View overlooking the Meramec Bluffs community in Ballwin, MO, awarded Best Independent & Assisted Living & Memory Care and Continuing Care Retirement Community by US News.

Independent and Assisted Living Options in Ballwin, Missouri

Discover Life’s Abundance on the Bluffs of the Meramec River

Visit our community, and you’ll quickly discover the abundance of opportunities each new day brings. You’ll see the secure peace of mind that comes from having a comprehensive continuum of quality senior living and care all in one place.

Reflecting the Lutheran Senior Services legacy of excellence, Meramec Bluffs delivers a close-knit, caring community with a lifestyle that offers wide-ranging amenities. We pride ourselves on an approach that puts people first — focusing on senior living that enriches every resident’s mind, body, and spirit while helping older adults in Ballwin, MO, and beyond live a life full of lasting, meaningful connections.

To learn more about senior living options at Meramec Bluffs or to schedule a tour, complete our Contact Us form.

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Independent and Assisted Living Options in Ballwin  Missouri

Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest

(John 10:10)


A Lifestyle Only Limited by What You Want It to Be

At Meramec Bluffs, you’ll enjoy the freedom and flexibility to embrace what makes your heart full, and spend more time exploring passions new and old — relaxing in the convenience and comfort of knowing you’re free from the hassles of home maintenance and worries of what the future may hold.

Within our full schedule of cultural and educational events, you’ll find endless chances to stay active, and a variety of amenities at your fingertips. You’ll find that life as you know it soon becomes life as you wouldn’t have it any other way.

A Lifestyle Only Limited by What You Want It to Be

Living at Meramec Bluffs includes:

  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Fitness center and exercise room
  • Main Street featuring movie theater, market, on-site banking, library, veterans room, game room, computer room, and health clinic
  • Art and activity rooms
  • Workshop
  • Beauty salon/barbershop
  • On-site chapel and religious services
  • Putting green
  • Reflection garden
  • Scheduled transportation services
  • Home maintenance and repair
  • Scheduled housekeeping and laundry
  • 50 acres of manicured lawns
  • A historic, rustic log cabin overlooking the Meramec River, perfect for gatherings of family and friends
  • Prime location in the heart of Ballwin and the neighboring St. Louis suburban communities

Life Plan

A Life Plan Community: Your Plan for the Future

When considering a move to a senior living community, it’s important to find a community that provides the lifestyle desired with the conveniences and amenities you want. Another significant consideration is how a community can meet future needs. This is what a Life Plan Community does.

One of the greatest benefits of moving to a Life Plan Community is having a plan for your future if your needs change. A Life Plan Community has all levels of living located on one campus, with priority access to more care and assistance if needed. Levels include independent living, assisted living, memory care, long term care, and short stay rehabilitation.

A Life Plan Community  Your Plan for the Future

Living Choices

Abundant Options for a Fulfilled Today and Tomorrow

As a Life Plan Community — sometimes called a continuing care retirement community or CCRC — Meramec Bluffs offers priority access to other levels of living and care. With a welcoming culture of warmth and belonging, you simply won’t find anything like Meramec Bluffs at other Ballwin-area senior living communities.

Independent Living

Independent Living

Discover a vibrant Independent Living community in Ballwin, MO, at Meramec Bluffs, where you'll find endless opportunities to live life to the fullest. Our spacious, comfortable senior living apartments and patio homes offer a full range of life-enriching amenities. Surrounded by warm, friendly neighbors and a caring, professional staff, you’re sure to feel right at home.

At Meramec Bluffs, our personal services and on-site conveniences are designed to support you as you discover the possibilities of joyful living. Below is a list of some of the great features you’ll find:

  • Wide range of opportunities to promote an active mind, body, and soul
  • Variety of floor plans from which to choose
  • Full-service building and grounds maintenance
  • Regularly scheduled housekeeping services
  • Full calendar of diverse and intriguing social, cultural, and educational events and programs
  • Main Street featuring movie theater, market, on-site banking, library, veterans room, game room, computer room, and health clinic
  • Fitness centers with indoor swimming pool and trainers on staff
  • Scheduled transportation services
  • Beauty salon/barbershop
  • Move-in resources to assist you with the moving process
  • Faith-inspired community with an on-site chaplain and religious services

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Assisted Living

Assisted Living

Meramec Bluffs offers personalized assisted living in Ballwin, MO, helping with tasks from daily living to medication management. Plus, all private Assisted Living apartments come with the added benefits of weekly housekeeping, laundry service, three daily meals, and a professional staff that’s available around-the-clock.

