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St. Louis is a popular city for retirees, thanks to its healthcare system, senior discounts for public transportation, many parks, and thriving arts scene. Setting up your senior care in STL–or helping a loved one who lives in the city–is easier when the information you need is in one place. That’s why has collected its St. Louis-related information on a new Senior Care and Services page. Think of it as your gateway to senior living in The Gateway to the West.

Plan your St. Louis Senior Care

St. Louis offers some real advantages if you’re looking to make the most of your retirement savings. The city’s cost of living and low median home price make it a bargain for cost-conscious seniors. To learn more about the city’s cost of living, plan a move, learn about popular neighborhoods, and more, check out the retirement planning section of the new St. Louis page.

Find help with your St. Louis Senior Care benefits

Applying for Medicare, Social Security, VA benefits, and Medicaid can be time-consuming and sometimes confusing. Find local benefit-office contact information, program overviews, and information about other programs and local senior discounts in the financial assistance section of the STL page.

Learn about senior services and things to do in St. Louis

The senior services section of the St. Louis page covers practical resources around the city. Learn about STL’s hospitals and rehabilitation centers, find a senior center with classes and social events near you, get involved in volunteer work, and visit the city’s attractions. If you need a little help, this section can also help you find errand and chore services, support groups for vets, tips for getting around without driving, and job training resources.

In-home care options for the STL area

Help from family members, friends, and professional caregivers can help you enjoy life at home even if you can no longer take care of everything yourself. Our caregiving section offers practical advice on how to choose a home caregiver, what it costs to hire someone in the St. Louis metro area, and how to find respite care and support groups for family care providers.

St. Louis senior living communities

Sometimes it’s a relief to downsize after retirement and choose a new home with less maintenance and more perks. Our senior living section contains information on active retirement communities, pet-friendly senior living, and top-rated senior communities as chosen by resident and family-member reviews on There are also guides to STL assisted living, dementia care, nursing homes, and more.

Local resources for end-of-life care

Choosing a hospice for yourself or a loved one is an emotionally charged decision, one that can be hard to make when you’re dealing with stress and grief. To help, our end-of-life care section contains information about hospice care, selecting a funeral home, and finding a reliable estate sale agent if your family needs one.

There’s more on the St. Louis Senior Care and Services page, and you can get more from your research by creating a account. Account holders can leave reviews of senior communities and service providers, and they can see monthly rates for senior communities in St. Louis and other cities around the US.

Casey Kelly-Barton is an Austin-based freelance writer whose childhood was made awesome by her grandmothers, great-grandmother, great-aunts and -uncles, and their friends.


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