Compassionate Long Term Care
Right Here in Columbia
When you or a loved one needs 24-hour nursing care, your mind turns to thoughts of comfort, quality, and care.
Here in Lenoir Woods‘ care center in Columbia, MO 65201, 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 573.876.5895 or e-mail us today!
At Lenoir Woods, 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 rooms provide opportunities for excellent 24-hour professional nursing care.
Services and Amenities
Our Care Center‘s private and companion rooms provide all the comforts of home, plus so much more.
- Private and companion rooms.
- Exceptional 24-hour health care, including a state-of-the-art therapy department.
- Three meals prepared daily.
- Warm, comfortable surroundings.
- 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, Lenoir Woods is backed by one of the largest, most financially stable not-for-profit senior care networks in the country. With a 157-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 Lenoir Woods’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 Lenoir Woods
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 Lenoir Woods, 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 Lenoir Woods
One of the most popular features of life at Lenoir Woods 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 Columbia, Missouri, Lenoir Woods is just a short drive from everywhere. Columbia and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of attractions and medical facilities. Click below to see what Columbia and its sister cities have to offer.
Welcome to Lenoir Woods!
At our community we offer 110 beautiful acres of peaceful country living in the heart of Missouri! Located in Columbia, Missouri, our neighborhoods are suited to those with a passion for life, and who love carefree living in a friendly, activity-filled environment!
Whether you are looking for a patio home along one of our winding, tree-lined streets or a spacious apartment home, life with maintenance-free living will allow you to do the things you want to do, when you want to do them!
Our residents say it best: “If you’re looking for friends, food, fun and fellowship, come to Lenoir Woods.”
We are all eagerly waiting to get to know you! Come and experience the difference life makes, living at Lenoir Woods! Our warm hearts and smiles will make you feel right at home!
Members of Our Team
Lenoir Woods Executive Director
ph 573.876.5888, x1602
The Executive Director of Lenoir Woods, Kent Kirkwood has more than 30 years’ experience in senior housing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degree in social gerontology from Central Missouri University. He joined the LSS team in 2005. Kent and his wife Vallie have two children, Kate and Drew.
Senior Living Counselor
ph 573.876.5888, x1603
Stephanie Flakne has a background in Healthcare Administration and Marketing. She attended Columbia College where she studied Political Science, History and Psychology. She is a native of Independence, Missouri, and currently resides in Columbia.
Administrator of Assisted Living & Residential Care
ph 573.876.5888, x1612
Penny started her career in long-term care in 1986, working for a retirement community in northern Missouri. She earned licensure as a nursing home administrator in 1992 and national certification as a gerontology RN in 2001. Over the years, Penny has served in a wide variety of capacities. At Lenoir Woods alone, she has been a clinical nurse leader, community educator, and director of health services. In her current role as administrator of assisted living and residential care, she was instrumental in opening the community’s first freestanding assisted living households.
Health Care Services Administrator
ph 573.876.5888, x1000
Jill Layne, RN, MSN, has worked in the Health Care Center at Lenoir Woods since 1999 and has served the health care needs of seniors for more than 20 years. She has been one of the leaders in Culture Change at her community and is an advocate for person-centered care. She has presented several different programs for culture change advancement for long term care communities throughout the United States.
Director of Resident Services
ph 573.876.5888, x1605
The Director of Resident Services at Lenoir Woods, Elliott Bentley has nine years of experience working at Lenoir and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Columbia College and a master’s degree in health care management from William Woods University. Elliott lives in Columbia.
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Chaplain Jerry Riggert was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. He attended schools in Kansas, the Netherlands, Indiana and Illinois, earning a Master of Divinity degree. Before coming to LSS he served Lutheran congregations in Minnesota, Nebraska and Missouri as a parish pastor for 28 years. In addition, he is continuing his education through the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. He has been with LSS since 2006.
At Lenoir Woods, 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 Lenoir Woods, 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 573.876.5888, x 1613
Ron Freiburghaus is committed to building the benevolent care endowment for residents who have outlived their resources. He has twenty 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 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. Ron holds bachelor's and doctor of jurisprudence degrees from the University of Missouri. 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 573.876.5895 or by email.