Summit of Uptown

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

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10 North Summit Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Summit of Uptown (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Summit of Uptown

June 17, 2016

By D660032

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Summit of Uptown was OK in general, but there were complaints about the help. My sister-in-law had 24-hour help from three different people, and they run short of help. The food varied, but it seemed the longer we were there, the food didn't seem to be that good. They kept the place very clean. The residents seemed to be well dressed and very nice. The room was pretty good and not that big but nice and had a little refrigerator. They did the best they could to help. They had a place where you could watch television or read, plus bingo and movie nights. They have a very bad underground parking garage.

May 04, 2015

By Caring105866250

I visited this facility

I think the Summit of Uptown is a perfect fit for my mom because she has to go to assisted living. We feel that it is a perfect fit because she can eat with the independent people. I know a lot of places in assisted living don’t dress so well, and they don't seem friendly. Here they dress up real nice, and my mom will be able to socialize with a lot of the people in the assisted living. She is waiting for a one-bedroom which has a nice size bedroom, living room, and bathroom. It looks like a very clean and well-kept place. I have tried eating there, and the food was very good. The dining setup was beautiful, and it was not depressing at all. So many places I just felt that it would be depressing for my mom, but this was not at all. They have the normal things like bingo, ceramics, and exercise programs.

June 26, 2014

By Anne36

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father is in The Summit. I visited him last week, and he likes it a lot. It is close to a library, a shopping center, and a movie theater, and it's right in downtown. It is three or four minutes from my stepbrother and stepsister's house. Lovely people work there, and he is happy there. His transition was pretty much flawless. I noticed some activities going on when I visited him, but I don't know what the activities are. He enjoys the social aspect. He enjoys sitting on porch and talking, seeing people in the elevator, and going down to the common area. Even in the common area on his floor, he likes to hang out there and talk to people.

January 27, 2014

By Caring67893450

I visited this facility

The whole atmosphere for The Summit of Uptown was clean and nice. The people when I visited there was friendly. The place is fairly large with many activities going on like shopping, excursions, movies, and they have card nights. The rooms were of average size and pretty comfortable for one person. It's clean, freshly painted, and carpeted. We ate there and the food was pleasant. Overall, it was a nice facility.

July 12, 2013

By Susan64127150

I visited this facility

We went to visit Summit of Uptown when we looked for a place for my parents. The amenities were not as nice or complete as the other place we had been to. There were a lot of things in the plans but not on site as far as activities or common areas were concerned. We were told during the tour that they had plans to do this and that but we did not see anything at the time. The facility was clean, well-kept, although a little outdated and motel-like. The staff were pleasant and helpful to work with, we had no complaints with them. The food was decent.

February 03, 2012

By Social Wk Care Mngr

I visited this facility

Formerly known as "Summit Square", this uptown Park Ridge facility provides assisted living and independent living. The location is great for walking to shops, to the library, and to the Trader Joe's next door. It is also almost next to the Metra line. Being in the fairly urban setting, outdoor space is somewhat limited; however, there is an in-ground pool with a patio that is open for residents, weather permitting. There are many spacious, pleasant, and nicely decorated common areas on the main level and lower level of the facility. There are also smaller sitting areas interspersed on the residential floors. It is always very clean, neat and well maintained by a fastidious housekeeping staff. Some of the building has been entirely renovated and those apartments are notably upscale in finishes and fixtures. The older part of the building is nice, just not as polished. Apartments are available in a number of configurations at different price points. Natural light varies depending on location within the building. The food is above average to excellent and served cafeteria style in a large pleasant dining room. Lots of creative and appropriate outings and activities are on the Summit calendar including trips to local restaurants. Care provided by the assisted living staff is kind, compassionate, and caring. Staffing levels are usually good though sometimes residents will have wait times for assistance. The rate of staff turnover seems somewhat less than average for this type of setting, perhaps because the Summit is family owned and operated. The private pay costs are reasonable and well within industry standards.
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Independent Living Reviews for Summit of Uptown

October 02, 2021

By AJoanB

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

My mom has been living at the Summit for approx 10 years. Over the years she has formed some wonderful relationships with other residents, but, also with staff and management. The current folks have been amazing. Extremely responsive and helpful. From management to dining room staff to facilities personnel to health care professionals...all have been the best. I am especially appreciative of the Summit's response to the Covid crisis. From the early days, when no one knew what to do, to the current model they have in place, I have always felt that they were striving to quickly do what was right to keep everyone safe.

