Memory Care Home Solutions Announces 4th Annual Swing into Spring

Fundraiser to be held Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the UMB Champions Club at Busch Stadium

Memory Care Home Solutions, a nonprofit that provides in-home support and training for caregivers, is proud to announce that it will honor Lydie Wallace and Chuck Jahneke as Volunteers Of The Year at the organization’s 4th annual Swing into Spring event.  The gathering will be held Thursday, May 14, 2015 in the UMB Champions Club at Busch Stadium.

Honoree Lydie Wallace has generously given her time as co-chair for Memory Care Home Solutions’ fall gala, “Memories and Melodies,” and has provided volunteer time on additional capacities throughout years. Honoree Chuck Jahneke has played a large role in assisting the organization in its designs for a new headquarters, as well as helping with constant upkeep of the building.

“Volunteers such as Lydie and Chuck are vital to the delivery of our mission and success of our organization,” said Lisa Baron, executive director of Memory Care Home Solutions. “It is with the support of the community and our volunteers, that we are able to offer no cost programs and services to each caregiver and every family that needs our consultation.”

Also during the event, Memory Care Home Solutions will honor the following as Mission Champions. These awardees are dedicated to connecting patients and families with much-needed caregiver support and training.  Because of their compassion for the clients Memory Care Home Solutions serve, they have allowed the organization to expand its reach to more families caring for a loved one with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Mission Champions include:

·         Yolanda Crawford, MSW  -  SSM Depaul Health Center

·         Hazel Kirk, LCSW  -  Delmar Gardens Home Care

·         Sue Leon, RN, GNP- BC  -  Barron Family Medicine

·         Chris Mahoney, CIRS-A/D  -  Mid-East Area Agency on Aging

·         Margaret “Peggy” Mitchell, OTR/L  -  BJC Home Care Services

·         Debra Schuster, JD  -  Debra K. Schuster & Associates

·         Margaret Stasiak, RN, BSN  - Mercy Care Navigators

·         Janelle Elliott MSN, RN, CCM; Robert D. Hackleman, MSW LCSW; Carmen A. Smith, MHS, RRT, AE-C - Stay Healthy Outpatient Program Case Managers – Barnes-Jewish Hospital

·         Cassandra Ward, ANP-C -  The Memory Diagnostic Center at Washington University

·         Cheryl Wingbermuehle, LCSW, & Helpline Staff  -  Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter

The May 14 event will feature a ballpark themed buffet, stadium tours and a visit from Fredbird. Known as “That One Guy”, Todd Thomas will serve as emcee and DJ. Tickets and sponsorships are available at www.memorycarehs.org or by calling Erin Kelley at 314-645-6247.

About Memory Care Home Solutions

Founded in 2002, Memory Care Home Solutions is a non-profit organization that extends and improves quality time at home for families caring for loved ones with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease. Its professionals offer critical in-home support and train families regarding safety of the living environment, provide strategies for addressing difficult behaviors, and offer suggestions for maintaining appropriate levels of independence, with the ultimate goal of reducing caregiver stress. Services are made available to everyone at no cost to those who use its programs, regardless of income.  Newly expanded services, funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health and the Retirement Research Foundation, include Memory Care PLUS – which allows families to also receive Occupation therapy visits. Additionally, Washington University in St. Louis collaborates with the organization to evaluate outcome success. For more information, please visit www.memorycarehs.org or call 314-645-6247.

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