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Join us for our Fourth Semi-Annual
Family Caregiver Workshop

November 3,  2009               
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
free admission * no registration

Roy Wilde Conference Center
Fox C-6 School District Service Center
849 Jeffco Blvd.
Arnold , MO 63010

presented by:
Family Caregivers are In Good Company

Co-sponsored by:
Disability Support Systems

American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter  

and the
Alzheimer's Association, St. Louis Chapter

*Information              *Resources             *Networking
*Discussions      *Help you may need
Roy Wilde Conference Center
Disability Support Systems of Jefferson County
Linda Wolf and Monica Hetherington from Disability Support Systems
will be presenting information on the Continuum Project, a special support for aging
caregivers who are still providing daily care for a loved one with a developmental
disability.  Stop in for information on Continuum and see a sample planning workbook
that is available through this project.
Disability Support Systems
P.O. Box 73  Mapaville, MO 63065  
636-931-6644               636-931-2144  fax
Family Caregivers are In Good Company is an informal network of friends, neighbors, associates and family members who value the
service of folks who care for loved ones in private residences.  
The name "In Good Company" is registered with the Secretary of State in the State of Missouri, "doing business as" fictitious name.
Established in 1988, we stand apart and are not associated with the movie with the same title, or any other website or business with
a similar name.  The website is maintained and updated by one individual, (a family caregiver) who collects information from other
caregivers, media, internet websites, public and private organizations to share in a caregiver-friendly format.
Michael Chiodini , Carmen Gagnon & J. Todd Gentry, CFP  
Financial Services Representatives, MetDESK Specialist
(MetLife's Division of Estate Planning for Special Kids)
nationally endorsed by National Down Syndrome Society, Autism Society of Amercia, NORD,
HDSA ,and United Cerebral Palsy. Our goal is to assist families in planning for the financial future
of their children or other dependants with special needs. This requires in depth knowledge of the
federal laws as they pertain to government benefit eligibility, legal documents such as special
needs trusts and guardianships, as well as financial considerations for providing not just lifetime
care, but quality of life.*
"We will be discussing the financial and legal aspects of Special Need Planning. Focusing on letters
of intent, a families hopes, dreams, wishes, and concerns around the care of there loved one with
special needs. We will also cover Special Needs trusts, state and government benefits, as well as
guardianship/conservatorship. "

"Walk  through" the steps to writing your own "letter of intent."

1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 475
Chesterfield, MO  63017

Tel 636-736-3341  800-348-1128
Fax 636-736-3333
American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter
3880 Jeffco Boulevard
Arnold, MO. 63010
Tel: (636) 464-9150
Fax: (636) 464-7901
30 minute sessions

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.
American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter
Jean Romine

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
This presentation is designed specifically to help seniors, regardless of their physical
limitations. During the presentation you will learn how to create a family disaster plan,
build an emergency supply kit, how to shelter in place and respond to directions from
local authorities
American Red Cross Lifeline     Jean Romine 11:00 a.m.
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.
50 minute sessions

9:00 a.m.
Preparedness for

10:00 a.m.
Caring for the

11:00 a.m.
Alzheimer's Association, St. Louis Chapter
Katie MacLean
Practical Solutions for Caregivers
This class  covers the caregiving role, developing a care plan, finding resources and
the practical "how-tos" of caring for a person with dementia.
St. Louis Chapter Alzheimer's Association
9370 Olive Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63132-3214

Office Hours:  M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

24-hour Helpline:1.800.272.3900


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.
10:00 a.m.
Practical Solutions
for Caregivers
50 minute session
one session only
Several round table discussions occur at the same time.

*9:15 a.m. *10:15 a.m.    *11:15a.m.  *12:15 p.m.  *1:15 p.m.
*Sessions lead by guest speakers will begin at the quarter after the hour,
unless noted otherwise.
You may attend anywhere from one to four sessions,
or just visit the demonstration stations.
There will be several round table discussions, occuring simultaneously.
Each session will last between 45 minutes to an hour.

