Care for Your Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s
Right Here in St. Charles
What is Memory Care Assisted Living? It’s an opportunity for older adults with early to mid-stage cognitive disabilities to live with dignity and respect. And it’s a blessing for families of seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease.
With a focus on person-centered care, life in Breeze Park‘s Memory Care Assisted Living neighborhood is warm, comfortable, and above all, home. Here, caregivers follow the rhythms and preferences of each individual. Familiar surroundings and the opportunity to participate in the routines of daily life trigger memories, foster social interaction, and promote physical activity.
Find out how affordable peace of mind can be — call 636.720.3085 or e-mail us today!
For family members living with Alzheimer’s, change can be more than just hard. It can be confusing, upsetting, and even damaging. That’s why Breeze Park introduced its memory care assisted living neighborhood.
Specially designed for seniors with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments, we’re here to help them make the adjustment to life in a care center as comfortable as possible. Amid warm, inviting surroundings, our friendly staff members offer special programs designed to emphasize the familiar and reduce stress during this time of transition.
Here, your loved one can get the care he or she needs, with extra attention paid to the rhythms and preferences a person develops over the course of a lifetime. That’s the heart of our person-centered care philosophy — exceptional care customized to the tastes, preferences, and needs of the people who live here.
Services and Amenities
Located in St. Charles, MO 63304, our Memory Care Assisted Living apartments offer all the comforts of home, plus so much more. Our surroundings are charming and graceful with exceptional dining and amenities. Perhaps the best comfort comes from knowing that your loved one will be embraced in a caring community that fosters active living.
- Exceptional 24-hour care with onsite therapy
- Consistent staffing helps to promote familiarity and a sense of stability
- Three meals daily
- Daily life focused on keeping residents engaged, ensuring social, spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being
- Comfortable surroundings with controlled-access entrances
- Licensed nursing care as well as medication assistance
- An urgent call system for when help is needed
- Housekeeping and laundry services
- Onsite health care services with a wide range of options for mind, body and soul
- Full service building, grounds and appliance maintenance
- Exceptional housekeeping service
- Beautiful countryside surroundings
- Move-In Resources to assist your family with the moving process
- Transportation services, a beauty shop, and a barber shop, all available onsite
- A faith-inspired community with an on-site chaplain and spiritual services
Physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available on-site through our REACH Wellness program. Personal care programs are available and tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Plus, our residents receive priority access to higher levels of care should their needs change.
Our Promise To You
As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Breeze Park is backed by one of the largest, most financially stable not-for-profit senior care networks in the country. With a 150-year tradition of excellence, we set out to create the highest quality Continuing Care Retirement Communities possible, with a full array of personalized features to customize the retirement living experience for each person.
Breeze Park offers a variety of floorplans. Click on the pictures below to enlarge an image of each sample.
What does a fulfilling lifestyle look like in Breeze Park’s memory care program? That depends on each individual we serve. We’re here to customize the care experience to suit every resident’s unique preferences.
Recreation at Breeze Park
Our recreation team designs a unique and varied calendar of events each month, with an eye toward emphasizing the familiar and maintaining mental and physical activity.
There’s always something happening at Breeze Park, from exercise classes to discussion groups, from movies in the Living Room to bus rides off campus. And if you ever find something that’s not on the calendar, let us know! We’re always looking for new ideas.
Dining at Breeze Park
One of the most popular features of life at Breeze Park is our fabulous on-site dining. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist our residents! In our memory care assisted living neighborhood, residents enjoy three meals a day in our beautifully appointed dining room, with meal plans included in their service fee.
Plenty of Fun Just Around the Corner
Located in the heart of St. Charles, Missouri, Breeze Park is just a short drive from everywhere. St. Charles and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of attractions and medical facilities. Click below to see what St. Charles and its sister cities have to offer.
Welcome to Breeze Park
Lorraine McCracken has been proving skeptics wrong her entire life. “I was born blind,” says Lorraine, who now makes her home at Breeze Park. “There are always people who believe blind people can’t learn to do things,” she says with a smile that speaks volumes. “It blows their mind.”
“I’ve always been very independent,” she says. That’s one reason Lorraine chose to retire at Breeze Park. Her apartment there offers her the greatest possible amount of independence, while still giving her easy access to a helping hand or two when she needs it. “For example,” she says, “I’m not a good cook. Everyone’s got different talents, but cooking isn’t one of mine. I ‘nuke’ everything. But here, I don’t have to worry about it—I just go to the dining room.”
“I love it here,” she says. “It’s such a warm place. Everyone’s accepted me.”
