Admissions

The Bluffs welcomes admissions for short-stay rehab, respite care, secure memory care and long-term care. Individuals can be admitted to the Bluffs from hospital, home or another facility. If coming to the Bluffs from the hospital, the social worker at the hospital can submit referral information, which will be evaluated by the admissions coordinator to ensure the facility can meet the individual’s needs. If admitting from home or a retirement center, similar documents may be provided from the physician’s office.

The referral information includes:

  • History and physical
  • Demographics information
  • Insurance information
  • Medication list
  • Treatment notes
  • Physical or occupational therapy notes

Additional information may be requested to determine if the Bluffs can meet the individual’s needs. In some cases, the admissions coordinator will have an in-person meeting to ensure roommate compatibility.

For more information about the how to begin the admission process, or to schedule a tour, please call 573-442-6060 or email us.

What to Bring to Rehabilitation

Because your day will include movement and therapy treatments, you’ll want to bring clothes from home that are comfortable and easy to put on and take off. Labeling clothes is recommended, and we have markers or labelers to help you with that. Recommended clothing includes:

  • Shirts with buttons in the front or that can be easily pulled over the head
  • Comfortable pants (some prefer sweatpants or lounge pants)
  • Undergarments
  • Non-skid shoes with good support
  • Pajamas, robe, house shoes
  • Personal grooming items and products (toothbrush, comb, deodorant, etc.)
  • Other necessities (dentures, glasses, etc.)

We’ll also need some important paperwork for your check-in. Please bring the following documents:

  • Driver’s license or photo identification
  • All insurance cards
  • Power of attorney
  • Advance directive

What to Bring to Long-Term Care

Rooms at the Bluffs are ready with basic furniture including a bed, nightstand, dresser and armoire. We also provide towels, sheets and a comforter. We encourage our elders to bring clothing and personal items from home to make the new space feel familiar. Some suggestions include:

  • Clothing that is comfortable and easy to put on and take off
  • Pictures of loved ones or favorite artwork
  • Television
  • Comfortable sitting chair or recliner
  • Some prefer a comforter or bedspread from home
  • Pillow
  • Whatever else you need to feel at home, including a computer, small desk or other small item