Compassionate Skilled Nursing Care
Right Here in St. Louis
When you or a loved one needs 24-hour nursing care, your mind turns to thoughts of comfort, quality, and care.
Here in Hidden Lake‘s care center in St. Louis, MO 63138, our residents retain as much independence as possible in a warm, welcoming environment that encourages choice, flexibility, and a sense of community.
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 314.292.7504 or e-mail us today!
At Hidden Lake, 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.
Services and Amenities
Our Skilled Nursing Care Center‘s private and companion rooms provide all the comforts of home, plus so much more.
- Private rooms, companion rooms and companion suites.
- Exceptional 24-hour health care, including a state-of-the-art therapy department.
- Three meals prepared daily.
- Warm, comfortable surroundings, including a cozy fireside living room, a three-season room, two outdoor verandas, and a family-style dining room.
- A neighborhood market, a spa and hair salon/barber shop located just steps away.
- Medication assistance.
- An 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, Hidden Lake 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 Hidden Lake’s 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 Lake”
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 Hidden Lake, 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.
- Current Activities Calendar (Skilled Nursing: First Floor)
- Current Activities Calendar (Skilled Nursing: Second Floor)
Dining at “The Lake”
One of the most popular features of life at Hidden Lake 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 Saint Louis, Missouri, Hidden Lake is just a short drive from everywhere. St. Louis and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of attractions and medical facilities. Click below to see what St. Louis and its sister cities have to offer.
Welcome to Hidden Lake
Leo and Bunchie Jorwic
The couple moved to Hidden Lake last summer after Bunchie’s macular degeneration required her to start seeking additional help.
“We’re northsiders,” says Leo. “We’ve lived over in Blackjack (a nearby town) since our marriage in 1987. And Hidden Lake is a neighborhood institution. So we were well familiar with this place. We’re very happy with our decision.”
Since moving in, the Jorwics have been involved in all kinds of aspects of community life. “You can’t help but participate,” says Leo. “You’ve got all these things coming at you. Entertainment in the Hearth, trips out to restaurants…I’ve even volunteered to be secretary for the residents’ association. The people here are very friendly, and they all want you to get involved.”
Still happy together after 25 years, the Jorwics feel like they’re ready for the future in their house at Hidden Lake. “When you move out of a home you’ve lived in for umpteen years, it’s a big step to take,” he says. “But it’s worth it. This was a good move for us. We’re pleased with our experience. Very pleased.”
Elva Schubert is right where she wants to be.
For years, Elva has been visiting friends at Hidden Lake. In fact, she and her husband sat in on the meeting where construction on the community was first announced more than 25 years ago. “I’ve been thinking about this place for a long time,” she says. “I’ll be 90 years old soon, and a 90-year-old woman shouldn’t have to live alone after raising seven kids.”
One smooth transition later, Elva has taken to life at Hidden Lake beautifully, taking advantage of all the activities the community can schedule. “She loves it here. She’s always out with her new friends,” her daughter Mary laughs. “She tells me she’s the new queen of Hidden Lake. And I don’t doubt it!”
Retired social worker Nancy Broughton had her first encounter with Lutheran Senior Services about six years ago. “I had surgery, and I used their Home Health program to get back up and moving again,” she says. “Their ladies were just wonderful.”
And when the time came for Nancy to find a new place to live, a Lutheran Senior Services community quickly shot to the top of her list. “I have just found LSS to be a really good system,” Nancy says. “I’ve really been happy here at Hidden Lake.”
Nancy says, “This place just felt familiar. There’s no other way to say it. The people here come to you and help you with all the little things. They’ve just been terrific.”
It was a health care issue that first brought Nancy to the community, but over and above the easy access to assisted living, memory care, and skilled care, she’s been bowled over by the wide assortment of activities available on campus — especially the game clubs and the recent College for Seniors offerings.
“Everyone’s very friendly here,” Nancy says. “They invite you to do all kinds of things. They’ve been getting me going in the right direction since I moved in, and I just love them for it.”
Welcome to Hidden Lake!
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 north St. Louis County, Missouri, our personal services and on-site conveniences allow you to lead a maintenance-free lifestyle. When you arrive at Hidden Lake, you’ll feel right at home. Surrounded by schools, churches and wonderful neighborhoods, Hidden Lake is truly a comfortable, welcoming community.
As part the of Lutheran Senior Services family of communities, we combine a faith-based approach and a respect and dignity for all who call Hidden Lake home. Whether you or your loved one is looking for a maintenance-free, independent apartment or patio home or needs varying stages of assistance, Hidden Lake is the senior living community to select. Please contact us with questions or to set up a time to visit. We look forward to meeting you!
Members of our Team
ph 314.355.5153, Ext. 2319
Jim Clindaniel has more than 30 years' experience in the health care field, more than a third of which has been spent working in senior living. He holds an MBA from New Hampshire College, a bachelor's in health care management from Southern Illinois University, and an associate's in pharmacy technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Currently, he lives in Edwardsville, Illinois, with his wife Mary and the youngest of their five children.
Senior Living Counselor
Phyllis Downs joined the LSS marketing team in 2011 as the senior living counselor at Hidden Lake. She has been assisting older adults in Minneapolis and St. Louis fulfill their independent living needs since 2004. Phyllis has two grown children and lives with her husband Brian in downtown St. Louis. She really enjoys her works and strives to make a positive difference in the lives of the older adults and family members she comes in contact with every day.
Health Services Counselor
Stacey started working for LSS in 2008 at its Meridian Village community, then transferred to Hidden Lake in 2009. She has over 15 years working in the health field, starting with a career as a certified medical assistant in a local doctors office. She has been married for 25 years to her husband Richard and has two wonderful daughters, Meghan and Rachel.
Director of Dining Services
As the director of Dining Services, Martha Cunningham brings more than 30 years of experience in food and nutrition to Hidden Lake. She is a registered and licensed dietitian, having graduated from Fontbonne College. Prior to coming to Hidden Lake, Martha oversaw the nutritional needs of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, before which she spent 15 years with the Sisters of Saint Mary’s Health Care System. Martha and her husband Larry have two grown children. She lives in St. Charles, Missouri.
The Chaplain at Hidden Like since 2002, Chaplain Randy Shields earned his doctorate in theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. His advanced studies allowed him to have teaching experiences at both college and seminary levels of education. Prior to becoming a chaplain with Lutheran Senior Services, he served for 16 years as the campus pastor at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
At Hidden Lake, 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 Hidden Lake, 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
Becky comes to Hidden Lake with over 20 years of experience in Christian stewardship and planned giving with retirement communities. As we all live longer, the challenge to meet our personal and financial goals in serving self, family and others becomes more challenging. Becky can be a valuable resource in planning a gift that will benefit you today and others beyond your lifetime. Currently Becky is a member of the Board of Trustees for the St. Louis Planned Giving Council and co-chairs the Legacy Leadership Conference on Building Philanthropic Partnerships.
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 314.292.7504 or by email.