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Nutrition Supplement Program Developed to Aid Patients

Indiana Chapter

Serving people living with ALS in: Indiana

The Ice Bucket Challenge brought awareness and funds that increased The ALS Association Indiana Chapter’s ability to serve its patients. For instance, the chapter developed a Nutrition Supplement Program that educates and provides nutritional resources to people with ALS and their families, including those that are home-bound. The additional funding has also allowed the chapter to expand its Loan Equipment Closet and hire two full-time Care Services Coordinators and one part-time coordinator to cover the entire state. These coordinators provide in-home assessments and resources to people with ALS and their families, along with emotional support. 

Additionally, the chapter now has a Respite Program that provides funding to help with a portion of the in-home care cost for families that do not have the means to obtain these services. The funds will help around 25 families a year. 

The chapter has also expanded the financial support it provides to the ALS Certified Clinic at Indiana University Neuroscience Center and has provided a representative to attend the Veterans Affairs ALS Clinic as a resource for their patients. The chapter’s focus for the future will be on providing additional programs to support families with younger children

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