Care for Your Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s
Right Here in Jefferson City
What is Memory Care Assisted Living? It’s an opportunity for older adults with early to mid-stage cognitive disabilities to live with dignity and respect. And it’s a blessing for families of seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease.
With a focus on person-centered care, life in Heisinger Bluffs‘s Memory Care Assisted Living neighborhood is warm, comfortable, and above all, home. Here, caregivers follow the rhythms and preferences of each individual. Familiar surroundings and the opportunity to participate in the routines of daily life trigger memories, foster social interaction, and promote physical activity.
Find out how affordable peace of mind can be — call 573.636.6288 or e-mail us today!
For family members living with Alzheimer’s, change can be more than just hard. It can be confusing, upsetting, and even damaging. That’s why Heisinger Bluffs introduced its memory care assisted living neighborhood.
Specially designed for seniors with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments, we’re here to help them make the adjustment to life in a care center as comfortable as possible. Amid warm, inviting surroundings, our friendly staff members offer special programs designed to emphasize the familiar and reduce stress during this time of transition.
Here, your loved one can get the care he or she needs, with extra attention paid to the rhythms and preferences a person develops over the course of a lifetime. That’s the heart of our person-centered care philosophy — exceptional care customized to the tastes, preferences, and needs of the people who live here.
Services and Amenities
Located in Jefferson City, MO 65109, our Memory Care Assisted Living apartments offer all the comforts of home, plus so much more. Our surroundings are charming and graceful with exceptional dining and amenities. Perhaps the best comfort comes from knowing that your loved one will be embraced in a caring community that fosters active living.
- Exceptional 24-hour care with onsite therapy
- Consistent staffing helps to promote familiarity and a sense of stability
- Three meals daily
- Daily life focused on keeping residents engaged, ensuring social, spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being
- Comfortable surroundings with controlled-access entrances
- Licensed nursing care as well as medication assistance
- An urgent call system for when help is needed
- Housekeeping and laundry services
- Onsite health care services with a wide range of options for mind, body and soul
- Full service building, grounds and appliance maintenance
- Exceptional housekeeping service
- Regularly scheduled activities for many different interests
- Beautiful countryside surroundings
- Move-In Resources to assist your family with the moving process
- Transportation services, a beauty shop, and a barber shop, all available onsite
- A faith-inspired community with an on-site chaplain and spiritual services
Physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available on-site through our REACH Wellness program. Personal care programs are available and tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Plus, our residents receive priority access to higher levels of care should their needs change.
Our Promise To You
As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Heisinger Bluffs is backed by one of the largest, most financially stable not-for-profit senior care networks in the country. With a 150-year tradition of excellence, we set out to create the highest quality Continuing Care Retirement Communities possible, with a full array of personalized features to customize the retirement living experience for each person.
What does a fulfilling lifestyle look like in Heisinger Bluffs’s memory care program? That depends on each individual we serve. We’re here to customize the care experience to suit every resident’s unique preferences.
Recreation at “The Bluffs”
Our recreation team designs a unique and varied calendar of events each month, with an eye toward emphasizing the familiar and maintaining mental and physical activity.
There’s always something happening at Heisinger Bluffs, from exercise classes to discussion groups, from movies in the Living Room to bus rides off campus. And if you ever find something that’s not on the calendar, let us know! We’re always looking for new ideas.
Dining at “The Bluffs”
One of the most popular features of life at Heisinger Bluffs is our fabulous on-site dining. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist our residents! In our memory care assisted living neighborhood, residents enjoy three meals a day in our beautifully appointed dining room, with meal plans included in their service fee.
Plenty of Fun Just Around the Corner
Located in the heart of Jefferson City, Missouri, Heisinger Bluffs is just a short drive from everywhere. Jefferson City and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of attractions and medical facilities. Click below to see what Jefferson City and its sister cities have to offer.
Welcome to Heisinger Bluffs and St. Joseph's Bluffs! We offer seniors an active lifestyle and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that help is available if you need it. Located in Jefferson City, Missouri, our personal services and on-site conveniences allow you to lead a maintenance-free lifestyle. We are the only community in Jefferson City offering a range of services from independent living apartment homes to comprehensive skilled nursing care. When you arrive at Heisinger Bluffs and St. Joseph's Bluffs, you’ll feel right at home.
As part of the Lutheran Senior Services family of communities, we combine a faith-based approach and a respect and dignity for all who call Heisinger Bluffs home. Whether you or your loved one is looking for a maintenance-free, independent living apartmentor requires varying stages of assistance, our senior living communities are the best choice. Please contact us with questions or to set up a time to visit. We look forward to meeting you!
