Brooking Park Participates in Study for Washington University

Chesterfield, Missouri (May 6, 2013) – Residents of Brooking Park participated in a study at Washington University’s Kemper Art Reaches Everyone {KARE} designed for adults with Alzheimer’s and their care partners. The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University offers the KARE program for adults with early to moderate Alzheimer’s and their care partners. The residents engaged with three to five pieces of art in the Museum’s galleries and then created a hands-on project inspired by the encounter. This program was developed in collaboration with Lynn Hamilton, president of Maturity and Its Muse, a not-for-profit with a mission to promote positive productive aging through the arts.

“It truly was an amazing experience for our residents to enjoy and participate in a program that is rather unique and held the attention for many individuals facing the challenge of Alzheimer’s every day. Our residents loved participating in this study and we look forward to next time” said Tatjana Pilakovic, Director of Activities at Brooking Park. “I watched their faces light up throughout the study and that brought a smile to my face” added Pilakovic.

The KARE program is free and available on select Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Kemper Museum. For more information please contact Allison Taylor, manager of education programs, at alliston.taylor@wustl.edu or 314-935-7918.

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

You can see the article at their website by clicking here.

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.