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|Medical Equipment Registry/Electric Company
Energy Plus is an umbrella of programs to address the special needs of our customers.
Registration is required for many of these programs.
To register or for more information, please call 314.554.2478.
Ameren will make every attempt to notify customers in the registry about planned maintenance outages. However, customers should
always have a back-up plan in place for emergency outages.
When a customer’s doctor has verified that someone in the household is using electrically operated medical equipment in the home, that
information is recorded in a medical equipment registry, and the customer's account is coded "Medical Equipment Registry."
How to Do Things
Unlike other how-to websites written by staff writers, 'HowToDoThings’ contributors are hobbyists,
professionals and experts. To put it simply, our articles are written by people who know the best way
to do something. Whether you're an expert at stringing a kite, winning at poker or programming a
computer, you might qualify to be a How To Do Things contributor.
- The Leading Home Improvement and Remodeling Website Featuring the Internet's Largest Hardware Superstore
|WebRangers find on-line games Activities WebRangers Scavenger Hunt just for fun!
This is the National Park Service's site for kids of all ages. If you love our National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this
site is for you. If you are new to our National Parks, we hope this site helps you experience how wonderful they can be.
Home Inventory Software This software makes creating a home inventory fun and easy.
Once you have completed your inventory, it is easy to keep your information up to date. You can
download the Insurance Information InstituteI new home inventory software for free right now!
St. Louis WeCar vehicles, all hybrids, are parked in select downtown locations, so you
can choose one that is most convenient to you. Car Sharing by Enterprise Rent a Car.
|Well Spouse is a national, not for profit membership organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and
partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. Well Spouse hosts a website (www.wellspouse.org) with resources for
coping and survival skills, which includes an on-line chat forum for spousal caregivers
COMTREA is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving the community as a Mental Health Center for
Jefferson County, designated by the Jefferson County Commission. It is also the administrative agent for the
Psychiatric Services Division of the Missouri ~ DMH (Department of Mental Health) for Jefferson County.
Arnold, MO Office ~ 21 Municipal Drive ~ Arnold, MO 63010 ~Phone: (636) 296-6206 FAX: (636) 296-0102
|Kincare Information and resources for grandparents and relative caregivers in a parenting role in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
|University of Missouri Extension improves Missourians' lives by addressing their
highest priorities through the application of research-based knowledge and resources.
Coordinate an educational program for Adult Children
Subprime Solution?This week NOW on PBS takes a look at the non-profit organization Just Price
Solutions and the man behind it, Brian Cosgrove. Cosgrove identified a problem: many low or moderate
income borrowers were getting steered into subprime scams because they had low credit scores. But these
scores were often low because the home buyers simply didn't take out enough loans or credit cards.
Cosgrove's goal was to help the millions of Americans with lower incomes purchase a home without being
caught in a "subprime" nightmare.
Just Price Solutions JPS was created to leverage NHSA’s 30 plus years experience in community
development financing with proven mortgage processes and technologies. Web based tools allow non-profit,
private sector and public organizations to form collaborative partnerships that were challenging in the past.
Sustainable, fair and equal access to mortgage financing is now available to those who need it most.
Amedisys Home Health Care Missouri
10805 Sunset Office Drive, Suite L101 St. Louis, MO 63127*** P 314-821-7679
10679 Highway 21 Hillsboro, MO 63050 *** P 636-789-4715
Specialized nursing programs such as cardiac, diabetes, pain management, wound care,
infusion therapy, oncology and psychiatric services
Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter Respite Care
Helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in 140 languages. 1.800.272.3900
Our staff is highly trained and knowledgeable about all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease.
If you prefer, send us a message at Helpline@alzstl.org. We check the e-mail box M-F and will
respond to your inquiry within 1 business day.
Links to Educational On-line webcasts, forums,
24 hour help-lines, condition-specific-support,
unique service providers, area speakers,
consumer information, things that make you think
remember... information is power!
CarePages are free, private web pages that make it easy to reach out and receive messages
of support and to stay connected to family, friends, co-workers and others who care about you
and your loved one. The service is available to anyone caring for a loved one, but may be
particularly helpful to those who have recently found themselves in a care giving role.
Tips and Tools National Family Caregiver's Association's Tip Sheets and How-To Guides
help family caregivers deal with the emotional and practical sides of caregiving. Family caregivers
will also find special web sites tools offering specific help with issues such as locating senior
housing, communicating with family and friends, or information on Medicare drug plans.
Missouri -Financial Relief for Family Caregivers
Links to local faith-based agencies that offer vouchers for utilities, limited financial assistance for rent
or mortgage payments, emergency needs in situations of catastrophic loss (fire, flood, earthquake),
utility bills (water, electricity, gas).