And, every once in a while, Lorraine doesn’t mind blowing a mind or two among her new neighbors. “Sometimes when I’m out and about, I’ll still hear people say, ‘Isn’t she amazing? How does she do that?’” Lorraine says with a laugh.
Ernestine Moves Forward
Welcome to Breeze Park! We offer seniors an active lifestyle and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that help is available if you need it. Located two miles north of I-64 in St. Charles County, Missouri, our personal services and on-site conveniences help you lead a maintenance-free lifestyle. When you arrive at Breeze Park, you’ll feel right at home.
As part the of Lutheran Senior Services family of communities, we combine a faith-based approach and a respect and dignity for all who call Breeze Park home. Whether you or your loved one is looking for a maintenance-free, independent living apartment or patio home or requires varying stages of assistance, Breeze Park is the senior living community to select. Please contact us with questions or to set up a time to visit. We look forward to meeting you!
The executive director for Breeze Park, Tammy Hempen has more than eight years of long-term care experience. A Certified Aging Services Professional (CASP), she has earned a bachelor of science in health administration from Truman State University and a masters of science in health services management from Lindenwood University in St. Charles. She lives in St. Peters, Missouri with her husband, daughter, and dog, Maples.
Care Center Administrator
Holly Stevens holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a Master of Business Administration degree from Lindenwood University. She brings more than 20 years of management experience to the position of Care Center Administrator, with more than a decade of that spent in the health care field. She joined the Breeze Park team in July 2008 as the Human Resources director, and she currently lives in St. Peters, Missouri, with her husband, son, daughter, and dog Sandie.
Senior Living Counselor
Part of the Lutheran Senior Services family for 19 years, Michele Quillo began her career at Hidden Lake as the office manager in 1990 and later moved into the marketing department. In September 1993, Michele joined the Breeze Park staff. Michele has a bachelor's degree in administration of justice from the University of Missouri at St. Louis. She lives in O'Fallon and has two college-age daughters.
Director of Dining Services
Director of Dining Services for Breeze Park since 2006, Suzanne Correnti is a registered and licensed dietitian. She graduated from Fontbonne University with a bachelor's degree in dietetics and has her master’s of business administration from Fontbonne. Suzanne has worked in school food service, acute care, and long-term care and brings more than 20 years experience in the food and nutrition to Breeze Park.
The Chaplain at Breeze Park, Deaconess Karen Pitkin, has a bachelor’s degree in history from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree in pastoral studies from the Aquinas Institute. She is also a certified spiritual director. She completed her Clinical Pastoral Education at Missouri State Hospital and Laclede Groves. She provides pastoral care for the residents, families and staff at Breeze Park as well as supervises seminary students from Concordia and Eden seminaries. She is married with two adult children and resides in Richmond Heights.
Director of Human Resources
Kim joined Lutheran Senior Services in July 2012. She brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience to her position, having worked in the finance, healthcare, insurance, and childcare industries. She received her Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University and her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Kansas. She lived in Atlanta for six years where she advanced her HR career before returning to St. Louis in 2001. Kim has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Phoenix and currently conducts workshops on Job Readiness Preparation.
At Breeze Park, service-minded individuals find many opportunities to give of their time and talents. We match each volunteer with residents and their families depending upon skills, interests, and availability.
Volunteering can include any number of activities, including:
- Clerical work
- Assistance with resident activities
- Support for special events and fundraisers
If you are interested in volunteering at Breeze Park, click here to email our volunteer coordinator.
Giving a Gift of Treasure
Our parent organization, Lutheran Senior Services, is a not-for-profit organization built on financial stability and sound stewardship. We invite you to support us in our mission of service by making a gift through the LSS Living Foundation.
Your help will advance our Christian mission of honoring and cherishing those we serve. Your gift will be used to directly help older adults living life to the fullest.
So make your legacy part of the Lutheran Senior Services legacy - give today or contact our stewardship director for free and confidential advice about how your gift can help others.
For More Information, Call...
Director of Stewardship
ph 636.939.6759, x2302
Part of the Lutheran Senior Services family since 2003, Maggy Spencer was originally hired as director of marketing before she got involved in stewardship. She serves as director of stewardship for the Meramec Bluffs and Breeze Park communities. She has a bachelor's degree from Washington University and a master's of business administration from Webster University. She brings years of corporate experience and substantial business expertise to her work as a stewardship director.
Making the move to a senior living community is an investment in peace of mind. Each resident at Breeze Park gets priority access to higher levels of care as their needs change.
Costs for memory care assisted living are assessed on a monthly basis. For specific pricing, contact our health services counselor by calling 636.720.3085 or by email.