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    Helping Residents Live Their Best Lives

    Helping Residents Live Their Best Lives

    Dr. Carr sits at a table with others seated around smiling holding a tablet.

    Parc Provence opened in Creve Coeur in 2004, marking the first time the neighborhood concept for memory care was available in St. Louis and revolutionizing memory-care treatment in the region.

    “When Parc Provence opened, it quickly became the region’s premier memory community, specializing in care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders,” explains Parc Provence Co-owner Charlie Deutsch.

    “We developed Parc Provence as a sister community of The Gatesworth, McKnight Place Assisted Living, and McKnight Place Extended Care,” Deutsch adds. “These communities offer residents the finest and most comprehensive continuum of care in the St. Louis region. Working together, each community upholds the same standard of excellence.”­

    “Dementia is challenging, not only for those diagnosed with the illness but also for families struggling to understand the impact of this condition,” Administrator Kathy Kelley says. “Our skilled nursing community offers memory care, medical expertise, education, support and compassionate care at all stages of dementia care.”

    Parc Provence has attracted and retained a highly-trained staff committed to offering residents and their families exceptional care and maintains the highest staff-to-resident ratio in the industry for both daytime and evening shifts. The expert staff has completed extensive training in dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Medical director David B. Carr, M.D. and associate medical director Lenise Cummings-Vaughn, M.D. are leading specialists in Alzheimer’s disease and geriatric medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. They bring the latest advances in memory care, ensuring all residents receive the best care possible.

    From the beginning, the community has provided person-centered care, meaning each resident benefits from a program of treatment and care tailored to meet individual needs. The community’s residential spaces are established according to interest and cognitive ability rather than medical condition, allowing memory care residents at the same cognitive level to live and interact with one another. As a result, each person has greater options for social interaction within his or her household.

    “We conduct regular assessments of each resident’s abilities and needs to allow for individual change,” Kelley said. “Our wide range of programs and activities are designed to enhance the strengths of all residents and connect with their old memories, thereby enabling them to function at their highest potential.”

    The community’s Victorian-style architecture, interior spaces, and landscaping were purposefully designed to promote a warm, intimate setting. Each of the five households on the property feature specially designed elegant suites, a dining room, living room, kitchen, and sunroom. An advanced security system enables residents to safely explore lush gardens, nine courtyards, spacious walking paths, and well-appointed common areas.

    All households open into a central activity promenade that includes a variety of settings, including an ice cream parlor, library, private dining room, billiards room, chapel, and greenhouse. There is also an on-site salon, barber, and an art gallery featuring residents’ artwork.

    “Our goal is to empower our residents through the promotion of physical and cognitive abilities,” Kelley says. “The wide range of programs and activities at Parc Provence are designed to enhance the strengths of all residents and connect with their personal-life memories, thereby enabling them to function at their highest and best ability.”

    “Our residents and their families show us every day that we are achieving our goal in helping others live the best lives possible,” Kelley adds.

    To learn more about Parc Provence’s individualized continuum of care designed for people at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, visit or call 314-542-2500.