Providing quality care in a homelike atmosphere is paramount at Mark Twain Manor. Our high resident to staff ratio is comprised of specially trained skilled professionals around the clock. The facility provides a physician on staff or residents may retain their own personal physician. Mark Twin Manor provides the resident with on-site specialists in dentistry, ophthalmology, podiatry and geriatric psychiatry.

Residents receive on-site physical, occupational and speech therapy administered daily by skilled therapists. Individual programs are designed to rehabilitate residents to function at their highest potential, often enabling them to return home.


To provide a continuum of care, restorative programs are available. Specially trained staff provided services after skilled therapy is no longer indicated.


Professional Medical Services

Mark Twain Manor's commitment to excellent care begins with a highly qualified medical staff.

The entire staff participates in educational seminars and classes, which aid our goal of maintaining high standards of geriatric care.

We are aware that aging and it's related concerns can be stressful and a burden to the residents and their families. Communication is encouraged so we can provide well-being and comfort in a warm, caring environment. In order to assist with this, the following professional services are available:

Staff physician on call 24 hours a day Laboratory and X-ray services provided in-house
Licensed nurses on staff 24 hours a day IV therapy
Gero-psychiatrist consultant Tube feedings
Pharmaceutical services Wound management
Dental, podiatry and ophthalmology services provided in-house Restorative nursing programs





Social Services

At Mark Twain Manor, the resident's social and emotional needs are always in consideration. The Social Service Department provides several services to assure that these needs are met.

We go far beyond admissions and discharges. Our staff provides counseling with the family and resident on a variety of topics. We realize how difficult it is to deal with placement, financial decisions, advanced directives, health conditions, and future goals. Assistance is also provided in working with financial resources such as Medicare and Medicaid.

In addition to participating in the care plan meeting, we work with the resident in reaching the individualized goals and resolving concerns of the resident or family.

We serve as a liaison between the resident, the resident's family, and community to assure that the resident's rights are always upheld. You can be assured that our residents and their families are always treated with respect and kindness.

Assistance is also provided in working with financial resources such as Medicare and Medicaid.



At Mark Twain Manor, we provide a complete approach to rehabilitation. The individualized program is developed by a registered physical, occupational, or speech therapist in conjunction with the resident's physician.

As a skilled nursing facility, we can provide these services, which are usually reimbursed by Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B or a private insurance source if the resident has coverage.

The physical therapists assist residents in improving strength, endurance, and ambulatory skills. In addition, the physical therapist performs hydrotherapy, in conjunction with nursing and dietary, to provide a team approach to wound care.

The occupational therapist assist residents in regaining skills in activities of daily living, such as dressing, personal hygiene, or feeding skills. The therapists often use adaptive equipment in working with the residents, and the residents keep this equipment to use in their day-to-day activities.

The speech therapist assists residents in regaining language and swallowing skills.

All three therapies work hand-in-hand to provide a thorough approach to greater independence. In addition, all three therapies participate in planning to assure continuity of care among all departments.

Once a resident reaches the goals established by the therapists, specially trained restorative aids continue to work with the resident to maintain the highest level of functioning.

The goal of the facility is to ensure greater independence and to return home when possible.




11988 MARK TWAIN LANE BRIDGETON, MO 63044 314.291.8240