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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in St Louis, MO

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Home to the Gateway Arch, the tallest monument in the U.S.,  St. Louis is known as the Gateway to the West. Whether you want to take in the iconic Budweiser brewery or spend an afternoon at one of the city’s many parks and galleries, St. Louis is a vibrant and diverse city.

With 17 assisted living communities within a 10-mile radius of downtown partnered with A Place for Mom, assisted living in St. Louis is ideal for people who want to stay involved in vibrant community life. St. Louis assisted living facilities have no shortage of community enrichment opportunities including but not limited to picnics, BBQs, arts and crafts events, movie nights, and special outings.

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I would recommend Cedarhurst Bethalto to others. A near perfect experience. Location and the presentation was good.

5 / 5.0

Given that it is a unique situation the staff have done a great job, and the hospice group has been a God send and has been unbelievable wonderful as well as the physical and occupational there. . Our loved one was truly loved by the staff .

5 / 5.0

So far they have been great. They have a Facebook page where they upload pictures of the residents doing the activities and they seem to really encourage them to participate. You are able to schedule times to eat with your loved ones and the meals look great and we have heard nothing but good things...

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The n/a's are for what I am not directly involved with at the community. However, the director [name removed] is very easy to work with and he is also very approachable. Based on the experience we have had...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Experience elegant, boutique senior living at affordable rates. The charm of the Altenheim begins with its magnificent location on the banks of the scenic Mississippi. From the moment you walk in, you'll feel at home with the most delightful surroundings you could ask for in an independent,...
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They have been such a good community for my parents to join last August. Mom had dementia and dad was pretty isolated in his role of caregiver. The staff was professional, courteous and at the same time...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Allegro is proud to bring more than 40 years of experience to the St. Louis metropolitan area, home of our company headquarters. Allegro strives to reimagine senior living, bringing comfort, convenience and quality care to older adults who want and deserve the best.Allegro Richmond Heights...
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Calm environment, clean bathing room, private rooms, nice open campus, residents kept clean, good food, and you can communicate with the owner! Mom is there with dimentia and partially blind. It is an...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Gables at Brady Circle is revolutionizing assisted living care by removing the institutional setting and returning to an intimate, residential social model.We understand that the choice of an assisted living/ Memory Care community is a difficult and stressful process. That is why we embrace...
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Sunrise offered a memory care community in the midst of an active senior living facility - so I knew my mom would have access to those other activities (with assistance). The community is centrally located...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Sunrise of Webster Groves is an assisted living and memory care community in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Beautiful facility. One-time medication issue, but otherwise very good. Rated lower on dining because of resident disappointment with lack of meal variety. We picked this community because of the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Perfectly nestled between Ladue, Frontenac and Clayton, MO, in Richmond Heights, Promenade Senior Living will offer an active and engaged lifestyle with just the right supportive care available when needed. Just a stone's throw from all of the exciting cultural, shopping & dining attractions St....
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Marvelous facility! My mom lived at Laclede Groves for the last 3 years of her life. From her 90th birthday party in the first month of her stay to her last week in Laclede’s hospice care, our family was...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Home Care, Nursing Homes
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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The hands-on staff are great, Mom loves them. Communication is poor. The meals are tasty and plentiful, but they do not accommodate special diets and Mom is diabetic. Move in process so-so - had to ask...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Autumn Gardens provides your loved one with a caring embrace in Creve Coeur. It is a faith-based nonprofit organization. Across all our communities, faith is a cornerstone of how we operate, which means everything we do is in service of our residents. Our assisted living community promotes...
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I like everything about Southview, but I don't live there. I'm there at least 4 times a week to visit my friend. She complains about the staff that dispenses her medication. I'm not sure if the criticisms...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Southview Assisted Living is the premier senior living community in South County near St. Louis, Missouri. We offer, assisted living and Dementia / Memory Care . This newly built senior living community will begin welcoming residents in Summer 2012.We know how difficult change can be, especially...
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We're quite happy and satisfied with it. I would tell other families to come and visit. The cost was the number one factor for us. The staff are also very friendly. And the location was very good for my...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Life Begins at Brentmoor! Centrally located in mid-St. Louis County (Delmar and I-70), this high-rise community offers 72 independent living apartments which include studio, one, two and three bedroom units. Senior Living at The Brentmoor includes all the comforts of home, plus scheduled...
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I loved that they care very much about each individual in the space. It's apparent that leadership cares very much about their team, we've not had another facility with so little turnover and were people...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
St. Louis Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care is a newly owned and operated senior living community conveniently located in the heart of St. Louis Hills. Our focus on customer excellence and honoring our elders through a commitment to serve with integrity, compassion, and purpose is...
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Photo of Fairmont on Clayton
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I would say that they made a hard situation easier for both Georgia and the family. She had dementia and needed two people to get her out of bed. They took this on and we are grateful!
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Fairmont on Clayton is located in the Clayton / Richmond Heights area, just minutes from the Galleria Mall. We pride ourselves in our excellent ability to care for a wide array of care needs in an environment that is warm and homelike.Step into our community and you can't help but feel at home....
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I wish they were cheaper, but I really loved this community. My mom was loved when she was there. She was treated with respect. Her apartment was cleaned. The menu choices were great. She was treated...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Kingsland Walk Senior Living offers so much more than a place to hang your hat. We are a true community, shaped by the relationships we form and the adventures we share. We are committed to crafting a lifestyle rich in experiences that go beyond the traditional concept of senior living, and we...
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My loved ones has preferences and the food does not always meet their needs. It was the first community that we picked, and the value for the money is great. We picked based on what we saw during the tour,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Assisted living is the perfect scenario for older adults who need some assistance but enjoy their independence. Our community offers 24/7 care, a social environment brimming with options, and a range of programs and services that provides meals, housekeeping, laundry, and assistance with personal...
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I have no complaints about how things are going for my mother since she made the move into this community. I have to say my favorite thing about this place is how friendly the staff are and the positive...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Welcome to…..Ascension Living Sherbrooke Village, where we make A Difficult Choice Easier.Nestled on several acres at the foot of Ripa Avenue in an area of outstanding natural beauty in South County, Sherbrooke Village represents Today’s nursing care residence.We share a mission of providing care...
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We chose The Mary Culver Home because it is a home that specialized for residents who are visually impaired. It is a smaller facility with only 25 women, so she gets more personalized care. I don't just feel...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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So far my experience has been great. It came just when the family needed it and it has been a godsend to me. The Head of Nurse is very informative and keeps communication open with the family. The staff...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Estates of Hidden Lake, (CCRC), offering the peace of mind that comes with knowing your'll enjoy priority access to additional levels of care should your needs ever change.Independent Living: Thirty two distinctive cottage homes or select from a one or two bedroom apartment. Which suits...
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

