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

Kevin Murphy 314.262.8224 e-mail
Infusion therapy in the comfort of your own home.

•Antibiotic Therapy
•Antifungal Therapy
•Antiviral Therapy
•Blood Derivatives
•Blood Transfusions
•Catheter Maintenance
•Chelation Therapy
•Enteral Nutrition
•Hormone Therapy
•Heparin/Anticoagulation Therapies
•Hydration Therapy
•Inotropic Therapy
•IV Immune Globulin
•Pain Management
•Parenteral Nutrition
•Miscellaneous Injectables
•Specialty Infusions (Remicade®, Tysabri®)

Our Complete Approach
We can do more than simply administer IV therapies.
Your team of professionals is skilled and experienced in
IV therapy and is committed to your comfort and recovery.
We have the knowledge to provide the following added services.

Clinical Pharmaceutical Services
Our registered pharmacists will review your medication profile to
prevent overlapping therapies and/or drug interactions.
We also monitor and verify your clinical status and
lab results and make reports to your attending physician.

Skilled Nursing
Every one of HomeChoice's registered nurses has been
specially trained in IV therapy procedures.
Our nurses follow the standards of practice published by the
Intravenous Nurses Society. The HomeChoice staff includes nurses that are board-certified through the
Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC). These highly trained nurses are experts in treatment, nursing
diagnosis, communication, implementation and evaluation. Our nurses are an excellent resource to all of the
local nursing agencies and are available 24/7.

Your infusion nurse will provide you with the direct IV therapy support and education. This nurse will also work
with other members of your health care team (e.g., physicians, pharmacists, and nutritional experts) to ensure
safe, effective, quality care and prevent the duplication of services among your health care team.

Nutrition Support
If you are receiving enteral or parenteral nutritional therapies, our dieticians will provide comprehensive
nutritional assessment and monitoring. The HomeChoice nutrition staff are Board-certified Nutrition Support
Clinicians with broad expertise in caring for patients in need of enteral (tube feeding) and parenteral
(intravenous feeding) nutrition support.

Supplies and Equipment
HomeChoice will arrange delivery of the necessary supplies and equipment associated with your therapy, such
as infusion pumps and devices, directly to your home. Simply contact your HomeChoice home care
representative. Should you need equipment support, clinical and technical support is available 24 hours a day,
7 days a week.

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9900 Gravois
St. Louis, MO 63123

TOLL FREE  1-800-633-2093

(314) 631-5300

(636) 464-7837

(618) 281-2665

Good Neighbor Referral Service through Lutheran Senior Services
Good Neighbor caregivers are paid an hourly rate ranging from $10 to $12 per hour.
Each independent caregiver undergoes a police background check, is screened through the Family Care
Safety Registry, and is bonded when they begin their association with LSS. Clients are responsible for
determining the suitability, training, or experience of any individual hired.    

Since Good Neighbor Program caregivers are self-employed, the client pays the worker directly for care or
services.  Cash or personal checks are accepted. The client assumes all responsibilities for paying the
required taxes. For information on paying Social Security taxes, call the Social Security Administration at
For information about paying federal taxes, call the Internal Revenue Service at 1.800.829.1040. A personal
tax consultant should also be contacted.

Handymen either charge hourly or flat rates.  The client bears the responsibility for negotiating the total cost of
the job prior to start of service.

Clients are responsible for determining the suitability, training, or experience of any
individual hired.    

Lutheran Senior Services serves older adults of all faiths, regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or
handicap, except as limited by state and federal law.

Good Neighbor Program
1150 Hanley Ind. Ct.
St. Louis, MO 63144
Personal Care Attendant
The Art of Finding,
Keeping, or Being One
by Katie Rodriguez Banister
Who is required to register with the Family Care Safety Registry?

Personal care providers who perform routine services or supports necessary for a person with a
physical or mental disability to enter and maintain employment or to live independently. This
includes those under contract with Department of Mental Health, Department of Health and
Senior Services ,
and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Family Care Safety Registry

Family Care Safety Registry
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Toll-Free: (866) 422-6872 (7:00 am - 6:00 pm CST Monday-Friday)
Telephone: (573) 526-1974 (7:00 am - 5:00 pm CST Monday-Friday)
Fax: (573) 522-6981

Requesting Background Information
Information may be requested in three ways:

The Family Care Safety Registry maintains a toll-free number for persons to request
background screenings on registered caregivers for employment purposes.

