS, in-home help will most likely become a necessity. Many families choose to use a home health agency or a non-­‐medical home care (companion) agency to match them up with suitable employees and coordinate the delivery of services. Other families opt to hire help independently, using personal referrals or an employment (registry) …

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Living with ALS at Home

(4 days ago) health care providers have specialists who can help clients and families navigate their eligibility for the various payor sources. Medicare Medicare is a form of health insurance provided by the federal government for people over 65 or those under 65 with disabilities. For

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Florida Centers & Clinics The ALS Association

(9 days ago) UF Health Gainesville ALS Clinic. 3450 Hull Road | 4th Floor | Gainesville, FL 32607 | 352-294-5400 | Medical Director - James D. Wymer, MD, PhD | CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO! (link is external) Image. ALS Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence and ALS Affiliated Clinics are sponsored by The ALS Association Florida Chapter and the Florida

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2021 Mid-Year Report The ALS Association

(Just Now) This is in addition to the $3B in funding for the NIH to create the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs for diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and cancer. Altogether, this is a huge win for the ALS community in support of our search for treatments and a cure for ALS.

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Local Care Services The ALS Association

(7 days ago) We are dedicated to health and wellness programs that stimulate the growth of youth sports and financially supporting programs that encourage teamwork skills while building future leaders in our community. Visit their website! The Charro Foundation. The mission of The Charro Foundation is to promote education through scholarships and other

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FYI: Respite The ALS Association

(6 days ago) The VA health program includes many benefits designed to support family caregivers, including a respite care benefit and the homemaker and home health aide program. In-­‐home respite services, as well as short-­‐term respite stays in VA community living centers, VA-­‐contracted community residential care facilities, and adult day

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FYI: Home Health Care Glossary The ALS Association

(4 days ago) Licensed home health agency: a home health agency that is licensed by the state to provide skilled and assistive (personal) care services. Medicaid: a federally funded and state-­‐regulated insurance plan designed to help people with low incomes pay for health care, as well as those with higher incomes whose medical costs exceed a certain

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FYI: Reasons for Living with ALS The ALS Association

(7 days ago) While staunchly supporting the right of people with ALS to make health care decisions affecting their life and death, The ALS Association believes just as strongly in the right for people to be fully informed about ALS including symptom management and comfort measures as ALS progresses.

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Neil Thakur, Ph.D. The ALS Association

(5 days ago) Neil Thakur brings more than two decades of experience as a public health expert to the fight against ALS. He has led The ALS Association’s mission programs – research, care services, and advocacy – since 2018. Prior to joining the Association, Neil served in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director, where he

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FYI: Choosing a Home Health Care Agency The ALS …

(1 days ago) On Home Health Compare, you can find information about the quality of care provided by Medicare-­‐certified home health agencies in your area. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) also offers a search tool on its website, with access to a database of more than 30,000 providers nationwide.

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Addressing Respiratory Changes in ALS The ALS …

(6 days ago) Today, Ken is sharing his conversations with physicians, health care providers and families living with ALS to help others make informed decisions about breathing support through their own ALS experience. These videos have been developed to introduce and explain the complicated topic of breathing changes in ALS.

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FYI: Different Types of Home Care Workers The ALS

(2 days ago) To achieve certification, a home health aide candidate must complete a minimum of 75 hours of formal training (including classroom lecture, hands-­‐on skill practice, and supervised experience in a health care setting) through a state-­‐approved program and …

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FYI: Information about Mucus Plugs The ALS Association

(8 days ago) Mucus is essential to maintaining lung health. Professional scavenger and antimicrobial substances are naturally present in the secretion lining of the lungs. Mucus traps, engulfs, and removes inhaled particles, cellular debris, and dead and aging cells.

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Local Care Services The ALS Association

(3 days ago) There is so much to know, a great deal to consider, and typically a host of questions. While no two people with ALS are alike or will experience the condition the same way, there is a great deal of collective knowledge and wisdom available from health care providers, people with ALS, family members and caregivers.

