ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Progress


Professional Healthcare, Inc.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.”

Professional Healthcare, Inc. was founded on this principle: there is more to life than just breathing. The trained nurses and staff with PHI do all they can to provide compassionate and professional home health care and they are committed to helping individuals live the life they have to their fullest.

One of PHI’s very first patients was a person living with ALS who had been confined to his home. His disease was rather advanced, and he rarely left home. After getting to know this individual, our partners at PHI realized he still had more living to do. They helped him get out of his home to go to the store, enjoy some fresh air and even go to the beach. Quality of life was important to this man, and it was important to the founders of PHI to assure that it was achieved to the highest level possible.

Since its beginnings in 2006, compassionate care and quality of life have been at the heart of PHI, which was established to provide dependable, quality and compassionate home care to fit the individual needs of each client. For more than 10 years, the professionals at PHI have helped many people continue to live in their homes, while improving their quality of life. And through it all, they have been touched by the ALS community.

PHI first partnered with The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter as a sponsor of the North Carolina ALS Caregivers Conference in 2009. A year later, they signed on as the Chapter’s first statewide sponsor of the Walk to Defeat ALSŪ and have continued that partnership ever since. As The ALS Association works toward creating a world without ALS, our friends at PHI join us in our commitment to helping people living with the disease now.

“PHI and The ALS Association share a common belief that quality of life matters,” said Lynne Carpenter, the Agency Director for PHI. “Our partnership with the North Carolina Chapter has truly made it easier to care for our pALS and has improved their quality of life. Our vision of hope, with the help of The ALS Association, is to someday live in a world where this devastating disease has been conquered.”