The impact of an ALS diagnosis is profound. It’s not uncommon for daily tasks, such as meals, laundry, and children’s activities, to be less of a priority when providing care for a loved one with the disease. Caregivers may feel defeated by the growing list of tasks they are no longer able to manage.
It’s often hard to know when and how to ask friends and neighbors for help. And for those who want to offer a helping hand, it’s difficult to know just what is needed and how to make a difference.
Now, when someone asks what they can do to help, the answer is "give me your name and email address so I can provide access to our ALS Care Connection page." ALS Care Connection is a private online calendar that can be used to support to the entire family by organizing volunteers to take care of some of those tasks families describe as "falling through the cracks."
The ALS Care Connection is a simple online tool that helps organize the community of people who want to help. It coordinates their efforts to more efficiently support families living with ALS. To learn more about this tool and its features, review our step-by-step guide to getting started.