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The Admiral at the Lake

929 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

(855) 798-2040 (Caring Family Advisor™)

4.5

(15 reviews)

Offers Continuing Care Communities, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, and Memory Care

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Reviews of The Admiral at the Lake in Chicago, Illinois

4.5

(15 reviews)

  • Facility

    4.5

  • Staff

    4.0

  • Food

    4.5

  • Activities

    4.3

  • Value

    3.0

Ruth.36

5

July 14, 2024

I visited this facility

We went to The Admiral at the Lake for a tour. It's wonderful. Their staff was wonderful. Everything was great. I tried their food, and it was very good. They have a chef. I think it is a first-rate, first-class place. They have skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living, and independent living. It's beautiful. They have outdoor gardens where you can walk, and they have a library. It's quite lovely. We attended a concert there given by the concertmaster at the Chicago Symphony.

Provider Response

Ruth, we are so appreciative of this kind feedback surrounding your visit to our community. Your comments highlight many of the things we pride ourselves here at The Admiral, including our delicious food options, engaging activities, lovely gardens and common spaces, and most importantly, our high-quality care for our residents. Please come visit us again soon. Take care!

ChiLaura

5

May 13, 2021

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My parents moved into a lovely 2 bedroom apartment 4 years ago and have enjoyed the amenities of The Admiral at the Lake. The food is excellent, the staff are wonderful and the other residents are truly amazing people who have had significant impact in their careers and are continuing to be engaged in their many communities. There are activities of interest to ANYone, excellent exercise facilities, access to good doctors and great connections with the outside community. The staff were amazingly supportive and helped us made a difficult decision to move mom to the Harbors (the Skilled Nursing area). Mom has been very well cared for and kept safe during the pandemic. Of course separation during Covid was very difficult, but we were able to zoom at least 2-4 times a week and staff were very accommodating. I highly recommend the Admiral at the Lake for anyone seeking a wonderful community for graceful aging.

Michael G Chicago

1

May 7, 2021

Other

Not a good place. My mother lived here for three years. Things were ok in independent living but when she began to slip cognitively and they became “concerned,” things got worse. I don’t think they knew what to do with a resident who wasn’t sedentary. In my opinion they weren’t adequately staffed or trained. I tried to work proactively with the staff but it was a frustrating waste of time and I usually only heard from them when it was bad news. Then they blindsided me with her expulsion and I had to scramble to relocate her during COVID. Their board of directors didn’t take any meaningful action when I shared our experience. The Admiral staff and even a few board members are now posting misleading positive reviews of the community on other sites without disclosing their affiliation, which says a lot about their lack of shame, honesty and character. I hugely regret convincing my mom to move to this place. I sincerely hope no other family experiences what we did. No one deserves to be treated the way my mom was.

Betsy G. R.

5

February 24, 2018

I am/was a resident of this facility

My parents were residents of the "old" Admiral. When the new replacement facility opened in 2012, I was among the first to move in. The apartments are beautiful. Most - but not all- have balconies. There are over thirty different floor plans. Each unit has its own washer and dryer. Stove, fridge, dishwasher, disposal and microwave included. Free wi-fi. Attached parking. Expensive move-in fee, much of which is refundable to resident's estate. Monthly fees include continental breakfast every day, plus theoretically one meal per day. A lot of flexibility in how you spend your meal allowance, however...so in reality you can plan easily to allocate it to cover more meals. Additional meals billed to you with your assessments, at a reasonable rate. Great people, attentive staff, wide variety of programs. Extensive library; pool; fitness center and instructors; art studio, theater. Chorus, Play-reading groups, trips, gardening, movies, life-long-learning, bridge, woodshop and more. Activities are planned by residents, so many interests are accommodated.

Sandra055050

5

March 27, 2017

I visited this facility

The Admiral at the Lake is very upscale. I am going to be 75, and I have money, but I don’t have the money to get into the Admiral. A 1-bedroom is half a million, and it is spacious and everything. I think the people who got the bargain were the ones who came in on the ground floor when they were just building it. For the rest of us, who had come in 5 or 6 years later, it is beyond my financial ability to go in. It is very well-maintained, very crisp and clean, and everything goes at right angles. If you can afford it, it is like a Rolls Royce.

Susan472781

5

February 23, 2017

I visited this facility

We like The Admiral, and we thought that was a good place -- lots of light and very pretty facility. It had just about everything with the other facility, but the other facility's location was better for us. The food was very good, and there were plenty of activities. The residents all seemed very happy, and the staff seemed very professional, friendly, and competent.

AnnetteINCGL

5

May 11, 2016

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom is at The Admiral at the Lake. It is very good. What I like about it is that it doesn't have the 'nursing home' feel to it. It is more of a residential place even though my mom is in a skilled nursing. They have very good staff. The food is outstanding. The whole setup is actually the best.

