Mother of Good Counsel Home is a skilled nursing facility in St. Louis, Missouri, where residents receive loving and professional 24-hour nursing care. Since 1932, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George have answered God’s call to “make God’s merciful love visible in our service.” In partnership with the Home’s dedicated staff, the Sisters are committed to creating a joy-filled environment for residents and their families; a true home where residents feel safe and secure, and are respected and loved.
Our residents enjoy spacious, bright rooms, personalized with their own furniture and furnishings. Even as residents may move from independence to greater dependency on others, they can remain in their original room, served by the staff they have come to know. This continuity extends to our staff, 40% of whom have worked at the Home for 10 or more years. Our strong daytime resident-to-nursing staff ratio of 7-to-1 and well-qualified nursing staff ensure attentiveness and dedication to safety. We are committed to maintaining a healthy and pleasant environment for all. The Home’s safety awards and positive compliance ratings from the State of Missouri attest to our level of excellence.
Are special diets available? Can we have snacks in the room?
Special diets are prepared by our dietary staff according to physician's orders. Snacks from home are encouraged, but please consult with a nurse on the floor before doing so.
Are residents able to attend daily Mass?
All residents can attend daily Mass in our Chapel. Residents who are unable to go to the Chapel can listen to the Mass on loudspeakers which are on all three floors. A Sister distributes Holy Communion to residents who would like to receive the Eucharist.
Do you accept Medicare or Medicaid?
At this time, we are a private pay only facility. However, if your loved one qualifies, we can pursue other financial avenues such as Long-Term Care insurance and Veterans' benefits. The possibilities can be discussed on a one-on-one basis with our Administrator or Financial Director.
How often does the doctor visit? Can we keep our physician?
Our doctors visit monthly. If you prefer to keep your own doctor, arrangements for transportation are made by the family or responsible party.
"Thank you for helping Mom maintain her dignity. Thank you for the nourishing meals and her clean room. Thank you for the bed baths and for keeping her clean and fresh, for the special attention to her hair, for adding a necklace to her wardrobe in celebration of a special occasion, for your loving words and gestures, and for your patience. Thank you for praying with her and for her and for offering comfort."
Sandy Koerber Felt
"You have cared for several loved ones in our family over the last 20 years. You have assured their comfort, offering the utmost compassion and kindness. Two grandparents, two close family friends and one parent have all received your dedicated care. There is so much involved in caring for a resident; financial, administrative, medical, personal needs, spiritual needs and food. I’m sure I’m missing many more. This is why your dedication is invaluable."
John and Jeannie Mertens
"Thank you so much for all your love, care, and support during my Dad's stay at MOGCH. You are all truly special and have made a difficult time more bearable. We love you all."
Loraine Sheahan and Family
"You all took such excellent care of my husband, Frank, and I’m most grateful. Knowing this allowed me to sleep at night."
Please come visit us. Mother of Good Counsel Home is easily accessed from I-70, I-170 and I-270. The central business district of Clayton (20 minutes), the campus of the University of Missouri - St. Louis (5 minutes) and Lambert - St. Louis International Airport (10 minutes) are all close by. Please schedule a visit to explore the resident options we offer.