Members of our Team
ph 573.634.5042, x2603
As Executive Director for Heisinger Bluffs and St. Joseph’s Bluffs, Sherry King has 30 years of long-term care experience. She joined Lutheran Senior Services in 2000 after serving in a variety of senior living positions. Sherry attended Northeast Missouri State University. She lives in Jefferson City with her husband and enjoys being a grandmother to one grandson and surrogate grandmother to her two grandnieces and one grandnephew.
Administrator of Independent Living
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The administrator of independent living and senior living counselor of Heisinger Bluffs, Grace Hoffmann has more than 36 years of experience in senior care. She joined Lutheran Senior Services in 2004 after working in a variety of senior living administrative positions. She and her husband live in the Jefferson City area.
Administrator, St. Joseph’s Bluffs
April has been serving residents in Central Missouri since 2005 when she joined Lutheran Senior Services at Lenoir Woods. April joined the Heisinger Bluffs and St. Joseph’s Bluffs team in 2009 and currently is the Administrator of St. Joseph’s Bluffs Care Center. April attended the University of Missouri where she received her Master’s in Social Work. April is a native of Central Missouri, having grown up in southern Boone County. She and her husband currently live in Ashland, but enjoy spending time along the coasts of North and South Carolina. Their family will be growing in February of 2013 as they excitedly anticipate the birth of their first child.
Community Nurse Leader
Paula joined the Lutheran Senior Services family in 2006, serving residents at Lenoir Woods. She moved to Heisinger Bluffs as the Community Nurse Leader in May 2009. Paula also had the honor of being part of the team that opened the Households and REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation program at St. Joseph’s Bluffs. A native of St. Louis, she received her associate’s degree in nursing from the Community College at Meramec. She had an aunt and uncle who both lived at Laclede Groves; her mother now resides in LSS’ The Village at Mackenzie Place community
Director of Dining Services
ph 573.634.5042, x2516
With Lutheran Senior Services since 2006, Director of Dining Services at Heisinger Bluffs Mary Simpson worked for 32 years as a general manager in the restaurant industry. She enjoys bringing a new perspective to dining services. Mary lives in Jefferson City with her husband of 35 years. She has 3 children and 5 grandchildren who all live in the area.
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The chaplain at Heisinger Bluffs and St. Joseph's Bluffs since 2008, Rev. James (Jim) Mueller entered the seminary at Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis in 2003 and completed his Master of Divinity Studies in 2008. He completed his vicarage at Laclede Groves senior living community in St. Louis from 2006 to 2007. Before entering the seminary, Jim was a farmer and greenhouse operator in southeast Missouri. Jim lives in Jefferson City with his wife, Cindy. They have two grown children, Anna and Jacob.
Administrator in Training
Drew joined Lutheran Senior Services in June 2011 as an administrative intern at Breeze Park in St. Charles, MO. He moved to Jefferson City and joined Heisinger Bluffs in April 2012 as their Administrator in Training. Drew attended the University of Missouri and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and will graduate in February 2013 with a Masters in Healthcare Administration. He is currently engaged to be married to his fiancée Ashley in the spring of 2013.
At Heisinger Bluffs & St. Joseph's Bluffs, service-minded individuals find many opportunities to give of their time and talents. We match each volunteer with residents and their families depending upon skills, interests, and availability.
Volunteering can include any number of activities, including:
- Clerical work
- Assistance with resident activities
- Support for special events and fundraisers
If you are interested in volunteering at Heisinger Bluffs, click here to email our volunteer coordinator.
Giving a Gift of Treasure
Our parent organization, Lutheran Senior Services, is a not-for-profit organization built on financial stability and sound stewardship. We invite you to support us in our mission of service by making a gift through the LSS Living Foundation.
Your help will advance our Christian mission of honoring and cherishing those we serve. Your gift will be used to directly help older adults living life to the fullest.
So make your legacy part of the Lutheran Senior Services legacy - give today or contact our stewardship director for free and confidential advice about how your gift can help others.
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Director of Stewardship
ph 573.634.5042, x2513
Director of Stewardship Ron Freiburghaus is committed to building the benevolent care endowment for residents who have outlived their resources. With 20 years of experience in fund development and estate planning at organizations such as Yale University, Missouri State Teachers Foundation and the University of Missouri, Ron holds a bachelor's and law degree from the University of Missouri. He works closely with volunteers and residents to offer wonderful opportunities to experience the joy of giving. Many of the financial options he proposes provide tax-advantaged, fixed income for life at an attractive rate of return or do not involve current assets. His wife, Mary, is an advanced practice nurse at the Cosmopolitan Diabetes Center at University Hospital.
Making the move to a senior living community is an investment in peace of mind. Each resident at Heisinger Bluffs gets priority access to higher levels of care as their needs change.
Costs for memory care assisted living are assessed on a monthly basis. For specific pricing, contact our senior living counselor by calling 573.636.6288 or by email.