RB3

5

December 22, 2015

I visited this facility

I thought The Admiral at the Lake was wonderful and beautiful, but it was too costly for me. The staff was tremendous. I loved this place, but I just couldn’t afford it. It was like a lovely hotel. They offered everything from shopping to trips to the opera and symphony. It really was wonderful.

Caring113925650

5

October 23, 2015

I visited this facility

The Admiral seemed like a nice place, right by a lake, but very expensive. The room is gorgeous, ample, and very well-equipped. They have all kinds of activities for the people there so they can stay busy. They even have their own bus.

Wanda23

3

March 25, 2015

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Admiral at the Lake is an expensive place. I have a very dear friend that lives there, and I didn't care for that one. I did not like the layout of the apartments, and every apartment has at least one balcony. Some of the apartments have three balconies, and that was really important to my friend, but I don't care for balconies. They offer a lot of activities, but my friend is not one for a lot of activities.

Martha26

5

March 7, 2015

I visited this facility

The Admiral is a little cheaper, and the apartments are a little bigger. The people at the Admiral are friendly. They have immediate access to the lake front which is something we would enjoy. They have a very nice group of current residents. They also have a lot of activities going on there. I had dinner there. They have a vegetarian entrée every meal which is very convenient for us. The staff seemed to be enjoying themselves too. It seems to be a very pleasant atmosphere, but we just wanted a continuing care facility.

Gwen11

5

August 7, 2014

I visited this facility

The Admiral is in a great location in Chicago. It’s expensive because of the location. It was beautiful and new. They have everything, the amenities were unbelievable. I was also there for a program they’re offering to the public. They’re very nice.

Caring357

5

June 12, 2013

I visited this facility

The Admiral was a brand new facility. They're continuing care facilities wherein you can move from independent living to assisted living, etc. However, you have to pay a huge deposit and then you still have to pay your monthly payment. That's not affordable to middle-income people like me.

commercesd

5

July 11, 2011

I visited this facility

We found ourselves checking out the The Admiral at the Lake facility to find a place for our uncle to live. He has mild dementia and limited ambulatory ability, so we really needed to find a place that could accommodate that. Everyone at the facility was very friendly. The entire place was clean and well maintained. We could see by the staff that our uncle's needs could be met there; they were all very caring and kind. Each person seemed to really like their job, which is very important to us. The fabulous location is very near the lake, and our uncle really likes that. We will all be able to visit our uncle easily here, which is also an important bonus. There is plenty of entertainment and we could see that the staff and residents enjoyed interacting with each other during various board games. There is also a lot of outside visiting to art museums, book events and other stimulating cultural activities. We were served food that could easily be mistaken for that served in a five star restaurant; it was that good. The thing that really stood out about this facility was its spacious layout. The rooms and apartments were all equipped with the latest technology, but still had a homey feel. The views of Lake Michigan were truly gorgeous. The many amenities, including their onsite health and wellness program seems first rate. The overall lifestyle of this facility were truly remarkable. In fact, we were commenting that WE would like to live there!

BevDivision

4

June 22, 2011

I am a friend or relative of resident

I try to visit all my friends and family members who reside in homes as much as possible. I dropped in last week to see a friend who just loves seeing me. After having had some lunch with my family, I went to see him. He was in the middle of a bath so I waited in the hallway. The staff was kind to him which is always nice to see. Shortly after, we hung out and watched some television. We usually enjoy watching our favorite TV shows together. A staff member came in and asked if everything was okay. She seemed quite attentive. After about a couple of hours, I left. But I went back the next day.

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Services and Amenities of The Admiral at the Lake in Chicago, Illinois

Transportation & Shopping

  • General Transportation Services

Room Amenities

  • Kitchen Appliances In Unit
  • Cable/Satellite In Unit
  • Wifi/Internet In Unit

Therapies

  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy/Rehabilitation

Personal Care

  • Meal Preparation

Languages

  • English spoken

Fitness & Wellness Programs

  • Fitness & wellness facilities/equipment
  • Salon Services

Inside Amenities

  • Computer Room
  • Cable/Satellite TV in Common Area
  • Entertainment Venues

Health Services

  • Memory Care
  • Medication Reminders
  • Skilled Nursing

Aquatic Amenities

  • Hot Tub Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Parking Options

  • Parking Lot

Outside Amenities

  • Garden

Additional Amenity Information

  • Features: Library, Media room/theater, 24-hour emergency call system. IL: Washer and dryer in every residence
  • Range Of Services: linen service

Financing & Payment Options

  • Accepts Insurance

Staff Training & Qualifications

  • Staff trained in memory care
  • Staff trained in Medication Management

Housekeeping & Maintenance

  • Housekeeping Services
  • Laundry Services
  • Linen Services

Games Hobbies & Recreation

  • Facilitated Field Trips/Outings
  • Arts & Crafts Activities/Programs

Dining

  • Communal Dining

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