The Accessibility Program

The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter recognizes persons with ALS may need accessibility modifications to their homes. The Chapter understands not everyone has insurance or other means to pay for necessary modifications. For this reason, The Chapter has established The Accessibility Program to help provide persons with ALS access to materials for modular ramping and rental stair glides. Due to the expense of these modifications, families' ability to cost share will be discussed. The Chapter will not contribute funding to a pre-existing project.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Have a diagnosis of ALS and reside in the Chapter Service Area
  • Eliminate other means of coverage such as the State Waiver programs, VA, or Long Term Care Insurance Policy
  • Own your home or obtain permission from a landlord or Homeowners Association to allow modifications

RAMPING PROGRAM GUIDELINES:

  • An evaluation is set up by the Program Coordinator with an approved ramp vendor
  • Modifications to surrounding areas that need to be made prior to installation are the responsibility of the family
  • All ramping material remains the property of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
  • Program will only fund one modular ramp at the primary residence

RENTAIL STAIR GLIDE PROGRAM GUIDELINES:

  • An evaluation by a Physical Therapist is required to determine appropriateness/safety
  • Quarterly re-evaluations will be required
  • A home assessment is set up by the Program Coordinator with an approved stair glide vendor
  • Modifications to staircases that need to be made prior to installation are the responsibility of the family
  • The Chapter reserves the right to remove the stair glide unit if deemed unsafe at any time

Click here for application. For more information about applying for The Accessibility Program, contact Wendy Barnes @ 610-797-2102 or wendy@alsphiladelphia.org.  


 
 

The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
321 Norristown Road - Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002
215-643-5434

The ALS Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.