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
Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs:
Jefferson City’s Premier Independent
Senior Living Community
Tired of cutting grass? Want more time to do what you love most? At Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs, you’re invited to embrace active, enriching retirement living, free from the hassles that come with maintaining a household.
Choose between our distinctive senior apartments to find an option that best suits your lifestyle. However you choose, life at Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs puts you right in the thick of it — on-site dining, stellar services and amenities, a wide assortment of recreation activities, and a community of good friends to share them with, all in the heart of Jefferson City, MO 65109.
So come join us where value and peace of mind are part of everyday living. Call 573.636.6288 or e-mail us to learn more.
At Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs, our personal services and on-site conveniences are designed to support you as you discover the possibilities of retirement living. Our spacious senior apartments are perfect for pursuing a stimulating, independent lifestyle filled with endless opportunities for fun and friendship. You’re sure to feel right at home the moment you walk in the door.
There are many special and unique features offered at Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs, including:
- Diverse social, cultural, and educational services all year round
- Active senior living with a sense of community and friendship
- A wide range of onsite health care services for mind, body, and soul
- Full service building, grounds, and appliance maintenance
- Exceptional housekeeping services
- A community center with regularly scheduled activities for many different interests
- A variety of apartment floorplans to choose from
- Many utility costs included
- Superb dining services with options to fit your lifestyle
- Beautiful countryside surroundings
- Move-In Resources to assist you with the moving process
- Financial options – a range of payment plans to suit your needs
- Located just down the street from the Missouri Capitol Building, with nearby opportunities for shopping and dining
- An active community of resident artists
- On-site transportation services, beauty shop, and barber shop
- A faith-inspired community with an on-site chaplain and spiritual services
Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs is a continuing care retirement community, offering a full range of licensed health services. This includes assisted living, memory care assisted living, skilled nursing, and our REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation program. To learn more about the scope of our health care programs, click here.
Our full time recreation staff is always coming up with fun and exciting new day trips, games, celebrations, and opportunities for live entertainment right here on campus. Plus, Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs is home to a wide variety of clubs, from community government to volunteer groups. We’re here to make sure you’re having a great time!
Wellness activities abound as well – be sure to make use of our senior-friendly fitness equipment, outdoor walking paths, and year-round exercise programs. All of these come together through our REACH Wellness program, which incorporates health clinics and short-term therapies.
Our dining services staff works to provide a variety of dishes to excite every palate. From home cooking to more exotic cuisine, there’s always something new to try, and something familiar to savor.
Independent living residents can enjoy lunch or dinner in our beautifully appointed dining rooms, or take a meal back to enjoy in the comfort of their own homes. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist you!
At the heart of Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs’s philosophy of service is our Christian mission: Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest. Here, we honor and cherish people of all faiths, respecting their beliefs and helping them stay in touch with their personal faith practices.
We strive to serve the entire person—body, mind, and soul. To that end, we have a full time chaplain on staff to host weekly worship services, teach Bible classes, and to provide spiritual support when needed.
Our Promise To You
As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Heisinger & 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.
Here’s just a small sample of what awaits you at Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs. Click on the pictures below to enlarge the images.
Retire in style — Our Heisinger Bluffs campus offers a variety of floorplans for apartment homes. Click on the pictures below to enlarge images of a few samples.
Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs offers a full continuum of options for retirement living, from independent living and assisted living to memory care and skilled nursing, plus short stay rehabilitation. To learn more about any of the health care options listed below, click here.
REACH Short Stay
If you need short-term rehabilitation following a qualifying hospital stay, you can find it in our REACH Short Stay household. Here, you can benefit from our team of licensed nurses, therapists, nutritional managers, social service workers, and chaplains as you work to reach your highest potential. Click here to learn more.
Need a little extra help to maintain your independence? We offer private assisted living apartments featuring access to our friendly, professional nursing staff. Here, residents find help with personal care, medication assistance, weekly housekeeping, linen service, and three daily meals. Click here to learn more.
Memory Care Assisted Living
Our neighborhood provides assisted living apartments created especially for residents living with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments. We offer all the amenities of our assisted living in an innovative living space. Click here to learn more.
Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs provides private rooms, companion rooms, and companion suites for residents who need 24-hour professional nursing care. Our care center features on-call nursing assistance, licensed medication management, an incontinence care program, and medical director oversight. Click here to learn more.
What does an active lifestyle look like at Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs? What do you want it to look like?
When you choose a maintenance-free lifestyle at Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs, you get to leave the hassles and headaches of maintaining property to us. That leaves you free to pursue all the things you love.
