Bethesda Dilworth

9645 Big Bend Boulevard OaklandMO  63122 314-968-5460 /BethesdaDilworth

Bethesda Dilworth – A Landmark of Senior Care in St. Louis (Mid County)

For many St. Louis residents who live or work in the Kirkwood-Crestwood-Oakland-Webster Groves area and need care for a senior loved one, Bethesda Dilworth is often the skilled nursing community (commonly called “nursing home”) of choice. Residents and family members alike will vouch for the staff’s commitment to excellence in the areas of nursing care, social services, dining service and activities.

Bethesda Dilworth is the largest skilled nursing community (“nursing home”) in St. Louis. However, our residents and their families will tell you that the staff know them, and that everyone is treated as an individual, encouraged to form friendships, build self-esteem and be creative.

The campus, located on Big Bend Road in the mid-county area of St. Louis, is comprised of a variety of senior care services, including its own state-of-the-art Rehab & Therapy Center for patients who need some additional therapy between being discharged from the hospital and returning home. We also offer Respiratory Therapy services seven (7) days a week.

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 communities in the area.

Bethesda Dilworth offers unique accommodations for those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Residents living in the dedicated Memory Care unit have supervised access to a secure outdoor garden, comfortable common areas with scenic views, and specialized activities such as audience participation musical programs to help improve their quality of life.

The Bethesda Dilworth skilled nursing community (“nursing home”) is licensed for both Medicare and Medicaid beds. Our team can work with a senior’s personal physician to facilitate medical care.

Bethesda Dilworth’s residents also have access to many of Bethesda’s senior living services, including our Care Management team, and Hospice Care. In addition, you can arrange for a Respite Care stay for your senior if it best accommodates your needs.


  • 24-hour Nursing Staff
  • Respiratory Therapy offered up to seven days a week
  • Semi-Private and Private Rooms
  • Community Courtyard with Walkways and Patios
  • Living Rooms & Family Lounges
  • Gift Boutique
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bistro: Indoor/Outdoor Dining Area

  • Healthy, Well-Balanced Meals (3 per day)
  • Library
  • Personal Laundry Service
  • Direct TV
  • 34-Acre Campus
  • Chapel
  • Planned Activities

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  • My father was a resident at Bethesda and passed away. I wanted to write and extend to you our sincere thanks for the care that was provided to my father during his stay there. I particularly wanted to acknowledge the outstanding compassion and devotion of the Nurse Manager on the 6th floor. She truly attended to my father as if he was her own father. Anytime we requested something of her she did it immediately in first class fashion, no delays and no questions about it. Due to the nature of my business I have regular occasion to frequent retirement homes and skilled nursing facilities. She is absolutely the best I have ever seen. Her devotion and sensitivity towards my dad in the final hours of his life was something that we were all touched by. She is a tremendous asset to your facility.

    ~William H.

  • I just wanted to take a short minute to commend your nursing staff (in your rehab facility) for the way they handled a somewhat anxious moment during the storm that occurred this past Wednesday evening. Everyone had their meal delivered promptly, very courteously! Thank you again for the very nice and efficient staff that you have here at Bethesda.

    ~Roylene S.

  • My husband was at Dilworth for about 12 days and I just wanted to let you know about the wonderful care he received. He was on the 5th floor. The staff were so helpful and accommodating. I really don’t know how we could have gotten through those days without their help.

    ~B. Shands

  • We could not have picked a better place for my dad. The setting is so warm and friendly. We really enjoyed the Christmas buffet with Dad in the Main Dining Room. Everyone on the Penthouse neighborhood is great!

    ~M. Porter

  • Bethesda Dilworth was outstanding! The staff (nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists) were great! I would recommend Dilworth to anyone who needs therapy.

    ~M. Goldman

  • Thank you for welcoming my mother so warmly to Dilworth. She is finding it a pleasurable home!

    ~Linda F.

  • Staff of the fourth floor: Thank you for the generous care you provided my parents, including April’s care for my dad.

    ~P. Plummer

  • Thank you for your excellent care and transition services.

    ~V. Pirtle

  • My father is located on The Gateway neighborhood (4th floor) and the entire staff on that neighborhood is just FANTASTIC! We couldn’t be more pleased.

    ~Sean M.

  • God bless you and all the staff that has taken care of my dad. Bethesda has been the nicest and best place dad has ever been.

    ~J. Eller

  • My wife, Janet and I want you to know how wonderfully my dad was treated at Bethesda Dilworth Rehab. Unfortunately, he passed away but the care and compassion of so many of the folks there broght as much comfort to him and the rest of the family as we could have hoped for. We will long remember and forever be grateful to the care provided to dad. He lived a long, good life. He always fought like a champion, he will be missed. Very best regards to everyone at Bethesda Dilworth Rehab.

    ~Scott Hendry

  • As a recently discharged patient of Bethesda Dilworth Rehab and Therapy Center, I would like to express my thanks and compliments to your facility and staff. The private room space is more than ample and the surroundings are well maintained. The members of the nursing staff are exceptional, not only the nurses but the nurse assistants as well. Patients are cared for as individuals with gentleness and kindness. I also must compliment the dietary department for the tasteful meals and their services.

    ~Nancy H.

  • If I ever have such a need (for Rehab and Therapy Service) again I want to be at Bethesda!

    ~C. Conrath

  • We could not ask for a better facility. The nurses, aides, and therapy were outstanding.

    ~E. May

  • We so appreciate the wonderful loving care. Actually we miss you all!

    ~Virgil P.

  • The Landing Staff is outstanding! Very friendly, loving, and kind.

    ~C. Jones

  • My stay at the Bethesda Dilworth Rehab and Therapy was very good and I would recommend this facility to anyone in my family or friends.

    ~Alice V.

  • I wanted to thank you for all of the support and attention that you gave to me and my father during my mom’s illness. My mother was there for just a few weeks, but it so felt like home. I have praised Bethesda and the entire staff to all of my parents’ friends. There is no place better than Bethesda. Thank you again for your love and kindness.

    ~C. Brooks

  • Bethesda Dilworth Rehab your nurses and nurses aides were great, caring, and just wonderful. I am the patient’s wife and I loved every one of them! They went the extra mile for my husband. Thank you very much!

    ~S. Frick

  • I always have excellent care at this facility. I will always recommend this Rehab!

    ~M. Sredojevich

  • I have nothing but deep respect and admiration for your entire staff and facility. Your therapists are outstanding!

    ~P. Benson

  • When we realized we had to move Dad to a skilled nursing facility, I had a horrible picture of what nursing homes are like. However, once he was placed at Bethesda Dilworth, it completely changed the picture I had in mind. I am very happy with the care he receives, and happy I picked Bethesda Dilworth.


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