Costs of assisted living in the St. Louis area

According to our proprietary data, the average cost of assisted living at our partner facilities in St. Louis is $4,760 per month.[01] This includes associated fees and service fee add-ons. You can expect housekeeping, laundry, and personal care included in that price tag.

The following graphic represents the average baseline assisted living costs in St. Louis without additional fees.

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Average monthly costs

St Louis, MO

$4,699

How people pay for assisted living in St. Louis

There are several ways to pay for assisted living; seniors can use some income streams to pay for any part of assisted living, while others can only be used for some aspects of assisted living, like health care.

Seniors typically will use various modes of payment for assisted living, like retirement funds, social security benefits, and health insurance. In this section, you’ll learn how methods like private pay, Medicare, Medicaid, and VA benefits can be used for those paying for assisted living.

Private pay methods

Private pay methods are individual income sources that seniors can use to pay for costs associated with assisted living. Standard private pay methods include investment returns, pensions, and Social Security benefits. They can also include:

VA benefits
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Number of veterans who live in St. Louis

About 33% of St. Louis veterans are 75+

There are several resources available to veterans who need support paying for assisted living, primarily accessed through the VA and Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs).

The most popular benefit is the VA’s Aid and Attendance benefit, designed to support veterans who are bed-bound due to illness, have limited eyesight, or need someone to help with daily tasks like bathing and dressing.

