Sophisticated Woman Magazine_April 2021

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A premier community, Beau Provence provides a very social atmosphere featuring 40 beautifully appointed private and semi-private suites, two dining areas, a therapy room, two therapeutic gardens and comfortable, inviting common areas. A 24-hour nursing staff, full-time Director of Health & Wellness and Activites Director ensure that residents benefit from specially designed programs tailored to fit each individual resident's physical abilities and emotional and medical needs. As the Executive Director, Alysia Leigh brings extensive nursing, management, and senior care experience to her position. With 30 years as a registered nurse and vast experience in hospital, nursing home and home health settings, she adds another dimension of expertise to the traditional ED role. Not only does she provide clinical oversight for the Director of Nursing and care partners, but also knows it is just as important to spend time with residents’ families for their peace of mind. “Making a permanent decision for a parent or loved one is stressful and frightening. Our Respite program is a way to experience our expert care and the resident’s comfort and satisfaction before making a long-term commitment. Almost 90% of our short-term residents end up staying permanently. Families see the difference that full-time, professional memory care makes for their loved ones and how they are able to better manage their other family and work obligations.” With Covid restrictions loosening, Beau Provence continues to pursue a sense of normalcy by allowing visitors into the community and offering opportunities for residents to have guests in their apartments or be taken on outings. Leigh adds, “It’s wonderful for families to be able to rejoin their loved ones for visits. Following mandated state requirements, we complete temperature checks, fill out CDC paperwork regarding recent exposure and travel outside the country and require masks while visiting. We ask that residents taken out respect distancing, masking and hand-washing protocols. Ninety-eight percent of our residents have been vaccinated so far and, of course, our staff wear masks at all times.” Beau Provence is passionate about helping individuals achieve their potential every day and enjoy life to the fullest in a safe, secure community specially designed to support memory care. Residents enjoy a brimming social activities calendar and compassionate, experienced team members who ensure that help is always close by.

Leigh and her team understand that it can be difficult and stressful on the family. Beau Provence is a trusted resource for information, insight and guidance for caregivers. When home is no longer enough for a loved one, their door is open to talk, learn and listen to make finding the right solution as easy as possible. Beau Provence Memory Care Assisted Living is located at 100 Beau West Drive in Mandeville. For more information, call 985-778-0755, email info@beauprovence.com or visit beauprovence.com.

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Making the best decision regarding care for a loved one is a journey, and Alysia

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