(JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri /September 1, 2015) -– Susan McClenahan, Executive Director at Brooking Park, a senior community in the St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors family, received the 2015 Excellence in Service Award from LeadingAge Missouri. The award was presented during the organization’s annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
This award is presented to a LeadingAge Missouri member in recognition of innovative and exceptional programs and services for residents and families, management operations, and community members.
McClenahan was instrumental in the creation of the Memory Care Household in 2012 and has worked hard to ensure its continued success. Her staff has been hand-selected based on their level of Alzheimer’s Association credentials, and they have been specially trained in the care and services required for memory impaired residents.
“Our focus on individualized care helps residents retain a sense of independence and dignity,” McClenahan said. “We also make sure that family members are provided with emotional and educational support.”
She continually keeps up on best practices in the field and implements the latest evidence-based therapies, including a Snoezelen room and a Music and Memory program. Her efforts have earned Brooking Park a reputation for top-quality Memory Care in the St. Louis region, and the community has consistently garnered a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services under her successful leadership.
LeadingAge Missouri is a voluntary statewide trade association representing the interest of mission-driven providers of healthcare and housing for Missouri’s elderly. Its headquarters is located in Jefferson City.