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 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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Chesterfield, Missouri (October 30, 2012) – On the evening of Tuesday, October 30th, Ethan Schroeder, staff member at Brooking Park, was visited by former St. Louis Cardinals Player, Albert Pujols. He was kind enough to walk throughout the various neighborhoods within the community to visit with the residents. Pujols received smiles and well wishes as if he were still a part of the St. Louis Cardinals. Schroder is also a member of the Pujols Family Foundation, which is a national not-for-profit agency that not only supports children living with Down syndrome, but to help improve the quality of life through faith and family.
As one of the several outreach programs for St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors, Brooking Park supports the Special School District of St. Louis. Schroeder joined the team at Brooking Park several years ago through the co-op program managed by the Special School District of St. Louis; this particular program assists the special needs students to enable a smoother transition into the daily responsibilities of life. Due to his positive influence on the residents and staff, Schroeder happily accepted a position after graduation from the coop program in the Dining Services Department at Brooking Park.