January 5, 2015, Livingston, NJ - Barnabas Health Foundation is pleased to announce they have been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. This funding will be used to provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and assistive devices for existing Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center patients at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center who could not otherwise afford these services.
"We are extremely grateful to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation for this grant," said Dr. Krupa Pandey, Neurologist, at the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center. "Both physical and occupational therapy are paramount in assisting M.S. patients with their daily functions, and we look forward to being able offer these services to M.S. patients who previously were not able to afford it."
Both physical and occupational therapy can help Multiple Sclerosis patients learn to cope with their changing bodies, develop strength and stamina, and maintain an active daily life. Through rehabilitation and conservation of functional abilities, teaching alternative ways to complete tasks, or introducing handy equipment, therapy can help MS patients perform everyday activities with greater ease and comfort.
The Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center is the only facility in the region offering a full-service approach to MS under one roof. The MS Center provides diagnosis, comprehensive evaluation, treatment and follow-up under the direction of a board-certified neurologist/multiple sclerosis specialist and a nurse coordinator. Plus, M.S. patients have easy access to other needed services in the same building, including physical and occupational therapies, psychological support, wellness approaches and pain management. They also have access to the on-site Imaging Center featuring a 3.0T short bore MRI which is useful in detecting minute abnormalities related to neurological diseases.
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is a publicly-funded non-profit organization headquartered in
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The mission of the MSF is to provide programs and support services to those persons affected by MS that help them maintain health, safety, self-sufficiency, and personal well-being; and to heighten public awareness of multiple sclerosis in order to elicit financial support for the MSF's programs and services and promote understanding for those diagnosed with the illness. For more information, visit msfocus.org.
The Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center is located at the Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center,
200 South Orange Avenue in Livingston, NJ. For more information about the grant or if you are an existing MSCCC patient and would like to be considered for these services, please call 973.322.7484.
Contact: Lina Allocca
Director, Public Relations
Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center