Dawna Schefke, In-Home Community Liason
Pyramid Home Health Services delivers quality In-home, long-term care services, Home Health,
Pharmacy and Hospice service throughout Missouri.

Home Health Services are rehabilitative in nature and are designed to return a patient to their maximum level of health and function. Home Health Services are
frequently ordered by a patient's physician after an illness or surgery but are also very instrumental in teaching patients and their families to manage new
disease diagnoses or changes to medication regimens.

In-Home Services provide individuals with assistance with activities of daily living and their families with a respite from the often intense demands placed on a
family caregiver. In-Home Services are designed to allow individuals to remain at home as long as possible by bringing the custodial and nursing services
often associated with a nursing home into the individual's home. Pyramid Home Health Services provides both traditional in-home services and consumer
directed services. By offering both services, Pyramid Home Health Services provides a choice of using our well trained employees or training a specific
employee or family member. Pyramid Home Health Services will handle all of the employment documentation required to allow the individual consumer to
legally employ the caregiver of their choice while sufficing all requirements imposed by both public and private payers.

Potosi ~ Long-Term Care (In-Home Services)
P: 800-839-1350 • F: 573-436-1330
(Franklin County Missouri, Jefferson County Missouri, Washington County Missouri)

Interested in LEADING  a discussion?
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Need someone to step in and take care of your caregiving duties
so you can attend the workshop? Visit our
"hire help" page  or
Please e-mail us:
Have a Hospital-Horror-Story to share? We are listening.
We are gathering stories and brainstorming ways to improve health care.  
We are sharing these solutions with the powers that be. So write down  your stories and bring them to share.
We are not planning to sue anyone. We are planning to stop the horror, improve communication and save
everyone heartache and frustration during the stay at the hospital and  the way back home!
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November is National Family Caregiver Month.
Please join us for our
6th Annual
Family Caregiver Workshop
Friday,      November 4,   2011
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Roy Wilde Conference Center
in the Fox C-6 School District Service Center
849 Jeffco Blvd.
Arnold, MO 63010
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DETAILS near bottom of page.
Family Caregiver Workshop is a community education
opportunity for local residents who care for loved ones in a
private residence.
Presented in an informal format, issues and practical strategies
are discussed sitting down,in a one-to-one  setting,
led by local professionals and everyday caregivers.
Whether a person cares for parent managing
a chronic illness, an adult with dementia,
a stroke survivor, a spouse recovering from surgery, or
a child with developmental disabilities,
the Family Caregiver Workshop can offer some
answers and direction.
The Button. Plus More.
Accidents happen.
And when they do,
the quickest way to summon help is to push THE BUTTON.

The Button is a personal emergency response system offered through Living Safe Technologies,
operated by Lutheran Senior Services. It is the cornerstone of a broad array of sensors, services,
and emerging technologies that provide solutions for a range of safety needs.
Cathy Barton 314.446.2421  e-mail cbarton@lssliving.org

Kevin Murphy 314.262.8224 e-mail kmurphy@llsliving.org
Worn on a belt, this cell phone-sized, state-of-the-art device
senses when the wearer falls and alerts the call center.
No button-pushing required.
Floor Pressure Mat
When the floor pressure mat is activated, a caregiver can be
entrance/exit of a home to detect wandering.
Bed/Chair Occupancy Sensor
Automatically sends an alert if a
person has left the bed or a
designated chair and not returned
within a preset amount of time.
The MedReady dispenser
holds 28 doses of medication.
Simply fill the unit’s storage
bays and program it to
dispense correct doses at the
appropriate time of day. Then,
lock the unit to ensure security.
It is easy to fill, easy to use,
and works with a wide variety
of drug regimens.
There may come  a time in a caregiver's life when the  best thing to do is to place their
caregivee in a skilled nursing facility. If you are wrestling with this decision, and
If you want to sit down and talk to a real person who recently experienced this,
we have a caregiver who will share a positive outcome with you.

Lutheran Senior Services
1150 Hanley Industrial Ct.
St. Louis, MO 63144
Mary Ehrenreich, MSG | Outreach Coordinator
Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter
9370 Olive Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63132 | 314-801-0462|  Mary.Ehrenreich@alz.org

St. Louis Chapter Alzheimer's Association
St. Louis, MO 63132-3214

Office Hours:  M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

24-hour Helpline:1.800.272.3900

e-mail:  Helpline@alzstl.org

Report a wandering incident:  Call 911. Then call 800.625.3780

Enroll on-line  in MedicAlert + Safe Return
MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response
service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who wander or have a medical
emergency. We provide 24-hour, nationwide assistance, no matter when or where the person is
reported missing.
The workshop is flexible enough for a person to come during a lunch break, if necessary.
There will not be a
scheduled lunch for our participants.

You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch, soft beverages and snacks
or pick up something from one of our many fast food restaurants.

