Processing the changes that come when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia can be overwhelming. Too often families settle on a solution that doesn't fit their long-term needs, and constant worry becomes part of their daily life. The caring staff of Chestnut Terrace in Saint Peters, MO, near Barnes Jewish St. Peters Hospital, believes that even though life may have changed considerably, there are still remarkable possibilities ahead.
When you visit Chestnut Terrace, you'll feel that warm embrace that makes a difference in the everyday lives of our residents. Our care partners are trained in The Best Friends™ Approach to Memory Care and learn how to align with our residents as friends rather than caregivers. This friendship-based approach, which includes families, creates a circle of support around our residents. At Chestnut Terrace, life becomes more enjoyable every day.
Specialized memory care was once found only in large cities, but Americare has brought this vital level of care right here to Saint Peters, MO. With a calming, intimate environment and a building designed specifically for the comfort of residents with Alzheimer's, and memory issues, Chestnut Terrace makes life easier for everyone involved.
In fact, 94% of Americare families would recommend their community to others – placing us in the top 5% of companies nationally (2014 My InnerView™ customer satisfaction results).
Relationships are supremely important in memory care, and The Best Friends™ Approach is rooted in that understanding. We know that memory care residents require and respond brightly to the essential elements of friendship: respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor. These are the building blocks of an evidence-based care model that our care partners are trained in and truly embrace. Best Friends™ is a relationship-based model that emphasizes the role of care partner, not just caregiver – an important philosophy that Chestnut Terrace staff embodies each and every day.
No matter where you are in the decision-making process, we can work with you to answer questions and assess your loved one's needs. Our nurturing staff at Chestnut Terrace will sit down with you and help you explore the options so you can make the best decision for your family, whether that's Chestnut Terrace or another health care provider in Saint Peters or Saint Charles County. To learn more about our memory care programs or Americare's 30+ years of service in senior care, contact us at Chestnut Terrace.