ApexCare was pleased to host the ALS Support Group on February 8th at our Roseville office. For those who are not familiar with the disease here is some background information.
ALS is Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Although ALS was first discovered in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig, a famous baseball player brought national attention to the disease when he contracted the disease which later ended his career. Since ALS motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body, the progressive degeneration of the motor neurons causes the motor neurons to die and the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is then lost. Patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
The Greater Sacramento Chapter of ALS is one of more than 39 nationwide chapters providing comprehensive patient services. The Greater Sacramento Chapter has been fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease in Northern California for 30 years and leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy. The Chapter provides support groups and a variety of services which helps to provide hope and support for those who are affected by ALS. Their mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
The Greater Sacramento Chapter for ALS partners with three clinics:
The UC Davis ALS Certified Center of Excellence, Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center, and Kaiser.
The ALS Chapter provides information, referrals, support group meetings, in-home evaluations, loaned speech communication devices, and loaned durable medical equipment. To inquire about receiving services or to learn more about the clinics and services offered please contact the Chapter directly at 916.979.9265.
ApexCare Home Care ~ Call Toll-Free: 877-916-9111
Since then, I have had a strong interest in helping and supporting our senior community as they age and are unable to care for themselves.Coming from a family of physicians, I am excited to be involved in the medical community by providing the highest levels of non-clinical in-home care to our clients and their families.With my work experience, I firmly believe that ApexCare can touch many lives and have a great impact on our local senior community.
Prior to joining ApexCare, I worked in a wide variety of industries and have owned multiple businesses ranging from construction to mortgage banking.Outside of work, I am an active youth soccer and basketball coach, having coached recreational soccer for over 8 years and elementary school basketball for over 4 years.I graduated with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.My career has been focused on building great organizations that deliver the highest absolute levels of service to our clients.I look forward to continuing this passion with ApexCare.
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