Please Remember that the Fox C-6 Conference Center and grounds
are a smoke-free environment.
thank you.
Please bring old cell phones, land-line phones,and
"anything that no longer works with an electrical plug",
to the Family Caregiver  Workshop to be recycled!
Here is a list of what can be accepted for recycling:
Commercial, Residential, Industrial Equipment

Computers, Network, Medical and Lab,Telecommunications, AV Equipment
Electronic Operated, Battery Operated Items, Batteries
Old Televisions, CRT no charge
LCD Displays (No Fee), LCD Display-laptops, CD, CDRW, and DVD Drives,Hard Drives,Disk Drives
Zip Drives, Scanners, Printers, Speakers, Battery back-ups

Adding & Answer Machines
Phones, Cell Phones, Cordless phones, land-line phones, pagers
Pocket PCs, Cartridges, PC and Digital Cameras,Batteries
Power Cords, Cables and Wire, Appliances, ALL SCRAP METAL
Certificates of Destruction Available

RNA WorldWide~2960 Arnold Tenbrook Road~Arnold, MO 63010
Death. Nobody said it was going to be easy.
The thought creeps up in the family caregiver's mind more often than most.
Having a pre-arranged funeral plan in place can help soften the impact.
A Plan in Place for yourself, or for your loved one removes the decision-making
pressure at the worst of times.
Tina Thompson and Susan Olson of Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home
will be available with a free Personal Planning Guide to record your choices.
They can answer questions about specific costs and services.

Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home
1081 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO 63010 | 636-296-5272
A Member off The Dignity Memorial Network
Always wondered about the Jitterbug phone with special features
for folks with special needs?

The Jitterbug comes ready to use right out of the box
• No contracts, no cancellation fees
• Affordable plans start $14.99 • Large keypad makes dialing easy
• Powerful speaker delivers clear sound
• Live, 24-hour Operators greet you by name on every call
24/7 U.S. Based Customer Service for no additional fees
• Services that are easy to set up, easy to use and can
improve your health and wellness
Jitterbug LiveNurse™,The Jitterbug Wellness Calls
We will have a working Jitterbug at our Family Caregiver workshop.
If it fits your needs, you can buy a phone and plan on-line.
Just left click on Jitterbug image to the left.
Family Caregivers are In Good Company will earn an advertising fee for
each phone & plan sold through these links. Thank you for your support!
the planning and implementation of our Sixth Annual

Karen Dabrowski
Community Education Coordinator

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Gateway Area Chapter
Learn about CarePartner Resources, Educational opportunities,
Services and Support offered
by the local chapter as well as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

1867 Lackland Hill Parkway
St. Louis, MO 63146
Tel     314-446-4197
Fax     314-781-1440
Take this opportunity to sit down and discuss with an
Attorney who specializes in Elder Law and Legal Situations Effecting
Persons with Disabilities.
Issues like:
Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Decisions,
Guardianship, Conservatorship and more

Caregiver Contracts for Family Members and Friends who Provide In
Home Care

Beneficiary Deeds and Other Tools to Avoid Probate
Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC
Alicia A. Albus, Attorney
Alicia Albus was the Valedictorian of her graduating class at William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri
in 1994. She graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law in 1997 where she
received the American Jurisprudence Award in the area of Disability Law. She holds a degree in
accounting and has worked as a tax consultant in a Big Five Accounting Firm. Ms. Albus is an associate
attorney with the firm and has been practicing elder law for ten years. She is active in the Big
Brothers-Big Sisters Organization and is a member of the St. Patrick Center Board of Trustees.

She is a member of the Missouri Bar, Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee, Bar Association of Metropolitan
St. Louis, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys including the Missouri Chapter, and is co-editor for
the Missouri Courts Bulletin, Elder Law Section published by the Missouri Bar.

Her areas of concentration are Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate/Trust Administration,
Guardianship/Conservatorship matters, Medicaid/Long-Term Care Planning and Special Needs Trusts.

Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC
Attorneys at Law
Attorneys Helping the Elderly and Persons With Disabilities.
220 West Lockwood, Suite 203
Webster Groves, MO     63119
(314) 962-0186

Super Lite Transport Chair
Drive's Super Lite Transport Wheelchair comes with a carry bag and only weighs 19 pounds,
which means it'll be no chore to store or move the Super Lite. Features include an aluminum
frame, composite wheels, a folding mechanism similar to folding chairs,
and tool free removable front casters.  $209  Free shipping on this item.
These items are available on this website~ Family Caregivers Are In Good Company
through the links below. We will have these Items available to view at our
Family Caregiver Workshop on Friday November 4, 2011.
Expandable Offset Door Hinges Brass  $13.19
The attractive and durable Expandable Offset Door Hinges allow you to open the door up completely flush
with the wall, or allow you to open a door so it's completely flat and tucked away; up to a 180 degree swing.
By using Expandable Offset Door Hinges, you can remove that portion of the door that normally gets in the
way of the passageway.

The Expandable Offset Door Hinges add 2" to any doorway opening to allow barrier free access for most
wheelchairs or walkers. Ideal for most bathroom doors, Offset Door Hinges can be easily installed as they
use the same screws and holes as the existing hinge.

The Expandable Offset Door Hinges are cost effective and can be retro-fitted to handle most residential
doors. Offset Door Hinges are ideal for households that use wheelchairs or walkers as well as for Assisted
Living Facilities to comply with ADA regulations.

Expandable Door Hinges from Target

Expandable Door Hinges from US Medical Supplies
Rolator Walker with
flip down seat. 300 lb capacity
Family Caregiver
October 25, 2013
at Wilde
Conference Center
in Arnold, MO is