Employer Background Screening Request form allows employers to submit an
inquiry on multiple employees or prospective employees. Background screening
requests for volunteers must be made by form.  This form may be submitted via FAX or

The Family Care Safety Registry Internet Users may request screenings through the
Internet, by clicking on
Requesting a Background Screening.
Living at Home Is Your Choice.
We Make It Possible.
Private Duty. Your Home, Your Care.
Our staff members can help you with the activities of daily living

Home Health
Medicare certified, In-home skilled nursing and therapy services with a physician’s referral.  

Home For Life Solutions TM

Hospice Care

Outreach Social Services call 314.446.2475

Senior LIFEsteps TM    Call 314.446.2475

Volunteer Money Management  314.446.2474 or 314.446.2523

Home Health
1150 Hanley Ind. Ct.
St. Louis, MO 63144
ph 314.963.3430
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Home Helpers provides help for new moms and families,
those recuperating from illness or injury and those facing
life-long health challenges of any age.
Home Helpers of St. Louis visiting caregivers are employees of our company.
Clients simply pay our company for services.
You do not have to worry about paying extra taxes, reporting employment information or immigration issues.
We do not hire sub-contractors or independent operators.

Home Helpers serving St. Louis Mid-County  
West County and South County  
Home Helpers Serving St. Louis North-County  
St Charles County, and Southwestern Illinois
636.448.3641 (MO)
618.462.2762 (IL)
877.445.4353 (Toll Free)


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You are at a point you really need help.
Here are some resources that can help you in your
search to hire the help you need.
Mederi Caretenders
Mederi Caretenders
is a part of the
Almost Family Excellance through Senior Advocacy Network
"at Home" Skilled Nursing and Therapy Services
Provides skilled nursing and physical, occupational and speech therapy services exclusively to Medicare
beneficiaries; and Personal Care, which provides custodial and personal care services.  
By working with Mederi Caretenders,  it is possible to receive home care services completely paid through
Medicare without a co-pay. Call and discuss your situation today.
Requires a prescription from your primary physician.

655 Craig Road, Suite 140  * St. Louis, MO 63141 *
Phone: (314) 991-2377  * Fax: (314) 991-1055 * (800) 991-2377
St. Louis
HomeChoice Partners, Inc.
528 Trade Center Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Contact: (636) 812-0444 or
(877) 509-1214
Fax: (636) 812-0434

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Insurance Providers
Medicare Part B
Medicare Part D
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Express Scripts
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United Health Care
Visiting Nurse Association’s case
management certified Registered Nurses
work with patients to develop and implement
patient-centered and goal-oriented strategies that achieve real
health improvement and prevention outcomes.
They work in collaboration with physicians, pharmacists, physical
therapists, and other care providers to help patients reach their
personal best and sustain positive behaviors and health

Case and disease management services include:

◦Health Coaching
◦Utilization Review
◦Catastrophic Care Management
◦Maternity Management
◦Chronic Disease Best Practices
◦Medication Adherence
◦Out-of-Network Negotiations
◦Early Identification / Predictive Modeling
◦Financial Forecasting
◦Customized Quarterly and Annual Reporting
For more information about VNA Case Management services,
please call toll free at
(800) 588-0808 or email

Visiting Nurse Association
11440 Olive Boulevard Sutie 200
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Visiting Nurse Association
(314) 918-7171
Hospice Care
General inquiries, referrals,
physician orders
(314) 918-7171

Vaccine Services
General Inquiries
(314) 513-9922

On-site flu or other
vaccination services
Angie Linnemann
Vaccination Services
(314) 482-1898

VNA Case Management
Denise Strehlow Labardi
Manager of Health Improvement
(314) 513-9932

Wellness Services
Robert Gassner
Account Executive
(314) 513-9943
Fall Detector
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
alerted to movement. It is typically placed by the bedside or at the
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.
The book, “How to Find the Best Eldercare,” includes:
•Question and answer sections to determine the level of care needed
•Practical information about paying for eldercare
•What to look for and questions to ask when visiting eldercare facilities
•A state-by-state listing of aging agencies and eldercare Web sites

In many communities across the country, options are emerging to help older adults
and those with chronic care needs. These include senior housing, residential care,
assisted living, adult daycare, in-home care and companion services.
Personal Care Attendant
The Art of Finding,
Keeping, or Being One
by Katie Rodriguez Banister
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Local Earthquake Map

National Weather Service
Help for Anxiety
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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.

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