Memory Care Household Receives Recognition in Healthcare Design Magazine

Chesterfield, Missouri (April 3, 2013) – Congratulations to the Memory Care Household at Brooking Park that received an outstanding, honorable mention in the March issue, Healthcare Design Magazine. St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors Brooking Park in St. Louis was one of four communities that were described on the New Faces of Senior Care page written by Anne Dinardo. Earlier this year, Brooking Park once again was rated one of the Top Tier Best nursing homes in by U.S. News and World’s Report latest nursing home rankings.

“An upscale senior living community in St. Louis provides short-term rehabilitation, assisted living, and long term skilled nursing. Working with the Alzheimer’s’ Association, Design Extra and The Lawrence Group incorporated a sensory room that includes tactile objects and mobiles within a calming space that features a soothing palette. The room was inspired by Snoezelen therapy, which provides controlled multisensory environments for people with dementia, autism, disabilities, or brain injuries.” – Healthcare Design Magazine

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Brooking Park Ranks Among Top Tier Nursing Homes in Missouri

Chesterfield, Missouri (February 24, 2013) – Brooking Park, a Continuing-Care Retirement Community in Chesterfield and part of the St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System, was recently rated one of the Top Tier Best nursing homes in Missouri by U.S. News and World’s Report’s latest nursing home rankings. The rankings are based on health inspection results, adequacy of nursing staffing, and quality of care.

“At Brooking Park, caring service for our seniors and their families is a passion. Our uniquely caring staff and person- centered care approach contribute to a quality of life that we recognize puts those we serve at ease and allows them to ‘Worry Less’. Brooking Park’s ranking on the list of the 2013 Best Nursing Homes reflects our commitment to first class care that the St. Louis community can count on,” said Susan McClenahan, Executive Director of Brooking Park.

Daughters Give Back to Brooking Park

Daughters of Roy and Anita Beal recently showed their gratitude to the staff of Brooking Park, a Chesterfield retirement community, by way of 58 extra-large Imo’s pizzas. Carmen and Connie wanted express their gratitude to the kind-hearted employees of Brooking Park and The Willows where their parents lived for the past 8 years before Anita passed this past May and Roy followed just last month. Thanking a staff that size was no small effort. Carmen and Connie had $750 worth of pizza delivered twice a day for two days to make sure they reached each shift – day, night, weekday, and weekend.

Carmen and Connie were inspired to deliver Imo’s pizzas because an Imo’s driver, and friend of Connie’s, had long gone out of his way to deliver unexpected but appreciated pizza to the Beals. The Beals were considered family by the staff at Brooking Park. The bond formed among staff, residents, and families is indescribable, but Carmen and Connie found a way to let the staff know how much their care meant to them and their parents.

Roy and Anita moved first to retirement living at The Willows in 2004. Anita moved to skilled nursing at Brooking Park when she needed full-time nursing care. Roy later moved to Brooking Park when he required assisted living. They were married for 70 years, and Roy visited Anita daily by walking a short distance down the hall.

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