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Honoring Helping Hands

Bethesda Barclay House surpasses national standards, ensuring seniors smile throughout their golden years. Our services have been recognized for excellence by St. Louis Magazine.

Experience an Elegant Lifestyle Like No Other

Life in Bethesda Barclay House is elegant, active, rewarding—and warm. It’s perfect for those who share a love for the finer things in life, like gourmet dining and the company of dear friends.

Amenities & Lifestyle

The sun announces a brand-new day. You open your blinds to a spectacular view of beautiful Shaw Park and, beyond that, a panoramic view of St. Louis. Just around the corner is the best of Clayton’s distinctive shopping and dining options. And in the spectacular high-rise you call home, you can choose from countless ways to spend your day, even if you never go outside. Wine and cheese gatherings, happy hours and themed parties are a regular part of life at Bethesda Barclay House.

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Three senior women speed walk together outside in the spring time

The Best in Wellness

Our wellness program encourages all-around wellness in mind, body and spirit. We’re always offering something new to keep our residents feeling engaged and healthy with comprehensive tools and programs designed to help you stay active longer.

Live Well
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Food that Fits Your Lifestyle

At Bethesda Barclay House, food is a means of coming together to celebrate every day. Whether you’re craving gourmet cuisine or comfort food, our culinary team have delicious options that fit your lifestyle, fulfill your cravings and excite your palate.

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Activities for All

We focus on creating a positive, vibrant living environment full of engaging and socially connected programs that enable our residents to thrive. Our dedicated life enrichment team finds new ways to engage residents based on their individual preferences, inspiring more time to do what they enjoy.

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You’ve earned this life, one with comfort in every moment and without worry for the future. A life like this shouldn’t feel like a far-off fantasy. It’s just around the corner, and it’s at Bethesda Barclay House.
Rosemary O. from Barclay House
After taking care of my own house for more than 50 years, I love having weekly housekeeping! Fatima is wonderful, and we get along great. I gave away my vacuum, I gave away my broom – I don’t need them anymore!
— Rosemary O.
Albert and Sheila C. at Barclay House
One of the appeals is the short hallways – it’s very easy for us to get the dining room and the elevator. Some of our friends are living in places where the hallways are much longer.
— Albert and Sheila C.
Bob and Bobbi B. from Barclay House
We didn’t really care for the large campuses - the ones that say they have three different types of restaurants, but they all seem to be located in different buildings. We like the relatively small community – it’s very comfortable and fits us perfectly.
— Bob and Bobbi B.
Don S. from Barclay House
If I were still living in our condo after my wife passed away, I would probably know six people in the complex. Here at Bethesda Barclay House, I have 85 friends, and I know everyone by first name. It’s a very welcoming community, and I’m very glad I am here.
— Don S.

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Independent Living Costs

It’s hard to put a price tag on your quality of life, but the cost of living matters when considering moving to an independent living community. Bethesda Barclay House offers financial options that fit a wide variety of budgets and planning needs, and don’t be surprised if you find it to be more affordable than you think.

  • Entrance Fee Agreement — offers multiple refund options. Residents pay a one-time entrance fee based on their floor plan and chosen return option along with associated monthly fees.
  • Rental Agreement — provides monthly rental opportunities with no entrance fee.

An Average Range of Independent Living Costs at Bethesda Barclay House:

  • Entrance Fees start at $140,000 with an Associated Monthly Fee starting at $1,450
  • OR
  • Monthly Rental Fees start at $3,845

Entrance and monthly service fees will depend on the floor plan and agreement you choose.

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Compare Your Current Housing Expenses to Costs at Bethesda Barclay House

As you weigh the costs associated with an independent living community, you will discover that many older adults spend more living alone in their own home by paying separately for a mortgage or rent, utilities, groceries, maintenance, and home care or transportation.

Use our Cost Comparison Calculator as a quick and easy way to see how your current monthly expenses compare to monthly fees at Bethesda Barclay House.

Apartments & Floor Plans

Choose from a wide variety of floor plans that offer ample space and true comfort. Bethesda Barclay House also offers easy access to everything you could want from a community that’s as vibrant, welcoming and unique as you are.
Floor plan of Barclay House's 611 square foot one bedroom
1 Bedroom — 611 sq. ft.
Floor plan of Bethesda Barclay House's 843 sq. ft. 1 bedroom
1 Bedroom — 843 sq. ft
Floor plan of Barclay House's 1025 sq. ft. 2 bedroom
2 Bedroom — 1025 sq. ft.
This is a sample of floor plans available at Bethesda Barclay House. Please contact us to view more floor plan options and discuss pricing.

Our Guarantee to You

We want to make sure your experience at Bethesda Barclay House is a positive one. The Bethesda Guarantee allows you to:

  • Live the Bethesda retirement life without committing to the unknown
  • Experience a variety of social events
  • Make new friends
  • Dine with your family and friends on us
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A Plan for the Future

When you make the move to a Bethesda independent senior living community, you are creating a life plan for both now and the future. That’s because Bethesda also offers an array of living options to accommodate those whose health is starting to decline, including assisted living, memory support, and 24-hour skilled nursing care. We also offer a program called Senior Support Solutions that can provide you with some assistance yet let you remain in your apartment.

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You can also take comfort knowing that as one of the leading senior living, care and service organizations in the area, Bethesda has the expertise to address any change in health status you may experience.

Staying. Safer. Together.

At Bethesda, we take a very proactive stance on infection control, including providing all of our Independent Senior Living residents and staff with access to flu and COVID vaccines. We are so happy that we are helping keep our community healthy and safe!

We invite those interested in senior living to learn more about our communities and live the life you deserve.

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Moving with Ease

Designed specifically for our incoming residents, Bethesda’s Moving with Ease program simplifies the process and provides you peace of mind. Our Core Experience Team is here to make the transition from your home to your new apartment easy and stress-free.

Your Home Is in Good Hands

When you reserve your home at Bethesda, you will receive up to $3,000 worth of moving assistance through the Moving with Ease program. This benefit includes access to one or more of the following services:

  • Full-Service Movers
  • Professional Organizer and Space Planner
  • Estate Sale Referrals
  • Home Clean-Out
  • Handyman Services
  • Multiple Home Sale Options
  • Weekly House Visits During the Listing Process
  • Consistent Communication
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Two senior women chat and laugh outside over coffee

Embrace Your Independence with Bethesda Barclay House

Discover the Bethesda Difference and enjoy an exceptional retirement lifestyle — all on your terms. Fill out the form below or call Jerry, our Sales Counselor, at (314) 963-2141.