What We Do
What We Do
The Joe Martin ALS Foundation works with the Carolinas Neuromuscular/ALS Center to help people with ALS (PALS). The ALS Center refers PALS living in the Charlotte metro area to the foundation. Our staff works with the ALS Center’s therapists to facilitate home therapy programs and provide technology support.
Currently the Joe Martin ALS Foundation assists over 60 families by providing:
- Respite care
- Home Assessments
- Range of motion therapy
- Motomed treatments
- Mobility safety
- Caregiver training
- Wheelchair accessible transportation
- Assistive technology support
- Performing Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) such as dressing, grooming, and transferring from bed to wheelchair to help PALS begin a productive day.
Where We Help
The map below shows general locations for where we are currently helping families living with ALS in their homes. If you are interested in helping one of these families, please let us know. Our volunteers help families with meals, running errands, yard projects, home projects, and visiting with them.
Contact: Sarah Hayden 704-332-1929 ext. 806
Home Life for PALS
Home Life for PALS is a resource provided on the Joe Martin ALS Foundation YouTube channel to provide answers to home care questions. This video series demonstrates how to provide range of motion and how to provide care for those with Lou Gehrig's disease and who have physical disabilities.
The Joe Martin ALS Foundation's mission is to empower families as they face the challenge of living actively with ALS by providing free home care and other services at no cost.
We believe a strong support net can help people living with ALS (PALS) and their families obtain the best caregiving techniques, equipment, and bolster their will to fight this disease.