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Founded in 2002, Memory Care Home Solutions serves the greater St. Louis community. Founder & Executive Director, Lisa Baron, discovered a gap in care partner preparedness when personally navigating the care partner role. As her family struggled with the daily challenges to support her mother-in-law, who had Alzheimer’s disease, Lisa observed the lack of individualized services to help families navigate the journey of caring for a loved one at home. In response, she founded MCHS with expert guidance from researchers and physicians at the Washington University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
Memory Care Home Solutions (MCHS) exists to extend and improve quality time at home for families supporting and caring for loved ones with memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Our goals are to reduce family care partner stress, provide tools that increase confidence to handle difficult situations, improve quality time at home, and help prepare for the future.
We provide in-home training on convenient, affordable, easy-to-implement solutions to make home and daily life safer, less stressful and more meaningful. We work diligently to provide our services to all people who can benefit, and we welcome the participation of our community in the work of Memory Care Home Solutions.
We equip families with caregiving skills and strategies, knowledge of the dementia disease process, and helpful resources and tools to manage difficult behaviors and symptoms. It is our goal to help families feel more prepared and confident for their important contributions as care partners.
We deliver individualized, family-centered, caring service, which respects, honors, and validates the contributions of care partners, with a focus on the underserved.
We utilize evidence-based methods, quality measures, and outcomes analysis to provide the highest level of service, professionalism, and results to our clients and partners. We are deeply committed to responsible stewardship of the organization’s assets and resources.
We actively listen and partner with families, with our inter-disciplinary staff, with the community of healthcare and aging providers, and with donors, funding sources, volunteers, and academic experts in the fields of dementia and aging. We customize opportunities for giving and serving within the organization.
MCHS’s vision is that all care partners nationwide who could benefit from service would receive it. We provide services and support at little to no charge for clients through use of insurance and a financial assistance policy. Dementia disproportionately affects low-income, underserved, and rural families who often have additional financial need challenges, isolation from medical services, and reluctance or lack of knowledge on how to access help. With a dedication to our vision, MCHS works to alleviate all barriers to care for families in need.