November is National Caregivers Month. To honor the incredible people who dedicate their careers and lives to caring for others, SimpliHere is looking carefully at the current state of caregiving and home health care in the United States in 2022. Here are some things we’ve found. Emerging from the global Covid-19 pandemic, a great deal […]
This fall, SimpliHere is looking to speak with 10 professional caregivers or their managers— Home Health Aides, Personal Care Assistants, etc. (employed by home healthcare agencies) — who are willing to share their thoughts in exchange for a $50 Amazon gift card. If you are a professional caregiver or manage the operation of a home […]
On September 18, our friends at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, MA are hosting their annual ALS Walk for Living, a community celebration and fundraising event that takes place on Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea. The walk covers a two-mile course that is accessible to participants with wheelchairs and assistive devices, and that […]
June 2, 2022 marks the second annual Lou Gehrig Day to honor the baseball legend and continue to spread awareness of ALS.
Across the United States, there are many engaging events and campaigns happening throughout the month of May, ALS Awareness Month. The one SimpliHere is most excited about is the virtual Fight ALS Film Festival. The month-long film fest, which is free and open to the public, was founded by Sunny Brous, who was diagnosed […]
SimpliHere is currently seeking volunteers for mobile app testing for a new, improved version of our product! To test our user experience and design, we are looking to recruit several ALS community participants for 45-minute one-on-one sessions online throughout the month of April. These usability tests will be hosted by trained user experience designers and […]
As ALS patients, caregivers, and families of ALS patients know too well, there are not enough FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of this disease. In fact, there are currently only two pharmaceutical therapies available to patients in the United States: generic riluzole, approved by the FDA in 1995, which modestly extends survival, and Mitsubishi Tanabe […]
December 23, 2021, President Biden signed the Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act, known as ACT for ALS
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the world quickly adopted and adapted to video conferencing, smartphone apps, and other technology advances in order to communicate. To keep pace, there has been an explosion in app, device, and software development and users encounter never-ending updates to commonly used platforms. The virtual working world has moved from surviving to […]
This month, we’re sharing three outstanding ALS caregiver resources – Your ALS Guide, Sarah’s Caregiver Community, and I AM ALS -that we are thankful for and that you need to know about. Your ALS GuideThis practical, easy-to-navigate website and Facebook community was designed for patients, family members, caregivers, and friends to answer questions, connect them […]
Of the 30,000 Americans diagnosed with ALS each year, 85% of them have a child or grandchild. Hope Loves Company, founded in 2012, is the only nonprofit in the U.S. dedicated to providing emotional and educational support to children and young adults who have or had a loved one battling ALS. Founder Jodi O’Donnell-Ames lost her first husband to […]
Due to the threat of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year, the 13th annual ALS & MS Walk for Living will be held virtually on Sunday, October 17. SimpliHere connected with Maura Graham, director of Walk for Living, to learn more about this meaningful and beloved event.