Stand up to Cancer Mission Statement Inspired to act by our own personal experiences
with cancer, we recognize that we can no longer rely on the current system alone to give us the
breakthroughs we need. So, we are calling on the public to help take matters into our own hands,
investing in a revolution that will change the way scientist and clinicians work to understand and treat
these diseases. Stand Up To Cancer is more than a rallying cry. It is a galvanizing force created to
urgently move cancer research forward.
Medicare Patient Request Form for Medical Payment
You should only need to file a claim in very rare cases.
Medicare claims must be filed within one full calendar year following the year in which the services were provided. If a claim isn’
t filed within this time limit, Medicare can’t pay you its share. For example, if you see your doctor on March 22, 2009, the
Medicare claim for that visit must be filed by December 31, 2010. Check the MSN you get in the mail every three months to
make sure claims are being filed in timely, if they aren’t:
Contact Your Doctor or Supplier and ask them to file the claim.
If they don’t file the claim, call 1-800-MEDICARE and ask for the exact time limit for filing a Medicare claim for the service or
supply that you got. If it’s close to that time and your doctor or supplier still hasn’t filed it, it’s time for you to file a claim on your
Medicare Coverage of Durable Medical Equipment and Other Devices - 11045
How to File a Claim Details and Instructions for CMS 1490S
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul St. Louis Council is a non-profit organization
providing personal assistance with furniture, food, clothing, rent, utilities, transportation and
companionship to people facing economic, emotional or spiritual crisis. An essential part of the
Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of
those who are served. Programs and Services
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Administration Office: (314) 881-6000
Intake & Referral Line: (314) 531-SVDP (7837) Fax:(314) 531-6712
100 N. Jefferson St. Louis, MO 63103 http://www.svdpstlouis.org/contact/
Designs On Time
Pam Vaccaro,Certified Professional Speaker, is president of Designs on Time.
Her company challenges individuals and companies to rethink traditional time
management and provides insights on how to adjust to the revolutionary effects
technology has had on managing time and staying organized.
Parkinson Disease Respite Care Program
The St. Louis American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center is located in the
Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine. It is one of the largest among the
American Parkinson Disease Association Centers in the United States.
The primary function of our Center is to serve as a central location where people with PD, caregivers, medical
professionals, students and other interested individuals can call or write to receive the latest information...
APDA Parkinson Center ~ Campus Box 8111 ~ 660 S. Euclid Ave. ~ St. Louis, MO 63110
Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
|cancer support, education & hope
providing free support, education, and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones.Through
mind/body programs The Wellness Community of Greater St. Louis utilizing the
Patient Active Concept, people affected by cancer learn vital skills to is part of an international non-profit
regain control,reduce utilizing the Patient Active Concept, feelings of isolation, and restore hope −
regardless of the stage of the disease.
MISSION: To help people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through
participation in a professional program of emotional support, education and hope.
Upon the referral of a doctor, nurse, or medical social worker, many items can be ordered by The Wellness Community and
sent directly to the patient within a few days. Items such as wigs, bras, and prosthetic devices require a voucher which can
be used by the patient to make the purchase. All bills are paid by The Wellness Community’s Staenberg Family Foundation
Cancer Services program. Due to limitations in funding, each patient is limited to one wig, one breast prosthesis, two
mastectomy bras, and one lymphedema sleeve and glove per year. Patients must reside in St. Louis City, St. Louis County,
St. Charles County, Jefferson County, or Franklin County in Missouri or Madison, Monroe, or St. Clair Counties in Illinois.
|Lauren's Hope is a very special line of jewelry. We offer fashionable medical identification jewelry that everyone can feel good about wearing.
We really try to offer a style that will appeal to everyone. No one should be embarrassed by their medical identification bracelets. Lauren's Hope tries
to find acceptable alternatives that combine safety with style. We proudly offer custom medical alert jewelry and several alternatives to bracelets, such
as dog tags and guitar pick necklaces. We even have special medical ID jewelry for children. Please take a moment to explore our site.
We have articles that will explain more about the many styles we offer and why they are unique. Of course, you can always browse our online catalog
of stylish medical jewelry.
Jefferson County Service Center 3880 Jeffco Blvd. Arnold,MO 63010
American Red Cross LIFELINE
American Red Cross Lifeline gives subscribers the confidence and freedom to live on their own,
because there is always someone standing by to help whenever needed .
This Personal Emergency Response Service (PERS) is provided by the American Red Cross in
collaboration with Lifeline Systems, Inc., and is available to subscribers
24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Get peace of mind . . . get Lifeline.
FLU 2013-2014 Flu Season CDC information about the season's vaccines,
vaccination recommendations and disease activity.
