Our Care Services
Since its inception in 2002, our local chapter of The ALS Association is the central source for services and education for people with ALS, their families, caregivers, and health care professionals in all of Oregon and the six counties of SW Washington.
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 through strategic community partnerships.
Register with the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter to begin receiving free, personalized services, regardless of insurance or immigration status. You will be partnered with a Care Services Coordinator (see contact information below) who will work with you to determine your current and future needs. Studies show that people with ALS who receive comprehensive care that is tailored to individual needs often experience an increased quality of life.
A sampling of services provided free of charge:
On-Staff Care Services Coordinators
Offering individual support and home visits to assess needs, suggest equipment, connect with local resources and help families plan.
Call Us to Get Started: 503-238-5559
ALS Association Certified Centers and Clinics
Partnerships with Providence Brain & Spine Institute, the Portland VA Health System, OHSU ALS Center, Kaiser Permanente, St. Charlest Health System, The Center and Asante Health System.
Medical Equipment Program
In partnership with Numotion and Norco Medical to loan equipment to aid in daily living activities and with mobility.
Chapter 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.
We provide family caregiver-focused support groups, Care Connections guidance, and referrals.
In-person and virtual support groups for people living with ALS, family members, and friends.
Support and Resources for Children
In partnership with The Dougy Center, who have ALS in their families.
Bereavement Support Program
For family members and friends who have lost a loved one to ALS.
Education and Webinars
We host many informative presentations on topics related to living with ALS.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
We offer education, assistance and loans of speech-generating, eye-gaze and other communication-related tools.
Support and education of equipment that make it easier for people living with ALS to perform day-to-day tasks.
Two different volunteer programs whose goals are to help people living with ALS and their families.