Schonberg & Associates Named #1 Midsize Employer in Greater New Orleans Area

The Times Picayune selects the assisted living/memory care provider as a Top Workplace for the second year in a row.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – (3/20/16) – Schonberg and Associates was honored as a 2016 Top Workplace for the second year in a row by The Times-Picayune and The Top Workplaces are selected solely based upon the results of employee surveys conducted among all employees. Several aspects of workplace culture are measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

In addition to being honored as a Top Workplace again, Schonberg and Associates was also selected out of all of the midsize Top Workplaces as the #1 Midsize Employer in the Greater New Orleans area. Schonberg and Associates CFO Stuart Coleman accepted the award on behalf of the company, and attributes employee satisfaction to Schonberg’s unique culture, calling it a place where “you walk in and you feel a sense of home and belonging.”

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.”

Schonberg & Associates is the owner and operator of 11 independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities throughout Louisiana, South Carolina, and Mississippi, including Vista Shores in New Orleans, Ashton Manor in Luling, and Park Provence in Slidell. Schonberg & Associates recently developed and designed Beau Provence, the only memory care exclusive community in the greater New Orleans area and recipient of the Dementia Care Specialists’ national Distinguished Provider Award, which recognizes communities that provide exceptional person-centered care. Owner and managing partner David Schonberg founded Schonberg & Associates in 2001 because of his deep-seated belief that every senior has the right to a quality of life that allows them to thrive and find joy and purpose in every day. He looks forward to continuing to provide the Greater New Orleans area with the highest quality of senior living and care, stating that “Schonberg & Associates’ expertise and vision is at the forefront of our industry, and we are committed to continuing to redefine the standard of excellence in senior living.”

Beau Provence Grand Opening

Mandeville, LA - Beau Provence, the first and only memory care exclusive assisted living community in the Greater New Orleans area, is celebrating its grand opening in Mandeville at 4:00 PM on September 17th at 100 Beau West Dr. in Mandeville. Hors d’oeuvres will be served, and both St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister and Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere will be present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Developed by Schonberg & Associates, owner and operator of Vista Shores in New Orleans, Ashton Manor in Luling, the recently acquired Park Provence in Slidell, and other exceptional communities throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina, Beau Provence was created exclusively to provide superior care and comfort to residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. As the only memory care exclusive assisted living community in Mandeville, all staff members have been extensively trained in the care of those living with Alzheimer's and dementia.

The Beau Provence team is led by Executive Director Corey Leftwich, along with a memory care staff that includes a memory care manager, an activities coordinator, and a licensed nurse that is available 24/7. Memory care manager Tammy Pearl has her master’s in social work, a master’s certificate in gerontology, a dual bachelor’s in psychology and sociology, and is a licensed occupational therapist assistant and social worker. Leftwich is excited about the exceptional level of care his team is equipped to provide to Beau Provence residents, stating, “I look very forward to supplying our memory care residents with the type of highly specialized programming and care that will allow them to enjoy life and thrive at Beau Provence.” The Director of Health and Wellness, Sheila Hollander, RN, will monitor and oversee resident care.

Beau Provence offers 40 luxury private and semi-private suites that are divided into two neighborhoods, The Pontchartrain and The Fontainebleau, which are each occupied by residents with shared needs and abilities. The Schonberg Neighborhood Design focuses on placing residents with similar abilities into the same neighborhood to further enhance specialized care and stimulating socialization.

Each neighborhood boasts its own community dining room, living room, and therapeutic garden. “Experience has shown that the Schonberg Neighborhood Design significantly enhances our residents’ sense of community, familiarity, safety and support,” notes David Schonberg, owner and managing member of Schonberg & Associates.

Through their dedication to revolutionizing combined memory care and assisted living communities, Schonberg & Associates has positioned themselves at the forefront of the memory care industry. The Schonberg & Associates team partners with the country’s leading Alzheimer’s and dementia doctors and experts to design communities and programs that meet the social, intellectual, nutritional and spiritual needs of each resident. To promote community education, Schonberg & Associates is also premiering the Schonberg Alzheimer’s Education and Support Center at Beau Provence. Their goal is to partner with memory care experts to share breakthrough information, research and educational events about Alzheimer’s and dementia with community members in surrounding areas.

Meeting the rapidly growing need for quality care for Alzheimer’s and dementia is a serious concern. According to Chet Harrell, the interim director of the Louisiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 83,000 residents in Louisiana are currently living with a memory disorder. "I'm thrilled to have a community partner such as Beau Provence that has a goal of creating a Dementia Capable Society focused on those affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia,” says Harrell. “With Beau Provence’s foundation of best practices, including proper care, training, consultations, support and commitment t