Looking for Answers?

By Gail Shaw, MPA - Coordinator of Training & Support DEMENTIA CARE SPECIALIST Have you ever had the feeling that something was not quite right, but you could not put your finger on what was wrong? Maybe you know your caregiving abilities could be improved  to produce a better outcome. Many find themselves asking these [...]

By |2021-01-24T13:28:47-06:00December 24th, 2020|Care Notes|0 Comments

Caregiving with a full cup.

You know that caregiving  is draining. You can’t pour from an empty cup, so let us help you fill yourself back up! It might be gray and cold outside, but there is no need for you to bundle up in your coat, hat and gloves. Or even warm up you car! Instead, relax, put on [...]

By |2021-01-24T13:43:29-06:00December 24th, 2020|Care Notes|0 Comments

Corona Virus – Updates / Resources / Activities

Here is a list of links to activities, information, resources to make the social isolation less stressful. St. John’s Community Care is focused on continuing to care as we focus on keeping those we serve and our staff as safe as we can. While we cannot currently care for participants in our Adult Day [...]

By |2021-04-12T08:47:18-05:00December 15th, 2020|Care Notes|0 Comments

When Is Forgetting Too Much?

BY STACEY RHODES, MS Adult Day Program Director / Dementia Care Specialist srhodes@stjohnscc.org  Many people worry about becoming forgetful.  They think forgetfulness is a sign of Alzheimer’s Disease.  Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging.  As we get older, changes occur in all parts of the body including the brain.  Some people take longer [...]

By |2020-06-30T13:28:50-05:00February 25th, 2020|Care Notes|0 Comments

Life Is Better With Grandfriends

St. John’s Community Care and We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym are partnering to host intergenerational music classes called Grandfriends. Intergenerational music is the bringing together of children and their senior friends for an enjoyable session of fun and music resulting in bridging the ages. We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym has been in Edwardsville [...]

By |2019-04-05T10:35:28-05:00April 4th, 2019|Care Notes|0 Comments

Anticipatory Grieving

BY GAIL SHAW— Home Services Care Coordinator - A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be devastating for both the client and their family caregiver. Suddenly life changes and there is a reason to explain why one can’t remember names, faces or important dates, why your loved one is not able to explain the new dents on [...]

By |2019-04-08T13:56:54-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Care Notes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Keep Moving

  BY MISSY ATHMER- Marketing Director - Being active and staying engaged socially can help in a wide range of ways,  from improving your physical strength and enhancing your memory to preventing depression. St. John’s Community Care believes in the benefits of keeping active. We take great effort to make sure participants in our Adult Day [...]

By |2019-01-04T14:47:16-06:00January 4th, 2019|Care Notes|0 Comments

Change Stress Into Success

By Patti Haddick, Dementia Care Specialist - Chronic stress affects just about all of our body’s systems. The effects on the circulatory system can cause high blood pressure, angina, migraines or even heart attacks and stroke.  Effects on the digestive system can result in chronic heartburn, ulcers, colitis, obesity, or diabetes.  They are now saying [...]

By |2020-09-11T10:11:15-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Care Notes|0 Comments
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