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ALS of Nevada
4220 S. Maryland Pkwy Bldg B, #404
Las Vegas, NV 89106
702.777.0500
admin@alsofnevada.org
http://www.alsofnevada.org

Mission

ALS of Nevada is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides much-needed services for Nevada's people with ALS (pALS), their caregivers and their families.

Funds are raised by the board of directors and stay in Nevada. We offer two free clinics in Las Vegas, case management services, programs, education, loaner equipment and other resources. .

Services

ALS OF NEVADA FREE MONTHLY MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CLINICS
Two clinics are held in Las Vegas with a neurologist, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, dietitian and a representative from ALS of Nevada. All Nevada pALS are eligible to attend and are scheduled every 3-6 months depending on their rate of progression.

AUGUMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION
Many technological devices that allow pALS to better communicate when the ability of speech has been lost are loaned free. Dynavox, alphabet boards and Tobii are among a few of the communication devices for loan.

AIDS FOR DAILY LIVING (ADL) PROGRAM
ALS of Nevada offers a loan closet of ergonomic aids including eating utensils, speech enhancers, button fasteners, long straws and an automatic feeding station to assist pALS in compensating for the loss of basic functions due to the disease's progression.

HOME VISITS
A service coordinator meets with the pALS and their families to discuss lifestyle changes necessitated by the disease and offers suggestions for home adaptations. The service coordinator also provides guidance in filling out paperwork for the insurance, Social Security and Medicare and coordinates doctor appointments. ALS of Nevada staff members serve as advocates for pALS.

SUPPORT GROUP
ALS staff members facilitate the Las Vegas support group, which is held the first Wednesday of each month. The support group in Reno is held the first Thursday of each month. Meetings are open to pALS, caregivers and family members. Call 702.777.0500 for more information.

EQUIPMENT LOAN PROGRAM
Manual and power wheel chairs are loaned free of charge until pALS receive their own. Commodes, shower benches, toilet risers, four-wheel walkers, canes and Hoyer lifts are loaned as well.

IN-SERVICES
Training is provided to home health agencies and medical professionals focusing on various aspects of the disease and care management.

RESOURCE LIBRARY
Videos and books specific to each phase of the disease are provided. Books and videos on caregiving and an assortment of books specifically for children dealing with loss and grief are also available.

You Can Help by Providing Goods

Wheelchairs
Specialized equipment for ALS patients

You Can Help by Volunteering

We have various events throughout the year in both Reno and Las Vegas and are in need of event volunteers. Events include a golf tournament and the Walk to Defeat ALS, among others. Call 702.777.0500 to learn more.

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