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Bethesda Dilworth surpasses national standards, ensuring seniors smile throughout their golden years. Our services have been recognized for excellence by Newsweek.

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Big on Everything — Especially Individual Care.

Bethesda Dilworth has the distinction of being the largest skilled nursing community in St. Louis. But that’s hardly its only distinction. Ask anyone who lives here—or their family—and you’ll discover that each person here feels like the care they receive has been created just for them.

And that’s just the way we planned it.

Whether your loved one is living in our memory support neighborhood, receiving tender skilled nursing care, or here for our highly-effective short-term rehab & recovery, she or he is certain to feel comfortable, safe and secure.

And with daily therapy sessions—including respiratory therapy seven days a week—that focus on the critical needs of orthopedic, post-surgical and stroke recovery, patients at Bethesda Dilworth rehab faster and find their way home sooner.

It’s all a reflection of Bethesda’s commitment to choice and trust, which runs through everything we do—from our comfortable private rooms and beautiful but safe outdoor spaces to chef-prepared meals and cutting-edge therapy. And you’ll be inspired by the staff and medical professionals at Bethesda Dilworth, who take expertise and compassion to another level.

If you’re starting to envision your loved one at Bethesda Dilworth, this video will make it even easier.

Not Just Big, but Big on Comfort and Compassion.

In addition to the unparalleled care your loved one will receive at Bethesda Dilworth is the impressive quality of life. The private rooms are bright, spacious and equipped with all the modern comforts of home. There’s a beautiful courtyard perfect for visiting with loved ones and relaxing. The community spaces, including the living rooms and family lounge, are inviting, modern and comfortable. And the list of amenities—like a beauty salon, library and boutique—offers the perfect combo of convenience and easy living.

Also, thanks to “It’s Never 2 Late,” (iN2L), a computer-based program that provides unique, meaningful experiences to stay connected, our 24/7 skilled nursing (and memory support) staffs have more time to provide the personal care that’s so essential to staying active, engaged and flourishing.

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 Dilworth.

Activities that Keep you Feeling Engaged and Connected

At Bethesda Dilworth, we have an activities team that plans a wide range of individual and group activities to enhance resident’s physical, mental and spiritually well-being.

Here’s a glimpse of some of the planned activities available to residents:

  • Exercise classes
  • Baking
  • Gardening
  • Card Games
  • Shopping Trips
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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.

Take a Video Tour

Watch this video to get an inside look into our community.

Staying. Safer. Together.

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

And because we focus so intently on your health, safety and well-being, you can focus on the things that bring you joy and meaning.

Senior Couple Posing for Photo

Amenities & Services

Of course, all the niceties in the world can’t replace the human touch that makes every day more engaging, every encounter more pleasant, and every activity that much more fun.

For those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, we offer a dedicated Memory Care unit with supervised access to a secure outdoor garden, comfortable common areas with scenic views, and specialized activities to help improve their quality of life.

Also on the Bethesda Dilworth campus, you can find a community of villa homes, The Oaks at Bethesda, which is one of St. Louis’ top retirement home options, as well as Bethesda Hawthorne Place, one of the newest and most innovative assisted living/memory support communities in the area.

  • 24-hour Nursing Care
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • “Landmarks for Living” and “Music & Memory” programs
  • “It’s Never 2 Late” computer-based tracking program
  • Access to Therapy, Podiatry, Dental and Optometry services
  • Pet therapy
  • Indoor and outdoor dining areas
  • Spacious rooms
  • Open but secure courtyards with walking paths
  • Laundry Service
  • Family Gathering Areas
  • Beauty Salon/Barber Shop
  • Beautiful chapel with on-site chaplain
  • Pet-Friendly Environment (visits welcome)
  • Catering services for special family events
  • Cable TV/Phone Services
  • Planned Activities and Group Outings
  • DirecTV and phone service
  • Transportation Services Provided

Finally, every resident of Bethesda Dilworth has access to many of Bethesda’s outstanding senior living services, including our highly-trained and compassionate Care Management team. And if the time were to come, your loved one can receive Hospice Care right here at Bethesda Dilworth.


On behalf of Bethesda, we would like to thank you for your interest in the resident application for our skilled nursing communities.

As a not-for-profit healthcare organization, we have served our community for more than 130 years by fostering successful aging through compassion and innovation.

Below are the instructions to complete the application form. Please print and complete all forms. Once received, we will review and respond to the designated contact person for further questions.

Thank you for your interest in Bethesda!

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Live a Safe and Comfortable Life at Bethesda Dilworth

To learn more about Bethesda Dilworth or to schedule a tour, call Mary, our Admissions Counselor, at 314-446-2116 or email MMGoodwin@bethesdahealth.org.

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