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A Message from Mitch Waks, Owner:

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Please take a moment to read this article. This is why we exist. To keep people like Chris out of nursing homes where people die needlessly every day. Be proud of what we do. Especially the Individualized Supported Living (“ISL”) department. Thank you to everyone who works hard to keep our clients at home with quality care.

Owner Jim Guller, Kaye, Brandie Gholson & Kristina Entenmen

Cooperative Caregiver Kaye Eggemeyer Saves Client’s Life!

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A huge congratulations to our Caregiver of the Quarter, Kaye Eggemeyer.  Why was Kaye chosen for this honor?  She saved a client’s life by successfully performing CPR until paramedics arrived!  Thanks to her clear thinking and quick action, the client is alive and in stable condition. The client, with whom Kaye has worked for nearly ten years, collapsed in sudden cardiac arrest while preparing his lunch.  Kaye called 9-1-1, assessed that he was not breathing, and immediately started CPR, performing the procedure for about six minutes.  Paramedics arrived, stabilized the client with a defibrillator and transported him to the hospital.  He was admitted and his status proclaimed “stable”. The American Heart Association explains that, when someone experiences sudden cardiac arrest, …

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Our First Contest! Win a $30 Prize By Sharing Your Advice

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Please post your advice (details below) on our website as a comment to this blog, or on our Facebook page (you’ll see the post here).  The author of the winning entry, as judged by us to be the most creative, inspiring, and moving, will win a terrific prize: a $30 gift certificate to Lorenzo’s Trattoria “on the Hill”.  Our corporate office is within walking distance of Lorenzo’s and it’s delicious!  Here are the details: As our parents age, they face new limitations like decreased mobility and energy.  These limitations can affect their independence and ability to do some of the things they used to love.  Sometimes we can find ways that really help them to live their best life.  We …

Introducing Low Vision Therapy by Cooperative Home Care

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We are proud and excited to introduce our new Low Vision Therapy program!  Available exclusively through Cooperative Home Care, in St. Louis and surrounding counties, “low vision” refers to vision problems that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery.  If you qualify for Medicare home health and meet the vision criteria, Medicare will pay 100% for this service. On behalf of Cooperative, we’re all excited to share this great resource that can be life changing for its clients.  I personally have met many home health care clients who are cognitively and physically strong, yet their independence is compromised because of their decreased vision.  Or, their low vision combined with their physical needs render them unsafe at home …

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New Website, New Blog

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 As we welcome you into our Cooperative Home Care community, we’d like to share our blog’s mission with you. Through our blog, we strive to capture and keep your interest by: Offering more fundamental resources, not just what you would find through a quick internet search Writing about what is relevant to St. Louis and surrounding counties first, and to a broader audience second Providing truly useful home care information BEFORE you need it, AS you need it and even AFTER you need it Responding as quickly as possible to your questions and comments KristyAnn Pfister, Blog Manager & Editor-in-Chief Now, let’s get started!  Try our popular How to Pay For Home Care Guide as your starting point for home …

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A Glimpse at Pet Therapy and Its Benefits

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My mom has a personality that allows her to do crazy things that would normally be incredibly embarrassing, but somehow she is able to get away with them.  Then again, maybe I just think they are crazy because she’s my mom (can you relate?).  Either way, one of the things she loves to do is bring our cocker spaniel, Jelly, on adventures.  Jelly can be a little high maintenance, so this is not as easy as you might think.   I remember when Mom would bring Jelly along to visit our great uncle Frank, who lived to be over 90 years old before he passed away.  For me and my sister Katie, these trips meant making sure Jelly didn’t freak out …

Free Lifeline® Medical Alert Service

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Cooperative Home Care is excited to offer FREE Phillip’s Lifeline® Medical Alert Service to our clients who purchase one of the following: Two or more12-hour shifts per week At least one 24-hour shift per week The Sleep Tight Value Package OR The Care Around the Clock Value Package This terrific offer means you and your loved one can feel an additional sense of security through this nationally recognized resource that offers personalized emergency response at the push of a button! How It Works: Once you begin services, your Case Manager will contact you to verify that you want the Lifeline® system.  She will contact Lifeline®, complete the required paperwork and arrange for installation.  There is no charge to you as …

Need Quality Home Health? Contact Us

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Call us directly at 1-800-HOMECARE (in MO) or 1-618-HOMECARE (in IL). You’ll reach our Intake Nurse Jessica, or another Cooperative Home Care employee, 24 hours per day! E-mail us, or Request a free in-home assessment within 24 hours       Locations St. Louis Office – Corporate Headquarters 1924 Marconi Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110 Phone: 314-772-8585 Fax: 314-772-2820 Map & Directions St. Charles County Office 4101 Mexico Rd. St. Peters, MO 63376 Phone: 636-441-7753          Fax: 636-441-7801 Map & Directions Jefferson County Office 1320 Commercial Blvd. Herculaneum, MO 63048 Phone: 636-937-9449 Fax: 636-937-9009 Map & Directions Franklin County Office 415 South Main St. St. Clair, MO 63077 Phone: 636-629-5313Fax: 636-629-5315 Map & Directions Illinois Office 107 Lanaghan Dr. Fairview Heights, IL 62208 …

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Home Care Services In and Around St. Louis

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Do you need homecare for yourself or a family member? With Cooperative Home Care, you can choose the amount and skill level of care you need – whether on a daily basis or several times a week. Amount can vary from 1 hour visits to 12 or 24 hour care. You can depend on our staff whether you need us 7 days a week or just a few times each month. Skill level can range from skilled nursing to therapies to caregiver skills like personal care and household chores. Our hourly rates are based on the skill level of our staff and the duration of each visit. We offer reduced rates for longer periods of care and, unlike many companies, …