About Us

The Bay Cove Experience

Bay Cove Assisted Living & Memory Care is Biloxi’s premier senior living community, providing customized, state-of-the-art amenities and services to both Assisted Living residents and residents with Alzheimer's and dementia.

Conveniently located on the Gulf Coast just a short distance from I-10, Bay Cove’s Assisted Living community includes a beautiful deck overlooking the bay and 72 luxury apartments for Assisted Living residents with multiple floor plan options. Next door, Bay Cove’s free standing Memory Care Community offers unparalleled personalized care in a secure, spacious environment comprised of 31 comfortable apartments custom designed with memory care in mind.

"As the owners & operators of Bay Cove, we bring a special perspective to our communities by creating a unique environment for our residents to lead enriched and engaged lives. While each Schonberg community is distinct, they each have the same exceptional quality, amenities, and programs utilizing our specialized training. We are passionate about providing our residents with everything they need to enjoy life to the fullest- at Schonberg communities, we are committed to making each day a day worth celebrating.

We are excited to bring our established regional reputation for providing the highest quality of assisted living & memory care to the Biloxi area. It would be our privilege to serve you and your loved one and welcome you into our family.”

                                                                                      -David Schonberg, Schonberg Care CEO

Our Philosophy

Words We Live By

We recognize that each of our residents is unique, and encourage that individuality. Our approach focuses on understanding the personal history and lifestyle of each resident, so that they can continue to live in a way that feels comfortable and familiar, while receiving the assistance and support needed to live their best lives.

Team Work

The name Bay Cove is synonymous with the highest quality of retirement living, setting a new standard in both the Assisted Living & Memory Care Assisted Living categories.  Our Executive Directors, Memory Care Program Director, Activities Director, culinary team, nursing team and our dedicated and compassionate caregivers all share the same commitment to our residents:  We are committed to providing the highest quality care and enhancing and enriching the lives of the seniors entrusted to us. Let the Bay Cove team show you all the ways in which we are the difference between a place to live and a place one can truly call home.

Nancy McAllister

RN, Executive Director

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As the Executive Director of Bay Cove Assisted Living, Nancy oversees all community operations to ensure that residents receive the highest quality of care possible. Nancy has served in the Aging Services field since 2000, and has led the Bay Cove team since 2013. A native of Buffalo, NY, Nancy's passion lies in helping others live their best possible life. In her spare time, Nancy loves spending time on the water paddleboarding, dabbling in interior design, and running crab traps with her husband James and their dog Geoffrey.

Elizabeth Pond

Executive Director, of Bay Cove Memory Care

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As the Executive Director of Memory Care at Bay Cove, Elizabeth has led the Memory Care team at Bay Cove since 2015.  She oversees all community operations to ensure that residents receive the highest quality of specialized memory care possible. Elizabeth believes in focusing on what a resident can do rather than what they can’t, and trains her team to support and encourage residents, enabling them to reach their own highest potential and live their fullest life each day. Elizabeth chose her career path as the result of a true passion and calling for serving the elderly, and her natural ability to build strong relationships with residents and effectively and compassionately engage them in therapeutic care plans make Elizabeth’s guidance a vitally important aspect of the exceptional memory care offered at Bay Cove.

Dana Leonard

Resident Care Director, Bay Cove Assisted Living
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Dana Leonard serves as the Resident Care Director for Bay Cove Assisted Living. She is a native of Biloxi, MS, and she has been in the medical field since 1998. She attended college at Mississippi Gulf Coast and William Carey University, where she received her Associates Degree of Arts and became a certified LPN. She has served in a variety of caring roles that include CNA, Medical Assistant, and LPN. Dana is very excited to be a part of the Bay Cove team, and she loves having the opportunity to provide the residents she serves with the love and personalized care they deserve each and every day. Dana lost her grandparents at a young age, which makes her cherish even more the special relationships she cultivates with her residents, all of whom she considers to be an extended part of her own family. Dana has been married since 2002 years to her husband Jason, and they are the proud owners of four sweet dogs. When she's not at the community, Dana can usually be found reading, painting, gardening, or spending time with her friends and family. Dana's extraordinarily caring heart and unparalleled dedication make her an invaluable asset to the Bay Cove community.

Faye Elly

LPN, Resident Care Director, At Bay Cove Memory Care

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Faye possesses over 26 years of experience in the nursing field, and including over seven years serving as a CNA Instructor to caregivers in training at a Mississippi college. She has been with Bay Cove since 2015. She attended the Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Selma, AL and is a certified Licensed Practical Nurse. Faye is a member of the Medical Assistant Advisory Board at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, as well as the Vice President of the Knights of Saint Peter Claver/Ladies Auxiliary Organization. Faye is incredibly dedicated, dependable, and detail-oriented, and she is very grateful to work in a field that allows her to apply her skills daily to her life's passion of enriching the lives of others.

Cathy Sando

Activities Director, Bay Cove Assisted Living
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Cathy has worked as an LPN for 22 years in numerous healthcare settings before becoming an Activities Director in 2002. She joined the Bay Cove family in 2015, working diligently every day to build a robust, enriching activities program based on each resident’s unique physical and social needs. She loves providing Bay Cove residents with a specially designed activities program based on not only fun and enjoyment but also fulfillment in leading a purpose-driven life. In her time away from Bay Cove, Cathy enjoys cooking, fishing, golfing, working with clay, enjoying a good movie, and most importantly spending quality time with her family.

Angel Fox

Memory Care Program Director 

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Angel considers it a privilege and a blessing that she has been afforded the opportunity to work with seniors since 2007 as an Activities Director. Angel has been part of the Bay Cove Memory Care Team since 2015 and she has greatly enjoyed working with her memory care residents and applying her Dementia Certification skills towards helping residents reach their own highest potential and live their very best quality of life. Angel has been married for 36 years to her husband John, and they are the proud parents of Joshua and Jessica. Angel is very excited about the Dementia Capable Care program she is leading at Bay Cove and is proud to provide seniors in Biloxi with the most exceptional memory care in the region!

Core Values

We are committed to redefining assisted living and memory care.

We are at the forefront of our industry. We provide the expertise and vision that will advance the assisted living and memory care industry, as well as the vision and impact of our company.

We put our residents and their families first.

Everything we do is in the best interest of our residents, and we engage our residents and their families in every aspect of their care.

We appreciate and value that each resident is unique.

We respect our elders and their life stories. We aim to know each resident on a personal basis, including their histories, families, goals and dreams.

We respect our elders.

We only have team members who appreciate and respect their elders; people who understand that recognizing our residents’ life stories empowers them to provide exceptional care that is personal and meaningful.

We give our best every day of the year.

We provide our best work, care and service every day. How we do business is as important as the business we do.

We support team excellence.

Our success depends on the happiness of every team member. We maintain a work environment that motivates and rewards, and we provide our team members with the education and resources they need to succeed.

We are proud members of our community.

Our business is directly tied to the communities we serve, in which we work and live. We strive to be a good neighbor and true community resource.

We make a difference every day, at every stage of life.

We’re a family of caring, committed individuals. This is more than a job; we have a spirit to serve, and we’re honored to be there for our residents and their families through every stage of care.