Relationships matter when dealing with aging and dementia

By Gail Shaw, Home Services Care Coordinator - It’s exciting to be celebrating our 30th anniversary. During this time, we have formed many relationships with individuals, families and other organizations. These relationships have helped our Home Services Program grow over the years. Family caregivers have found that it is not always easy to get their [...]

By | 2015-03-03T09:09:56+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

One Daughter’s Story

Story as told by Lisa Brennan. St. John's has been a wonderful part of our lives these past few months.  My sister, Anita Schmitt, saw the marquee in front of St. John's when it had a message about a support group for caretakers. Because I had moved from Edwardsville in November of 2013 to take [...]

By | 2015-02-12T13:07:32+00:00 February 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Did you know what is good for your heart is good for your brain?

February is National Heart Month and the human heart is seen as the symbol of love. So we hope you find time in February to show yourself a little love for your heart and brain! Cutting cholesterol, including fruits and vegetables along with eating fish might help keep the mind sharp. It might sound fishy, but diets [...]

By | 2015-02-05T13:29:50+00:00 February 5th, 2015|News|0 Comments

I’m Fine

There's nothing whatever the matter with me. I'm just as healthy as can be. I have arthritis in both my knees And when I talk, I talk with a wheeze. My pulse is weak and my blood is thin. But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in. I think my liver is out or [...]

By | 2015-01-19T11:15:59+00:00 January 19th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Does Christmas bring out your green and fuzzy side or are you Cindy Lou?

Missy Athmer -Director of Marketing: Of course I am talking about How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Even as an adult, I still love all the rhymes and the neat illustrations inside the famous Dr. Suess book. And every year, I faithfully watch the television program. In my mind it’s one of the best Christmas stories [...]

By | 2017-08-31T16:17:56+00:00 November 24th, 2014|News|0 Comments

It’s A Family Affair

By Patti Haddick, Home Services Program Director: St. John’s Community Care is a top-notch agency, both in the quality of service we provide to our clients and in the quality of the Caregivers who provide these services. When hiring Caregivers for St. John’s we look for people who have the heart for caring and compassion. [...]

By | 2014-09-30T16:27:26+00:00 September 30th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Alzheimer Support Group

  By Gail J. Shaw, Care Coordinator -   Have you ever wondered what you could get out of attending a support group?  You may already know first-hand that the life of a caregiver is filled with all kinds of challenges. especially if your loved one has memory loss.  Support groups offer educational information, ways [...]

By | 2014-06-02T09:37:01+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Hospital Patient Sitter / Companion Services

We know that when a loved one suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's is hospitalized for any length of time it can be frightening for your loved one and you. Especially knowing that you can't spend every minute with them to assist them. We can help you! We offer one-on-one patient observation that encourages a positive recover. [...]

By | 2014-05-30T09:35:04+00:00 May 30th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Go Ahead – Make Plans – Have Some Fun!

It’s that time of the year when it seems every family is busy preparing to celebrate something. . . a wedding, graduation, family reunion, church picnic, barbeques on the 4th, the list goes on and on. If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other aging issues, attending family and community events can present [...]

By | 2014-05-30T08:46:23+00:00 May 30th, 2014|News|0 Comments