DISCOVER BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR LUTHERAN HOME
Beautiful Savior is a Christian-faith-based non-profit that is a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod). For more than three decades, we have been a family centered community that strives to provide high quality, compassionate senior care at our Licensed Skilled Nursing and Licensed Assisted Living facilities. Here, seniors enjoy an inspirational and enriching lifestyle filled with activities and amenities to enhance each day.
Our Belton, Missouri senior living home offers affordable long-term care with spacious residences in a peaceful setting that is minutes away from major interstates. We also offer specialized rehabilitation therapy services, supportive end-of-life hospice care assistance, and welcoming respite care on campus as well.
The History of Our Wonderful Lutheran Home
The miracle that is Beautiful Savior started in the 1950s. It was the vision of a few individuals who were devoted to the idea of a nursing home that provided residents with a safe, secure, caring, loving, and spiritual environment. As volunteers at “old folks homes,” they were disturbed by the conditions in which seniors were living. They saw a need for a place where seniors could live independently from their families, maintain their dignity, and enjoy fulfilling lives while receiving elderly care as needed. To raise funds for their vision, they cleaned houses, assisted with estate sales, rummage sales, bake sales, raffles, card parties, luncheons, or any project they could.
Mary Anderson became an active participant of this group in 1952. She was relentless in her efforts to convince the Lutheran Church of the need for a Missouri senior care home such as she envisioned Beautiful Savior to be. She worked tirelessly along with others in an effort to make the dream become a reality…and on her birthday in 1978, it finally did. April 2nd was the official dedication day at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Home—a very special time for those who were so committed to bringing this idea to life.
For the next 22 years, Mary was the administrator of Beautiful Savior; but due to health reasons, she stepped down from her role in April of 2000. After her retirement, Mary continued to work at Beautiful Savior for a number of years, even as she battled cancer. She eventually became a resident herself in January of 2008, up until her passing on May 26, 2008. Mary will always be remembered as the guiding light who helped this beautiful place come to be.
Today, Mary’s daughter, Brenda Buford, proudly carries on her mother’s legacy with active involvement serving Beautiful Savior. As her life’s passion continues, we have grown to house a 126-bed skilled senior care center and a 50-bed assisted living center with a wide range of services that provide area seniors the comfortable and rewarding life they deserve.