We are a service-oriented assisted living and memory care community in Springfield, Missouri. Our faith-based mission sets us apart from other competitors because we are able to invest in our residents. Our unique person-centered approach shows in our meals, activities, tenured staff and the quality of life our residents experience. This faithful service gives seniors the freedom to make themselves at home in a warm, friendly atmosphere. That’s why people choose us: our mission of service and our intimate community.
Since 1959, our parent company Bethesda Senior Living Communities has been providing quality service to our country’s aging population, and continues to serve with excellence through our independent, assisted living and memory care communities and through benevolent outreach.
As a faith-based organization, we embrace a philosophy of selfless service. For us, faith is more than any particular religious tradition. Rather, we serve seniors and our communities through care, advocacy, respect and virtuous business practices.
The Gardens is the largest retirement community in the Springfield area offering condominiums, independent living apartments, assisted living and memory care. We are a service-focused community offering seniors a host of new experiences and a convenient lifestyle. Our spacious independent living apartments offer maintenance-free living and a vibrant, active lifestyle, while our assisted living and memory care communities offer around-the-clock care in a warm, welcoming and home-like atmosphere.
As part of a faith-based organization headquartered in Colorado Springs, our mission centers around our devotion to service. That’s why people choose us—our intimate community and commitment to service make us an enriching place to call home.
The Gardens is dedicated to helping you live the retirement you’ve always dreamed of. Our condominiums offer great outdoor spaces and large floor plans—perfect for couples or single seniors who no longer want to climb stairs or mess with the headaches of lawn care, housekeeping or other household upkeep. Residents enjoy these free-standing homes as well as the beautifully maintained outdoor spaces and walking paths.
Residents in each of our communities forge new social connections and enjoy all that life has to offer. From our spacious independent living apartments to our vibrant and stimulating atmosphere, we strive to foster social connections and an active lifestyle, complete with plentiful outings, restaurant-style dining and more. Find out more about our services and amenities.
In addition to offering an exciting lifestyle for our independent living residents, our assisted living and memory care communities provide around-the-clock care. From assistance with basic needs such as dressing and bathing to medication management to engaging activities to stimulate the mind, we are here for our residents in every capacity. Our services include a memory care community with a dedicated director, therapy, and other onsite medical services.
We pride ourselves on our strong ties to the Springfield community itself as well as the local medical community. Additionally, as part of a faith-based senior living organization with national reach, The Gardens has all the resources to meet our residents’ needs, and the ability to make decisions right here where you live. Read more about our parent company and our faith-based mission, including ways we give back.
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We provide an active independent lifestyle with our independent living condominiums and apartments. We also offer long-term and short-term assisted living, as well as memory care for residents with most stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia. We have a well-trained team of professionals dedicated to serving all the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents. Our goal is to provide a stimulating environment where residents get to know each other and our team by name.
We have deep roots in the Springfield community. As the largest community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care in the area, we have developed strong ties with the local medical community. Additionally, our parent company, Bethesda Senior Living, is committed to long-term relationships with our team members, families, and residents. While some companies view their facilities as profit-making investments that may be bought and sold when convenient, we are a small, not-for-profit community, meaning our investment is in our residents—now and in the future.
Assisted living becomes appropriate when an otherwise active senior begins having a little trouble getting proper nutrition, maintaining the household or personal care routines, or remembering to take medications. We are staffed 24 hours a day with licensed nurses, medication aides and friendly support team. Together, we ensure our assisted living residents have the help they need when they need it. We provide our residents with maximum privacy and autonomy in an attentive and caring environment.
Independent living offers active seniors a maintenance-free lifestyle with access to our beautiful grounds and common areas, housekeeping and laundry services, and a vibrant social life. Independent living is ideal for residents who have no medical issues that require daily assistance or monitoring—and thus maintain an independent life in their private apartment. As needs progress, residents may transition to assisted living where around-the-clock care is available. In assisted living, we can help with activities of daily living such as: dressing, bathing, medication management, and more.
Nursing homes are not the catch-all solution they once were considered to be, primarily because most people do not want to be in one. Nursing homes are designed to provide patients with ongoing, intensive medical and nursing services. And to do this well they must be both intrusive and pricey. For seniors whose health has deteriorated to the point where acute medical intervention is required regularly, the cost and restrictive living environment of a nursing home begins to make sense. But there’s a huge stretch of road between retirement and the nursing home. Our residents enjoy active, productive lives with just the right amount of support 24 hours a day. They can discover their independence, their tastes, their hobbies and their worth, while getting the support they need when they need it.
Yes. Seniors in the beginning stages of dementia may be most comfortable in our assisted living community. Those with more advanced needs may find our memory care community a better option. Our memory care community provides the most intensive care and supervision, as well as specialized activities to engage our residents’ minds. We offer both private and semi-private apartments in a 24-hour secure environment. Our compassionate staff works with each resident and family to create an environment where residents can succeed and thrive while maintaining as much familiarity as possible.
Our Companion Apartments offer unbeatable value, providing an affordable option for high-quality care and the opportunity for isolated older adults to experience the benefits of social, physical, and health connections our community offers. Studies show that older adults who move from an isolated home environment to a community setting experience even greater health benefits from the daily social interaction than with just adding regular medication management and nutrition at home. In particular, for residents with memory loss, studies show that social interaction supports maintaining cognitive function, language skills, and a healthy routine.
We offer a variety of resources and financial options to help assist seniors and their families to be able to afford the retirement lifestyle that meets their expectations. Our fees are easy to understand, and never hidden. Independent living condominiums are a flat-rate monthly fee that includes utilities (except cable, phone and internet), as well as access to our social and wellness programs. The independent and assisted living apartment monthly fees include: restaurant-style dining, laundry and maintenance, activities and wellness programs, and some transportation. We also proudly offer a flat fee for our memory care apartments. Finally, we do not charge additional level of care fees for our assisted living or memory care communities.
It wouldn’t be home without your furry, finned or feathered friend. We encourage residents to bring their faithful companions, and we offer referrals for services such as dog walking.