Veterans with a service-related disability are also able to apply for the VA Disability Compensation. The monthly payment is determined by the severity of your disability. Check online or with your local veteran services officer to see if you are eligible and apply online. It’s worth exploring even if you’re not sure if your disability is connected to your time serving.

The process of identifying and applying for benefits can be time-consuming and complicated, so we always recommend working with a veterans service officer who can help ensure you take advantage of all benefits available to you. Veteran services officers are trained and vetted representatives who can help you identify benefits and support you through the claims process. We’ve listed local veterans service officers in the resources below.

For additional support, consider reaching out to one of the 17 American Legion locations or one of the 5 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) posts in St. Louis. Here’s a complete directory of the area American Legion spots. We’ll also list some below.

The St. Louis County Veterans Program is also available for case assistance and advocacy during the claims process. Additionally, Operation Second Chance is a national program committed to providing support and assistance in the form of financial aid to those who are eligible. To see if you qualify, apply on their website.

Resources for St Louis veterans

Local veterans resources

St Louis County Veterans Program

St. Louis County Government Center NW
715 NW Plaza Drive
St. Ann, MO 63074
Phone: 314-615-7400
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

St. Louis Veterans Service Officers 

Virgina Mack
Missouri Veterans Home
10600 Lewis & Clark Blvd., Rm # R1-109
St Louis, MO, 63136
Phone: 314-421-8637
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Christy Allison
Missouri Veterans Home
10600 Lewis & Clark Blvd.
St. Louis, MO, 63136
Phone: 314-421-8654
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Derrick Russell
9700 Page Ave.
St. Louis, MO, 63132
Phone: 314-421-8676
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nathan Ruhnow
Prevedel Federal Building/Missouri Veterans Commission
9700 Page Ave., Rm # R1-109
St Louis, MO, 63132
Phone: 314-421-8673
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Malinda Graves-Sampson
Prevedel Federal Building/Missouri Veterans Commission
9700 Page Ave., Rm # R1-109
St Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-421-8674
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Veterans associations

Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts

Post 3480 Capt. Horace G. Burke Post
5020 State St.
East St. Louis, IL 62205
Phone: 618-271-7004

Post 6137 Newport Heights Memorial Post
5468 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63116
Phone: 314-352-6137

Post 8112 Gruhala-Gmeiner Memorial Post
4310 S. 38th St.
St. Louis, MO 63116
Phone: 314-351-8890

American Legion

Quentin Roosevelt Post 1
St. Louis Altenheim
5408 S. Broadway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63111

Griesedieck-Fournier Post 3
4617 Dahlia Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63116

Fred W. Stockham Post 4
405 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63102

Medicaid

Medicaid, called MO HealthNet in Missouri, is a health care program that pays for a portion of health care costs depending on an individual’s income level.

For people looking into assisted living, MO HealthNet won’t cover the cost to live in a facility. But it will cover the costs related to medically necessary care in licensed residential care facilities through the Aged and Disabled Waiver. This waiver is available through the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) program. This program allows those eligible to receive a variety of services at their choice of residence even though they qualify for nursing home level care. It’s available for people who are at least 63.

To apply for Medicaid and the waivers listed above, there is one application through MO HealthNet that will assess your eligibility for all.

We recommend connecting with an advocacy group prior to applying for Medicaid benefits to help ease the process. For example, Aging Ahead, operated by St. Louis Area Agency on Aging (SLAAA), offers services like application assistance, while the St. Louis ombudsman supports those grievances or those in need of a representative to make a case on their behalf.

St. Louis resident Medicaid resources

Local Medicaid resources

Missouri Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division
615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-3425

St. Louis Area Agency on Aging (SLAAA)
1200 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-622-4800

St. Louis County Ombudsman
8050 Watson Road, Suite 155
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-91-8222

Medicare

While Medicare doesn’t cover the costs associated with room and board, it can be used to pay for some short-term health expenses while at an assisted living facility. For those with Medicare Part A or Part B, expect the following services to be covered:

  • Physical, speech, and occupational therapy
  • Medical social services
  • Part-time home health services
  • Occasional skilled nursing care

For those who need help paying for Medicare costs, several local resources can support. Missouri CLAIM is a part of Missouri’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and provides free financial counseling and Medicare education.

