he unique approach to care at Parc Provence begins with the most comprehensive, qualified and professional staff.  Our staff is extensively trained in geriatric rehabilitation, cognitive and restorative therapies, and above all, they demonstrate care and concern for each resident.



Tracy came to Parc Provence as the Director of Clinical Operations in the Therapy Services Department when the doors first opened in May of 2004. Tracyís educational background includes an Associateís Degree in Occupational Therapy, a Bachelorís Degree in Health Care Administration, and in 2009 she became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Before assuming her post as the current administrator for Parc Provence, Tracy trained for almost 4 years as the assistant administrator both at Parc Provence and McKnight Place Extended Care (also a Gatesworth Community).

Tracyís knowledge and work ethic has earned her the Dementia Care Master Clinician Certificate, the Rehabilitation Excellence Award from Friesen Enterprises, and also the Rehabilitation Department Award from the National Health Care Organization. As a dementia care specialist, she has been instrumental in assisting residents and their families, training staff, and supporting the management team at Parc Provence since the beginning. She was promoted to her current post in May of 2012.

 


Karen comes to Parc Provence after spending over 20 years in arts management, including the many facets of marketing, public relations and development; administration, production, and facility management. Her credentials also include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, Marketing and Business Management from Maryville University, and Masterís certification in International Studies from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She completed her masterís work in Europe in 1998, followed by six years of executive and marketing positions in Arkansas, Illinois and Michigan. She returned to St. Louis to be with her family and assumed her new position with Parc Provence in September of 2005. She also represents Parc Provence through the COCMA marketing professionals association and the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce.

 




Dr. Carr is a respected Washington University physician, an expert in geriatric dementia and memory loss problems in senior adults, and an educator. He also continues to work with the Memory and Aging Project at Washington University, and the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science. At Parc Provence, Dr. Carr is responsible for the oversight of the medical program and it is his primary mission to help residents to live a better and more fulfilled life through the ground breaking approach that is offered here. In addition, Dr. Carr continually makes recommendations to improve medical processes and systems.

 


Kathy comes to Parc Provence with a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning over 25 years in both Virginia and Missouri. She holds a nursing degree from Missouri Baptist School of Nursing and business management education from Bluefield College in Virginia. She has held a variety of positions including Quality Assurance Coordinator, Case Manager and Director of Nursing for several skilled, rehabilitation, and medical facilities. This past experience serves her well as she oversees the entire caregiving staff and the medical records and supplies departments. Kathy returned to the St. Louis area with her husband in 2004.

 


Angela earned a Masterís degree in Social Work from Washington University in 1998. After graduation, she spent five years at the Alzheimerís Association National Headquarters in Chicago, IL. While there, she developed training and education programs for healthcare professionals and shared these programs at numerous national conferences on aging. Here at Parc Provence, Angela puts her experience and education to work as she trains our staff on the Forget-Me-Not model of memory care to facilitate the highest degree of functioning in our residents. She also supervises our graduate level social work and gerontology interns. Angie volunteers for the Alzheimerís Association as a speaker and support group leader. She was a board member for over three years for Memory Home Care Solutions, and in November of 2010, Angie accepted the position as the East Regional Representative of MC5 (Missouri Coalition Celebration of Continuum Change) and later was elected to a board member position. In January of 2011, she became an Adjunct Professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University.

 


Amber's love for seniors began while volunteering at a local skilled nursing community when she was still in high school. She continued to work and volunteer in variety of nursing and hospital settings before receiving her BS in Therapeutic Recreation from Southwest Missouri State in 2003. Amber came to Parc Provence when it first opened in May of 2004 and she has worked in every capacity of the Activities Department (including Assistant Director) since then. In 2012, she was awarded the title of Activity Assistant of the Year by the St. Louis Chapter of the ADAM organization (Activity Directors Association of Missouri). Amber was promoted to her new position as Director of Activities in November of 2013.

 

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Elizabeth Escobar joined the Parc Provence team of nurses in 2007, working as a charge nurse in the Lakeview household. She attended Western New Mexico University and Sanford Brown College, graduating in 2006 as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Elizabeth received her ACLS, (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) in 2009 while working at Kindred Hospital. Her experience spans from medical/surgical, to critical care, and hospice/palliative care. She brings to this position a caring and compassionate attitude and a desire to work closely with the residents and families.

 


Carolyn Reagan is a Licensed Practical Nurse. She truly enjoys working with the people who live here at Parc Provence. Initially, as the charge nurse in the Rose Garden household, Carolyn demonstrated her commitment to bringing well being to our residents at every stage of their day. In 2005, Carolyn was appointed the resident Care Director of Rose Garden and expanded her role as the coordinator of families, residents and staff, guiding them towards an optimal experience in every way. Her current position as Resident Care Director for Sundial, Parkview and Windchime was effective in April 2006.


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