Living at Home Is Your Choice.
We Make It Possible.
At Lutheran Senior Services, we know that many older adults want to continue living in their own homes. That is why we offer a full array of in-home services designed to meet the specific needs of seniors. From medical care to help around the house to preventative programs, our friendly care coordinators and staff members are here to help clients live life to the fullest, wherever they call home.
LSS In-Home Services are available in the St. Louis area, including our five senior living communities. To learn more, click on one of our services below.
Click on the names of our programs below to see what we offer.
LSS Private Duty
We’re that extra set of hands you need to get things done. If you need a little help with the activities of daily life, LSS Private Duty offers a variety of solutions, enabling you to remain independent. Our range of personal and supportive care services is broad and easily tailored to your needs.
To learn more, visit our Private Duty page.
LSS Home Health
With your doctor’s referral, LSS can arrange for a variety of Home Health services. These include skilled nursing; physical, occupational, and speech therapies; medical social services; and care provided by a home health aide. Medicare certified.
To learn more, visit our Home Health page.
LSS Hospice Care
When care and compassion matter most, you can count on the trusted professionals on our Hospice Care team. Each member of the LSS Hospice Care team believes whole-heartedly in touching lives and making a difference during a person’s final days.
To learn more, visit our Hospice Care page.
Living Safe Technologies
Living Safe Technologies
Many older adults have an alert button in their home that triggers a call for help. Living Safe Technologies is expandable far beyond that basic feature, enabling wireless monitoring the home and daily activities. It takes personal emergency response to a whole new level.
To learn more, visit our Living Safe Technologies page.
Outreach Social Services
LSS Outreach Social Services
LSS Outreach Social Services helps individuals living at home determine what community resources are available to maintain or improve their independence. Our experienced staff uses their extensive knowledge of senior needs and social agencies to assist you in getting help when you need it.
To learn more, visit our Outreach Social Services page.
Geriatric Care Management
LSS Geriatric Care Management
Finding and managing care for an older adult can be a full time job. A growing number of families are turning to Geriatric Care Managers to help them navigate the eldercare system. Our specialists can help your family put a plan into place that can help restore, maintain, or improve your loved one’s quality of life.
To learn more, visit our Geriatric Care Management page.
Making decisions about senior services and housing can be challenging. It’s easier to make choices when you know what you need. A nationally recognized independent assessment program, Senior LIFEsteps gives you a comprehensive look at your abilities with regard to everyday activities.
To learn more, visit our Senior LIFEsteps page.
Good Neighbor Program
LSS Good Neighbor Program
A free referral service, the LSS Good Neighbor Program links you with independent caregivers who can provide nonmedical services in your home.
To learn more, visit our Good Neighbor Program page.
LSS At Work
LSS At Work
A new corporate eldercare resource program, LSS At Work is designed to help employers provide the tools that employees need to balance job responsibilities with the challenges of caring for an older adult.
To learn more, visit our LSS At Work page.
Volunteer Money Management
LSS Volunteer Money Management
Knowing that your bills are paid and your checkbook is balanced gives you peace of mind. LSS Volunteer Money Management can help you organize your monthly bills, write checks, balance your bank statements, and create a budget. An interfaith partnership with Jewish Family and Children’s Service.
To learn more, visit our Volunteer Money Management page.
Everyone wants to enjoy the comforts of home. But as we age, our changing needs can jeopardize our independence. At Lutheran Senior Services, we understand how hard it can be for seniors to stay self-sufficient, and we’re here to help.
With support, older adults can continue to live life to the fullest right in their own home, and their family can rest assured that their needs are being met by people who are caring and committed. Whether our clients need medical assistance, personal care, or monitoring services to help with urgent needs, Lutheran Senior Services has a program for them. We can also help evaluate seniors’ needs, offer referrals to area resources, and provide faith-based end-of-life care through our hospice program.
Our staff welcomes the opportunity to help. Our marketing directors, Lea Ann Coates and Linda Lipa, are always available to provide information and serve as resources for you and your family. Please call today to learn more — we look forward to speaking with you!
Executive Director of In-Home Services
The administrator of In-Home Services, Marcia Eckrich has 20 years’ experience in senior care. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Valparaiso University and is a licensed nursing home administrator for the state of Missouri, as well as a Certified Aging Services Professional (CASP). She also serves on the Home Health Advisory Council for the state of Missouri. She joined the LSS team in 1989. She lives in Webster Groves, Missouri, with her husband, Jim, and son Ben.
Director of Marketing
Lea Ann Coates began her association with LSS as a contract physical therapist assistant on our Laclede Groves campus. During that time, she realized many people were unaware of the in-home services, and when the marketing director position opened in June 2000 she applied. Lea Ann has a BA in journalism from the University of Kentucky with an emphasis in public relations, and over 13 years experience sharing the LSS mission and programs with individuals and organizations throughout St. Louis.
Through Lutheran Senior Services, service-minded individuals find many opportunities to give of their time and talents. Whether you volunteer for clerical projects or decide to work directly with seniors, you have the chance to dramatically touch lives. Current opportunities to make a difference are now available with LSS Hospice Care and / or Volunteer Money Management.
For more information about volunteering, e-mail or call the volunteer coordinator for LSS Hospice Care at 314.446.2528 or the program managers of the Volunteer Money Management at 314.446.2474 or 314.446.2523. You may also visit the webpages of these programs for more details.
Lutheran Senior Services In-Home Services, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).
Take a few minutes now to watch “Imagine.” It’s a short video that emphasizes why it’s important to have a plan in place. Then when you’re done, decide who you’d want to be your voice in a health care crisis. Download the appropriate form for your state and document your wishes for health care. Your family will be glad you did.
- Missouri Bar Association Healthcare DPA and Living Will
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- Additional resources and information are available on the National Healthcare Decisions Day website