The impact of an ALS diagnosis is profound and not just for the person living with the disease.
Daily activities, like making meals, doing laundry, mowing the lawn, and walking the dog, take a back seat when providing care for a family member with ALS.
Caregivers can feel defeated by the growing list of tasks they are no longer able to manage. Yet, it can be hard to know when and how to ask family members, friends, and neighbors for help.
In the same vein, it can be difficult for those who want to lend a helping hand to know just what is needed and how to make a difference.
Our ALS Care Connection program was created to help. The program has expanded to include a new mobile app that can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet. So, it’s very easy for people to organize a care community for their own family or for loved ones impacted by ALS.
Through ALS Care Connection (powered by Lotsa Helping Hands), families can set up a private online calendar that can be used to organize volunteers who want to take on some of the tasks that have become less manageable.
Now, when someone asks what they can do to help, the answer is, “Let me give you access to our ALS Care Connection calendar.”
To learn more about accessing ALS Care Connection and creating a private community for your family, click here.
The ALS Care Connection mobile app can be found in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store by searching for “Lotsa Helping Hands.” Once your family’s private community has been set up, The ALS Association logo will appear at the top.