Assisted Living at Meramec Bluffs is more than senior living; it’s an extended family. Over the years, residents and staff at our assisted living neighborhood have come together to form a unique, close-knit culture. That’s what our person-centered approach to care is all about, and it’s why we work to provide a vast range of services and amenities that include:

  • On-site senior fitness specialist as well as personalized on-site therapy programs
  • Diverse schedule of engaging social, cultural, and educational opportunities
  • Move-in resources to assist you with the moving process
  • Faith-inspired community with on-site chaplain and religious services
  • Endless options for enhancing wellness of the mind, body, and soul
  • Full-service building, grounds, and appliance maintenance
  • Exceptional and attentive housekeeping service
  • Main Street featuring movie theater, market, on-site banking, library, veterans room, game room, computer room, and health clinic
  • Fitness center and indoor swimming pool

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Memory Care Assisted Living

Memory Care Assisted Living

Our controlled-access Memory Care neighborhood supports ambulatory residents who have early- to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments. Offering all the amenities of our assisted senior living apartments, this inviting setting helps residents find comfort in the company of friendly neighbors and caring staff members.

For people living with early- to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments, change can be more than just hard. That’s why we’re focused on making the adjustment to life at our community as comfortable as possible.

Our Memory Care assisted living is designed to embrace each resident in a caring, comfortable community that fosters active living — all while providing exceptional services and amenities, including:

  • We are the first in this region to implement Tovertafel, an innovative interactive technology proven to promote movement and stimulation for people living with dementia. Read more here.
  • 24-hour care with on-site therapy and licensed nursing care as well as medication administration
  • Consistent, dedicated, and familiar staff that helps promote a sense of stability
  • Three meals prepared daily and snacks
  • Engaged daily schedules to enhance social, spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being
  • Comfortable surroundings with controlled-access entrances
  • Housekeeping and laundry services

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Long-Term Care

Skilled Nursing & Long Term Care

A Caring Experience: When a resident requires around-the-clock nursing care, we believe care should start with that resident’s needs and wishes. Our Care Centers provide warm, welcoming settings that help older adults continue to experience a full life. LSS communities have a long-standing reputation for quality care and excellent service that residents and their families can trust. This is supported by our consistently high ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Our dedicated staff members get to know each Long Term Care resident and customize their care plan accordingly. They focus on providing consistency, stability, and companionship to those in their care. Staff members are also in regular contact with family members, providing them updates on their loved ones and keeping them informed of happenings at the community. Our Care Centers include REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation if recovery and rehabilitation services are needed following a qualifying hospital stay for surgery, illness, or injury.

As a not-for-profit organization, LSS has the resources, knowledge, and commitment to our mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest to serve our residents and their families for many years to come.

Complete the Contact Us form on this page to find out more about our available short stay rehabilitation and long term nursing care options.

Some of the services and amenities we offer at our communities include:

  • Private rooms, companion suites, and companion rooms
  • 24-hour care
  • Medical director oversight
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Three meals and snacks prepared daily
  • Warm, comfortable surroundings
  • Beauty salon/barbershop
  • Medication administration
  • Recreational, educational, and spiritual programs

Memory Care Skilled Nursing activities calendar

Skilled Nursing activities calendar


Get an inside look

Explore each of the galleries below for a snapshot of life at Meramec Bluffs.

Floor Plans

Find your perfect fit at Meramec Bluffs

View the details of our sample floor plans to see examples of living options in our community.

The Elk

  • Independent Living
  • Apartment Home
  • 960 sq. ft.
  • 1 bedroom with a Den, 1 bath

The Loutre 2

  • Independent Living
  • Apartment Home
  • 1,145 sq. ft.
  • 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath

The Osage

  • Independent Living
  • Apartment Home
  • 1,580 sq. ft.
  • 2 Bedroom with a Den, 2 Bath

The Thompson

  • Independent Living
  • Apartment Home
  • 1,785 sq. ft.
  • 3 Bedroom with a Den, 2 Bath


Hear from the folks who know Meramec Bluffs best, or check out our vibrant Facebook page to see what’s happening right now.

"Meramec Bluffs has helped us live our life the way we choose by providing opportunities without pressure. And I know I always have someone watching over me with the Bluffs Buddy Program."
- Marion
"It’s obvious the staff cares about the residents. Efficiency of the staff stretches throughout the whole community. Leadership is enthusiastic about team success. Staff genuinely loves coming to work each day. I’m in love with Meramec Bluffs!"
- Don
"I was very pleasantly surprised with the level of maintenance care I receive. They’re quick and friendly. They come fix my sink, and then stay and chat if invited."
- Doug
"I’m so blessed to be surrounded by the friendliest neighbors you could ask for. I’ve made so many beautiful friends here. If I had a chance to pick any other retirement community, I’d pick Meramec Bluffs."
- Katie
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