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Dolan at Les Maison

TheNeighborhood2Les Maison is Dolan’s one-of-a kind Residential Care Memory neighborhood. When complete we will have a community of 4 homes on 5 acres.

The residents in Dolan homes live and socialize in the spacious living room or sunroom. The meals are prepared in the large, open kitchen at the center of the house. Residents gather at the family table for meals. Each resident has a private room with a half bath. The secure backyards are accessible to residents and their families. The covered back porch is great for entertaining or just relaxing under the ceiling fans. Our building and program are designed to maximize independence and dignity.

Click here to read about Les Maison in the St Louis Business Journal

Call 314-993-9500 for more information or to schedule a visit.

The Neighborhood at Les Maison, 1225 Tennant Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146
For the Privacy of our residents, shown by appointment only!

 
Toni Dewhirst, RN, LHNA

Toni Dewhirst, RN, LHNA

Resident Care Coordinator
Even in nursing school, Toni “always gravitated toward the older people, because they appreciate you so much”. After stints as Director of Nursing at conventional nursing facilities, she learned about Tim Dolan’s cozy, un-clinical approach, with 6 to 11 Residents per home. “When you know your patient that well – you know what they need.”

At Dolan Memory Care Homes Toni oversees care for Residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia related disorders. “The kitchen never closes; we get rid of the Nos. Residents can wander and rummage and help out – even if they fold the clothes backwards.” Ask about the Resident’s version of reality, Toni says “When you walk through the door, you enter their world” She reminds Dolan Resident’s children “not to ask a zillion questions about what their parent did that day—because they don’t know. And then the aggravation starts.” If someone calls a daughter by a sister’s name, Dewhirst says gently, “They’re probably looking for a younger version of you.” She’s learned to focus on what her Residents can give; reminders of what is important; warmth, understanding and reassurance that a loss of memory does not have to mean an end to joy.

 

Deborah Schweiss, RN – Nurse Manager

Dolan Memory Care Homes at Lourdes
I received my RN in 1991. From the very start, I knew I would be working in geriatrics. I have worked in several nursing homes along with Home Health Care throughout the years and also spent 6 years on the ACE Unit (acute care for the elderly) at Des Peres Hospital.

I love working with the Alzheimer/dementia population and was so excited when I heard about Dolan Memory Care. The atmosphere in the houses is one of “being at home with family” instead of being in a facility. The residents are active, happy and enjoy so many opportunities that a facility could not provide. Each resident is so special and are allowed the freedom to explore their home, sit on the back porch, take a walk in the yard, with no restrictions. I can’t imagine a better place for someone going through the process of finding their loved one a special place where they will be cared for and happy along with being as independent as possible for as long as possible.

 

Clarissa Heberlie, LPN – Nurse Manager

Dolan Memory Care Homes at Calais
I started my medical career at the early age of 15, learning to care for the profoundly disabled child of my neighbor. Through this neighbor I quickly became the regular babysitter for multiple families of children with disabilities. I thought pediatrics was where I would spend my career.

After attending Northeast Technical in Oklahoma I received my LPN in 1995. Much to my objection while working pediatrics and acute care units at a local hospital I was pulled to the geriatric unit. I made it through that first shift and I was assigned to the unit for my next two shifts. By the end of that third shift I had fallen in love. I left the float pool and became a dedicated geriatric nurse.

I have spent almost 20 years caring for senior adults in various different specialties including dementia care, psychiatric care, wound management, and end of life care.
I learned of Dolan Memory Care Homes. I did research on the innovative concept. I became a member of the Dolan team continuing to assure the senior population receive quality care with dignity and respect.