Richmond Terrace (Map)
1633 Laclede Station Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63117
Richmond Heights’ Choice for Exceptional
Service in Assisted Living
Assisted Living at Richmond Terrace 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 314.646.8000 or e-mail us today!
Over the years, the residents and staff at our assisted living community have come together to form a unique, closeknit culture, 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 Richmond Terrace is more than senior living; it’s an extended family.
Services and Amenities
Located in Richmond Heights, MO 63117, 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
- A Senior Fitness Specialist offering various fitness activities weekly (Monday / Wednesday)
- 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
- Utility costs included (excluding telephone)
- Superb dining services
- Move-In Resources to assist you with the moving process
- Transportation services and on-site beauty/barber services available
- A non-denominational faith-inspired community with weekly chaplain and spiritual services
Our Promise To You
As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Richmond Terrace 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 Richmond Terrace? What do you want it to look like?
When you choose Richmond Terrace, 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 Richmond Terrace
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 Richmond Terrace, from exercise classes to discussion groups, from movie nights 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 Richmond Terrace
One of the most popular features of life at Richmond Terrace 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.
On behalf of the residents and employees of Richmond Terrace, I want to welcome you to our home. We take great pride in creating a warm, active community, where older adults can feel at home, living life the way they want.
We work to make Richmond Terrace a worry-free environment. From the personal care our residents receive to the well-appointed surroundings to the delicious meals served three times daily, this is a place you can be proud to call home.
Located in Richmond Heights, Missouri, we are minutes from highway access as well as shopping and dining establishments. Come pay us a visit — you might find yourself wanting to make Richmond Terrace your home, too!
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The Executive Director for Richmond Terrace, Dava Elias-Dotzenrod joined the LSS team in 2006. Dava has more than 30 years' experience in senior care. She has worked in the capacity of Administrator, Food Service Director, and Environmental Services Director. She also has her Social Service Designee certification, as well as being a Certified Marketing Professional. Dava currently lives in West County with her husband, Neil. Together they have 7 children and 18 grandchildren.
Senior Living Counselor
314.646.8000, Ext. 207
Katrie Spink joined the LSS team in September 2010. She has 20+ years in senior services, much of which was spent as a senior center administrator. Katrie enjoys helping seniors connect with the services they need to live their lives to the fullest. She is married to Kevin Spink and they have one son, Nicholas. They enjoy antiquing with their extended family and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.
314.646.8000, Ext. 214
Activity Director Chanta Scott joined Lutheran Senior Services in June 2009, becoming the Activity Director for Richmond Terrace in 2013. She is working toward completion of her bachelor’s degree in Human Services.
Director of Dining Services
314.646.8000, Ext. 209
The director of dining services, Virginia comes to Richmond Terrace from the food service industry, having served as general manager for three locations of a local restaurant chain. She entered the Lutheran Senior Services family through roles as a prep cook, cook, and supervisor at Richmond Terrace's sister communities Laclede Groves and Hidden Lake. Born and raised in St. Louis, Virginia has a son named Sire who is the reason behind her joy and happness.
Rev. Robert Briggs
Born in Brockton, Massachusetts, Rev. Bob served 20 years in the US Air Force, completing overseas tours in Europe and Asia. He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Massachusetts and received his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 2004. Rev. Bob has served churches in Florissant, Spanish Lake, and St. Charles before receiving the call to serve LSS residents. He and his wife Lisa Marie have two grown children.
Chaplain Amy Upchurch
Chaplain Amy received a Master of Parish Education degree and Director of Christian Education (DCE) Specialist Diploma from Concordia University — Nebraska in 1999. Since receiving her degree, she has ministered in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living centers, memory care units, and hospice care environments.
At Richmond Terrace, 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 Richmond Terrace, 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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Administrator of Stewardship
Kirk Mattes, Administrator of Stewardship for Lutheran Senior Services, joined LSS in 2000. Prior to joining LSS, he was vice president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Foundation's Gift Planning Services. As the Administrator of Stewardship, Kirk oversees a professional staff deployed to the various Lutheran Senior Services communities. He has a wealth of experience, helping people deal with financial challenges and opportunities. When not working, he enjoys trying to keep up with his grandchildren, playing racquetball, and rooting for the Cardinals.
Making the move to a senior living community is an investment in your own peace of mind. When you become a resident at Richmond Terrace, 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 314.646.8000 or by email.
LSS Move-In Resources
Lutheran Senior Services offers a host of resources to make the move to Richmond Terrace 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 314.646.8000 or by email.