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25 Years Experience
Dolan Memory Care Homes is celebrating 25 Years of caring for Persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Tim Dolan saw a challenge 25 years ago that needed to be addressed: caring for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with dignity and respect. When Tim built his first home in 1994 for individuals with a memory impairment, few placement options were available for families. Dolan Memory Care Homes is locally owned and operated and currently has 12 households in the St. Louis area. Contact us to visit one.
Dolan Memory Care Homes is pleased to announce that members of our Team have been recognized for dedication to their profession. We strive to create the highest quality team for care of our Residents.
Jan McGillick, Director of Community Engagement for Dolan Memory Care Homes received The Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults.
The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions in service to older adults. Individuals may make this contribution through practice, education, advocacy, or research. Eligible nominees must be professionals currently involved in work related to older adults within the St. Louis Metro Region.
The award is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Fund and will be presented on behalf of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Friedman Lecture.

https://publichealth.wustl.edu/news/2018-friedman-and-kopolow-awardees/ 

Allison Dolan-Boschert, AGPCNP, BSN, RN, Nurse Consultant at Dolan Memory Care Homes, graduated Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College, where she achieved an Academic Excellence Award. This award recognizes students who have maintained a high level of academic achievement throughout their program of study.

Keisha Griffin, LPN, Nurse Manager at one of the Dolan homes. She was 1 of 10 nurses selected by a panel from 300 nominations to the St. Louis Post Dispatch – Nurses, Heart of Health Care. We congratulate Keisha and appreciate all she does for her Residents and families.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLyirGifAdU&feature=youtu.be/

Toni Dewhirst, RN, LNHA, Resident Care Coordinator, Dolan Memory Care Homes. In 2014 Toni was recognized for Nursing Excellence by St. Louis Magazine for the Senior Division. SLM received more than 200 nominations from patients, physicians, and nursing colleagues who wished to recognize the region’s outstanding nursing professionals. A prestigious selection committee then scored the nominations and chose the finalists. (Note: Health organizations cannot pay to be included.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSyAJxju9jY  

Tim Dolan, Owner and President, was recognized by the State of Missouri as a leader in the care of persons with a memory impairment. He participated in the State’s Alzheimer’s Pilot Program to investigate and develop new environments and care techniques for Missourians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He was chosen by Governor Nixon to be a member of the Missouri State Alzheimer’s Task force representing the long term care of the state.

Prom: May 2019

St. Richard’s Parish graciously offered their gymnasium space so Dolan residents and family members were able to participate in Senior Prom. With the theme ‘Around the World’ and a live band, Fanfare, residents enjoyed music and dancing with friends and family....

New guidelines regarding risk for dementia published

Over 50 million people globally are affected by dementia. Many factors like age, genetic makeup and lifestyle factors contribute to the risk of being diagnosed with a memory impairment-so what can you do to lower your risk? For the first time, according to an article...

Cameras in Nursing Homes: A Blessing or a Curse?

What’s the key to a successful relationship? Many would argue that a good relationship cannot flourish without trust. At Dolan Memory Care Homes, building trust with our residents and families has been a crucial component to our success for the last 25 years. A recent...

Younger Alzheimer’s Onset Act of 2019

Currently, only Americans over the age of 60 are eligible for programs through the Older Americans Act. Individuals living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease face unique challenges when it comes to family, work and finances. Use your voice today to help advocate...