The St. Louis Area on Aging (SLAAA) provides funding for Part A and Part B deductibles, premiums, and copays through Medicare Savings Programs. The Missouri State Pharmacy Assistance Program, known as MORx, will help pay for prescription medication under Medicare Part D.

Any questions can be directed to the Social Security Administration, which runs Medicare. For those who want advocacy or have grievances or complaints, consider reaching out to one of the two long-term care ombudsman in St. Louis. To apply for Medicare, contact your local Social Security Administration office or apply online.

St. Louis resident Medicare resources

St. Louis Medicare assistance and advocacy

Social Security Administration Office
717 N. 16th St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 800-772-1213

St. Louis Area Agency on Aging (SLAAA)
1520 Market Road
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-612-5918
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

State Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Phone: 800-309-3282

St. Louis Ombudsman 
8050 Watson Road, Suite 155
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-918-8222

St. Louis Medicare programs

SLAAA Medicare Savings Program
City Hall
1200 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-622-4800

Understand Missouri laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

Assisted living facilities in St. Louis are regulated by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. These facilities are defined as a place where 24-hour care, services, and supervision are provided for three or more residents. The definition specifies that assisted living facilities are not residential care, intermediate care, or skilled nursing facilities.

Assisted living facilities in St. Louis are also required to provide:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living (and instrumental activities of daily living)
  • Storage, distribution, and administration of medications
  • A licensed physician to direct and supervise any provided health care
  • The ability to bring in third-party providers to meet the needs of the residents
  • A licensed administrator who is charge of the facility at all times
  • A social model of care, which means giving residents as much privacy, independence, and freedom as possible
  • Resident rooms that are at least 70 square feet

These guidelines also cover construction regulations, emergency and fire safety procedures, resident care requirements, and staffing qualifications and ratios for assisted living facilities in St. Louis. Inspections must be conducted annually for all assisted living facilities in St. Louis. You can search the latest inspection reports by looking up specific facilities.

Missouri Department of Health contact information

St. Louis Department of Health
1520 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-657-1528
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for St. Louis assisted living facilities

St. Louis doesn’t currently have state mandates in place, though the city does follow standards and guidelines set in place by the CDC.

Get to know assisted living in St. Louis

17Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
3.6/5.0 average in-network rating
71% of our St. Louis partner communities are pet-friendly
71% of these communities in St. Louis offer doctor on call
88% of these communities in St. Louis offer memory care
100% of these communities St. Louis offer 24-hour awake staff

3245

Number of people we have referred to our partner communities in St. Louis

82

Average age of resident we have referred to partner communities in St. Louis

What to expect from assisted living in St. Louis

Assisted living is ideal for seniors who want to continue living as independently as possible while being supported with daily living activities like bathing and dressing. Expect personalized care, nutritious meals, and daily activities that encourage a sense of community.

While three of the assisted living facilities we partner with are standalone communities, most are combined with other long-term care communities. Here’s the breakdown of those:

  • 1 assisted living and independent living facility
  • 10 assisted living and memory care facility
  • 3 assisted living and independent living and memory care facility

Amenities that focus on community enrichment

St. Louis assisted living focuses heavily on investing in activities and social events that unite community members. Almost all of our partner facilities offer off-site group trips to nearby shopping and dining spots. Some even venture out to St. Louis’ theaters and sporting events. Onsite, you can be sure the holidays and resident birthdays will be celebrated in style. Residents can find plenty of ways to stay busy with happy hours, arts and crafts centers, movie rooms, and even butterfly gardens in some locations.

Secure and safe facilities

Security is always a top priority in assisted living, especially for those with memory problems or early-stage dementia. We partner with 13 assisted living communities that also have areas designed specifically to accommodate memory loss, including enclosed courtyards and enclosed outdoor walking paths. Some communities also offer a wander management system for an extra layer of security for residents.

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Unfamiliar with St. Louis? Highlights for seniors

187,822

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in St. Louis

19%
Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the St. Louis population

$54,928

Median annual income for St. Louis seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in St. Louis

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital 

Nationally ranked in 11 specialties by U.S. News and World Report, Barnes-Jewish Hospital is also ranked number 11 on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll.

