Dementia Strategies & Solutions for a Caregiving Family

First-Photo-February-2012Steve-Miskovic-2011-150x150Steve Miskovic and Jill Cigliana of Memory Care Home Solutions talks about the services they offer to families with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s or dementia.

 

Click here to listen to the interview:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dianekeefe/2013/11/06/horncrest-house-for-dementia-solutions

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Steve Miskovic is a licensed clinical social worker who received his Master’s degree from St. Louis University in 2000.  Steve has worked with the elderly and disabled populations his entire social work career, beginning with the Division of Aging as both an investigator and later a supervisor.  After working for the state for five years he went to work for the Alexian Brother’s PACE program as their lead social worker for eight years before joining the Memory Care Home Solutions team.  Steve has been the Program Director at Memory Care Home Solutions since 2008.  He is also a professor at Washington University’s Brown school of social work and has done so for the past eight years.  Steve serves as a board member for Housing Options Provided for the Elderly and has been a part of their leadership for 16 years.  Lastly, he sits on various committees dedicated to senior and health related programs for the St. Louis area.

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Jill Cigliana has a degree in Psychology from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Washington University.  She has been serving families and individuals with chronic conditions and dementia for 12 years.  She works with families to improve the quality of life through evidence based practices and by ensuring the safety of the home environment as a licensed Occupational Therapist in both Missouri and Illinois.  She is adjunct faculty in Occupational Therapy at Columbia College and works with clinical track students at Washington University.  She is a member of the American Occupational Therapists Association.

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Memory Care Home Solutions is a non-profit organization that exists to extend and improve quality time at home for families caring for loved ones with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease. Our professionals train families regarding safety of the living environment, provide strategies for addressing difficult behaviors, and offer suggestions for maintaining appropriate levels of independence in your loved one, all with the ultimate goal of reducing caregiver stress.  We come to you; no diagnosis is necessary for our consultation; and our services are made available regardless of ability to pay.  To ensure families continue to benefit after our initial consultation, we schedule follow-up phone conferences throughout the year, and our professionals are always available to discuss concerns family caregivers may have. Founded in 2002, and later funded with a generous grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health, Memory Care Home Solutions fills a critical in-home support and training void for caregivers. Washington University in St. Louis collaborates with the organization to evaluate outcome success.

 

Memory Care Home Solutions

Headquarters and Caregiver Training Environment

4389 West Pine Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63108

Office Phone: 314-645-6247  x225        

Fax: 314-645-6249

smiskovic@memorycarehs.org 

www.memorycarehs.org 

 

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