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No More Bath Time Challenges

 Written by: Gail Shaw, Care Coordinator - Bathing is something we all do, but as we age we may need some assistance with this daily activity. We may need assistance getting into the tub or shower. We may need help to actually do the bathing. For those with memory loss, there may need to be some [...]

By |2018-12-20T11:21:14-06:00June 23rd, 2015|Care Notes|0 Comments

Good Balance Is Important

Have you ever felt dizzy, lightheaded, or even thought the room was spinning around you? It can be troublesome and, if it happens often, it could be a sign of a balance problem. Having good balance means being able to control and maintain your body’s position, whether you are moving or remaining still. If you [...]

By |2018-12-20T11:21:14-06:00March 25th, 2015|Care Notes|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2018-12-20T11:21:15-06:00March 3rd, 2015|Care Notes|0 Comments

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 |2018-12-20T11:21:15-06:00March 3rd, 2015|Care Notes|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 |2018-12-20T11:21:15-06:00February 12th, 2015|Care Notes|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 |2018-12-20T11:21:15-06:00February 5th, 2015|Care Notes|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 |2018-12-20T11:21:15-06:00January 19th, 2015|Care Notes|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 |2018-12-20T11:21:15-06:00November 24th, 2014|Care Notes|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 |2018-12-20T11:21:15-06:00September 30th, 2014|Care Notes|0 Comments
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