Blue Hills Rest Home - Independence, MO

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  • Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Available
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided
  • Aging in Place
  • Nurses on Staff
  • Podiatrist Available
  • Physical Therapy Available
  • Occupational Therapy Available
  • Speech Therapy Available
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Beauty & Barber Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
  • No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Hospice Available
  • Respite Available
  • Resident Parking Available
  • Male Residents Accepted
  • Female Residents Only
  • Doctor on Call
  • Nurse on Call
  • Dentist Available

Customer Reviews

Care and Comfort

I have been happy with the care of this community. We have been happy with all of the staff who care caring and attentive. The community is clean and we have been more than pleased with everything here at this community. They have been very helpful for her needs. We would recommend other families for this care and the value.

Great staff!!

I thought the staff at this community was really great and made sure to give us a detailed tour of the home. They had an activity program in place for all of the residents and a meal plan that provides them three meals a day. They just did not have any private rooms available and that would not work out for my mother and her needs. Other than that I have no complaints.

Accommodating staff!!

My mother said that if she ever had to go back to a community, the Blue Hills Rest Home is where she would want to go. During her initial short stay, the staff treated her very well. The ladies were very sweet and accommodating. The only complaints that she had was her roommate was hard of hearing, so she would have the television too loud. Also, she had to share the bathroom with 4 other people.

Depressing Environment!!

I was not impressed with this community and the environment they had in there complex. Everything was very depressing and gloomy inside. The place was beaten up pretty bad and seemed like it had not been updated in years. I cut my tour pretty short after seeing just a short amount of the facility.

Great place for anyone's loved one.

Blue Hills was the best choice we made in finding a home for our Mom. For over a year, they took great care of all her needs and loved her as part of their family. I went every week and they always made me feel right at home. As Mom's needs changed, they were always prepared to handle them. As her time drew to the end, they helped to manage her pain and keep her comfortable. I can never thank them enough for their care of Mom. I truly will miss all the friendly people that I met there.

Trying Some New Activities

This is a very lovely community and we are very pleased. This community is very clean and looks great. The staff is great, they have been very helpful and kind to my mother. She is trying some new activities they offer. Everything is working very well and they are caring for her very well and I would recommend it.

So far it's wonderful.

So far it's wonderful. They have been very, very helpful. She loves the food here. It's small enough, that they don't lose track of their residents. They have a camera system, everywhere but the bedrooms and bathrooms. Everyone is really friendly. Four sisters went to the tour, and we all walked away agreeing that it was awesome, and we still do.

My experience with Blue Hills Rest Home is excellent

This place is wonderful. All of the people that work there are super nice, it is very reasonibly price and the care my dad is receiving is the best anyone could ask for. It is a home like setting, so I think it is much quieter than a nursing facility. The medical care he is receiving is top of the line as far as I am concerned. Marie at the facility is wonderful for advise with forms that need to be filled out and prescriptions that need to be reordered. The nurses are all very friendly and advise you like you are one of their family members. I never have to wonder how things are going they stay in close contact and keep us up to date on everything. I just cannot say enough good things about these people. Oh, one more thing the food is wonderful, prepared right there in their own kitchen and that is a real plus.

They do a really good job.

The food is good, I would say it is five. They do a really good job. It can be difficult to leave sometimes, but most of the time they do a really good job of distracting her for us. It would be nice if there was a proactive approach to that, maybe when families come in they could have an idea of when they need someone to help distract them.

Blue Hills Rest Home

This is a great home. All the residents are treated with upmost respect. It is like living in your our home. Food and nurses are wonderful. I would say if you have to place your love one in a nursing home this is the place to take them.

Wonderful place. Home feel...

Wonderful place. Home feel. I think this is the one. Very friendly. For care I think they would give 10

From the Community

When the obligation of taking care of a beloved family member's health arises, it is important to ensure that the proper measures and steps are being taken. One of the most important decisions one has to make in their adult lives is to decide on how to take care of their elderly parents. Parents deserve the highest quality of care and treatment, and Blue Hills Rest Home fully provides those services, plus more. Blue Hills Rest Home is a well reputable senior home that greatly specializes in treating each of their residents as family. It has been built in a country atmosphere to provide the residents with a regular feeling of being in the middle of nature's aura of calm and peace. The great views of nature enable the residents to relax and enjoy the scenery, while receiving the most attentive care that one can receive. The staff team is available for special needs and requests for 24 hours a day, and will also monitor every resident for every hour of the day and night. The residents of Blue Hills Rest Home are provided with the options of residing in private or semi-private rooms that have been set up for men, women, and married couples. Some of the extra benefits that are included in the care are: rehabilitation therapy sessions, pharmacy services, recreational programs, church services, beautician and barber services, and plenty of other opportunities to take advantage of.