Provider Response

We're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your mom's experience here at Summit of Uptown. We sincerely thank you for the positive review, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

October 02, 2021

By Linda R

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

My parents both live here in a one bedroom deluxe and have different needs as they grow older. The rooms in Independent living are spacious and have an at- home feel with full kitchen and washer and dryer. The facility has an in house driver that is a life saver. He takes or picks them up from anywhere within five miles which makes them feel very independent. The dining room has the highlighted dishes for viewing so they can literally see what they would like as you know reading can be a challenge as one gets older. I just can’t say enough about the staff (management, front desk, kitchen and event planners) as they really love what they do and they really care about each of the residents. They have improved the facility by attaining input from the residents. They don’t just listen, they act. It is a smaller community, they know everyone by name and they look out for each of them. It is truly a family feel. Care in the Home is a supplemental healthcare providers in house that can give showers and meds for a fee to your loved ones. They too are very personable, thoughtful and caring. Plus the location is amazing! They can sit on the veranda and watch concerts across the street (pre-covid), walk across the street to the library or trader Joes. You have everything you need in walking distance or Ike will drive you there safely. As you can see, i highly recommend The Summit, as I looked around at many places before we chose, and for the price, the Summit offered the most and were willing to let my parents test it for a month as moving from a house to a retirement community is a huge decision, so the trial period was extremely helpful for them to realize this was not a nursing home, that it could be their new home. This new home has resources to help them enjoy life as most of their needs are all under one roof now. This move has been a blessing for them and for our family as we are all a team making their life full and meaningful. It is worth a tour - see for yourself.

Provider Response

Hi Linda, thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful feedback - we will happily share them with the team at Summit of Uptown! We strive to deliver an excellent care, and are glad you found this to be the case during your parents' experience. If you have further needs or questions, please reach out!

October 01, 2021

By AIA

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

My mother has been a resident in Independent Living for over 4 years. The most recent renovations are really beautiful, inside and out. Some of the apartments have better layouts and are more spacious than offerings at other nearby properties, so it’s worth asking for what you want. The Summit’s location can’t be beat - it’s within walking distance of everything. Nice community of friendly residents and helpful staff. Caregiver services are available, and have really been a lifesaver for her when she’s needed it.

Provider Response

Hi Aia, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! If you have any further questions, please give us a call. We're always happy to help! Take care!

September 30, 2021

By Sal B

I am/was a resident of this facility

This was the best place recommended to me and my family in this area. The staff is superb. The proximity to everything is phenomenal. The rooms are a decent size.

Provider Response

Hi, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you; we are more than happy to help!

September 27, 2021

By Harlow W

I visited this facility

Terrible, terrible phone system. Sometimes the automated switchboard rings and rings and doesn’t connect so we have to call the front desk. At other times the front desk doesn’t answer the phone. Residents complain about uninspired and tasteless food choices. Housekeeping could be significantly better at times. I wouldn’t want to be lodged here when I’m older.

Provider Response

Hi Harlow, it's upsetting to hear that you did not receive the top-notch service we strive to provide. Your feedback helps us improve, so thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. If you are willing, please give us a call so we can discuss your experience further. Thank you.

July 23, 2018

By Phoebe

I visited this facility

Summit of Uptown was very pleasant and I liked the location. It's really nice and has well-appointed furniture. It's right down in the heart of town and less than half a block from the train station and a huge library. It's really well-lit right outside, so if you're outside, you don't have to fear walking around in the dark. It's just more expensive than the other places. The person who showed me around was quite helpful. She showed me the results of some art that they were going to be distributing around the village. They're quite active.

October 24, 2015

By Martin17

I visited this facility

The location of The Summit is great, it’s right in downtown Park Ridge which is very convenient. It’s a converted hotel, so the rooms are very small, and they have long corridors. They remodelled everything so it looks very good. They have a driver that can take you to places.
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Memory Care Reviews for Summit of Uptown

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Questions about Summit of Uptown

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

- Relias training - Ongoing dementia training including Dementia Live experience

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Summit of Uptown. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

• On average, our residents are in their mid 80’s. • AL residents enjoy group discussion- they like to tell stories about their younger years • Residents also enjoy playing Bingo and group support sessions

What programs or activities does Summit of Uptown offer to enrich residents' well-being?

We provide residents an engaged lifestyle based on six areas of engagement including arts & education, deep connections, health & wellness, purposeful living, recreation & leisure, and spiritual journey.

What places are near Summit of Uptown or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

• The Summit of Uptown is located right in the heart of Park Ridge downtown area • Residents enjoy grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s (located next to the Summit), a variety of restaurants, Starbuck’s coffee, Park Ridge Library, Hinkley Field Park all within walking distance of the community

What transportation services does Summit of Uptown offer to assisted living residents?

The Summit offers residents transportation services using our own bus and car to medical appointments and off-site activities.

What makes the chef or dining program at Summit of Uptown exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

• Dining at the Summit is exceptional due to our chef and his team being extremely active in listening to resident needs and catering to them through a monthly dining committee. Many members of the dining team have been at Summit for 10 years • The Summit offers a variety of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner most “cooked from scratch” • Our dining team offers vegetarian options

What safety features or security measures does Summit of Uptown offer to assisted living residents?

