Skilled Nursing Facility in St. Louis

McKnight Place Extended Care provides skilled nursing and support senior services who can no longer function day-to-day without assistance and when Assisted Living can no longer meet their needs. It also provides support from caregivers for those with complex diagnoses, extenuating circumstances, and/or multiple medical conditions and challenges.

We also offer Memory Care for those residents needing skilled care but also requiring support with Alzheimer’s, memory loss, and other dementia-related illnesses.

What is skilled nursing?

Skilled nursing can be one of two different types of elder care: short-term rehabilitation center care, which is focused on recovery after illness or surgery, and extended or long-term care if you or a family member is facing chronic conditions and need around-the-clock nursing care on an on-going basis.

Skilled nursing communities provide healthcare resources and different types of rehabilitation services—such as physical therapy and speech therapy—in a supportive environment with registered nurses and occupational therapists providing 24/7 licensed nursing care.

Learn more about the difference between assisted living facilities and skilled nursing.

When to consider skilled nursing?

Skilled nursing provides the most comprehensive levels of care you can find within a retirement community. When both medical care needs and activities of daily living become too great to handle at home or in another senior living community due to a recent hospitalization or for serious or persistent health issues, you may want to consider skilled nursing in St. Louis.

What is McKnight Place’s approach to skilled nursing care?

McKnight Place Extended Care is more than just skilled nursing and resident care, we believe that communication with and support of our residents’ families is critical to successfully supporting your loved one.

McKnight Place provides a traditional skilled nursing care option coupled with the most up-to-date approaches in care and technology. Medication administration and skilled care are provided by licensed practical nurses around-the-clock and our Board Certified Geriatric Medical Director is always on call. Residents also have access to on-site physical, occupational, speech, language, restorative therapy, and rehabilitative care services.

To the level in which they are able to participate, we also have a full calendar of activities and social events for residents, including arts and crafts, fitness activities, field trips/outings, exercises, entertainment, musical and dance performances, games, trivia and more.

Learn more about life at McKnight Place.

How much does it cost to live in a skilled nursing home in  Missouri?

What many don’t realize is how affordable senior care communities can be compared with living at home. Relying on family or friends, or hiring in-home care may seem cost-effective on the surface, but often result in higher cost and greater stress on everyone involved. To better understand the value of skilled nursing services at a medical care community, it helps to compare it against the costs of living at home – modifications for safety, maintenance and repairs, regular monthly costs, groceries for meals, transportation to appointments, and the cost of home health services.

We offer our residents and their families an innovative approach to skilled nursing by utilizing a true “household” concept. Residents’ suites are elegantly designed with bay windows, nine-foot ceilings, a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower, and a 24-hour emergency response system. All residents enjoy well-balanced, restaurant-quality meals featuring a variety of menu options approved by a registered dietitian.

Some health insurances cover short-term hospital stays for skilled nursing. Financial assistance may also be available in the form of government programs. For example, McKnight Place Extended Care may be able to accept Medicare Part A for skilled nursing rehab services only. Use the contact info below to learn more about eligibility for medicare coverage:


877-486-2048 (TTY)

Learn more about financial planning.

If you and your family are considering a move to a skilled nursing community, we’re here to help you understand all of your options so you make the decision that’s best for you and your family. Contact us to talk to a Leasing Counselor.

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