Our Care Services

If you're a person with ALS or you care for one, we're here to help. We'll connect you with the local resources you need, including equipment loans, grants to help with ALS-related expenses, and access to ALS clinics and clinical trials.

The progression of ALS varies significantly from one person to another. Responding to each person's individual needs, our local chapter is available to provide vital services and reliable information. 

A sampling of services provided free of charge:

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On-Staff Care Services Coordinators

Offering individual support through professional one-on-one case management to assess needs, provide guidance, connect with local resources and help families plan.

Call Us to Get Started: 866-273-2572 x100

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Multidisciplinary ALS Clinics

We collaborate with ALS clinics at OhioHealth and the University of Cincinnati to help facilitate multidisciplinary care for people with ALS.

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Medical Equipment Program

Loans of durable medical equipment and assistive technology aid in daily living activities and with mobility - without all the red tape.

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Financial Grant Program

Grants fund a myriad of reimbursable, ALS-related expenses such as respite care, counseling, co-pays for healthcare costs, home modifications, and more. 

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Care for the Caregiver

Family caregiver-focused support, education, a lending library, and referrals.

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Support, Education and Exchange Groups

These in-person and virtual groups allow people living with ALS, family members, and friends. to learn, share and grow throughout their ALS experience. 

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Resources for Children and Teens

Age-appropriate resources for children with loved ones living with ALS.

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Bereavement Support

For family members and friends who have lost a loved one to ALS.

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Videos and Webinars

On-demand informative presentations on topics related to living with ALS.

Care Services Team

Wendy Haas, RN

Care Services Director

WHaas@ALSohio.org
866-273-2572 ext 104

Leigh Reed, RN

Care Services Coordinator

LReed@ALSohio.org
866-273-2572 ext 105

Yvonne Dressman, MSW

Care Services Coordinator

YDressman@ALSohio.org
866-273-2572 ext 112

Melinda McGuire, MSW, LISW-S

Care Services Coordinator

MMcGuire@ALSohio.org
866-273-2572 ext 111

Sage Brand, MSW, MA

Program Coordinator

SBrand@ALSohio.org
614-583-2573

Carleen Hubbell, BS, MA

Care Services Coordinator

CHubbell@ALSohio.org
866-273-2572 ext 110

Lois Dabaie

Care Services Administrative Assistant

LDabaie@ALSohio.org
866-273-2572 ext 106

We can only offer free services with the help of donors and fundraisers like you!