In Home Services

Home Services

24/7 non-medical services.

Who uses our services?

  • Adults who understand we can help them remain in their own homes
  • Adults facing short or long term disability
  • Patients in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices
  • Adults who need a break from caring for their loved ones
  • Residents in senior residential communities who need services not on their plan

In addition, we have dedicated on-site Home Services Caregivers at Meridian Village and Eden Village in Glen Carbon.

DSCF1038

Communities we serve in Illinois Metro East include:

 

  • Caseyville
  • Collinsville
  • Edwardsville
  • Fairview Heights
  • Fairmont 

     

    City

  • Glen Carbon
  • Granite City
  • Maryville
  • Troy

Click on the links to learn more:

10 Steps When Choosing a Home Services Agency

10 Reasons for Choosing St. John’s Home Services

Home Services Fact Sheet

Home Services Client Agreement

These documents require that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.

Our licensed home services agency acts as a loving extension of family providing:

  • Assistance with meals, shopping, laundry, transportation and medication reminders.
  • Personal care such as bathing and toileting.
  • Caregivers are carefully screened before employment, bonded and supervised by experienced Care Coordinators.
  • Focus on Alzheimer’s and dementia specific care.
  • Sitter services for clients in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living or hospice settings.
  • Flexible schedules and care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Home Services care for husband and wife at no additional cost, same as individual rate.
  • This service can be used for short or long term disability challenges, including recovery from surgery or illness.

 

TestimonialsEileen and Karen

  “Thank you to the staff of St. John’s Adult Day Care and Home Services. I honestly don’t know what we’d do without you. You came highly recommended and now I know why.”  (Client’s family)

 “Thank you for all that you do for the sick and aging. Just wanted to let you all know that our family thinks you are Angels on Earth.” (Client’s family)

“Donna (caregiver) has done a wonderful job. She is cheerful, patient, and diligent in caring for my mother, who needs a great deal of care and attention.” (Client’s family)

 

Adult Day Program

You’ll have peace of mind knowing your loved one is socializing in a safe, supportive setting.

Adult Day Programs

Two Convenient Locations – Collinsville and Edwardsville!20140710_105223

We provide a variety of activities designed with a sense of fun and success in mind. Special features of our program include:

  • Professional nurse oversees wellness monitoring
  • Socialization in a safe and supportive environment
  • Exercises, discussion of current events, games, projects, singing, plays and entertainment
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Regular interaction with outside visitors including other day programs, area school children, and volunteers.
  • Weekly beautician and monthly podiatrist visits
  • Certified by the IL Department on Aging and Veteran’s Administration
  • Caregivers are carefully screened before employment, bonded and supervised by experienced Program Coordinators.
  • Accept private payment, Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), Illinois Community Care Program (CCP), Veteran’s Benefits and some long term care policies.
  • Program available to all adults 18 and older regardless of race, religion, lifestyle or geographic location.

What the Heck is an Adult Day Program?

DSCF2678Transportation arrangements through Collinsville Senior Shuttle and Madison County Transit for ADP-Collinsville.  For ADP-Edwardsville, transportation through Madison County Transit and Main Street Community Center.

Hours are weekdays from 6:30 am to 6 pm. Closed on all major holidays.

 

Adult Day Program’ Fact Sheet 2012DSCN0369

Enrollment Agreement and Policies

These documents require that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.

Testimonials

St. John’s Adult Day Program is a one of a kind, very unique, classy place. My 86-year-old Mom has been attending almost a year and it’s the best anti-depressant for her. I have seen a number of adult day cares and none compare. I’ve noticed such a sense of dignity and respect for every client.
Cheryl M.

“Thanks, you’re doing an awesome job! Mom looks forward to coming to St. John’s. You’ve added a sparkle back in her life.”  Daughter of an Adult Day Program Participant.

Adult Day Programs funded in part by the Madison County Mental Health Board.

Color_horiz_bluebackground

Medical Equipment Loan Program

St. John’s Community Care offers a free medical equipment loan program at the Collinsville location.  Anyone is welcome to come in for a wheelchair, walker, commode, bath chair, crutches, canes and more.  Small equipment only.   Anyone wishing to make a donation to our loan program may drop off small medical equipment (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays) to supplement our inventory knowing that it will help someone in need.

 

Meet Our Caregivers

 

Caring compassionately for your aging

and disabled loved one!

 

 

Donna Bast1

Donna Bast
Home Is Where The Heart Is

Donna Bast, a caregiver for St. John’s, has been caring for aging and elder clients for almost 20 years. Her caregiver career started out in a nursing facility where she quickly learned that she was limited in how she could help people feel comfortable in their new and sometimes scary surroundings.  When she heard about St. John’s Home Services Program, she immediately knew that this is how people should be able to live out their last years and she joined the staff. Donna feels that having loved ones at home, in their own surroundings, helps them to avoid coping with the anxiety of transitioning to an unfamiliar lifestyle of a nursing facility. She loves the companionship of the folks for whom she cares. She enjoys all the stories they share with her about how they grew up and the challenges they overcame.  Donna realizes the values that are important to her clients and accommodates. It might be enjoying conversation while preparing a simple meal together, something other family members are no longer able to provide.  Family members of clients say that Donna has a special way of connecting with each of their loved ones, allowing them to be respected while being cared for with dignity and compassion.