• Video surveillance throughout the building • On-site staff 24/7 including nursing and concierge • Exits are equipped with alarms • Residents are offered emergency pendants

How does Summit of Uptown keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

• Staff updates resident families in a variety of ways: - Phone calls - Email - Staff uses “Sagely” – an application which families can use through their phone and on a computer that keeps them informed on their loved ones on a daily basis, they can view the activities residents have participated in, pictures of them, and other events they’ve participated in throughout the day - The Summit also provides visits for families and residents in AL through a glass protector, using a headset and microphone to communicate

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Summit of Uptown during daytime and nighttime hours?

- During the day, 2 CNA’s per 15 residents and 1 RN - Nighttime- 1 LPN and 2 CNA’s night shift 10 pm-6 am

If Summit of Uptown accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

- Pets are allowed at the Summit for an additional one-time fee - The Summit has great outdoor areas such as a multi-level patio and a courtyard that are closed from the outside

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

- Staff receives continuous Relias Training - Monthly in-services

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Summit of Uptown. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

- Average age is in the mid-80’s - Residents enjoy Wii Bowling, Bridge, Movies, Arts and crafts, trivia, brain puzzles, and bingo. Men’s Club, armchair travels, and Intergenerational programs

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

• The Summit of Park Ridge is located right in the heart of Park Ridge downtown area • Residents enjoy grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s (located next to the Summit), a variety of restaurants, Starbuck’s coffee, Park Ridge Library, Hinkley Field Park all within walking distance of the community

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Summit of Uptown has organized?

Cantigny Park, Rivers Casino, Hollywood Casino

What transportation services does Summit of Uptown offer to independent living residents?

Bus and car - available Mon-Fri and occasional weekends

What makes the chef or dining program at Summit of Uptown exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

• Dining at the Summit is exceptional due to our chef and his team being extremely active in listening to resident needs and catering to them through a monthly dining committee. Many members of the dining team have been at Summit for 10 years • The Summit offers a variety of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner most “cooked from scratch” • Our dining team offers vegetarian options

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

- Multi-level outdoor patio - Courtyard - Movie Theater - Hair/nail salon - Fitness room - Event Center - Card Area - Art Area - TV game area

What safety features or security measures does Summit of Uptown offer to independent living residents?

- Video surveillance throughout the building - 24/7 on-site staff available including nursing and concierge - Emergency pendants

If Summit of Uptown accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

- Pets are allowed at the Summit for an additional one-time fee - The Summit has great outdoor areas such as a multi-level patio and a courtyard that are closed from the outside

Does Summit of Uptown work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Care in the Home provides IL residents with care as needed 24/7 and are located on-site

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

- Day time 2 CNA’s , 1 RN and 1 MC director - Night time – 2 overnight CNA’s and 1 LPN (shared between MC and AL)

What safety features or security measures does Summit of Uptown provide to protect residents who wander?

- Camera system throughout the building - Door alarms - 24/7 staff present in the building- nursing/ concierge

What programs or activities does Summit of Uptown offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

We provide residents an engaged lifestyle based on six areas of engagement including arts & education, deep connections, health & wellness, purposeful living, recreation & leisure, and spiritual journey. -IN2L – “It’s never too late” program that specializes in individualizing activities for residents based on their interests and needs - Exercise programs - Sing-a-long programs - Art programs

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

MC Director, residents are assessed upon move-in, 30 days after move-in, every 6 months, and when there are noticeable changes

What techniques does Summit of Uptown use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

- Constant cueing - Assistance in feeding as needed - Re-direction - We believe in “Dining with dignity” and we offer special meals, prepared in a unique way for individuals that require a special diet i.e. puree foods

How does Summit of Uptown keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

• Staff updates resident families in a variety of ways: - Phone calls - Email - Staff uses “Sagely” – an application which families can use through their phone and on a computer that keeps them informed on their loved ones on a daily basis, they can view the activities residents have participated in, pictures of them, and other events they’ve participated in throughout the day - The Summit also provides visits for families and residents through a glass protector, using a headset and microphone to communicate

Describe the neighborhood around Summit of Uptown. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

The Summit of Uptown is located right in the heart of Park Ridge downtown area

Is Summit of Uptown affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

While there is no affiliation, the closest hospital to the community is Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge

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Services and Amenities of Summit of Uptown

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Languages

  • English

Range of services

  • Occupational Therapy
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ALL ASSISTED LIVING PACKAGES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING

  • STUDIO OR BEDROOM APARTMENT
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  • HREE NUTRITIOUS MEALS DAILY
  • HOUSEKEEPING AND FRESH TOWELS EVERY WEEKDAY
  • WEEKLY CHANGE OF BED LINENS AND PERSONAL LAUNDRY SERVICE
  • UTILITIES, EXCEPT PHONE, INCLUDING BASIC CABLE TV
  • ROUTINE MAINTENANCE SERVICE
  • TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
  • ACTIVITY AND RECREATION PROGRAM
  • PROFESSIONAL ASSISTED LIVING STAFF AVAILABLE 24 HOURS
  • LIFELINE EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM

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