Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that can happen to anyone at any time.
The ALS Society of BC is a non-profit charity who is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients along with, their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS. At any given time, there are over 375 people living with ALS in B.C. $140,000 is the average cost of equipment that every single ALS patient in BC will require during the course of the disease. This is not covered by BC MSP.
ALS BC provides an equipment loan program. This includes the use of bathroom equipment; beds & mattresses; communication aids; patient lift equipment; wheelchairs, walkers and scooters. From the time a prescription for equipment is received by ALS BC, a 2-business day turnaround time (delivery to the patient) is achieved. This service is provided at no cost to the patient.