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A Tough Decision

The family of Lois Zoellner faced a tough decision in 2012. Should they move her from her condo to memory care assisted living?

Her daughter, Tina Obermeier, said the women who once had a zest for life mostly stayed home, sometimes forgot to eat, and was often frightened. Even home nursing care soon proved insufficient to provide Lois with a good quality of life.

As Tina watched Provision Living at Webster Groves come to life over the summer, she saw a brighter vision of her mother’s future.

“I live in Webster Groves,” Obermeier said. “So the minute the sign went up, I started researching it. The more I talked to the team, the more I just felt this would be the perfect place for us.”

Obermeier said her hunch was right on the money. “My mother’s got her spark back,” she said. “She’s so much healthier and that makes such a big difference in her cognitive abilities.”

With regular, nutritious meals Lois has gained weight. She now sleeps better and engages enthusiastically in activities with fellow residents.

Tina said the Provision Living at Webster Groves team fosters a welcoming atmosphere for residents’ and their families.

“It’s a beautiful community,” Tina said. “But it’s the staff there that makes it. And I just love to visit. Every time I go there’s something going on.”

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