Take time to learn more about ALS

Take time to learn more about ALS

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig s disease, most commonly strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70. As many as 30,000 Americans have this neuromuscular disease at any given time.

ALS is a progressive disease and as caregivers take on a bigger role in the daily needs of the patient, they look to hospice for help. Hospice of Montgomery provides multidisciplinary care that includes caring for the patient s physical, emotional and spiritual needs as they make life s final journey.

A patient with ALS is eligible for hospice services when his/her physician believes the patient has a limited life expectancy. Additional ALS qualifying criteria also includes: impaired breathing capacity, rapid progression of ALS disease and nutritional impairment. Hospice of Montgomery, the first hospice in Alabama, cares for patients with many different life-threatening illnesses. Patients with ALS or their caregivers may call us at 279-6677 with questions or for an evaluation. Until a cure is found, we are here to help. For more information on ALS, visit www.alsa.org. For more information on Hospice of Montgomery, visit www.hospiceofmontgomery.org.