Independence, Missouri is the fifth largest city in Missouri and is about 11 miles from Kansas City. The moderate size town has a population of 117,255. It is located in Jackson County and is the county's seat. Independence, which was named after the Declaration of Independence, has a rich history in politics and faith. The city was the hometown of President Harry S. Truman and First Lady Bess Truman and is home to many Latter Day Saints factions.

City Information

Independence is spread across 78 miles of Missouri land and combines big city convenience with a small town atmosphere.

- Walkability score in Independence is 26, however; in some rural areas such as Zip code 64058 restaurants and shopping are several minutes away giving this area a walk score of 0, almost all errands would be car dependent.

- The average age in Independence is 39.4 years with 43.5 percent being between the age of 45 and 65 or older.

- Average weather information: Average high temperature is 64.7, and the average low 44.2, annual rainfall is 43.62 inches, mostly between May and September. Snowfall averages are about 14 inches.


Even though walkability is not high in this area, public transportation is available in Independence, with options that include bus and train services that cater to senior citizens. Taxi cabs are also available.

- Buses: IndeAccess+ is available for any person age 60 or greater and for people with disabilities. The bus travels throughout the city of Independence, offering curb-to-curb service. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, or KCATA, runs a shuttle bus from Kansas City to the Independence City Hall.

- Trains: Amtrak runs between Kansas City and Independence and offers seniors a 15 percent discount on travel.

- Taxis: Taxi Independence and Budget Taxi are two taxi companies serving the city of Independence.

Health and Safety

Knowing that hospitals and healthcare are close is important to seniors and their loved ones.

- Hospitals: Centerpoint Medical Center and Truman Medical Centers

- Safety Score: Independence ranks 20th in the State of Missouri safest city list with a safety score of 61.94 percent

Sports and Leisure

Independence offers a wide variety of fun and relaxing activities for seniors, making it easy for them to stay active, healthy, and fulfilled.

- Golf courses: Independence has two public golf courses open to both residents and visitors, including Drum Farm and Winterstone

- Senior Citizens Centers: The Palmer Center is a center for ages 60 years of age and older they focus helping seniors remain active and encouraged with holiday gatherings, social activities, travel and health and nutrition guidance.

- Bowling: Diamond Bowl

Shopping and Entertainment

Shopping and other activities in Independence will keep anyone busy and on the go. With many unique shops and eating establishment, no one will ever be bored.

- Grocery Shopping: Costco, Cosentino's Sunfresh

- Clothing stores: include Independence Center is a mall that houses 150 shops, including a plethora of fine dining. Independence Square contains many mom and pop specialty shops, as well as places to dine and enjoy entertainment.

- Restaurants: Denny's, A Little BBQ Joint, Big Boy Drive-In, Baskin Robbins Ice Cream or pick from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Hardee's or Kentucky Fried Chicken for a quick bite to eat.

- Movie Theaters and Theaters: Powerhouse Theatre, and AMC Independence Commons 20

- Libraries: Midwest Genealogy Center, Merrill J. Mattes Research Library, Truman Library Research Center, at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, Jackson County Historical Society Archives & Research Library.

- Attractions and Events: Santa-Cali-Gon Days is an annual Labor Day festival held in Independence, Vaile Strawberry Festival, the Independence Heritage Festival, Harry S. Truman's former courtroom and office and the Enchanted Forest

- Parks: Adventure Oasis Water Park offers swimming programs and water exercises. People ages 65 and over can receive a discount. Water Fall Park, George Owens Nature Park great place for fishing, hiking and visiting the butterfly garden.

Religious Facilities

Independence has a rich heritage rooted in many different faiths. Independent Religious Heritage sites bring the story and history of the various churches in town.

- Churches: Immanuel Baptist Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Unity Church of Independence, St Mark's Catholic Church, and of course, the oldest churches in Independence, which is the First Presbyterian Church, which dates back to the early 1800s.