The Home Affordable Refinance Program provides homeowners with detailed information about
these programs along with self-assessment tools and calculators to empower borrowers with the resources they
need to determine whether they might be eligible for a modification or a refinance under the Administration's
program. Through this website, borrowers can also connect with free counseling resources to help with
outstanding questions; locate homeowner events in their communities; find a handy checklist of key documents
and materials to have ready when making that important call to their servicer as well as FAQs from borrowers in
similar circumstances; and much more. www,makinghomeaffordable.gov
The National Caregivers Library was created by FamilyCare America, Inc. and is the largest single source of
information and tools for caregivers and seniors in the country. It makes it resources available to caregivers for free
through alliances with professionals, businesses and other organizations who serve seniors and their caregivers with a
variety of products and services.
Cardinal Ritter Senior Services CRSS promotes a nurturing environment that
recognize every person's dignity and provides security, advocacy and independence.
Breakthrough Coalition has a long history of providing support to older adults. Formed in 1991, the coalition
began with a handful of agencies wanting to simplify the "system" of care and support for older adults.
Today, Breakthrough welcomes more than 200 agencies and individuals who participate in the mission.
Breakthrough Coalition general membership meetings are held the first Tuesday of every other month starting in
February of each year. Meetings are held at the Maryland Heights Centre (2344 McKelvey) in St. Louis County, MO.
Serving Seniors in the Counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson Since 1973.One of 10 Area Agencies
on Aging in Missouri, MEAAA is governed by a 23-member board of directors and served by a 24-member advisory
council. Funding is provided under the amended Older Americans Act of 1965 and administered by the Missouri
Department of Health and Senior Services.
Mid-East Area Agency on Aging 14535 Manchester Road Manchester, MO 63011-3960
Please call us for more information!
St. Louis County: (636) 207-1323 Senior Centers in St. Louis County MO
St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin Counties:
Toll-free: 1 (800) AGE-6060
Senior Centers in Jefferson County Missouri Franklin County Missouri St. Charles County MO
Provides skilled nursing and physical, occupational and speech therapy services primarily to Medicare beneficiaries;
and Personal Care, which provides custodial and personal care services.
Services are generally covered by federal and state government programs, commercial insurance and private pay.
655 Craig Road, Suite 140 * St. Louis, MO 63141 * Phone: (314) 991-2377 * Fax: (314) 991-1055 * (800) 991-2377
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intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and
participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
We are the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual
and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism,
Down syndrome, Fragile X and various other developmental disabilities.
Governed by a volunteer board of directors and managed by key staff of The Arc, we work passionately to
uphold our vision that every individual and family living with an intellectual or developmental disability in the
United States has access to the information, advocacy and skills they need to participate as active citizens of
our democracy and active members of their community.
National Office~The Arc~1660 L Street, NW, Suite 301~Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-534-3700 / 800-433-5255 ~ Fax: 202-534-3731
http://www.slarc.org/site/1/home.aspx St. Louis, MO ~ theARC ~ 1177 N. Warson, St. Louis, MO
Phone: (314) 569-2211 ~ Fax: (314) 569-0778
For Jefferson County Missouri see Next Step for Life
NextStep for Life
quality and dignity; offering a comprehensive range of integrated support services, and providing professional,
progressive programs and services. While our primary focus is on individuals, we encourage input and
involvement by their familes.Jefferson County Missouri residents and families who have members with
developmental disabilities such as: Autism ~ Cerebral Palsy ~ Congenital Disabilities ~Down Syndrome
|A Non- Profit Public (Deviated Fixed-Route) Transportation Option for Jefferson County MO
|Take health care into your own hands
The Affordable Care Act was passed by
Congress and then signed into law by the
President on March 23, 2010.
On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court
rendered a final decision to uphold the
health care law.
Read the Law ~ The Affordable Care Act,
Section by Section
|Kellsie’s Hope was started by Kellsie Marchbanks during her second round of cancer treatment.
After her passing in June 2011 of Osteosarcoma, the Marchbanks family formed Kellsie’s Hope Foundation Inc, to celebrate the life of this
remarkable young woman and to continue the work she started from her hospital bed.
Kellsie’s Hope Foundation Inc, mission is to lighten the load of families that have children suffering from cancer by
offering support for trips, and gifts that might otherwise be unattainable to a child with cancer. Kellsie’s foundation
is also dedicated to raising funds to support research into childhood cancers such as hers and supporting the
nursing field with a nursing scholarship each year.
Corporation and individuals making donations to Kellsie’s Hope Foundation can be assured that their donations will help to make a child with
cancer life a little easier and to support the goal of putting an end to childhood cancer.
Kellsie’s Hope Foundation will assist families in need with gifting, funding trips, and will also fund cancer research and various programs and/or
other support for the medical field such as nursing scholarships.
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