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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

  • Does the community offer the level of service I need?

    At McKnight Place, you will find quality assisted living and skilled nursing services in a lovely home-like environment. Our smaller, more intimate setting enables our staff to get to know you and meet your unique needs. You can relax in front of a warm fire in our inviting living room or enjoy visiting with family by the aviary or lush garden courtyards. Our full-service salon provides relaxation and rejuvenation in a stress-free environment. McKnight Place offers 24-hour protective nursing oversight.

    Our Skilled Nursing community is for individuals who have health conditions that require the highest level of care outside a hospital setting. A personalized care plan is created for you, based on your specific needs. Communication is valued among you, your medical team, and your loved ones. Medication administration and skilled care are provided by licensed nursing professionals around the clock, and our Board Certified Geriatric Medical Director is always on call. McKnight Place Skilled Nursing also offers on-site physical, occupational, speech, language, and restorative therapy.

    Our Assisted Living community provides complete assisted living services for individuals who want to remain independent, but need extra attention and care. Our community was designed to provide the warm, comfortable feeling of home in a safe and secure environment. All of our services are delivered by trained professional staff, from our licensed nurses and nursing assistants to our dedicated housekeepers and dining room servers.

  • What if I have a question or concern?
    At McKnight Place, our management philosophy follows the Gatesworth Tradition of Excellence which means we are committed to being America’s premier residential and skilled nursing care community by providing the highest quality programs, services, and healthcare to our residents each and every day. McKnight Place is owned by local St. Louisans Charlie Deutsch, Bob Leonard, and David Smith. The management team is available to you and your family. In addition to being available daily, we hold regularly scheduled meetings to discuss any concerns.
  • Will I have to pay an entry fee?

    We are a rental community with no entry or endowment fees. You are free to keep and invest your money as you wish. McKnight Place does charge a fully refundable security deposit that can be used towards the last month’s rent or be returned, upon termination of the agreement. Annual rate increases reflect any applicable cost of living changes. Medicare or long-term care insurance policies may offset some of the cost. All of the services provided with the room rate are bundled so you pay one price and your costs don’t change from month to month. Optional services like beauty shop, medical supplies, guest meals and personal care items, etc. incur an additional fee.

    In our Skilled Nursing community, the daily room rate includes 24-hour medical oversight by licensed nursing staff; nutritious dietitian-approved meals; daily housekeeping, laundry and linen service; medication management and administration; assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming and eating; mobility and transferring as needed. Wi-Fi, DirecTV and all utilities (except phone) are included as well.

    In our Assisted Living community, the daily room rate includes 24-hour medical oversight by licensed nursing staff; nutritious dietitian-approved meals; daily housekeeping, laundry and linen service; medication management and administration; assistance with bathing and dressing as needed. Wi-Fi, DirecTV and all utilities (except phone) are included as well.

  • How many staff members do you have per resident?

    At McKnight Place, more than 200 experienced, compassionate professionals make each day a special one for our 105 residents. Our great resident-to-staff ratios allow us to give the best care. In addition, there are many dietary, activity, and housekeeping staff members as well as managers on-site.

    In our Skilled Nursing community, the average nursing staff to resident ratio is six to one.

    In our Assisted Living community, the average nursing staff to resident ratio is nine to one.

  • Do you have qualified medical staff?

    At McKnight Place, our team is comprised of specialty physicians, licensed nurses, a registered dietitian, professionally trained therapists, and social services. In addition, our Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing communities are licensed by the State of Missouri and are inspected annually by the Division of Health and Senior Services. McKnight Place is proud of its exemplary record from these inspections.

    In our Skilled Nursing community, our Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing are Registered Nurses (RN). An RN or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is on-site 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Our Resident Care Supervisor oversees the care given by our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs).

    In our Assisted Living community, the Assistant Administrator and Director of Nursing are Registered Nurses and are in the building five days a week. An LPN is present 24 hours day. The nursing department is supported by Certified Medication Technicians (CMTs) as well as CNAs. Many other assisted living facilities only have CNAs and CMTS on staff overnight.

  • What medical services can I access without leaving the building?

    At McKnight Place, our Therapy Center is fully equipped and staffed by licensed therapists 5-6 days a week offering physical, occupational, speech and restorative therapies.

    In our Skilled Nursing community, our clinical team has extensive training and experience working in all areas of rehabilitation allowing you to reach and maintain your maximum potential. In addition to having a Medical Director, McKnight Place also has the following specialty physicians and medical personnel available for appointments on-site: psychiatrist, podiatrist, dentist and dental hygienist, ophthalmologist, hearing aid specialist, registered dietitian, and wound care team. We are also able to provide IV therapy, lab, x-ray, EKG and Doppler series services. These on-site appointments provide relief from having to drive to separate doctor offices.

    In our Assisted Living community, on-site visits from a doctor, dentist, podiatrist, hearing aid specialist, psychiatrist, and hearing aid specialist, eliminate the inconvenience of time and travel that could otherwise be spent socializing and enjoying time with your friends. Lab and x-ray, EKG and Doppler services are also available.

  • Will I still be able to go to my doctor’s office and meet my friends for lunch or shopping?

    At McKnight Place, a personal associate is available to provide luxury car service and assistance to scheduled doctor appointments and any other scheduled events that are of interest to you. Additionally, transportation is scheduled for weekly scenic rides and outings when weather allows. Wheelchair transportation to and from appointments can also be arranged through the Social Services Director.

    Services subject to availability. Additional charges may apply.

  • How can skilled nursing care help me or my loved one?
    McKnight Place Skilled Nursing is a community for seniors who have health conditions that require the highest level of care outside of a hospital setting. With great nurse to resident ratios and exceptional, 24-hour skilled nursing care, we build a close relationship with you and your family for complete peace of mind. Learn more about skilled nursing.
  • Is assisted living the right choice for me?
    McKnight Place Assisted Living is a community for seniors who want to remain independent while receiving a little extra help. At McKnight Place, you will find a home-like setting with the benefit of assistance in the following areas:
    • Managing medications and doctor visits
    • Daily chores like preparing meals, cleaning and laundry
    • Staying active and making new friends
    • Feeling safe and secure
    Learn more about assisted living.

  • How do I know if McKnight Place is right for me or my loved one?
    At McKnight Place you will find quality assisted living and skilled nursing services in a lovely home-like environment. Our smaller, more intimate setting enables our staff to get to know you and meet your unique needs. You can relax in front of a warm fire in our inviting living room or enjoy visiting with family in the exquisite living rooms and lush garden courtyards. Our full service salon provides relaxation and rejuvenation in a stress-free environment.