Maintaining Quality of Life during the ALS Journey

ospice of the Panhandle is a WV Social Work Category I CEU provider (490109) and this program is being offered for two (2) Category One Social Work Continuing Education Credits.

This program meets the criteria for two (2) contact hours established
by the WV Board of Registered Nurses Provider Registration Number WV 1997-0136.RN

This free presentation will help clinicians recognize the symptoms associated with ALS and how they negatively impact quality of life for diagnosed persons and their families.

Participants will:
– learn to identify appropriate assessments, tools and equipment to maintain quality of life.
– employ collaborative communication processes: linking medical, psychosocial, community care practitioners and families to reach strategic healthcare goals.
– identify various support systems available to patients and families living with ALS.
– differentiate between the fears and realities of an ALS patient during end-of-life care.
– discuss the importance of end-of-life planning for ALS patients.

Presenter Sara Hoten is the Care Services Manager for The ALS Association West Virginia Service Area. Prior to starting her work at The ALS Association in June of 2016, Sara worked as a Child Protective Services Supervisor in Fayette County, WV. Sara received her Master’s in Social Work in May of 2014 and her Regents Bachelor of Arts in 2008- both from West Virginia University. Sara is very dedicated to working with and assisting families who are living with ALS in the state of West Virginia.

Please contact Marian Simpson at 304.264.0406 or to register.