April 2020 Foundation eNews

Our Mission Continues

So much has changed since our last Foundation eNews. We’ve all been asked to acclimate to a new normal. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our dedication to our Les Turner ALS family.

Our ALS Support Services Coordinators are continuing to provide critical support to those living with ALS and those who love them, all the while remaining a resource for best practice as we navigate these unprecedented times.

The COVID-19 Information & Updates page on our website is refreshed daily with the most up-to-date information and recommendations.

From our newly launched FAQs page to a DIY recipe for disposable hand wipes, the webpage is a great tool to stay safe and informed. Head to our COVID-19 webpage>>

 


Rising to Meet the Need

As the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak were beginning to take hold of our economy, we knew our families living with ALS would face even greater obstacles in the days and weeks ahead.

That’s why we created the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to help cover the cost of basic needs such as sanitizing cleaner, food delivery, groceries and tele-access support as well as ALS-related costs such as surgical masks, gloves, respiratory supplies and over-the-counter medications.

Our Les Turner ALS family answered the call and within just a few days the first Emergency Relief Fund checks were sent to our families living with ALS who need it most in this crisis.

Thank you to all who donated so far for stepping up to support our families! Learn more about the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and donate today>>

 


Embracing Telehealth

Our ALS community has shown us time and time again how to adapt to a changing environment. The resiliency and spirit of those living with ALS have always informed every decision we make and step forward we take.

So while we’ve paused in-person services to our families living with ALS, this shift has allowed us to further expand our use of telehealth in working with people living with ALS and their family.

Now, the nurses and social workers of our Support Services Team have exclusively turned to “visiting” people living with ALS via telehealth.

Thanks to new technology plus good, old-fashioned phone calls, we continue to support our Les Turner ALS family every step of the way. See how we’re adapting our services through the use of telehealth>>