Riluzole extends ventilator-free survival. Medications for muscle cramps, constipation, pain, depression, and other symptoms may also be prescribed.
We offer physical, occupational, respiratory, and nutrition therapy delivered by an in-house team of therapists who have experience working with ALS patients.
You may need assistive devices to aid in daily living, and to help you maintain independence. We work directly with you and our preferred vendors to help you get the equipment you need, and help you learn to use it.
A social worker works closely with you, your family and the rest of your care team to help navigate life with ALS. We assist families with everything from obtaining benefits to providing emotional support.
A nutritionist helps you overcome obstacles that prevent you from maintaining a healthy diet, as well as deal with various eating challenges associated with ALS.
Because ALS affects both communication and swallowing, our speech pathologists help you either improve your verbal speech production, or identify and use an augmentative and alternative communication device. We can also evaluate your swallow abilities and recommend ways to make swallowing safer and easier.