Congratulations to Parc Provence! Last week the St.-Louis-area memory care community celebrated its 10-year anniversary, and we honored its ongoing commitment to excellence with our Distinguished Provider Award.

CPI recognized Parc Provence with the highest credential in memory care for the facility’s extensive dementia training program, consistent hiring practices and exceptional staff, person-centered and abilities-focused activity programs, innovative homelike building design, and other initiatives that serve as a model of excellence for other memory care communities throughout the US.

“We’re pleased to present the Distinguished Provider Award to Parc Provence for its many initiatives and outstanding staff of specially trained caregivers who are passionate about enabling those living with dementia to thrive,” Kim Warchol, OTR/L, President and Founder of Dementia Care Specialists, said at the ceremony.

Kim was a key member of the development team when Parc Provence started up over 10 years ago. She’s proud that today, the community still follows the Forget-Me-Not Dementia Care Model™ that she created. Kim’s model, centered on individualized care, helps staff work cohesively to ensure an individual’s best ability to function. At admission, staff provide each resident with a cognitive and functional assessment to identify the person’s unique needs—and to focus care on the person’s strengths and interests. This forms the foundation of Parc Provence’s care—a structure from which staff create personalized, abilities-based activity programs that enhance each resident’s function, safety, and quality of life.

Extensive staff training is also key to Parc Provence’s commitment to providing exceptional care for residents and their families. Ongoing dementia care training is part of the routine for the community’s entire team of nearly 200 employees. From the 30 care partners who make up the activities staff to nurses, food service, housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance staff, everyone is trained in delivering a higher level of care. This includes each member of the management team, all of whom also hold advanced degrees in cognitive and restorative therapies and geriatric rehabilitation.

More than 80 staff members have worked at Parc Provence for five years or more, 30 of whom have worked at the facility since it opened. “We’re fortunate to have such an exceptional team committed to engaging and building on each resident’s abilities and strengths to maximize their quality of life, physically, emotionally, and spiritually,” Tracy Cecil, LNHA, Executive Director for Parc Provence, said at the award ceremony.

With as many as 16 million Americans projected to have Alzheimer’s disease by 2050, the quality of care provided by Parc Provence serves as a model by which to elevate the standard of memory care.

Learn about other facilities that hold Distinguished Provider status.

Find out how you can deliver exceptional memory care with the Warchol Best-Abilities Care Model.

Photo Gallery
Images left to right: CPI’s Marvin Mason with Tracy Cecil, Executive Director of Parc Provence; Parc Provence’s Angela Keeven, Shelley McGuire, Connie Walker, and Tracy Cecil with Kim Warchol and Dr. David Carr, Medical Director of Parc Provence, and Bob Leonard, owner; Tracy Cecil with the award; the Distinguished Provider plaque; Kim Warchol with Bob Leonard and Dr. David Carr; Kim’s special presentation for Parc Provence staff.