ALS of Nevada
888 West Bonneville Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89106
ALS of Nevada is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides much-needed services for Nevada's ALS patients, their caregivers and their families.
Funds are raised by the board of directors and stay in Nevada. We offer free clinics in both Las Vegas and Reno, case management services, programs, education, other resources and loaner equipment.
ALS OF NEVADA FREE MONTHLY MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CLINICS
Clinics are held in Reno and Las Vegas with a neurologist, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, dietitian, social worker, and a representative from ALS of Nevada at the clinic. All Nevada patients are eligible to attend and are scheduled every 3-6 months depending on their rate of progression.
Many technological devices that allow patients 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 patients in compensating for the loss of basic functions due to the disease's progression.
Patient Service Staff meet with the patient and family to discuss life-style changes necessitated by the disease offering suggestions for home adaptations. Staff also provide help with insurance forms, Social Security, Medicare paperwork, and coordination of doctor appointments - ALS of Nevada staff serve as an advocate for ALS patients.
ALS Staff facilitate the Reno Support Group held the first Thursday of each month. Meetings are open to patients, caregivers and family members. Unfortunately, due to lack of funds, there is no support group in Las Vegas at the present time.
EQUIPMENT LOAN PROGRAM
Manual and power wheel chairs are loaned free of charge until a patient receives his or her own. Commodes, shower benches, toilet risers, four-wheel walkers, canes, Hoyer lifts are loaned as well.
Training is provided to home health agencies and medical professionals focusing on various aspects of disease and care management.
Videos and books specific to each phase of the disease are provided. Books and videos on care giving and an assortment of books specifically for children dealing with loss and grief are also available.
You Can Help by Providing Goods
Specialized equipment for ALS patients
You Can Help by Volunteering
Primarily to help out at the events held each year - golf tournament in May, Walk n' Roll/5K run in October and Art Wreath Festival in November.
Artists to create wreaths for the November event.