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.
We will not be serving refreshments.
We decided to cancel the noon screening of
Momentum  in Science ( part 1) 60 minute film
Produced by John Hoffman and Susan Froemke

Please e-mail for other opportunities to view this film
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
Home Care at Jefferson Regional It's a fact that most people would prefer to
recuperate at home. And that is what Jefferson Regional Medical Center Home Care Services
offers you. We provide a wide range of quality health care services directly to people in the comfort
of their own home. As you arrive home, we immediately go to work for you. Our skilled nurses,
therapists, and home health aides will take time to explain your treatment plan and answer any
questions you may have. Your care is a team effort, and you can rest assured our emphasis will be
on developing and implementing a workable health care plan that meets the needs and
expectations of the patient, their family, or other caregivers. Our whole purpose is to work together
so people may attain - and then maintain - the highest level of quality independent living possible.  
Hospice Services Jefferson Regional
Jefferson Regional Hospice is a specialized program at Jefferson Regional Medical Center that
offers comfort, support, and compassion to people with life limiting illnesses and to their families in
a manner that respects and cherishes the dignity and uniqueness of each individual. When cure is
no longer possible, Jefferson Regional Hospice can provide skilled and supportive care to patients
and their families in the familiar surroundings of their own home or residence, including nursing
homes. Hospice care neither hastens death nor prolongs life but strives to make death a natural part
of life.
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
Hwy 61 S, P.O. Box 350
Crystal City, MO 63019

Main Number: (636) 933-1000
Toll Free Number: (888)931-JRMC(5762)
Emergency Room: (636) 933-1111
Physician Referral: (636) 933-1147
Scheduling: (636) 933-1234

If you have questions regarding your medical records or need to request your copies of them please call the
following number Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lutheran Senior Services
Living at Home Is Your Choice.
We Make It Possible.
At Lutheran Senior Services, we know that many older adults want to continue living in their own homes.
That is why we offer a full array of in-home services designed to meet the specific needs of seniors in the
St. Louis area. From medical care to help around the house to preventative programs, our friendly staff
members are here to help our clients live life to the fullest, wherever they choose to live.
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.

Walk-up, Sit down and talk
Linda Lipa of Lutheran Senior Services will be available to discuss
programs offered from 9:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in an open round table
Private Duty. Medicare certified, In-home skilled nursing and
therapy services with a physician’s referral.  Home For Life Solutions TM
Senior LIFEsteps TM    Volunteer Money Management  are some of
the services available through Lutheran Senior Services.

At 11:00 a.m. Linda will focus on
The Good Neighbor Referral Program.
She will address concerns and be available to talk with individuals who may
want to participate as caregivers.

Recruiting "Good Neighbor" Caregivers.  We need more caregivers in the Arnold Area.
Good Neighbor caregivers are paid an hourly rate ranging from $9 to $11.50 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 1.800.772.1213.
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
1150 Hanley Industrial Ct.
St. Louis, MO 63144
11:00 a.m.
November is National Family Caregiver Month.
For folks who care for loved ones in a private residence,the challenges of managing meds, money, time,
phone calls,doctor visits...
energy spent interpreting insurance,
the multiple tasks required just making it through the day,
can weigh heavily on the health of the Family Caregiver.

Family Caregiver Workshop
is an informal format helping you... the caregiver, face the day.
Whether you care for a child with developmental disabilities, an adult with dementia,
a stroke survivor, someone recovering from surgery or injury,
managing a chronic condition: heart, lung, diabetes, Parkinson's,
The Family Caregiver Workshop
will help you, the caregiver find some answers and direction.
Discuss issues and practical strategies in a small round table setting
with local professionals and everyday caregivers.

