ALS in the Heartland
Balancing the emotional and physical needs of caregivers is an ongoing challenge, and for those affected by ALS, the magnitude of those needs can be great.
Respite care is a program that refers to short-term, temporary care provided to those needing assistance. The goal of respite is to provide a safe environment for the patient in the primary caregiver.s absence. This allows the caregiver time away from direct caregiving responsibilities. Because each situation is unique, ALS in the Heartland has implemented a voucher system enabling the family to utilize respite care to best meet their individual needs.
Any ALS patient, residing in Nebraska and western Iowa, and registered with ALS in the Heartland, is eligible to apply for the Respite Care Voucher Program.