Adaptation training course for persons with ALS
Kela provides adaptation training courses for adults with ALS. The adaptation training is multidisciplinary and group-based.
When participating in adaptation training, you are provided with support to manage problems in your daily life and help to come to terms with your situation.
The adaptation training course for persons with ALS is suitable for you, if
- you have been diagnosed with ALS
- you are able to function independently enough to be able to participate in group-based rehabilitation.
The course is not suitable for you, if
- you, in addition to ALS, also have some other illness which prevents you from participating in rehabilitation, or an acute or untreated substance abuse problem
- the goals of your rehabilitation are more related to medical care and treatment than to rehabilitation per se.
Use the course search to look up when courses are arranged
Use the search term ‘ALS-kurssi’. The service is in Finnish and Swedish only.
Purpose of the course
The aim of the course is to provide support in the changed situation caused by the illness. You will also receive information and guidance to help you to continue living a life that is as full and meaningful as possible despite your illness. Rehabilitation is also a way of strengthening your resources and life management skills in order for you to be able to function as independently and actively as possible in your everyday life.
Content of the course and implementation
The rehabilitation is implemented as group rehabilitation taking each client’s individual goal and need for rehabilitation into consideration.
The course includes group discussions and working in small groups, a variety of activities as well as individual interviews, meetings and discussions with rehabilitation experts.
The rehabilitation is arranged on the service provider’s premises. The course lasts 6 days. An adult close relative can accompany you throughout the rehabilitation. You can stay overnight at the place of the rehabilitation or travel there from home each day.
The course is implemented by the following experts:
- specialist in neurology
- registered nurse
Depending on your individual needs, other rehabilitation professionals and assisting personnel may also take part.