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Heisinger Bluffs

Heisinger Bluffs and St. Joseph's Bluffs

Jefferson City Missouri

senior living

Heisinger Bluffs campus
1002 W. Main St.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
573.636.6288 | Map

St. Joseph's Bluffs campus
1306 W. Main St.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
573.635.0166 | Map

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REACH Short Stay: Where Jefferson City
Goes for Rehabilitation Care

It’s a comprehensive approach to recovery and rehabilitation following a qualifying hospital stay. It’s teamwork dedicated to maximizing your ability. And it’s right here at Heisinger Bluffs & St. Joseph’s Bluffs in Jefferson City, MO 65109.

Our Medicare certified REACH Short Stay program provides the optimal context for REACHing your potential in an environment where you can work hard and rest well. Here, you can actively progress toward increased capability and strength. Our experienced team will work with you and your family to define your goals and prepare a personalized plan of action.

Call 573.644.6376 or e-mail us today to learn more!


medicare therapy 65109What We Offer

REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation at Heisinger Bluffs & St. Joseph’s Bluffs offers all the comforts of home, plus so much more. Our companion rooms are equipped with flatscreen TVs and phones. Here, you’ll find comfortable surroundings including living rooms, verandas, and dining areas, with a spa and beauty/barber shop available nearby.



  • Interdisciplinary expertise from a team that includes licensed nursing, therapy, nutritional management, social services, and spiritual care.
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy provided according to your plan of care.
  • A therapy room dedicated to short-term rehabilitation to help you practice daily activities.
  • A focus on improving activities of daily living to your highest potential.
  • Licensed nursing care as well as medication assistance.
  • An urgent call system for convenient access to medical help.
  • Transportation service for doctors visits.
  • Diverse social, cultural, and educational services year round.
  • Beautiful countryside surroundings.
  • Superb dining services with options to fit your lifestyle.
  • A faith-inspired community with a full-time chaplain and spiritual services.



REACH Short Stay is Medicare-certified and delivers the same level of exceptional, person-centered care found throughout Heisinger Bluffs & St. Joseph’s Bluffs. From delicious meals to individualized attention, our staff is dedicated to getting to know you and meeting your needs, no matter how long or short your stay.
Here, we provide:

  • Pain management
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Fall management and balance training
  • Home management skills
  • Home safety assessment
  • Dysphasia (communication) therapy
  • Dysphagia (swallowing) therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Urinary incontinence and pelvic floor retraining
  • Edema control


Just a Few of the Communities We Serve

Heisinger Bluffs & St. Joseph’s Bluffs’ REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation program serves individuals throughout the Jefferson City region and beyond. Nearby municipalities who turn to Heisinger Bluffs & St. Joseph’s Bluffs first for short stay rehab include…


retirement home Jefferson City missouriOur Promise To You

As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Heisinger Bluffs & St. Joseph’s 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.

Heisinger Bluffs & St. Joseph's BluffsWe look forward to showing you our beautiful campus here in Jefferson City. At Heisinger Bluffs & St. Joseph’s Bluffs, we’re more than a retirement home — we’re a community of close friends.


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Recreation & Dining

Recreation at “The Bluffs”

Our recreation team designs a unique and varied calendar of events each month, with an eye toward promoting physical activity and helping you enjoy your downtime while you work toward your goals.

There’s always something happening at Heisinger Bluffs & St. Joseph’s Bluffs, and if there’s ever something you want to do 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 & St. Joseph’s Bluffs is our fabulous dining services program. Residents in our REACH household enjoy three meals a day prepared on-site in our household kitchen. Our attentive staff is always ready to assist you!


medicare rehab Jefferson CityGreetings!

Welcome to Heisinger Bluffs & 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 & 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 & St. Joseph's 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!

David Knocke
Executive Director


Members of our Team

David Knocke
Executive Director
ph 573.634.5042, x2603

David Knocke serves as the Executive Director of Heisinger Bluffs and St. Joseph Bluffs, leading the team of caregivers and support staff to provide outstanding resident satisfaction and quality outcomes. Knocke served as president of BJC Medical Group until 2015 which employed 280 physicians in a variety of medical specialties, including internal medicine, family medicine, cardiology, rheumatology and oncology. In addition, he served as the chief administrative officer of the BJC Accountable Care Organization. Knocke and his wife, Catherine, have three children.

Ruth Volkart
Ruth Volkart
Administrator Care Center
ph 573.636.6288

Dianne Lowry
Senior Living Counselor
ph 573.636.6288

A long time Jefferson City resident, Dianne most recently served as Director of Annual Programs for Westminster College. Prior to that, she was Development and Foundation Manager for SSM St. Mary’s Foundation for nine years. Dianne began her career as Executive Director of the Heart of Missouri Girl Scout Council. Dianne earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and French from William Woods University.

Ashley Drewel
Health Services Counselor
ph 573.636.6288

Ashley has been working in long-term-care since 2010 and joining the Heisinger and St. Joseph’s team in August 2011. During that time she has held a variety of positions, familiarizing her with all aspects of senior living. She graduated from Columbia College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing, Management and Human Resource Management. She has lived in Jefferson City her entire life and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Karole Jones
Clinical Liason
ph 573.644.6352

Karol started with LSS in August of 2015. She is an LPN with a Business Administration degree, and has worked in the medical field for 30+ years, specializing in long-term care, home health, and hospice. She is a wife, mother and grandmother, living in the Jefferson City area.

Anna Holt
Anna Holt
Director of Nursing (RN), Heisinger Bluffs
ph 573.636.6288

Jessica Long
Jessica Long
Director of Nursing (RN), St. Joseph’s Bluffs
ph 573.636.6288

Rev. James Mueller
ph 573.634.5042, x2606

The chaplain at Heisinger Bluffs & 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.

short stay rehabilitation Jefferson City MissouriPricing

Costs for REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation are assessed on a daily basis. For specific pricing, contact our health services counselor by calling 573.644.6376 or by email.

Some costs for our health care services can be covered by Medicare, managed care, or private insurance.

Heisinger Bluffs & St. Joseph's Bluffs Jefferson City MO