About Parkcliffe Memory Care Community

President and founder Wayne H. Bucher started his career as a nursing home administrator in 1974. In 1988, he opened Parkcliffe Community as an alternative to nursing homes, assisted living, and medical approaches to care which could overlook the whole person.

Parkcliffe grew from the idea that long-term care could be less institutional and more affordable. It could be more responsive to evolving needs. He envisioned a community where individuals and family maintain a say in care. A choice where people lead meaningful lives throughout the end of life. He pictured houses on neighborhood streets, filled with kind, loving and knowledgeable staff who provide supportive care to loved ones and family.

Today, Parkcliffe Community consists of two such neighborhoods: one, in Toledo; the other, in Northwood, Ohio. In May 1988, Bucher began Parkcliffe Community in South Toledo. That campus is home to over 100 individuals, living in six houses, spanning four levels of Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Our Toledo location uses an additional house as an activities center and business office.

In October 2007, Parkcliffe Community expanded with another neighborhood in Northwood, Ohio. Constructed using Bucher’s original dementia-specific design, an additional three building campus is now home to 48 people.


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