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St John's Community Care

Caring compassionately for aging and disabled people since 1985

About St John's Community Care

Local leader for adult day services, home services, memory care and more.

More About St John's Community Care

Our Mission

The mission of St. John’s Community Care is to make a difference
in the lives of people challenged by aging or disabilities. We
accomplish this by providing dependable and compassionate
support through direct care, advocacy, education, and outreach to
individuals living in the Metro-East community. We live the
vision of Christ and His love for all people through our actions
and words.

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We believe that when an organization is faith-based and mission-oriented,  you do things a little differently.  Our everyday caregiving and organizational decisions are based on what is best for our clients and families, not our bottom line.  Granted, we are good stewards of our resources but we stretch as far as we can to help the people in our communities. St. John’s Community Care complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude people or treat them differently, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

We work closely with these affiliations to ensure we are providing the best services possible:

Our History

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In the beginning, St. John United Church of Christ members had it in their hearts to reach into the community to help home-bound neighbors.  The Home Services Program grew out of that desire, serving people of all faiths in nine Metro East communities including Caseyville, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Fairmont City, Fairview Heights, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Maryville and Troy.

In early 2001, we opened the doors to an Adult Day Program in the basement of the church while the congregation raised funds to build a dedicated space which was accessible and welcoming.  Church volunteers, led by construction professionals, worked together to build the St. John’s Community Care building, which also houses our administrative staff.  We began offering on-site care five days a week in October 2001.

The demand for the Adult Day Program continues to grow and, in early 2013, we opened our Adult Day Program in Edwardsville.  This community is where many of our service inquiries originate so the Edwardsville location allows us to reach those families that already need us.

We work closely with professional organizations and governmental agencies to ensure we are providing high standards of care and up-to-date relevant information to our clients.  Many of our participants are eligible for state programs or VA support, making Adult Day available to families who could otherwise not afford it.

We believe that when an organization is faith-based and mission-oriented, you do things a little differently.  Our everyday caregiving and organizational decisions are based on what is best for our clients and families, not our bottom line.  Granted, we are good stewards of our resources, but we stretch as far as we can to help the people in our communities.

MEMORY CAFE GROUPS

Staying socially and mentally active is good for the brain!

St. John’s Community Care, is hosting an ON LINE monthly Memory Café for individuals who are living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), early-stage Alzheimer’s or other dementia, and their care partners. Contact Gail at gshaw@stjohnscc.org or call (618) 298-8077.

 

 

     Messages from Memory Cafe Participants:

It is something we can do together. It is fun, opens up conversation between us we both get some social time with others. The Memory Cafe’ is fun and stimulates his memory ( sometimes for several days). I realize I can do similar things to stimulate his memory but I don’t always do it on my own. So Memory Café gives us the opportunity to have a whole hour with each other and have fun, too. 

   Groups will meets every Wednesday from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Groups will meet online via ZOOM.

The Memory Café offers participants a safe and fun way to share their stories and socialize with others who have similar experiences. “We are delighted to be offering a Memory Café and helping people to be able to socialize with others, so they do not feel isolated.” said Gail Shaw, Dementia Care Specialist – Coordinator Training & Support for St. John’s Community Care. For more information, call (618) 298-8077.

 

 

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