The Whitcomb Senior Living Community

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

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509 Ship St., Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Call (800) 385-2527
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Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at The Whitcomb Senior Living Community. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Most of our residents are independent with an average age of 88. Residents enjoy downtown St. Joseph and the view of Lake Michigan from our front porch.

What programs or activities does The Whitcomb Senior Living Community offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Our facility has numerous activities including weekly social hours, movies, bingo. The Men's club meets monthly and many enjoy the weekly shopping trips.

What places are near The Whitcomb Senior Living Community or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

The Whitcomb is located in downtown St. Joseph, so the downtown area is right outside our front door. Lake Michigan is a short walk or just enjoy the view from our front porch.

What transportation services does The Whitcomb Senior Living Community offer to assisted living residents?

There are many public options that stop at our front door along with our Whitcomb bus that we use for trips, doctor appointments.

What makes the chef or dining program at The Whitcomb Senior Living Community exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our dining experience is provided by one of the largest and best Catering companies, CK Catering who also provide dining services to weddings that are held on our Veranda.

What safety features or security measures does The Whitcomb Senior Living Community offer to assisted living residents?

Along with our 24hr care staff, our receptionist is here 24hrs a day.

How does The Whitcomb Senior Living Community keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

The Whitcomb utilizes multiple avenues including Facebook, in facility postings and a mobile option that families can sign up to receive texts, emails or phone calls for events.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at The Whitcomb Senior Living Community during daytime and nighttime hours?

The ratio of care staff for our personal care residents is 3 to 1.

If The Whitcomb Senior Living Community accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

The Whitcomb currently does not allow pets, though many come to visit. We have a large covered area as part of our building along with a garden area overlooking the city Band Shell to enjoy the performances.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Our staff receive continuing training from our RN Director of Resident Care and our online training through Relias.

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at The Whitcomb Senior Living Community. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our independent residents enjoy the benefit of living in downtown St Joseph and the local stores and restaurants. Our building overlooks Lake Michigan with only a 10 minute walk to enjoy the local beaches.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Minutes walking to stores, restaurants, museums and Lake Michigan beaches.

What transportation services does The Whitcomb Senior Living Community offer to independent living residents?

Many of our residents have their own vehicles and The Whitcomb provides transportation with our bus along with the local services provided within the city which stop at our location.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

The building has a large living room which is used by the residents to relax, and is used for movie night, bingo, church services and large events such as our weekly social hour.

What safety features or security measures does The Whitcomb Senior Living Community offer to independent living residents?

All residents are communicated with three times daily and our reception is 24hrs.

Does The Whitcomb Senior Living Community work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

The Whitcomb does offer personal care services both as a monthly plan or "a la carte" as needed.

What safety features or security measures does The Whitcomb Senior Living Community provide to protect residents who wander?

Residents who need close monitoring reside on our Personal Care floor. Our front desk is monitored 24hrs and monitor access to the facility.

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Services and Amenities of The Whitcomb Senior Living Community

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  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $1720/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $1720/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

General

  • Resident Capacity: 132
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed
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About The Whitcomb Senior Living Community

The Whitcomb is a 4-Star Senior Living Community in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan. This affordable retirement community sits in the heart of St. Joseph's robust downtown, providing residents with front-row seats to shopping, parks, beaches, parades, concerts, festivals, sunsets on the lake, and more. At The Whitcomb you always have a choice of delicious, professionally prepared entrees from a menu that changes daily. Since no one knows what the future may bring, our residents enjoy peace of mind, knowing that their needs will be met should they face a health challenge.

Our 24-hour professional personal care staff is close at hand should the need arise. Regularly scheduled hearing and blood pressure checks, podiatry visits, eyeglass repair and more are routinely available. As well, onsite we provide three levels of healthcare, based on individual requirements.

  • (3) Restaurant-Style Meals per day
  • Utilities, including cable and WiFi on-site Hair Salon
  • Gift shop
  • Banking
  • Library
  • Chapel services
  • Fitness center
  • Recreation and craft rooms
  • Exercise programs
  • Low-cost in-house laundry service
  • Free self-serve laundry facility
  • Concerts
  • Educational seminars
  • Dances
  • Scheduled shopping trips

What Makes Us Special

Commanding a panoramic view above the Lake Michigan shoreline at the bend of the St. Joseph River, the Whitcomb Senior Living Community offers a location like no other. Combined with the many options in budget friendly apartment configurations and services, this is the premier place for seniors to call home.

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