Just think — what would you do if you didn’t have to spend all your time keeping the house in order? Spend more time with family and friends? Volunteer at your church? Work on your hobbies? Kick back and relax? Here, all your options are open.
Recreation at “The Bluffs”
Our recreation team designs a unique and varied calendar of events each month, with an eye toward helping you expand your horizons socially, culturally, spiritually, and educationally.
There’s always something happening at Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs, from exercise classes to discussion groups in the Chapel, from movie nights in the Media Room to shopping trips off campus. 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 & St. Joseph’s Bluffs is our fabulous on-site dining. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist you! Residents in our independent living apartments can enjoy meals in our beautifully appointed dining room or packaged to go, with meal plans included in their monthly service fee.
Plenty of Fun Just Around the Corner
Located in the heart of Jefferson City, Missouri, Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs is just a short drive from everywhere. Jefferson City and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of cultural attractions, dining, shopping, golf, and medical facilities. Click below to see what Jefferson City and its sister cities have to offer.
Welcome to Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs
“After my husband passed away, I lived alone in my house for four years as a widow,” she says. “I was still driving, and I had wonderful neighbors, but the house was getting to be too much for me. So when I heard Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs was opening the (independent living) apartments, I decided to go take a look.”
What she found was better than she’d hoped. “This is such a good place for someone,” she says. “You feel secure here. The people who are here to help you are just so good.”
A Family Tradition
Annie Schmutzler has been part of Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs since its early beginnings in 1978, serving as a volunteer, and later as an employee. And now, in retirement, she’s back in her volunteer capacity. As she puts it, “I just can’t stay away.”
“I worked in Activities with Jerry Engelby,” she says, and, like most people who know Jerry, “I became really good friends with her. We had a lot of fun. We would meet people and invite them to the different activities. It was really great.”
In 2003, Annie was awarded the MoAHA “Employee of the Year”. Shortly thereafter, she retired as a Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs employee, but began her life as a volunteer.
Annie has always thought of the Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs as her second home. In 2009, she made it official and became a resident, living in one of the beautiful upstairs apartments in the historic mansion. “I feel that I have been specially blessed,” she says. “Everybody here is wonderful, and I feel blessed to be able to work with the staff and residents.”
“I have spent the last 20 some years here and I hope I can spend the next 20 here as well.”
Welcome to Heisinger & 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!
Members of our Team
ph 573.634.5042, x2603
As Executive Director for Heisinger & 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
ph 573.634.5042, x2602
The administrator of independent living and senior living counselor of Heisinger & St. Joseph's 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 Care Center
April has been serving residents in Central Missouri since 2005 when she joined Lutheran Senior Services at Lenoir Woods. April joined the Heisinger & 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.
Community Nurse Leader
Paula joined the Lutheran Senior Services family in 2006, serving residents at Lenoir Woods. She moved to Heisinger & St. Joseph's 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 the St. Joseph’s Bluffs campus. 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 & St. Joseph's 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 three children and five grandchildren, all of whom live in the area.
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The chaplain at Heisinger & 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 of Care Center
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 & St. Joseph's Bluffs in April 2012 as their Administrator in Training. In April 2013, Drew was named the Care Center Administrator for the Heisinger Bluffs campus. Drew attended the University of Missouri and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2009 and earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2013. Drew currently lives in Jefferson City with his wife Ashley.
At Heisinger & 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 & St. Joseph's 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.
Think about everything you spend on your home in a given month – mortgage, utilities, repairs, landscaping and more. Now think about how much you spend on eating out, entertainment, a health club membership, and transportation.
At Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs & St. Joseph’s Bluffs, most (if not all) of these expenses are covered with a single monthly payment. And when you compare it to what you’re paying now, you may be surprised at how reasonable a move to Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs can be.
When you move into one of our independent living apartment homes, you pay a one-time refundable Entrance Fee. You can choose our $5,000 option, which is 100% refundable; however, investing in our 95% or 50% refundable entrance fee options is a wise financial strategy that reduces your monthly service fees and keeps your money working for you while preserving your assets.
In addition, we have a variety of other financial options that can reduce your monthly fees.
For specific pricing, contact our senior living counselor by calling 573.636.6288 or by email.
Pricing for Other Levels of Service
LSS Move-In Resources
Lutheran Senior Services offers a host of resources to make the move to Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs as smooth and carefree as possible. Through the LSS Move-In Resources service, you can find help to organize, rightsize, move, and enjoy!
Our Move-In Resources Service can provide…
- Help with managing the home sale process.
- Assistance with transforming a new space so it becomes home.
- Advice on what to take, sell, or give away.
- Preapproved resources to help make the transition easy.
To learn more, contact our senior living counselor by calling 573.636.6288 or by email.