The Les Turner ALS Foundation has been providing healthcare for people with ALS (PALS) since 1986 when the Les Turner/Lois Insolia ALS Center was opened on the campus of Northwestern in Chicago, Illinois.
The current multidisciplinary staff includes five neurologists, a pulmonologist, three nurses, an occupational therapist, speech pathologist, dietician, genetic counselor, respiratory therapist, drug study research coordinator and medical assistant. The Center staff is complemented by the Les Turner ALS Foundation's Home Care and Community Services Team, consisting of three ALS nurse consultants and a social worker who visit PALS and their families at home. This model of providing services in both a clinical setting and in a PALS’ home allows for a comprehensive plan of care.
As the host of the 2012 ALS/MND meetings, the Foundation is pleased to offer videos from the 2012 Allied Professionals Forum. View a presentation from Les Turner ALS Foundation social worker Laurie Fieldman below, then visit our YouTube channel for other videos from the day.
Lisa Wolfe, MD, a Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care Specialist, gave a presentation on respiratory care at the ALS/MND Nursing Mini-Symposium on December 10 in Orlando. Please click here to listen to and view her presentation. Dr. Wolfe is an Assistant Professor with the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a Pulmonary Consultant for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Les Turner/Lois Insolia ALS Center.
The ALS Practice Parameters provide the best and most up-to-date information on care and treatment of ALS patients.
Our Informative Links page provides a wealth of helpful sites for you to browse or share with your patients.
Our ALS Resource Guide is a downloadable manual that provides information and resources for ALS patients, family members, caregivers and health professionals. It is assembled by the staff of the Les Turner/Lois Insolia ALS Center at Northwestern in Chicago and members of the Home Care and Community Services Team.
Our Home Care and Community Services Team offers in-services for home health agencies, hospices, case management groups, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Please contact Claire Owen at email@example.com for more information.