Special Event Recognizes 15 Years at Parc Provence
Residents, Their Families, Staff & Local Dignitaries Were All On Hand
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.
On May 5, residents, their families, staff, and local dignitaries gathered at the fully-licensed, skilled-nursing community, located at 605 Coeur de Ville Drive, for a celebration marking Parc Provence’s 15th anniversary and recognizing its accomplishments and milestones over the years.
Separate celebrations were held in the three neighborhoods that sit on Parc Provence’s 16-acre campus. Each featured live music, hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and cocktails. Nearly 200 guests were in attendance. Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz was also on hand and presented a proclamation, celebrating 15 years of Parc Provence in the city.
“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,” Parc Provence Co-Owner Charlie Deutsch said. “We are proud to celebrate 15 years of service to a total of more than 800 residents who have called Parc Provence home over the years.”
Parc Provence was developed as a sister community of The Gatesworth, McKnight Place Assisted Living, and McKnight Place Skilled Nursing. These communities offer residents the finest and most comprehensive continuum of care in the St. Louis region, and working together, each community upholds the same standard of excellence.
“Our residents and their families show us every day that we are achieving our goal in helping others live the best lives possible,” Administrator Kathy Aragon added. “We are committed to continued excellence for the next 15 years and beyond.”
Over the past 15 years, Parc Provence has attracted and retained a highly-trained staff committed to offering residents and their families exceptional care for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Parc Provence is led by an experienced team of medically-trained professionals and maintains a total of 200 employees, including geriatric physicians, therapists, social workers, nurses, and other disciplines on-site to serve 120+ residents — the highest staff-to-resident ratio in the industry for both daytime and evening shifts.
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 with 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.
The community’s Victorian-style architecture, interior spaces, and landscaping were purposefully designed to promote a warm, intimate setting. Each of the five interconnected households on the property feature specially designed elegant suites, an exquisite 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 a bistro, grand hall, gallery, library, private dining room, billiards room, and greenhouse. There is also an on-site salon and barber services, as well as a gallery featuring residents’ artwork. The community’s two chefs also collaborate to provide restaurant-quality dining experiences with optimal nutrition. They work with residents and their families to prepare the foods they love — foods that can often trigger a flood of happy memories for anyone at any stage in life.
“Our goal is to empower our residents through the promotion of physical and cognitive abilities,” Aragon added. “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.”