Team Gleason House
The Team Gleason House for Innovative Living is a new residential facility designed to help people diagnosed with incurable neuro-muscular disorders live more independently. It is only the second residence of its kind. With the help of Chase’s $350,000 grant, Team Gleason is using cutting edge technology to help mobilize and inspire people living with ALS; residents are able to open doors, turn up or down their bedroom shades, or call for the elevator, all with the help of a computer and a sensor that tracks head/eye movement for instruction.
Located at St. Margaret’s Skilled Nursing Residence in New Orleans, Louisiana, the first floor of the new facility is a dedicated ALS-MS specialty care neighborhood. A specially trained staff will care for the residents.
Team Gleason hopes to provide additional pALS with expert quality of care and technology by expanding the ALS Living Center concept to many other cities.