Keystone offers a variety of programs designed to keep seniors living in the community. Programs include homemaking, care management and more.
Aging with Dignity and Choice
We all benefit when our community is strong. In-Home services fosters a strong community with neighbors helping neighbors.
Holistic approach to aging
Our holistic approach to supporting people as they age includes offering support services as needed so seniors can continue to thrive in their community. Keystone offers programs for active seniors to remain healthy and social and when the time comes and more supports are needed, Keystone offers Meals on Wheels, In-Home Services and Care Consultation.
Keystone’s In-Home Services help seniors “age in place” with dignity, connection and choice. Keystone has a comprehensive selection of In-Home Services to support seniors and caregivers in the place they call home. Providing services that are flexible and tailored to the needs and desires of the individual is at the core of what we do.
Locally prepared delicious and nutritious meals are delivered by a neighborhood volunteer. Meals on Wheels can be designed to meet the specific needs of each participant. Learn more about Keystone’s Meals on Wheels program.
Highly trained and experienced social workers provide critical services to help seniors navigate their health, economic and social needs. Social workers work with the senior and family to asses needs, set goals and make referrals to programs and services accordingly. Read more about Keystone’s Care Management services.
Our homemakers help seniors with household chores. Keystone’s homemakers are a dedicated and thoughtful group of individuals who take special care of the homes they clean and enjoy adding a little time to chat during the visit. Not only do they provide cleaning, but they will also do laundry, cooking and organizing.
Homemaking Provides Respite
Keystone’s homemakers also provide companionship to give caregivers a much needed rest. This might be in addition to cleaning services or as a separate service.
Volunteers Fill in Gaps for Needs
Neighborhood volunteers help seniors maintain their homes and access the community by providing occasional chore services, spring and fall yard clean up, transportation to appointments and even dog walking.
Block Nurse Services
Keystone offers Block Nurse services in St. Paul’s West 7th neighborhood. Keystone Block Nurse services are coordinated by senior care managers and provided by licensed staff from Recover Health. Services available include in-home nursing care to monitor and treat health conditions, in-home therapies and home health aides to assist with daily care. Contact us for more information about our in-home services.
Meet Sister Kathleen and Sister Bernadette, Keystone Homemakers
Providing support to aging seniors is so much more than a job
Sister Kathleen and Sister Bernadette are School Sisters of Notre Dame who serve as Homemakers at Keystone. They help homebound seniors do household chores, which helps them remain living in the community. For them, the task feels more like a calling than a job.
“Many of the people we serve are isolated and have no one to help them. Our care is about helping people maintain their dignity and keeping them in their own home as long as possible,” says Sister Kathleen.
Looking for support or know someone who is?
We know for so many people in our community, things in their lives may not feel as stable as they once did. If you or someone you know needs support please know our programs are here for you and we encourage you to refer people to us as well. We can get people connected to food shelf services, meals on wheels, crisis assistance, or refer to other community services as we are able.
Looking for additional food support?
In July we’ll also be hosting Foodmobile distributions, Free Farmers Market events and a Fare for All event, all in safe, socially-distanced ways. Check out our events page for the full schedule and check back regularly as more events are added.