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Meramec Bluffs

Meramec Bluffs

Ballwin Missouri

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1 Meramec Bluffs Dr.
Ballwin, MO 63021

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REACH Short Stay: Where Ballwin
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 Meramec Bluffs in Ballwin, MO 63021.

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 636.923.2357 or e-mail us today to learn more!


medicare therapy 63021What We Offer

REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation at Meramec 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.
  • A wireless 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 two full-time chaplains and spiritual services.



REACH Short Stay is Medicare-certified and delivers the same level of exceptional, person-centered care found throughout Meramec 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

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


retirement home Ballwin missouriOur Promise To You

As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Meramec 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.

Meramec BluffsWe look forward to showing you our beautiful campus here in Ballwin. At Meramec Bluffs, we’re more than a retirement home — we’re a community of close friends.


Virtual Tours

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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 Meramec 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 Meramec Bluffs is our fabulous dining services program. Residents in our REACH program enjoy three meals a day prepared on-site in our household kitchen. Our attentive staff is always ready to assist you!


medicare rehab BallwinGreetings!

Thank you for your interest in Meramec Bluffs! At Meramec Bluffs we really do redefine “Retirement Living”!

From the minute you walk through our front door you will experience all the great things Meramec Bluffs has to offer. Whether it is our spacious patio homes and apartments, our variety of dining options, our indoor pool and exercise facilities, or the many fun activities offered on a daily basis – you will find something that makes Meramec Bluffs the perfect choice for you to call home! In addition to our many independent living options we also offer access to a continuum of care should you need Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing care. All of our services are provided in a manner that truly makes Meramec Bluffs home! The best part is the great people who live and work at Meramec Bluffs. Please stop by and visit our community to see for yourself how you can “redefine your retirement!”

Terry Etling
Executive Director


Members of our Team

Terry Etling
Meramec Bluffs Executive Director
ph 636.923.0009, x2303

The Executive Director of Meramec Bluffs, Terry Etling has worked at LSS for 20 years, starting as Community Administrator of the Breeze Park community in St. Charles. A Certified Aging Services Professional, she has worked in long-term care for over 30 years. Terry earned her master’s degree from Webster University in management with an emphasis in Health Care.

Maryann Eissler
Administrator of Care Center
ph 636.923.2386

Maryann returned to Meramec Bluffs as the Care Center Administrator in November of 2014. Prior to that she had been the Director of Nursing at Meramec Bluffs for two years.  Maryann has over twenty five years of experience as a RN in a variety of settings. She worked for fifteen years as a Director of Nursing in skilled nursing and three years as a Manager in the Acute Care field.   She received her RN degree from Missouri Baptist School of Nursing and was awarded the Missouri Baptist Doctor’s Scholarship for academic excellence.

Amy Hayden
Amy Hayden
Director of Nursing (RN)

Mimi Linhares
Senior Living Counselor
ph 636.923.2308

Mimi Linhares has been with Meramec Bluffs for the past eleven years. Her prior sales and marketing experience were in the executive suite field, where she leased and managed commercial office space, and in the Communications Department at St. Luke's Hospital. Mimi has been married for 38 years to her husband, George, and they have five children and four grandchildren.

Mary Darlin
Director of Community Sales & Marketing
ph 636.923.2308

Mary grew up in Lake of the Ozarks and graduated from Florida Southern College with a degree in Elementary Education. She has made St. Louis her home for 16 years. After staying home to raise her children, she started a career in Real Estate as a Community Sales Manager for a national home builder. When the housing market crashed, Mary transitioned to sales and marketing in the Senior Housing Industry where she has worked at both the community and regional level bringing 12 years of experience to her role as Director of Community Sales and Marketing for Meramec Bluffs.

Mark Cromley
Director of Dining Services
ph 636.861.0600

Mark Cromley attended Northwest Missouri State University, earning a Bachelors in Science in Restaurant and Food Service Management with a Business Minor. He then spent 26 years at Aramark Corporation in their Business Services and Higher Education divisions including accounts at UMSL, Wichita State, Southwest Illinois College, Maritz, Boeing, Citi Mortgage, Federal Reserve, Washington University, and Saint Louis University. In September 2015, Mark joined Lutheran Senior Services as the Director of Dining for Meramec Bluffs.

Deaconess Gayle Truesdell
ph 636.923.0009, x2427

Deaconess Gayle has been a chaplain at Meramec Bluffs for ten years. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with degrees in psychology and sociology, and from Concordia Seminary with a master’s degree in Deaconess Studies in 2006. She joined the staff at Meramec Bluffs shortly thereafter. Deaconess Gayle is married and has seven children and five grandchildren.

short stay rehabilitation Ballwin MissouriPricing

Costs for REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation are assessed on a daily basis. For specific pricing, contact our health services counselor by calling 636.923.2357 or by email.

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

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