“Care Notes” Blog2018-11-30T14:00:38-06:00

“Care Notes” Blog

It’s About Time: Plan Now to Age in a Supportive Community

BY KERRY SMITH - contributing writer -  With 80 being the new 60 and many Americans living longer and more fully, the concept of planning for our aging years seems to be a responsibility that [...]

Adventures in Aging: “The Blessings of Aging”

BY DAVID PIEPLOW - contributing writer An elderly farmer in Florida had a large pond next to his fruit orchard.  One early evening, he decided to go down to the pond to pick some fruit.  [...]

Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle

By Patti Haddick, Director of Home Services – The holidays are stressful for any adult but when you add the stress of caring for a loved one, it can be overwhelming. There are decorations to put up, [...]

September 26th, 2017|Categories: Care Notes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Insight Into Repetition

By Gail J. Shaw, Home Services Care Coordinator -  Members attending our Alzheimer’s Support Group discuss many different types of challenges they have in caring for their loved ones with memory loss. Two of the [...]

Challenges of Communicating with People with Alzheimer’s

By Gail J. Shaw, Care Coordinator - "Don't underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and notice more than you realize." I saw this quote of wisdom on Pinterest [...]

October 25th, 2016|Categories: Care Notes|Tags: , |

Urinary Tract Infections

Younger people tend to empty their bladder completely upon urination, which helps to keep bacteria from accumulating within the bladder. But elderly men and women experience a weakening of the muscles of the bladder. Poor [...]

August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Care Notes|

What Is Dementia?

Written by: Gail Shaw, Care Coordinator -What do an umbrella and dementia have in common? One of the definitions under the word umbrella, in the Webster’s II New Riverside Dictionary, defines an umbrella as something that [...]

September 30th, 2015|Categories: Care Notes|

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 [...]

January 19th, 2015|Categories: Care Notes|

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 [...]

November 24th, 2014|Categories: Care Notes|

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 [...]

September 30th, 2014|Categories: Care Notes|

Meet Our Caregivers

  Caring compassionately for your aging and disabled loved one!     Donna Bast Home Is Where The Heart Is Donna Bast, a caregiver for St. John’s, has been caring for aging and elder clients [...]

May 30th, 2014|Categories: Care Notes|

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 [...]

February 28th, 2014|Categories: Care Notes|

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