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Missouri Baptist Medical Center

This general medical and surgical facility ranks for high performance across 15 adult procedures and 3 specialties.

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Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Set across two campuses, Mercy Hospital St. Louis is rated as high performing in 3 adult specialties and 13 procedures.

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St. Luke’s Hospital – Chesterfield

St. Luke’s Hospital – Chesterfield is rated as high performing in 13 procedures but is particularly well known for the treatment of heart conditions.

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Christian Hospital

A regionally ranked surgical and medical facility, Christian Hospital is known for lung cancer care and COPD treatment.

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St. Louis VA Medical Center

The St. Louis VA Medical Center provides multiple primary and specialty care forms. It also offers mental health care, rehab, and recreation therapy to the city’s veterans.

Transportation for seniors in St. Louis

St. Louis is a city where people primarily rely on cars to get around since the overall walk score is only 66 out of 100.[07] The Walk Score is based on factors like the availability of walking and bike tracks, public transportation, and public density.  Luckily, most assisted living communities we partner with in St. Louis – 88% to be exact – offer complimentary transport.

For those looking for additional transportation options, there are a couple of options offered by the city for people who are unable to drive, both of which allow caregivers or family to ride along if additional assistance is needed. Metro’s Call-A-Ride Program is a curb-to-curb, wheelchair-accessible service for people unable to use Metro’s fixed bus and light rail services. It’s designed specifically for those with physical or cognitive disabilities. For non-emergency errands, The City of St. Louis provides free transportation and also offers rides to SLAAA- sponsored senior centers.

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66

Walk Score

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58

Transit Score

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43

Bike Score

Senior activities in St. Louis

There’s no shortage of things to do for seniors and their families in St. Louis. Starting with, of course, the famous St. Louis Arch Grounds and Museum. Dominating the skyline at 630 feet, it’s the U.S.’s tallest monument (double the size of the Statue of Liberty!). For those not afraid of heights, take a tram to the very top of the arch for the best city views; otherwise, enjoy the arch and its museum on solid ground.

One of the most iconic breweries in the United States, Anheuser-Busch, is home to the oldest Budweiser brewery. Learn about the brewing traditions Budweiser uses and peek at the ancient caves where the beer was initially stored before modern refrigeration.

For those who want to spend time outside, consider visiting  Tower Grove Park. Studded with vibrant flowers, the historic park is the most extensive and best-presented example of the 19th Century Gardenesque style in the entire country.[08] Beyond the 289-acre park, take a walk around the Tower Grove neighborhood, which is full of great food, cafes, and boutiques.

Lovers of art and the theater have several options, all of which are accessible for people with physical or cognitive disabilities. The Fabulous Fox and The Muny both offer the best of Broadway, with accessible seating and listening and communication aids.

The Missouri History Museum and Soldiers Memorial both provide some local flavor, with short- and long-term exhibitions focused on the history of St. Louis. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Art Museum provides a rich look into some of the world’s best art, from Picasso to Monet. All museums are wheelchair accessible, and the St. Louis Art Museum has free admission.

If you like sports, you’re in luck! Catch an NHL game and root on the St. Louis Blues. If you love America’s pastime, a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game might be for you. Soccer fans might be interested in checking out the St. Louis Ambush, a professional men’s soccer team.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Plaza at Wildwood Senior Living, Keystone Place at Richland Creek and Clarendale of St. Peters are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near St Louis, MO. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in St Louis is 4699.23 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. U.S News & World Report. (2023). Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

  3. U.S News & World Report. (2023). Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

  4. U.S News & World Report. (2023). Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

  5. U.S News & World Report. (2023). St. Luke’s Hospital-Chesterfield.

  6. U.S News & World Report. (2023). Christian Hospital.

  7. Walk Score. (2023). Living in St. Louis.

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A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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U.S News & World Report. (2023). Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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U.S News & World Report. (2023). Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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U.S News & World Report. (2023). Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

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U.S News & World Report. (2023). St. Luke’s Hospital-Chesterfield.

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U.S News & World Report. (2023). Christian Hospital.

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Walk Score. (2023). Living in St. Louis.