 

 

Donna Carter2   Donna Carter
   A happy heart makes a face cheerful!

The smile is infectious and she has a sense of humor that will leave you laughing.  Donna Carter is a Home Services
Caregiver for St. John’s Community Care. She has been taking care of the needs of clients for several years with a
joyful heart! Donna always has something funny to say or a way to brighten a room when she enters. It’s her gift and
she gives it freely. Her smile brings a special kind of energy to her work along with her easy going personality. She is
able to connect to clients and can quickly make them feel at ease and loved.  Donna enjoys preparing meals and we
know from her clients they really enjoy her recipes and even put in special requests for their favorite dishes. On a sunny day, you may see Donna taking one of her clients for a walk outside and right along with them will be the
client’s dog and you can bet they will all be smiling!

 

Joy1

Joy Dalton
Let’s sing to the Lord!

Joy Dalton is a Home Services Caregiver for St. John’s Community Care. She cares deeply for the aging and
disabled and wants them to be cared for compassionately and given the freedoms and respect they have come to
earn over the years.  Her natural grace shines through in her patient communications and compassion to care. She
loves to sing songs to clients that help lift their spirits, ease the anxiety and fears that so many dementia clients
experience.  Joy is very skilled in understanding and anticipating the needs of clients and has been described by client family members as a kind of natural anti-depressant! She believes it’s the small things that can make the biggest difference in the lives of clients and their family members.

 

 

Alma1Alma Matthews
Sharing courage – giving hope

When you meet Alma Matthews, a Home Services Caregiver for St. John’s, you will quickly learn how grounded she is in her faith and commitment to serving her clients.   Alma knows that when a loved one suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s and is hospitalized for any length of time it can be a frightening experience for the family and the loved one.

When a loved one has a medical issue and is hospitalized or needs rehab at a nursing home is when Alma does her best work. She offers one-on-one patient observation that helps to encourage a positive recovery.    We know from family members that they are relieved that Alma is with their loved one when they can’t be by their side. Alma is there to ease the loved one’s anxiety, and to help with things like feeding, grooming, and seeking assistance. She also talks with her clients and has a gentle way of making them feel at ease.  Alma provides them the care they deserve, as well as peace of mind to the family members until their loved one returns home.

 

Judy Mayhall1Judy Mayhall
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

At a young age Judy Mayhall had to cope with the pain of losing both parents. She was left with an emptiness that needed to be filled and so, at the age of 18, she chose to fill the void with compassion for elderly and aging.  Judy has been a caregiver for many years and has been with St. John’s for the past 21 years.  She knows and understands that her clients need to feel safe at all times and in control as much as possible.  Judy creates options that help her clients make good choices. We know from family members of clients that, because Judy is true to her word and never tells their loved one something that is not realistic, they trust her. Even the basic things like bathing a loved one for a family member might be a struggle. The trust factor is apparent whether she is assisting a client with bathing or helping them to make necessary doctor appointments or taking them on their weekly errands. Her sense of reality and nurturing help clients stay focused on necessary tasks that sometimes may seem small to others, but necessary to staying independent …Judy does all of them all with great love and trust.

 

carol pritchettCarol Pritchett
What she does is from the heart!

Home Services Caregiver Carol Pritchett has been caring for clients at St. John’s for 20 years.  It’s not so much a job as a calling for Carol. Guided by her caring heart, she has worked with hundreds of local aging and disabled residents assisting them and helping them maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle at home. She enjoys reminiscing with clients about the good old days while helping them with household chores or preparing meals. Families and loved ones of clients have told us how much they appreciate Carol.  She is very caring and patient and it gives them peace of mind knowing she is there taking care of them like they are her own family.

 

 

 

Caregiver Support Groups

St. John’s support groups provide opportunities for families and friends to discuss their concerns and uncertainties, as well as find resources to help regain a sense of  balance and hope. We also provide information about helpful coping techniques and resources to make your job as caregiver a little less stressful. The sessions  allow you to listen and discuss common issues with the group, leaving you with more understanding and a sense that you are not alone.  There is no charge to attend.   Alzheimer’s Support Group—Collinsville 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join others dealing with dementia and memory loss at St. John’s Community Care in Collinsville. Sessions are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Complimentary care for loved ones available with reservation. Call 618-344-5008.   Family Caregiver Support Group—Collinsville 5:30—7:00 p.m. This support group is intended for family caregivers caring for loved ones with any type of disability.  Join us at St. John’s Community Care in Collinsville for a light complimentary dinner and session held the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Complimentary care for loved ones is available with a reservation.  Call 618-344-5008.   Family Caregiver Support Group—Edwardsville 6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m. This support group is intended for family caregivers caring for loved ones with any type of disability.  Join us at St. John’s Community Care in Edwardsville. Sessions are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Call 618-656-7090.