Ballwin’s Choice for Exceptional
Service in Assisted Living
Assisted Living at Meramec Bluffs is the perfect choice for people who love living life to the fullest, but who need a little extra help to maintain their independence.
Choose a studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment and pair it with your own individualized plan for person-centered care, including personal care assistance, medication management, weekly housekeeping, and regular exercise programs.
Find out how affordable peace of mind can be — call 636.923.2307 or e-mail us today!
Over the years, the residents and staff at our assisted living neighborhood have come together to form a unique, closeknit culture within Meramec Bluffs, born out of the tastes and needs of the people who live here.
That’s what our person-centered approach to care is all about. Here, older adults can continue to live their lives their way, while still getting the additional help they need. Our program is customized to suit each individual’s preferences that they’ve developed over the course of a lifetime.
In short, assisted living at Meramec Bluffs is more than senior living; it’s an extended family.
Services and Amenities
Located in Ballwin, MO 63021, our assisted living apartments offer all the comforts of home, plus so much more. Our surroundings are charming and graceful with exceptional dining and amenities. Perhaps the best comfort comes from knowing that you or your loved one will be embraced in a caring community that fosters active living.
- Assistance with activities of daily living and medication assistance and administration
- An onsite Senior Fitness Specialist as well as onsite therapy
- Diverse social, cultural and educational services year round
- A sense of community and friendship for active senior living
- Onsite health care services with a wide range of options for mind, body and soul
- Full service building, grounds and appliance maintenance
- Exceptional housekeeping service
- Regularly scheduled activities for many different interests
- A fitness center with indoor swimming pool
- A rustic log cabin overlooking the Meramec River, perfect for gatherings of family and friends
- Many utility costs included
- Superb dining services
- Beautiful countryside surroundings
- Move-In Resources to assist you with the moving process
- A faith-inspired community with onsite chaplains and spiritual services
For your 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 your individual needs. Plus, you’ll receive priority access to higher levels of care should your needs change.
Our 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.
What does a fulfilling lifestyle look like at Meramec Bluffs? What do you want it to look like?
When you choose Meramec Bluffs, you’re making a choice to preserve your independence. Here, our caring staff can offer you the personal assistance you need so you can continue to pursue all the things you love.
Plus, we take care of the housekeeping, cooking, grounds, and property maintenance. In short, when you let us take care of the things you have to do, it frees you to do all the things you want to do!
Recreation at “The Bluffs”
Our recreation team designs a unique and varied calendar of events each and every month, with an eye toward helping you expand your horizons socially, culturally, spiritually, and educationally.
There’s always something happening at Meramec Bluffs, from exercise classes in the pool 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 Meramec Bluffs is our fabulous on-site dining. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist you! Residents in our assisted living apartments 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 Ballwin Missouri, Meramec Bluffs is just a short drive from everywhere. Ballwin and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of cultural attractions, dining, shopping, golf, and medical facilities. Click below to see what Ballwin and its sister cities have to offer.
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!”
Members of our Team
Meramec Bluffs Executive Director
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The Executive Director of Meramec Bluffs, Terry Etling has worked at LSS for more than 15 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 25 years. Terry earned her master’s degree from Webster University in management, and she teaches part-time at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in the gerontology program.
Administrator of Care Center
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Brad Queen is the Care Ceter Adminstrator at Meramec Bluffs. Brad has been working as an Administrator in long term care for more than 15 years. He has a bachelor's degree in health care management with a minor in marketing from Maryville University. He also has an associates degree in business administration. Brad resides in the DeSoto area with his wife and two children.
Senior Living Counselor
Lauren Scherer, Senior Living Counselor at Meramec Bluffs, holds a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University. She has more than 16 years of senior care experience, including 14 years as an Activity Therapist. Lauren joined LSS in 2005, and currently works in the Marketing Department. She and her husband are actively involved in their church and live in Barnhart with their three dogs, Buddy, Sugar, and Joshua.
Senior Living Counselor
Mimi Linhares has been a Senior Living Counselor with Meramec Bluffs for the past four 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.
Dining Services Director
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Patricia Hawkinson is currently the Dining Services Director at Meramec Bluffs. She began her career with LSS in 1991 at Laclede Groves, and she became involved with the preparation and planning of the Meramec Bluffs Campus and moved there in 2002. Patricia has an Associates Degree in Dietetic Technology and Clinical Nutrition. She is married to Michael, they live in Labadie Missouri and both have grown children and several beautiful grandchildren.
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Deaconess Gayle has been a chaplain at Meramec Bluffs for nearly three 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.
Rev. Keith Weise has been Chaplain at Meramec Bluffs since July 2008. He served for three years as a parish pastor in Altenburg, Missouri, before joining LSS. He completed LSS’ Clinical Pastoral Education program in 2004, and graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 2005. Chaplain Weise is married to Deanne, and they have four children. They make their home in Florissant, where they live with their two youngest children, Abigail and Kathryn.
At Meramec 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 Meramec 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
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Maggy Spencer has been with LSS since 2003. Hired as Director of Marketing, she moved into Stewardship after several years. Her background includes twelve years in funeral service, specializing in prearranged and estate funeral plans. Prior to this she worked in the hospitality area, representing Kraft Foodservice, and later Angelica Uniform. Maggy's focus has always been on exemplary customer service. She has a master's degree from Webster University and a bachelor's degree from Washington University. She is a licensed funeral director as well as licensed in insurance for health and life. She serves as Director of Stewardship for the Meramec Bluffs and Breeze Park communities.
Making the move to a senior living community is an investment in your own peace of mind. When you become a resident at Meramec Bluffs, you get priority access to higher levels of care should your needs change.
Costs for assisted living are assessed on a monthly basis. For specific pricing, contact our senior living counselor by calling 636.923.2307 or by email.
LSS Move-In Resources
Lutheran Senior Services offers a host of resources to make the move to Meramec 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 636.923.2307 or by email.