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The Perfect Location for Care in the Perfect Location for Living.

A consistently high rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A better-than-average staff-to-patient ratio in our rehabilitation and skilled nursing neighborhoods. And a 100% commitment to caring for sub-acute and medically complex conditions.

That’s Barnes-Jewish Extended Care.

The superb reputation and resources of the renowned Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University physicians. A level of care that goes well beyond traditional skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. A highly desirable Clayton address. And a daily dining experience that most restaurants would proudly offer.

That’s also Barnes-Jewish Extended Care.

No matter how you measure it, Barnes-Jewish Extended Care is an exceptional choice when your loved one requires rehabilitation or skilled nursing care services. Located in Clayton (considered among the best places to live in Missouri), this community puts you—and your loved one—close to everything that’s great about St. Louis while providing unparalleled care, expertise and commitment.

If you’re starting to think that Barnes-Jewish Extended Care is the right place for your loved one, perhaps this video will help you make up your mind.

The Perfect Setting for Recovery and Rehabilitation

Owned by BJC HealthCare and managed by Bethesda, Barnes-Jewish Extended Care features both long-term care and short-term physical therapy services—including Respiratory Therapy seven days a week—that focuses on the critical needs of orthopedic, post-surgical and stroke recovery. Likewise, our comfortable and accommodating skilled nursing care neighborhoods specialize in sub-acute care and the appropriate therapies your loved one will need, including intravenous therapy.

But it takes more than the finest available care to make Barnes-Jewish Extended Care the ideal setting for your loved one. That’s why we’ve made sure that the living conditions are perfect too, starting with chef-prepared dishes that makes each meal something to look forward to, plus truly comfortable and homey living accommodations and a calendar full of activities.

a senior man and woman are helped by a server at the dining hall of Barnes-Jewish Extended Care
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 Barnes-Jewish Extended Care.
“I was very impressed by the care provided by the nurses and the staff. They were very compassionate, and as someone who was there for therapy, they provided you with what you needed to make a great foundation for returning to your home. When I arrived I couldn’t walk, and now I can walk 30 yards with my rollator, and I have the team at Barnes-Jewish Extended Care to thank.”
- Charlotte M.

Activities that Keep you Feeling Engaged and Connected

At Barnes-Jewish Extended Care, 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
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 of our community.

Staying. Safer. Together.

At Barnes-Jewish Extended Care—like every Bethesda community—our highest priority is your health and safety. That’s why we were monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak months before others, and were among the first to provide vaccines for our residents and staff. After more than 130 years, we’ve learned that being proactive is a healthier choice than being reactive.

A senior woman wearing a mask gives a thumbs up

Amenities & Services

For those seniors still living at home, we even provide respite care for those situations when you, the adult child, need some time to yourself to attend to other matters. We’ll make sure your loved one is cared for and enjoys themselves!

The simple truth is, Barnes-Jewish Extended Care offers the highest quality care in superb surroundings in perhaps the most desirable part of St. Louis. It even has a beautiful courtyard with greenery lush and generous enough to provide plenty of relaxing shade. What more could you want for yourself…or your loved one?

  • 24-hour skilled nursing care
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • On-site physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Sub-acute care for medically complex conditions
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Complex wound care
  • Hospice Care
  • Respite Care
  • Nutritional services with a registered dietician
  • Spacious rooms
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Pastoral care visits
  • Beauty salon
  • Cable TV and phone service

Finally, every resident of Barnes-Jewish Extended Care 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 Barnes-Jewish Extended Care.

A young female nurse touches the shoulder of a senior man in a wheelchair

Live a Safe and Comfortable Life with Barnes-Jewish Extended Care

To learn more about Barnes-Jewish Extended Care or to schedule a tour, call Eudora, our Admissions Counselor, at 314-797-5756, or email her at

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