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West Newsmagazine 4-11-18

Local news, local politics and community events for West St. Louis County Missouri.

38 I SERVING OUR SENIORS

38 I SERVING OUR SENIORS I April 11, 2018 WEST NEWSMAGAZINE @WESTNEWSMAG WESTNEWSMAGAZINE.COM Quinn EstatE and EldEr law, llC Brian G. Quinn, Attorney At Law 14611 Manchester Road • Manchester • 636.394.7242 • www.quinnestatelaw.com Solid planning always leads to a better future. Choosing the right person to assist in estate planning and in navigating the complex issues related to estate, health and elder care is crucial. Quinn Estate and Elder Law, LLC is the right choice. Founded by Gregory F. Quinn and Paul E. Ground in 1975 and now led by Brian G. Quinn, this Manchester-based law firm is dedicated to helping people – whether that means avoiding the devastating costs of a long-term care crisis or achieving peace of mind with estate plans that meet each individual’s needs. Brian and his team are experienced in all aspects of estate planning and elder law and they have personally assisted in successfully securing hundreds of claims for government benefits, including veterans pension and Medicaid claims, on behalf of their clients. They also offer special needs planning to help families address the legal needs of a loved one with a disability. Learn more by calling Quinn Estate and Elder Law, LLC today. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Schrupp Senior ServiceS 226 Oak Park Village Drive • Wildwood • 314.496.0140 • www.schruppseniorservices.com A family owned business since 2007, Schrupp Senior Services – specialists in Medicare options – has successfully enrolled nearly 800 senior clients in various Medicare plans. Operated by Randy Schrupp, his wife, Mary, and son, Todd, Schrupp Senior Services makes the task of sorting through the overwhelming number of solicitations from Medicare providers and plans less daunting by helping Medicare eligible adults understand and differentiate between the options. As a broker and Medicare specialist, Schrupp expertly represents numerous plans and providers, allowing for an impartial comparison of the benefits of one plan versus another in order to find the plan that best suits the specific health and budget needs of each client. “I want my clients to understand what they chose and why they chose it, but also to clearly understand what they didn’t choose and why they didn’t choose it,” explained Randy. Committed to educating his clients, Schrupp publishes an informative quarterly newsletter highlighting relevant Medicare issues and topics and hosts informative Medicare seminars at area restaurants on a monthly basis. Schrupp Senior Services also provides long-term care planning and insurance as well as assistance for seniors who are relocating. Service after the sale and expertise in Medicare distinguishes Schrupp Senior Services from its competition. Call or visit the website for more information or to schedule a consultation. Autumn View GArdens Tim Nye, Executive Director 16219 Autumn View Terrace Drive • Ellisville • 636.458.5225 • www.autumnviewgardens.com For more than 50 years, Autumn View Gardens has been serving the needs of seniors and their families. All-inclusive pricing and person-centered care makes Autumn View Gardens unique. Dignified, personalized care is offered in a faith-based, high-quality community, which families are always glad they took the time to tour. An industry leader, Autumn View Gardens provides long-term senior care that enriches the physical, emotional and spiritual health of its residents by providing an active, independent lifestyle. Its “care with a gentle touch” philosophy plays out in offerings such as regularly scheduled outings, entertainment, exercise and wellness activities; restaurantquality meals; 24-hour care; and a highly trained and dedicated staff. Ongoing staff training ensures that residents receive the best possible care 24/7 in a warm atmosphere and friendly community. For seniors and loved ones looking for a warm environment to call home, Autumn View Gardens can help — with beautiful, affordable options that allow residents and their families to feel safe and secure. For more information on Autumn View Gardens’ special spring promotion, call Paul Martino at 636.458.5225.

Parc Provence 605 Coeur De Ville Drive • Creve Coeur • 314.542.2500 • www.ParcProvence.com Parc Provence proudly serves the St. Louis region as the Leader in Memory Care. Developed and managed in the tradition of its sister continuing-care communities, The Gatesworth, McKnight Place Assisted Living and McKnight Place Skilled Nursing, these various communities offer seniors the finest and most comprehensive continuum of care services in the region. Over the years, Parc Provence has stayed true to its person-centered model of care while remaining locally owned by its original owners. Parc Provence’s residents and their loved ones are at the heart of everything they do. “Families of seniors in need of memory care look for education, support and direction,” said Kathy Aragon, RN, administrator at Parc Provence. “That’s why we specialize in dementia care. We’re here for seniors at any stage of cognitive impairment.” As a licensed skilled nursing community, Parc Provence is nationally recognized for its ability to navigate dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in residents through dedicated, person-centered care. Kathy applies 30-plus years of experience in nursing to her role as administrator. “Our programming enriches the lives of residents with meaningful, purpose-filled activities,” she said. “I serve as a link between our various departments to ensure the needs of our residents’ social well-being are met by all involved. I make sure our residents’ lives are full and as independent as they can possibly be.” The entire Parc Provence team understands that dementia is challenging, not only for those diagnosed with the illness, but also for families struggling to understand the impact of the condition. “Many of our families look for more than simply a memory care community when they are searching for answers and help for their loved ones,” she said. As a community of well-being, Parc Provence empowers senior adults by promoting individual physical and cognitive abilities. Their staff of experts undergoes extensive training in all aspects of dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Additionally, both Medical Director Dr. David B. Carr and Associate Medical Director Dr. Lenise Cummings-Vaughn have earned reputations as leading specialists in Alzheimer’s disease and geriatric medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, among other institutions. “Their expertise influences everything we do, from residents’ activities to their nutrition,” Kathy added. Parc Provence offers extensive small and large group programs, one-on-one visits and a variety of amenities that are tailored to fit each resident’s cognitive and social abilities. Regular assessments of each resident’s abilities and needs are conducted to allow for individual care. Their wide range of programs and activities are designed to enhance the strengths of all residents and better connect them with their personal memories, which enables them to function at their highest potential. “Our daily activities are interspersed and engaging, with the goal to keep residents happy,” Kathy said. “We offer a variety of activities based on cognitive levels and interests that are led throughout the community simultaneously. It’s important for adults with memory issues to stay active and keep their minds busy so they can retain their cognitive abilities for as long as possible, giving them purpose and improving their quality of life.” Research shows that socialization and engagement improve brain health. Parc Provence offers the kind of therapies, activities and on-site medical care that create an environment where a positive difference can truly be made in the lives of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Visit Parc Provence today to learn more about the many innovative ways Parc Provence continues to Lead the Way in Memory Care. For more information, visit ParcProvence.com or call 314.542.2500.