st louis safety & supervision services
Safety & Supervision
Our Safety & Supervision services can provide you with peace of mind
As our loved ones age, their independence may gradually, or suddenly, decline. Depending on how frequently you see your aging parent, for example, you may notice changes in their appearance, behavior, and/or home environment when you visit. Or, you may not notice because you see them so regularly, but when your out-of-town sibling visits, she picks up on some ways they have declined. We also share this information annually as the holidays approach, and adult children have more opportunities to spend time with their parents, especially when they live out of town.
When changes are gradual, you may wonder if or when you will know it is the right time to consider home care. You may not want to think about it, because it makes you worried and sad to think of your aging parent’s decline. There are two reasons why choosing home care early is beneficial. First, you can begin with a small amount of care to help your both aging parent, and you, to adjust to having a caregiver in their home. This may be accomplished through a weekly nurse visit to pack their medications and conduct a wellness assessment. This may be all the care your aging loved one ever needs, but if their health changes, you’ve already created a relationship that will make the transition of increasing care more smooth and natural. You are also taking a more proactive approach, so that if there is a health problem, the Cooperative Home Care nurse can spot it early and you can act promptly. If, at minimum, you learn what you need to know now, and complete the paperwork required to start services, you will be more prepared to act if there is a planned or sudden need for help at home. You can contact our Intake Nurse to schedule a free assessment. You can start services immediately, or you can choose to complete the assessment and paperwork without starting services, so that you are prepared if you need us in the future.
Another worry when you observe that your aging loved one may need some help for safety and supervision, is, will they accept the help? Our aging parents are proud and hardworking individuals who may be resistant to help at home, even when they begin to need it. Some talking points that we sincerely believe and share with many of our clients include that by accepting a small amount of help, you can actually become more independent without being unsafe. We also observe that many clients who were very resistant to in-home care became very accepting of the help once they understood how it works, and once they were introduced to a caregiver with whom they really connected.
One of the ways we help aging loved ones to stay safely in their home begins with four hour mini-visits. This is a great introduction to home care. For some, that may be a morning shift to ensure they rise at a consistent time, shower/bathe thoroughly, dress appropriately for the day, take their morning medications, and eat breakfast. Or, maybe an evening mini-visit to prepare dinner, help with their shower/bath, remind them to take their evening medications and complete a light clean-up in the kitchen and bathroom before the caregiver leaves them safely ready for bed. You may also start with more or less hours; this is a guide to get you started but can be flexible. We can also help you design a customized schedule with the right amount of hours according to your aging loved ones needs and working around your schedule when you are able to assist them.
If you are the primary caregiver for your aging loved one, what happens when you go on vacation or simply need a break? Respite care, which basically means you’ll work with Cooperative Home Care to schedule a caregiver to take your place when you are going to be unavailable or simply need a break. We also travel with families on vacation so that their aging loved one can join them as they are able, and everyone can enjoy their vacation with a caregiver’s help when their client needs a break or extra help. As you feel confident and comfortable with a strong team of caregivers helping your aging loved one, this great balance is attainable.
What Kind of help for safety and supervision is available?
Our caregivers help keep your loved ones safe, yet as independent as possible, at home. They can help your aging parent who is a fall risk, to safely get up and down from their bed, chair, and toilet. They can ensure they walk safely. Our caregivers also help clients perform their home exercise programs so that they can continue getting stronger.
Sometimes supervision is needed because your loved one is confused and/or has been diagnosed with dementia. Our caregivers are trained to understand dementia and can calmly and safely work help your loved one who is confused and agitated. Not only will they be safe but they are also encouraged to follow a consistent and productive routine.
What People Are Saying About Nursing Care
Our worker, Jeannette M., was outstanding and took exceptional care of my mother while she was with Cooperative Home Care, and I would recommend her services to anyone I know!
-Client I. K.’s son
Arnetta S., Ann C., and Kimmi B. are three angels who were dropped in our lives to take care of Mom!
Cooperative Homecare people have been a great help with my son, Dan’s care. Larry has been excellent everyday. The night people (Melissa) have also been great. Thank you all for the help with my son Daniel.
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See why so many St. Louis families choose Cooperative Home Care
Cooperative Home Care is the only family-owned home care company that says “Yes!” first to any age, funding, amount of care, and service since 1986. Our over-arching message to SERVE ONE MORE applies to our employees, and our clients and their families. We will do everything possible to keep you safe and independent in your own home.
The Benefits of St. Louis Home Care
Enjoy best-in-class service with our quality guarantee
Faithfully serving clients for 38 years
Our reputation with the thousands of happy client's and families we've care for over the years speaks for itself.
We provide any amount of care to accommodate any schedule
Do you need a quick visit, hourly care, or around-the-clock care? No matter your schedule, we've got you covered.
Comprehensive services for any need
Whether you need skilled medical services, therapy, dementia care, companion care, or even pediatric care, we've got it all.
We provide care for all ages
From children to seniors and all ages in between, we provide the support you need.
We'll work to qualify you for funding to minimize your out-of-pocket cost
We help you qualify for and access all of your existing benefits. Only then, if needed, do you pay out-of-pocket.
Specialized Dementia Care
Our certified dementia practitioners are accredited through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Fast response time
When you need nurses, caregivers, or therapists, we act immediately to provide the support you need.
If you don't love and bond with your caregiver, we'll send a new one.
Get Started With St. Louis Home Care
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St. Louis Headquarters
St. Louis Office
1924 Marconi Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Cooperative Home Care Service Locations
Cooperative Home Care proudly services:
Counties: St. Louis, St. Louis County, Franklin County, Jefferson County, St. Clair County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, and Warren County
Additional Office Locations
Jefferson County Office
1006 N. Truman Blvd. #A
Crystal City, MO 63019
St. Charles County Office
Crossroads Business Center
801 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Suite 21
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Franklin County Office
104 S. McKinley Avenue, Suite D
Union, MO 63084
Fairview Heights, IL Office
107 Lanaghan Drive
Fairview Heights, IL 62208