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Workplace Giving The ALS Association

(8 days ago) Community Health Charities is the leading workplace giving organization whose mission is to improve lives affected by chronic illness. It is comprised of voluntary health-care organizations, including The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter. Workplace giving programs such as this have proven to be successful in raising funds, awareness

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Holy Cross Health

(3 days ago) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- The ALS Association recently certified the ALS multidisciplinary clinic at Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale as Florida’s fifth Certified Treatment Center of Excellence. The Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute received a $25,000 grant from The ALS Association on December 3rd to recognize their status and to help

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FYI: ALS, Cognitive Impairment & Dementia The ALS

(2 days ago) Many health care providers can consider the risk of sharing a diagnosis of cognitive and/or behavioral impairment with the ALS patient and/or his family. The goal of communicating the diagnosis is practical and this is something to keep in mind. Often times, family members and caregivers need to know and want to know so that they can set

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Information on Benefits The ALS Association

(3 days ago) VA Health Care Benefits These benefits may include medical and respite care and prosthetic items, such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc. Prescriptions and medical supplies also may be included, as well as a HISA grant.

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West Virginia Service Area The ALS Association

(6 days ago) For the most recent information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), The ALS Association recommends that you reference the websites for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local health authorities.

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FYI: Glutamate Research Could Lead to ALS Treatment …

(2 days ago) Jones has a Doctorate of Philosophy in Environmental Health Sciences, and a Master of Science in Environmental Science. Her doctoral thesis pertained to ALS, she has co-authored a book and published abstracts about ALS research and her research assistantship involved work in the characterization of ALS disease progression.

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FYI: A Professional’s Guide to Assisting Families with

(7 days ago) Medicare is a federal health insurance program administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS.) Medicare is available to the following groups of individuals: Persons age 65 and older and their spouses; Persons eligible for SSDI (and some disabled civil service workers not eligible for SSDI due o not having paid FICA taxes.)

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Fred M. DeGrandis The ALS Association

(6 days ago) DeGrandis is an experienced senior executive with 30+ years successful leadership and governance of hospitals, health systems, physician groups and community and civic organizations. During his tenure at The Cleveland Clinic he served in various senior executive offices including the first President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland

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Maintaining good nutrition with ALS

(5 days ago) 1 Maintaining good nutrition with ALS A guide for people with ALS, families and friends Revised and updated 2011 by Margaret Hucks, M.S., R.D., L.D.

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Advocacy Guiding Principles The ALS Association

(1 days ago) Protect and expand access to health care, benefits, and services: People with ALS and their families must have health care that is accessible, affordable, adequate and understandable. The ALS Association is committed to fighting for people with ALS on every front to break down barriers to health care, benefits, and support services.

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University of Colorado The ALS Association

(9 days ago) ©2021 All content and works posted on this website are owned and copyrighted by The ALS Association. Lou Gehrig® used with permission of the Rip Van Winkle Foundation.

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The ALS Association’s Patient Bill of Rights and

(Just Now) actively participate in decisions about your health, become knowledgable about your health insurance plan including terms, coverage provisions, rules and restrictions, The following “References and Resources” noted below may be of further assistance 1. AHA = American Hospital Association The Patient Care Partnership 2.

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UF Health Jacksonville Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic The

(1 days ago) UF Health Jacksonville Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic. Certified Treatment Center of Excellence from the ALS Association. UF Health Jacksonville Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic. 580 West 8th St. Tower 1, 9th floor. Jacksonville, FL 32209. United States. Medical Director. Michael T. …

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Expand Telehealth Access Permanently The ALS …

(9 days ago) Historic changes in telehealth were made in response to COVID-19 that marked a big step forward in the use of digital technology to deliver health care. We need Congress to pass legislation to ensure expanded use of this vital health care tool is permanent. Send a letter to your members of Congress today urging them to support permanent access to telehealth.

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Increasing Awareness of ALS in Rural Communities …

(7 days ago) Health disparities in underserved and rural communities present serious challenges for people living with ALS. Like many of our local chapters around the country, The ALS Association Central and Southern Ohio Chapter and the team at OhioHealth ALS Clinic

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Meet Your Florida Care Services Team The ALS …

(4 days ago) Judie Benwick is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and holds Masters degrees in Health Science and Community Health from the University of North Florida. She has worked for the Florida Chapter as Regional Program Manager since August 2005, and currently assists people with ALS and their family members living in Northwest Florida.

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ALS Association Joins Coalition Fighting to Protect

(Just Now) Letter to Congress calls for swift action to expand access to health care and facilitate social distancing. The ALS Association cosigned a letter with 27 patient and consumer organizations calling on Congress to act decisively to slow the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, particularly among vulnerable populations.

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FYI: How To Know When to Hire In-Home Help The …

(7 days ago) A home health agency manages the delivery of different types of in-home health care, ranging from assistance with personal care and housekeeping tasks to skilled nursing and therapy services. In addition to matching you with caregivers to meet your needs, the agency handles tasks related to managing personnel, such as providing liability

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