For many with memory issues, one common and significant stressor is the move from home care to a residential-care community. You can reduce this anxiety by minimizing the number of moves your loved one must make and offering your loved one a sense of familiarity and continuity.
U.S. News has recently recognized Parc Provence for earning “Best” status by achieving the highest possible rating for Memory Care. U.S. News awards the designation of Best Memory Care only to those communities that satisfy U.S. News’ objective statistical assessment of each senior living community’s performance from consumer satisfaction surveys.
“At Parc Provence, a licensed skilled-nursing community, we specialize in caring for people with dementia,” says administrator Kathy Aragon. “That specialization includes providing all residents with support and medical care at each stage of the disease.” The top priority of every team member is the safety of their residents, the residents’ families, and staff.
With more than 30 years of nursing experience, Aragon focuses on long-term care. She understands that dementia is challenging for both those with the illness and their loved ones. “Dementia is challenging, not only for those diagnosed with the illness but also for families struggling to understand the impact of this condition,” Aragon says. “Many of our families have chosen Parc Provence because they want a residential community that offers memory care and medical expertise at all stages.”
The expert staff has completed extensive training in all aspects of dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Dr. David B. Carr, the facility’s medical director, and Dr. Lenise Cummings-Vaughn, its associate medical director, are leading specialists in Alzheimer’s disease and geriatric medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and ensure all residents receive the best care available.
Everything about the innovative and dynamic architecture, interior space and landscaping is sensitively designed to promote a warm, intimate setting.
Our elegantly appointed Victorian-style residence is made of five unique and interconnected quaint households. Each household is designed to provide an intimate living environment. Each has its own exquisite dining room, living room, kitchen and sunroom. Walk out to your back porch or backyard and beautiful garden. Here residents have a comfortable place to be in contact with nature in a safe environment.
Parc Provence offers extensive programs, one-on-one services and amenities tailored to each resident’s cognitive and social abilities. Through regular assessments and a wide range of programs and activities, residents are able to enhance their strengths and function at their highest potential. Although Parc Provence’s personalized treatment plans and continuum of care may eliminate the need for another relocation in the future, the initial move still may be stressful. Aragon concludes: “We work with new residents and their families before the move and can offer support that will help make the transition easier. Our residents’ comfort and care are our top priority.”
As a trusted expert in memory care, Parc Provence is here for you or your loved one at any time. To learn more visit www.ParcProvence.com or call (314) 542-2500 to schedule a personal tour.