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Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri:

Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, are located throughout the city and surrounding counties of St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, and Warren County. Nursing homes and other long term care facilities in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, include housing and medical and mental health resources for individuals requiring various levels of care including Senior Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Definitions and attributes of these various long-term care facilities are described on separate pages of this web site. In general, long-term-care facilities are defined in relation to the amount of care needed for your loved ones. Senior Apartments, Independent Living and Assisted Living Facilities are available for individuals who need little to no care. Residential Care is for individuals needing a limited amount of care and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing Care is utilized when medical and personal-care needs require assistance and supervision on a 24-hour basis. The following are nursing homes, Senior Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities located specifically in the city of St. Louis, Missouri

Nursing homes and long term care facilities in the city of St. Louis: Senior Apartments (SA), Independent Living (IL), Assisted Living Facilities (ALF), Residential Care (RCF) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF):

Nursing homes and long term care facilities (City of St. Louis, Missouri ) Zip Codes:

63102, 63118, 63104, 63106, 63103, 63107, 63147, 63115, 63112, 63108, 63113, 63110, 63139, 63109, 63116, 63111, 63101, 63125, 63147

The Charless Home (RCF, ALF, SNF)

4431 South Broadway

St. Louis, MO 63111

(314) 481-4840

www.bethesdahealth.org

Council Tower Apartments (SA)

310 S. Grand Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 531-5706




Delhaven Nursing Home (SNF)

5460 Delmar Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63112

(314) 361-2902

Dutchtown Care & Rehabilitation Center

3421 Gasconade

St. Louis, MO 63118

(314) 832-4700

Dutchtown South Community Corporation (SA)

4204 Virginia Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63111

(314) 352-4865

Heritage House (SA)

2800 Olive

St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 534-3728

Hillside Manor (SNF)

1265 McLaran

St. Louis, MO 63147

(314) 388-4121

Life Care Center of St. Louis (SNF)

3520 Chouteau Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 771-2100

Loving Care Home (RCF, ALF)

3715 Jamieson

St. Louis, MO 63109

(314) 781-0222



Chronic Pain: What are the treatments of choice?







Chronic pain treatment overview: 

Chronic pain treatment comes in many forms.  If the pain is of an inflammatory or musculoskeletal origin, it can often be treated successfully with analgesics such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s), or opiates, possibly in combination with physical therapy or corrective surgery.  Some specific chronic pain treatment regimens have been developed to relieve the pain of rheumatoid arthritis for example, an autoimmune inflammatory disorder, and severe osteoarthritis, a musculoskeletal disorder, which also results in some inflammation.  Neuropathic pain usually requires its own unique chronic pain treatment regimen. The following medications are primarily used to treat neuropathic pain:
 



Tricyclic antidepressants such as desipramine (Norpramin) and nortriptyline (Pamelor) can relieve neuropathic pain such as that caused by trigeminal neuralgia and postherpetic neuralgia.  These antidepressants have been found to be effective even in the absence of any depression.  It is believed that the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and serotonin may have an important role in the control of pain pathways in that the antidepressants evidently relieve pain by boosting the levels of both serotonin and norepinephrine.  Also, contemporary research indicates that antidepressants can also enhance the pain relieving effects of opiates which then allows lower dosages to be used. 

Antiseizure drugs are believed to reduce the pain signals which are discharged from injured sensory nerves in patients with neuropathic pain. Gabapentin (Neurontin) and lamotrigine (Lamictal) have proven effective in alleviating the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia and trigeminal neuralgia. 

Opioids such as oxycodone (OxyContin), fentanyl (Duragesic), or morphine (MS Contin) are also frequently used for neuropathic pain, often in combination with antidepressants or antiseizure drugs. Opioids have significant side effects and may cause drowsiness, respiratory depression, nausea and constipation. When they are given in combination with antidepressants or antiseizure drugs, their dosage can be lowered and the potential side effects may be minimized. 

Many people are very aware of the potential for the abuse of opioid medications.  Despite the potential for abuse, drug addiction is relatively rare among patients receiving chronic pain treatment. It is believed that the addiction rate is less than 1% in people without a previous history of addiction.  This addiction potential is probably relatively limited in such chronic pain treatment patients; because the opiates provide relief from pain in a form that supplies a steady release of medication throughout the day and does not really produce the euphoric effect that addicted individuals prefer.

Some information from The Johns Hopkins Medical Guide to Health After 50 

Additional Information and webpage by Paul Susic Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist







Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Apartments in the City of St. Louis, Missouri 2017 Page #1





Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, are located throughout the city and in the surrounding counties of St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, and Warren County. Nursing homes and other long term care facilities in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, include housing and medical and mental health resources for individuals requiring various levels of care including Senior Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Definitions and attributes of these various long-term care facilities are described on separate pages of this web site. In general, long-term-care facilities are defined in relation to the amount of care needed for your loved ones. Senior Apartments, Independent Living and Assisted Living Facilities are available for individuals who need little to no care. Residential Care is for individuals needing a limited amount of care and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing Care is utilized when medical and personal-care needs require assistance and supervision on a 24-hour basis. The following are nursing homes, Senior Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities located specifically in the city of St. Louis, Missouri.

Nursing homes and long term care facilities in the city of St. Louis: Senior Apartments (SA), Independent Living (IL), Assisted Living Facilities (ALF), Residential Care (RCF) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF):

Nursing homes and long term care facilities (City of St. Louis, Missouri ) Zip Codes:
63102, 63118, 63104, 63106, 63103, 63107, 63147, 63115, 63112, 63108, 63113, 63110, 63139, 63109, 63116, 63111, 63101, 63125, 63147

Alexian Brothers Lansdowne Village (SNF)
4624 Lansdowne
St. Louis, MO 63116
(314) 351-6888

Avalon Garden Nursing Home (SNF)
4359 Taft Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63116
(314) 752-2022




Beauvais Manor on the Park (ALF,RCF,SNF)
3625 Magnolia Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 771-2990

Bernard Care Center (SNF)
4335 W. Pine Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 371-0200

Bethesda Barclay House (SA)
230 S. Brentwood Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 725-1000

Cahill House (SA)
1919 O’Fallon Garden
St. Louis, MO 63106
(314) 436-5061

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services at
DuBourg House (RCF, ALF)

5890 Eichelberger Street
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 752-1901

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services at
Pope John Paul II Apartments (SA)

6325 Waterway Drive
Florissant, MO 63033
(314) 653-0400

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services at
St. Agnes Apartments (SA)

2840 Wisconsin Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 664-1255

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services at
St. Elizabeth Hall (RFC, ALF)

325 N. Newstead Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 652-9525

Additional Information and webpage by Paul Susic Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist