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Care Services

Our Chapter offers a full range of services to guide and assist you as you learn more about ALS. Here you will find pertinent information for patients, caregivers, family members, friends and healthcare workers. Our staff is here Monday through Friday to answer any questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to call or e-mail us for more information click here

 

*COVID-19 UPDATE*

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Our office is taking precautions and will be closed until further notice. Our staff is working remotely and will be available via email and phone.

Michelle Waters , Care Services Lead 

Michelle.waters@alsanm.org | 505.399.0440

 


The ALS Association understands that many of you in #ourALScommunity may have questions and concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. We are closely monitoring national government health agency guidance and consulting with our local and state health agencies on dealing with the coronavirus.

With the developing news regarding #COVID19, we wanted to take a moment to share how The ALS Association is addressing the concern about our programs and events.

Our first priority is the safety and well-being of people with ALS, their families and caregivers, and our staff. We are closely monitoring the situation and are committed to following the recommendations of local, state and federal authorities.

We are evaluating each of our programs and events on a case-by-case basis. We anticipate that some events may need to be canceled, modified or rescheduled; we will communicate with you directly regarding changes to upcoming plans, so please watch your email.

If we determine that it's necessary to reschedule or cancel an event when we get closer, we will notify you via email or through our social media platforms.

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.

For specific information about symptoms you may be experiencing or questions about personal exposure as someone living with ALS or as a caregiver, please contact your physician directly.

Thank you for your patience as we manage this rapidly shifting situation.

 

The following services are available:


Resource Group
Research Information
PALS and Caregiver phone or email networking
Caregiver Support
Help connecting to resources to individuals and families living with ALS.

 

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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO HOSPITAL ALS MULTIDISIPLINARY CLINIC 2017-certified-center-icon-gold.jpg

School of Medicine - Department of Neurology
2211 Lomas, NE, MSC 10 5620
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Medical Director - Dr. Eugene Lesser
Phone: 505-272-3160

UNMH Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic serves patients in New Mexico who have been diagnosed with ALS. The clinical team includes neurology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutrition, respiratory therapy and social work. 

In June 2019, The ALS Association, along with The New Mexico Chapter, welcomed the University of New Mexico Hospital to the nonprofit organization’s Certified Treatment Center of Excellence Program, establishing the UNMH Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic as meeting the highest levels of established national standards of care in the management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

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EQUIPMENT LOAN CLOSET

Items available for immedate use

The chapter has a loan closet full of items such as  wheelchairs, speech devices, walkers and other equipment.  Please click here to fill out equipment request form. Patient services will contact you upon review of form and availability of equipment requested. All equipment in the loan closet is free of charge for all ALS patients.

Even if you are waiting for an item through insurance feel free to borrow whatever we have until yours arrives. If you have no insurance or limited insurance, our equipment pool may hold the very piece of used equipment you need.

For more information call 505-323-6348

Jargon Guide 

Medical terms can sometimes be hard to understand. Click the link below to get familiar with everyday terms and phrases. 

Home Health Care & Hospice Providers 

Finding ways to navigate ALS can be difficult. We know how important it is to feel comfortable in your home while living with ALS. We made a quick and easy go to guide to help you choose which local care service providers work best for your loved one. 

Respite Care Program

Registered members of The ALS Association New Mexico Chapter are encourage to apply for a Respite Care Grant. Our Respite Care Grant program is designed to provide much needed support to primary caregivers of individuals living with ALS. A one time $1000 grant can be applied for each calendar year to help defer some of the costs associated with hiring outside care for respite. We have partnered with various local healthcare companies to provides services. To apply please read and complete the application. We look forward to supporting you and your family. 

New Mexico Disability Grants 

There are various companies that provide funding for those living with ALS. Click the link below to apply. 

 

Filling the gap & Yearly Support 

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