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About Barathaven Memory Care

Levels of Care: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Welcome Home to Barathaven Memory Care! 

Barathaven Memory Care, formerly Barathaven Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, is a premier Memory Care and Assisted Living community in the Dardenne Prairie area that serves O Fallon, Lake St Louis, Wentzville, Chesterfield, Lincoln County, St Charles County, and Warren County region and beyond. 

For visiting family and friends the area offers a wide array of shopping and entertainment options. Visit the Old Hickory Golf Club, Busch Memorial, Meadows Mall, and Top Golf. Or take in the sights at Babler State Park. Enjoy fine dining, sports events, concerts, and much more. All are just a short distance from the community. 

Whether your loved one requires some help with the activities of daily living (ADLs) or is living with the effects of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, our dedicated staff takes great pride in delivering high-quality care that is compassionate, safe, and resident-centered. Our services are designed to meet our residents’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer enriching activities, exciting social programs, wellness classes, restaurant-quality meals, and more. 

Before a resident moves into our property, customized assessments are completed so individual care plans can be created. These care plans are assessed multiple times by our Health Services Director, Executive and Lifestyle Directors, and Marketing Director. We have a highly credentialed staff in our community. Our nursing staff consists of RNs, LPNs, and CNAs. Headed by our Medical Director, we also have a speech pathologist, Certified Dementia Practitioners (CDP) geriatricians, podiatrists, optometrist dentists, and hygienists. 

Memory Care and Assisted Living Community in Dardenne Prairie, MO 

Built in 2010 and updated in 2019 and 2020, our property offers a warm and welcoming environment. We have two living arrangements at Barathaven. Private studios or companion apartments. Most face the courtyard. Apartments are roomy enough for two people. All showers have drop-down bath seats with handheld shower sprayers. Personal furnishings are welcome. All apartments are furnished with full-sized beds, headboards, nightstands, and lamps. 

In the common areas, beautifully landscaped grounds and tastefully designed communal spaces support conversations and activities. There are two community living rooms and dining rooms, an activity space, a sun porch, and an outdoor secured courtyard. Our dining room features a restaurant-style layout with tables expertly set at every meal. 

Meals are a favorite time here at Barathaven. Not only is the food delicious but the conversation is lively and the desserts are divine. Our Executive Chef creates options for every appetite and need. All meals are expertly created from scratch, by our Chef and kitchen staff.  Hearty dishes such as barbeque and pulled pork to mouth-watering holiday dinners deliver a little taste of comfort every day. Our dining room is warm, cozy, and inviting for everyone to enjoy. 

Frontier’s Award-Winning SPARK™ Program 

The friendly and compassionate staff at Barathaven are proud to offer our Memory Care and Assisted Living residents the award-winning SPARK™ program. 

SPARK was inspired by the teachings and research of Maria Montessori and Dr. Cameron Camp and provides meaningful and life-enhancing experiences for members of our Memory Care and Assisted Living communities. 

Our unique program engages our residents with proven strategies that strive to heighten interaction, optimize cognitive skills as well as promote a sense of purpose and accomplishment. We use tailor-fit assessment tools to evaluate each resident’s capabilities and strengths, so the program can best meet their specific needs. Residents are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities based on their interests and abilities. 

From art classes, baking classes, bingo, card writing activities, coloring day, donation drives, dress up, movie nights, group exercise classes, holiday celebrations, ice cream socials, mass services, pet therapy, tea parties, technology classes, sporting event parties, Resident Council, prayer group, and more, SPARK has something for everyone to enjoy!

Amenities at Barathaven 

Our Memory Care and Assisted Living residents enjoy a wide range of amenities at our well-appointed property, including: 

  • Exceptional Accommodations – Our community features spacious living quarters. Many rooms face the beautiful courtyard and there are inviting common areas both inside and out. Residents and visitors enjoy the lovely landscaped gardens, sun porch, and community rooms. 
  • 5-Star Cuisine – A dedicated Chef who prepares a wide variety of meals, including traditional Holiday dinners and resident favorites. 
  • Social Outings – Residents enjoy our many stimulating activities, including spa days, musical performances, Resident Council, poker night, lunch outings, and so much more!
  • Recognition of Residents’ Birthdays – We are dedicated to celebrating our residents’ birthdays and creating a fun environment for everyone. 
  • Spiritual Services – Our community offers regular mass services for residents. 
  • Clubs & Groups – Many take part in clubs and groups like prayer group and Resident Council. 

Choosing the Right Memory Care and Assisted Living Community in the Dardenne Prairie Area 

Finding the right Memory Care and Assisted Living community for your loved one is vitally important. Barathaven Memory Care Community offers the very best services in the area. 

If you would like to learn more about the many services and amenities that our community offers, we invite you to visit our property, take a tour and speak with our caring and friendly staff. 

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Barathaven Memory Care

Awards & Recognition

Best of Senior Living 2023 Award
Best Meals and Dining Award 2022
Fortune Best Workplaces in Aging Services Award
2023 Great Place to Work Award Badge
Family Assets Missouri Excellence Award

Frontier's Award-Winning SPARK Program

Montessori Inspired

SPARK places ultimate focus on supporting our residents' ideas, choices, and independence. We empower residents to create a community that speaks to them. Our staff foster the natural spark within each individual by encouraging new idea and helping to make these ideas reality.

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The SPARK Difference

  • Based on science and research
  • Based on rehabilitation techniques
  • Keeps seniors socially engaged in a meaningful way
  • Aims at increasing engagement and skills as we age
  • Uses proprietary assessment tools that go beyond traditional methods

Levels of Care

Assisted Living

Assisted living is the perfect option for older adults who need a little extra care but want to maintain a fun and social lifestyle.

After move-in, your loved one will have access to skilled caregivers who provide everything necessary for a meaningful, elevated experience.

Memory Care

Our community specializes in Memory Care for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia-related illness.

Through our award-winning SPARK program, your loved one will receive round-the-clock care that encourages a happy, fulfilling lifestyle.

Amenities & Events


Arts and Crafts

Baking Classes


Book Club

Card Writing Activity

Coloring Day

Clubs and Resident Councils

Donation Drives

Dress Up Day

Group Exercise Classes

Holiday Celebrations

Ice Cream Outing/Social

Lunch Outings

Manicures and Pedicures

Mass Services

Men's Club

Musical Performances

Music Therapy

National Food Day Celebrations

Pet Therapy

Prayer Group

Recognition of Residents' Birthdays

Root Beer Float Party

Sporting Event Party

man playing guitar

What's Happening

Music Therapy

Music is a big part of our community. Residents enjoy relaxing while listening to a wide variety of music.

Seniors Stretching

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Moving and Grooving Exercise

We invite our residents to join us for weekly group exercise classes. These classes are the perfect way to socialize and help support a healthy lifestyle!

Spencer Nash
Spencer Nash

Spencer Nash

Executive Director

Spencer has been at Barathaven Memory Care since 2020. He started in the field ten years ago as a Licensed Practical Nurse caring for residents at skilled nursing. He was promoted to Interim Administrator and Interim Director of Nursing for another Assisted Living and Memory Care company. Along with supporting his community at Barathaven, his interests include hiking, home improvement, and road trips. He’s also an animal lover and enjoys family time with his spouse and four dogs.

"We were directed to Barathaven by a medical professional, and it was the best advice we received. Since our loved one’s residency everything we were told has come true. Anytime we call or visit the building is immaculate, we are always greeted with smiles from the staff, and most importantly, our family member is happy."

Betty S., Family Member of Resident

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