Today, there are almost 29,000 residential care communities available in the United States. If you have a parent or loved one who is aging, it might be overwhelming trying to sift through all the possibilities. After all, you want them to be well taken care of, so you don’t want to rush the process.

If you’re searching for senior living in St. Louis for your senior loved ones, then you’re in the right place. There are some really great options in St. Louis. Be it independent living, assisted living or skilled nursing, the options seem endless. One of the best ways to find the community that is right for you is to work with a “transition coordinator”. These folks are in and out of these senior living communities all the time. They know the good, the bad, and the ugly of each. They’ll help you find a place where you’ll fit right in. They also anticipate your future needs (with the hope of saving you a second move). Here’s a link to two SLI sponsors who can help – Care Patrol, Oasis Senior Advisors

Below are two of our favorite St. Louis area senior living communities.

Brookdale

Brookdale Creve Coeur is a well know senior living community located near Olive and Craig Roads in Creve Coeur. It offers both independent and assisted living, which means your loved one’s experience can be fully customized for their comfort. Brookdale is located right in front of a fish pond, which means your loved one can spend relaxed afternoons enjoying the outdoors and nature.

Inside, they’ll feel right at home with cozy amenities, such as a huge library, as well as and wall-to-wall plush carpet and lots of natural light in their apartments. They’ll also enjoy the services of a beauty/barber shop, concierge service, fitness center, indoor pool, game room, general store, and postal services, all on the premises!

Should your loved one be not so mobile, they won’t have to do shopping on their own. Brookdale offers a Personal Solutions program that delivers personal items straight to their door.

If the one you love wants to bring a pet, this is certainly possible. Brookdale is a pet-friendly community.

As far as security goes, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that there’s a 24-hour security system.

Friendship Village

Friendship Village is another fantastic choice for the senior in your life. This senior living community spans 36 acres and is just 25 miles from downtown St. Louis. They have campuses in both Sunset Hills and Chesterfield, Missouri.

Included in their monthly fees is access to cable TV, wireless internet, transportation, housekeeping services, and residential maintenance. Like at Brookdale, your loved one will get 24-hour security and emergency assistance at Friendship Village.

Their daily life will be easy and such a pleasure with all that this community offers. On-campus, there’s a library, salon, spa, theater, fitness center, heated indoor swimming pool, creative arts studio, woodworking shop, gardens, courtyard, gift shop, market, and a bocce ball court.

Your loved one will also enjoy gourmet meals prepared by award-winning chefs. So if the senior in your life is a foodie, this is sure to brighten their days!

To keep up with their spirituality, the one you love can also attend regular worship services provided by a chaplain.

Try These Senior Communities for Your Loved Ones

If you’ve been considering senior communities for your elderly parents or family member, then we hope this list of SLI-approved ones has helped you out.

Of course, this is just a starting point. Make sure you explore other options and compare them to come up with the best choice for your loved one.

If you’d like more help past SLI-approved communities, then take a look at our upcoming seminars now.