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

July 12, 2013

By Susan64127150

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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 The facility was clean, well-kept, although a little outdated and motel-like.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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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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About Summit of Uptown

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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