Wework with residents and their families to prepare for the final stage of their lives.

The St. Louis Arc provides quality services that span a lifetime, but what happens when the people we support retire and their health declines? Addressing end-of-life care can often make families anxious and can be difficult todiscuss. The St. Louis Arc is here to support our residents and their families as they tackle this challenging topic.

Trained Staff

Throughout the year, St. Louis Arc staff receives continuous training on how toadvocate for a residentwhen they areat a doctors appointment, how to determine nutrition and diet guidelines, as well as the effects of dementia and Alzheimers onindividuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, staff are counseled on how to assist the residents when they encounter any kind of grief or loss.

Counseling

The St. Louis Arc provides counseling to our residents regarding change, loss, and grieving. This includes:

  • Supporting grieving residents as they encounter the death of a family member, friend, or roommate
  • Assisting residentswith declining health, or a terminal diagnosis
  • Adapting to a slower-paced lifestyle

Partnerships

The St. Louis Arc has a long-standing relationship with Maryville Universitys College of Health Professions, Visiting Nurse Association, and the St. Louis chapter of Alzheimers Association. These partnerships have allowed us to provide training for staff, in-home occupational and physical therapy, as well as music therapy classes.

To learn more about the St. Louis Arcs Residential Services, contact Mary Anne Tolliver, Director of Aging Services,at314-817-2218.