Report to the 177th from St.Andrew's Resources for Seniors System

November 23, 2016
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Growing older carries a unique set of challenges for seniors, their families, and other potential caregivers. When crises occur, most of us aren’t prepared to act. We haven’t pre-planned. We don’t know where to find the resources we need. We often don’t even know what questions to ask.

That’s where we come in. For more than 50 years, St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System has been the place where seniors, their families, and caregivers find answers. Whether it’s occasional help that allows a senior to remain independent at home, a comfortable retirement residence that feels like home, or an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, St. Andrew’s can provide whatever you need.

Thanks to donations to our Charitable Foundation, we are able to assist seniors at all income levels. We help them find and access the support they need, and most important, we help them Worry Less.

St. Andrew’s touches the lives of more than 8,700 seniors annually and employs more than 1,000 people systemwide.

COMMUNITIES:
St. Andrew’s at Francis Place is a hilltop community offering stunning natural views and plenty of wildlife, making it the perfect place for rehab or just to call home. The community accepts Medicare, Medicaid, VA, and private pay residents.
Cape Albeon. Located in a beautiful lakeside setting, Cape Albeon is a descendant of the Good Samaritan Home, which served St. Louis seniors for over 150 years. Cape Albeon offers a wide range of services including Retirement Apartments, Assisted Living, Respite Care, and Memory Care.

Tower Grove Manor. Situated directly across from Tower Grove Park, Tower Grove Manor provides Retirement Apartments in the heart of the South Grand entertainment and dining district. The 88-year-old building retains its original ambiance and charm while also providing modern amenities and conveniences.
Brooking Park and the Willows. Brooking Park offers 5-Star Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Respite Care, and Medicare Rehabilitation in Chesterfield adjacent to St. Luke’s Hospital. Retirement Apartments and detached Villas are located nearby at The Willows, which will see a 50% increase in residency in 2017 with the opening of the recent $27 million expansion.

St. Andrew’s Assisted Living of Bridgeton. With only 30 Assisted Living apartments, St. Andrew’s Assisted Living of Bridgeton offers a true neighborhood feel in cozy surroundings.

St. Andrew’s Subsidized Housing. The 9 separate communities that make up St. Andrew’s Subsidized Housing were constructed via Department of Housing and Urban Development funding, with rent based on income and assets for those older adults who meet HUD income guidelines.

PROGRAMS:
Resident-Centered Care. The Person-Centered Care philosophy is in full bloom at Brooking Park and at Cape Albeon. The Person-Centered Care concept re-emphasizes the importance, dignity, and preferences of the individual resident, from both care and environmental standpoints. At an assisted-living environment, residents are allowed input into the decisions that make up their own care and are made to feel empowered.

Project Independence. Since 2006, St. Andrew’s Project Independence has arranged for trained professionals to provide minor home repairs for seniors who could not otherwise afford these services. In 2015, 70 seniors received minor home repairs through Project Independence enabling them to remain living safely and independently in their own homes. Typical home repairs include repairing or replacing faucets, installing railings and safety bars, replacing broken locks or windows, and replacing unsafe or hazardous flooring.

Financial Support for At-Risk Seniors. In a world where seniors are living longer and healthcare costs are constantly on the rise, millions of seniors have discovered that their savings are just not enough to cover even their most basic needs. As the cost of aging goes up, so too, does the need for charitable care. St. Andrew’s is dedicated to helping the ever-growing number of older adults who have outlived their resources. Last year, St. Andrew’s provided more than $630,000 in financial assistance and supportive services to help bridge the gap between what seniors and their families can afford and what seniors need to live healthy, secure, and fulfilled lives. These funds provide financial assistance and quality of life programming for seniors living in St. Andrew’s communities and provide in-home care and support services for low-income seniors living in their homes through St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions.

Transportation Services. Being independent does not always mean one is self-sufficient. Many times, older adults living in retirement communities need help with daily living activities. One of the most important of those is transportation. Five days each week, St. Andrews’ solution to that problem arrives at the front door. The popular St. Andrew’s bus takes residents to grocery stores, movie theaters, pharmacies, and other local sites. 

Adopt-A-Senior. St. Andrew’s annual Adopt-a-Senior program brought holiday cheer, gifts, clothing, food, and gift cards to 600 low-income seniors in their own homes or in St. Andrew’s HUD communities.

EVENTS:
Ageless Remarkable Saint Louisans. For the 14th year, St. Andrew’s honored 18 extraordinary group of seniors on Sunday, October 23rd, at our award winning St. Andrew’s Ageless Remarkable Saint Louisans Gala . Not only does this event inspire St. Louisans to redefine age, but it also raised more than $525,000 this year to help support our seniors in need. 

Loving Hope Golf Outing. St. Andrew’s 5th Annual Loving Hope Golf Outing took place on Monday, August 29th, at the Four Seasons Country Club. Sponsored by World Wide Technology and the Steward Family Foundation, the event was a tremendous success, raising more than $65,000 to support financial assistance for Brooking Park residents.
Celebration of Spring. Our 4th Annual Celebration of Spring was held on Sunday, May 15th, at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. Featuring traditional samplings of dishes and refreshments from local restaurants, carriage rides, music, a live racehorse, and an enthusiastic crowd donning their fanciest hats, this event was run by the Friends of St. Andrew’s and raises funds to support at-home charitable care.

MILESTONES:
Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, our Charitable Care program is providing comprehensive in-home support and Geriatric Care Management to enable low-income seniors remain safely and independently in their own homes through Senior Solutions. We have recently been approved for a 3 year MO NAP tax credit program which will help us raise an additional $75,000 each year to support our charitable in-home care program for low-income seniors.

More Info

Need more information? Contact Beth Felice, diocesan director of communications

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