Enduring the daily struggles of ALS can be almost unbearable for ALS patients. And they can also prove overwhelming for the families and other caregivers of those patients. As the disease progresses and the patient becomes less independent, the responsibilities of caregivers multiply.
That’s why the Care Connection volunteer program was created. It provides additional caregivers who perform tasks such as preparing meals, running errands, shuttling kids to school and activities, doing laundry, shopping and other everyday chores. It not only provides primary caregivers with a much needed break, it can prevent burnout and allow the caregivers to more fully enjoy the time they have left with their loved one with ALS.
By donating to the ALSA Wisconsin Chapter on Giving Tuesday, you can help sustain invaluable programs like this one and ease the hardships of living with ALS.