2013 Connecting Missouri September Timeline

The Bluffs skilled nursing facility joins the Tiger Institute Health Alliance

“The Guiding Light in Long-Term Care”

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) play a key role in the care continuum for patients who have complex medical conditions.  Accordingly, they are an integral part of our Members’ care networks so we are pleased to welcome The Bluffs to the Tiger Institute Health Alliance!

The Bluffs is a modern 132 bed not-for-profit skilled nursing facility serving the citizens of central Missouri. The members of their volunteer Board (the Boone County Senior Citizen Services Corporation) are appointed by various local agencies. This helps keep their focus on being responsive to the needs of the community.

Emerging from its long history as the “Boone County Retirement Center”, The Bluffs opened its doors as a completely new entity, with a new building, and in a new location in July of 2002.  The mission was to develop a facility that would create a welcoming, homelike center for aging adults in the Columbia community.  It was specially designed to evoke a sense of community among its residents as well as to accommodate people based on their individual needs.  Five separate subdivisions, designated as “neighborhoods” are set up to accommodate varying levels of care.

In addition to state-of-the-art long-term nursing care, their array of services includes a 16 bed Alzheimer’s special care unit, short-term rehabilitation services, and hospice care. The Bluffs has earned the reputation of being one of the best nursing and rehabilitation facilities in the state of Missouri. In fact, they like to think of themselves as the “Guiding Light” in long-term care.

Today, The Bluffs continues the traditions of individualized care, continuous improvement, and service to the community.  They continually observe and analyze trends in the healthcare industry, such as technology, so they can respond to the market’s changing conditions.  Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Direct are the latest of several technologies they are leveraging to coordinate the best possible care for their residents.

Please join us in welcoming Executive Director Jeff Robbins and his talented and dedicated team to the Alliance!