Our co-sponsors are offering condensed versions of their regular education program,
lasting between 30 and 50 minutes.

for details and updates please visit:

Not appropriate for small children.

please remember this is a smoke-free environment
Beginning at
9:15 a.m.
PrimeLife Media: PrimeLife Circuit and
News and information for people 50 and better, in print and online, helping them age successfully.
Boundary Issues, Healthy Self-Talk and
Paying Attention to Normal feelings of Anger,
Depression and Anxiety
Some words from round table leader,
Jo Ann Owen, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
I am in private practice in Arnold at 3608 Jeffco Blvd., phone 636-464-1915.
I treat Mood Disorders (such as depression and bipolar
disorder) and various anxiety disorders, with specialties in the
healing of past trauma and marital counseling. My colleague, Dana
Maxson, specializes in work with children through their teen years. I
am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri, and
Nationally Certified by the NCC. I have been practicing since 1992.
I will be talking about anger and depression/anxiety as NORMAL, with
the ability to help us if we pay attention to such things early.
These are emotions that help caregivers avoid burn-out and MAJOR
depression so that we can see anger, for example, as our friend.
I will discuss boundary issues and the use of assertive language and
healthy self-talk as part of self-care when in such stressful
situations. I will hand out descriptions of dysthymia (mild
depression) versus major depression, and will leave ample time for
questions and answers for most of the time I have.

Jo Ann Owen, M.Ed. , LPC, NCC
A Place To Heal
3608 Jeffco Blvd
Arnold, MO 63010

Representatives and Information will be available from the following
organizations and businesses.
" Why Me"... How to get your siblings to help.  
Julie Bracewell and Denise Denton, RN, BSN  Of Home Helpers

Walk-up, Sit down and talk
" Why Me"... How to get your siblings to help.  This is a common situation that many families deal
with where one sibling ends up providing all or most of the care for their parent often causing resentment
and hard feelings. This sometimes leads to grudges that can last for years after a loved one has passed
away.  Helpful tips to encourage effective communication and understanding between family members.
Learning to delegate some tasks and/or responsibilities according  to
each sibling's strengths.

"Compatibility Counts when it comes to choosing   help from  
professional caregiver."
Julie Bracewell and Denise Denton, RN, BSN  Of Home Helpers

Walk-up, Sit down and talk
Home Helpers understands and appreciates the role of the client's family in the caregiving process.
The care plan is designed and tailored with clients and their family members to meet the client's specific
needs. Care plans can either supplement care given by family members, physical therapists,
visiting nurses or other aides, or serve as the primary care plan.
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.
Julie Bracewell, Owner
Locally Owned and Operated

128 Enchanted Pkwy   Ste 206
Manchester, MO 63021

Mid-County: 314-961-1002
West-County 636-391-0000
Home Helpers serving St. Louis
Mid-County, West County and
South County
We are a smoke-free agency.
"on-call" 24/7
"Living Safely and Independently at Home"
Lisa Ackerman of Medical West Healthcare

Walk-up, Sit down and talk
Looking at ways to avoid falls and other safety hazards in your home.
From rearranging the furniture to daily living aids and durable medical equipment that can help you
maintain quality of life.
Medical West
444 South Brentwood Blvd.
St. Louis , MO 63105
United States

Phone: (314) 993-7979
Toll-free: (866) 595-7979
Fax: (314) 290-2222

Monday - Friday:
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Breast Prosthesis
Respiratory Services
9301 Dielman Industrial Drive
Saint Louis, Missouri

Phone (314) 993-8100
Toll Free (877) 993-8100
Fax (314) 993-8101

Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Respiratory Services
502 West Pine Street
Farmington, Missouri

Phone (573) 747-0008
Toll Free (877) 747-0008
Fax (573) 747-0018

Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Respiratory Services
1447 US Highway 61
Twin City Professional
Suites #1
Festus, Missouri 63019

Phone (636) 937-7448
Toll Free (866) 637-7448
Fax (636) 937-7487

Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Respiratory Services
1381 High Street, Suite 101
Washington, Missouri

