Frequently Asked Questions

We offer private rooms, semi-private suites and semi-private companion rooms. All rooms come furnished with a bed, nightstand, dresser and armoire. Each has an adjoining bathroom, and all neighborhoods have nearby shower and whirlpool rooms. Post-acute rooms are equipped with showers.

Our rates are set annually by the Board of Directors. Please call 573-442-6060 for the current rates.

The Bluffs accepts private pay, Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, long-term care insurance and Hospice. Our staff can help you determine what payment option(s) will work best for you prior to admission.

The Bluffs employs a wide range of healthcare and support staff that are passionate about healthcare. To be considered for employment, applicants are invited to come by The Bluffs, complete an application and submit it for review. Email the Human Resources Department  at employment@thebluffscolumbia.org for more information or visit our Careers page to review opportunities and apply online.

How you admit to The Bluffs depends on the kind of care you desire. If seeking short-stay rehabilitation and post-acute care, the hospital social worker can provide your records so we can ensure your required care and treatments can be accommodated. This process happens quickly, as many hospitalizations are unplanned. Admissions can happen any time, but most occur during business hours to ensure a smooth transition to your new home or rehabilitation program. If you’re ready for long-term care, you and your family can take a tour to decide if The Buffs is the best home for you.

The Bluffs offers short-stay rehabilitation and post-acute care, skilled nursing, long-term care, memory care, respite care and hospice care.

The Bluffs offers post-acute rehabilitation with skilled nursing designed for individuals recovering from a major medical event. Our rehab center is the only one in central Missouri with the Alter-G Anti-gravity Treadmill. The Alter-G absorbs a portion of the patient’s body weight, allowing individuals healing from surgery, stroke or other major medical event to have a faster, less painful recovery. The Bluffs’ physical, occupational and speech therapists work closely with nurses and social workers to provide a person-centered rehabilitation program. Nurses and certified nursing assistants help with medication management, wound care, IV therapy and personal care as needed. The Bluffs’ short-stay care coordinator meets with patients and families daily to ensure our promise to an exceptional rehab experience is delivered. We combine our tailored rehab program with quiet, comfortable rooms, recreation and spiritual services, and your choice of home-cooked meals to create an environment for recovery, wellness and return to independence. Our program is innovative, contemporary and effective.

Your day depends on your preference! Therapy programs consist of up to five treatments each of physical, occupational and speech therapy per week. Each person sets his or her own schedule around a personal routine. The day will include three home-cooked meals, up to three therapy treatments, assistance with grooming as needed, personal and/or medical care, family visits and spiritual and recreational activities. How the schedule is arranged is up to you.

Our long-term rooms are equipped with an adjustable bed, nightstand, dresser, armoire and sitting chair. Most people bring pictures, decorations, a comfortable chair and a television. Cable TV service is included in the room rate – you provide a television. All rooms are equipped with wi-fi and phone lines, and phone service is available through CenturyLink for a fee set by the telephone company.

Family and friends are welcome anytime you want a visitor.

Respite care can be provided as rooms are available.

Our staff is honored to be chosen to provide compassionate care to anyone during their final days. We can bring hospice care to current residents or admit new residents who previously received hospice care in the home when space is available.

The Bluffs offers a safe, secure, therapeutic memory care neighborhood designed to offer comfort and interactions that enhance daily life. Maple, our memory care neighborhood, accommodates 16 men and women with dementia who are physically healthy. Our care practices focus on providing a cozy environment along with therapeutic and meaningful recreation that minimize the use of prescription drugs and maximize choice and individuality. Our specialty care staff is trained in the most up-to-date dementia care, and our certified care mapper ensures quality, people-centered practices.

You are invited to bring a special meal from home or a favorite restaurant and dine with your loved one in one of our many family areas. If you prefer, you can eat one of our home-cooked meals. Meal tickets are sold for $5.00 at the front desk. You do not need to call ahead to eat with us, we always have an extra plate!

Companion animals are admitted on a case-by-case basis, and guests are encouraged to bring beloved pets to visit.

Yes, we will provide free wi-fi for your use.

Our Life Enrichment staff offers a variety of recreational opportunities to appeal to many interests and personalities. Small group interaction includes trivia, crafts, games, exercise and discussion groups. We have regular live music and entertainment including music festivals, children’s music and story time and artist demonstrations. The Bluffs staff can also assist with individual hobbies such as reading, animal assisted activity, or other preferred recreational pursuits. Our local community also provides a variety of religious services at The Bluffs.

Our beauty shop is open four afternoons each week, and our Barber shop is open once a month.