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
Compassionate Skilled Nursing Care
Right Here in Jefferson City
When you or a loved one needs 24-hour nursing care, your mind turns to thoughts of comfort, quality, and care.
At our care center and skilled nursing households, our residents retain as much independence as possible in a warm, welcoming environment that encourages choice, flexibility, and a sense of community, right here in the heart of Jefferson City, MO 65109.
Our daily room rate covers a comprehensive array of services, including a personalized care plan, 24-hour nursing services, and a wide range of therapies. Find out how affordable peace of mind can be — call 573.644.6376 or e-mail us today!
At Heisinger & St. Joseph’s Bluffs, we employ a person-centered philosophy of care. That means our staff members dedicate themselves to customizing the care experience to the wishes and needs of each individual resident.
Far from the sterile, clinical trappings of traditional nursing homes, our community is committed to creating real homes for our residents. That means building environments specially designed to suit their needs. Creating flexible staff schedules to better fit the rhythms and routines of each resident. And getting to know and cherish our residents as the unique individuals they are.
Specifically designed around spaces where daily life happens, our private and companion skilled nursing rooms provide opportunities for excellent 24-hour professional nursing care.
To serve your loved one’s unique needs, we offer two types of care environments:
- The Skilled Nursing Households at St. Joseph’s Bluffs
Specifically designed around spaces where daily life happens, St. Joseph’s Bluffs’ four skilled nursing households are smaller settings for just 12-14 residents each. The households are modeled after a real family home, and staffed by specially trained teams of flexible caregivers.
Here, the emphasis is on the social experience, with shared living rooms, daily group activities, and family-style meals prepared on-site in the heart of each household — the warm, inviting kitchen. The result is a close-knit community with a real family feel.
- The Skilled Nursing Care Center at Heisinger Bluffs
Heisinger Bluffs houses a more traditional neighborhood-style skilled nursing care center. Here, you’ll find the same person-centered philosophy of care, dedicated staff, and beautiful surroundings, but with a greater emphasis on privacy and personal space.
Services and Amenities
Our Skilled Nursing Households and Care Center provide all the comforts of home, plus so much more.
- Private and companion rooms at Heisinger Bluffs’ Care Center; private rooms and companion suites in St. Joseph’s Bluffs’ households.
- Exceptional 24-hour health care, including a state-of-the-art therapy department.
- Three meals prepared daily.
- Warm, comfortable surroundings.
- A neighborhood market, a spa, and a hair salon/barber shop, all located just steps away.
- Medication assistance.
- A wireless urgent call system.
- Housekeeping and laundry services.
- A full calendar of recreational, educational, and spiritual programs.
- A faith-inspired community with a full-time chaplain and spiritual services
For our residents’ comfort and convenience, physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available on-site through our REACH Wellness program.
Personal care programs are available and tailored to meet each resident’s individual needs.
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.
What does a fulfilling lifestyle look like in our households and care center? That’s entirely up to 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 & St. Joseph’s Bluffs, from exercise classes to discussion groups, from movie nights 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 in our communities is our fabulous on-site dining. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist our residents! In our care center, residents can 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 & St. Joseph’s Bluffs are 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 & 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 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 & St. Joseph's 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.
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.
Making the move to a senior living community is an investment in your own peace of mind. Our health services counselor is always ready to help you explore your options.
Costs for skilled nursing are assessed on a daily basis. For specific pricing, contact our health services counselor by calling 573.644.6376 or by email.