Support Services

Loan Banks for Communication and Medical Equipment

As ALS progresses, patients often need medical devices and equipment for comfort and independence. This includes augmentative communication devices and durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs. The Foundation maintains an inventory of new and donated equipment and communication devices. This equipment is intended for those needs not covered by insurance, for families awaiting insurance approval or for those who would otherwise be unable to obtain it.

If you are in need of equipment or have questions about the loan bank, contact Judy Richman, RN, BSN, Director of Patient Services or call 847 679 3311.

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Services Offered:

Home & Community Services

Home & Community Services Team

The Foundation’s Home and Community Services — which include telephone and in-person support, educational resources and patient and family advocates —  are available at no cost to ALS patients, their families  in the Chicagoland area and portions of northwest Indiana.

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Support Group & Education

Lois Insolia ALS Clinic

At the multidisciplinary ALS clinic, trained specialists use a team approach to provide comprehensive treatment. They are dedicated to the total care and support of people with ALS, their families and caregivers. During a visit, patients meet with several members of the team, and each provides input regarding assessment, care planning, education and other health care needs.

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National ALS Registry

National ALS Registry

The Les Turner ALS Foundation is a partner with the National ALS Registry, a program to collect, manage and analyze data about people with ALS and to provide clinical trial information to people living with ALS. It is important to include as many people with the disease as possible to get the most accurate information. Be part of changing the future of ALS.

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Hope and help for people with ALS.

Your contribution helps support nearly 90% of the Chicagoland ALS population.