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Individuals in Peace Haven’s Light Assistance are lovingly supported in their independence and active spiritual growth. Christian Science nurses provide watchful, tender oversight and assistance in a safe family setting conducive to healing and regeneration. This setting can provide gentle reminders, guidance and light assistance with activities of daily living as needed. Care and oversight are provided by Christian Science nurses 24-hours a day. Delicious well-balanced meals are served in the dining room where a variety of activities are also offered each day. This setting allows the opportunity to share experiences and ideas with new friends. A private furnished room and bathroom are included, along with housekeeping and laundry service. Additional charges for personal care supplies or postage may be applied. Weekly hairdresser services, if desired, are billed separately. This setting is available at a four-week minimum, after a two-week trial visit. 


Regular contact with a Christian Science practitioner listed in the current issue of The Christian Science Journal is required. The Christian Science Nursing Department may require daily treatment for a patient in Light Assistance. The Christian Science Nursing Department will assess individual care needs to determine their care level.

Individuals who desire to be admitted in the Light Assistance setting are:

  • seeking a supportive environment, with an expectancy of healing

  • fully relying on Christian Science for healing and are committed to ongoing spiritual growth and progress

  • committed to daily Christian Science study

  • desiring to contribute to the spiritual atmosphere of home at Peace Haven

  • recognizing the importance of individual demonstration of normal activity

  • willing to participate in facility-sponsored activities


Joy, vitality, friendship, variety, and prayer are natural parts of daily activity. Informal Sunday and Wednesday church services are provided each week by volunteers from local Christian Science branch churches. Our Community of Healers group meets regularly in prayerful support of the community and world. We also enjoy accessing online Christian Science programming together. A variety of other group activities are offered, including daily group Bible Lesson reading, Botanical Garden presentations, travel slide shows, animal visits, hymn sings, and other activities provided through our Activities and Volunteer Manager. Occasional outings in the Peace Haven mini-bus may include drives through nearby Lone Elk Park, viewing Christmas lights, and visits to St. Louis attractions.


All who stay with us in Light Assistance are supported each day by the Christian Science nurses and staff with love and expectancy of healing, spiritual growth, and progress.



Light Assistance

Support is provided for generally independent individuals needing some oversight and assistance with personal care, bathing, getting dressed, and mobility, including gentle reminders and encouragement. All meals are served in the dining room.


Light Care

Support is provided to those needing more hands-on Christian Science nursing care with personal care, bathing, getting dressed, and mobility, including gentle reminders and encouragement. All meals are served in the dining room.

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