Phone (636) 390-4040
Fax (636) 390-9699

Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Medical West
South County
St. Anthony's Hospital
St. Anthony's Medical
Building A - Suite125
10004 Kennerly Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63128

Phone (314) 543-5955
Fax (314) 543-5957

Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Medical West
4630 Mexico Road
Saint Peters, Missouri

Phone (636) 477-1888
Fax (636) 477-1555

Monday - Friday:
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Breast Prosthesis
Respiratory after hours emergency number (877) 993-8100
Life Choices  A publication provided by the Missouri Attorney Generals Office.
Make Important decisions now about your end-of-life needs. Your loved ones will not have to make
those decisions for  if you become impaired.  
Glossary, step by step explanations of advance directives, financial considerations, property transfers,
organ and body donations and various forms are included to communicate your wishes.
Publication available for Family Caregiver Workshop participants.
Preview r download a pdf here:
No staff or round table.
Get Connected. Get Answers about Basic Human Needs,
Physical and Mental Health Resources,Work Initiatives,
Support for Seniors and those with Disabilities,
Support for Children Youth and Families, Volunteering

Phyllis Hicks 2-1-1 Resource Specialist, United Way of Greater St. Louis

Walk-up, Sit down and talk to Phyllis Hicks, live and in person.
Did you know the state of Missouri has more than 10,000 health and human service organizations and
government programs? That's great, but it's hard to know where to turn to first when assistance is needed.

While a resource specialist is not available at home,  in your kitchen, you can Check out United Way's Missouri
2-1-1- Help Line. It's fast, free, and confidential. The call center operates 24/7, 365 days a year. Missouri
callers can dial 211 from a landline or AT&T cell phone. Other cell phone users should dial 1-800-427-4626. A
trained specialist will determine the area from which the person is calling, and what services are needed, and
then provide contact information for all available services in the person's community.
United Way of Greater St. Louis
910 North 11th Street                       cell phone users dial   1-800-427-4626
St. Louis, MO 63101
Direct: (314) 242-1882
Fax: (314) 436-4295
help us spread the word. Please print out fliers.
Hand out or mail to people you know.

Click here for simple black and white  pdf flier Adobe  Acrobat Reader format.

If you cannot open file, try directions: "How to print a website page" on our computer help page.
"Use it or Lose It"  
Brad Abrams, PT, DPT

Come learn about the changes that occur in our aerobic and strength systems as we age,  and the
research on how exercise and assistive devices can help -- no matter what your age.  And if basic
mobility is getting more difficult, we will look at when to use assistive devcies and the effect they can
have.  We will also discuss what evidence based medicine is and give tips on what to look for when
you hear about medical research in the news.
beginning at
1:00 p.m.
Use it or
Lose It!
Transportation Solutions Committee
The new service, is called "JeffCo Express" (A logo contest is in progress), will offer accessible,
affordable public transportation along a
deviated route from DeSoto to Arnold with 26 scheduled
stops four round trip per day. TSC is designed to fill the gaps between human service and public
transportation services and to facilitate the integration of individuals with disabilities into the
workforce and full participation in the community.
A deviated route means that as long as a person with a disability lives within a one mile radius of
a major designated stop they could called 24 hours in advance and the bus would come to their
home to pick them up.  The bus would deliver them to a requested destination as long as it too was
within a one mile radius of a major designated stop.
Older Adults Transportation Service      
OATS, or Older Adults Transportation Service, which offers mobility options to 87 counties in Missouri,
specializes in services for seniors and those who are disabled, but also provides door-to-door transportation to
the general public.
Its service area covers 50,640 square miles and requires 550 vehicles. No fare is required, though suggested
amounts for contributions are posted in each bus. OATS plays a very significant coordination role, by
integrating transportation resources throughout its service area into its network. Much of its territory is rural, so
that drivers in rural areas maintain their own vehicles, and, in effect, are independent operators.To learn more,
click here for
Family Caregiver