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- Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
- Activities Onsite
- Devotional Services Available
- Indoor Common Areas
- Meals Provided
- Aging in Place
- Nurses on Staff
- Podiatrist Available
- Physical Therapy Available
- Occupational Therapy Available
- Speech Therapy Available
- Complimentary Transportation
- Activities Offsite
- Outdoor Common Areas
- Beauty & Barber Services
- Pets Allowed
- No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
- No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors
- Wheelchair Accessible Showers
- Hospice Available
- Respite Available
- Resident Parking Available
- Male Residents Accepted
- Female Residents Only
- Doctor on Call
- Nurse on Call
- Homecare Onsite
- Dentist Available
Whitcomb Second Home
My loved one was well cared for up until her passing. We followed the suggestion to move her to the 2nd floor where the nurses station was as she was having issues on the 3rd floor apartment with falling and needing more assistance.
While the staff was in and out of my mom's apartment, nothing came up missing. Keep in mind, just like a hotel room, you don't keep valuables there.
Residents were very friendly and loved on her. Social activities abound but mom was refusing to use a wheelchair toward the end so her socializing was limited.
She started in a much smaller apartment which she promptly overfilled with furnishings so I would advise if you can afford it, to start with a larger apartment (which also has a larger bathroom.
Thank you to the staff for seeing my mom through to her homecoming and the great care you gave her while a resident there.
The Whitcomb is a good place for those who are completely independent and aware of their surroundings. They offer levels of care for those who need a bit more assistance as well as an occasional check in. However, this also means that staff are in and out of the residents rooms and have access to their belongings. There is a significant theft issue which goes unaddressed by management. The general staff is overall friendly but many of the "assistants" are on the job trained and payed poorly. This results in a big turn over. The Whitcomb rides on it's name and popularity however there are issues which they hope do not become public.
Very friendly residents, and a beautiful location!
Things have worked out very well at The Whitcomb for our loved one! The facility itself is located in a beautiful area overlooking Lake Michigan with a lot of nice areas for walks. What really struck us about The Whitcomb is how friendly all of the residents have been to our loved one! Every seemed eager to get to know the "new kid on the block", and she really seemed to enjoy all the attention!
I like it but she would not...
I like it but she would not be happy without a pet.
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In it's early years, The Whitcomb was a favored vacation retreat of presidents, entertainers, professional athletes, and the like. Today, it's V.I.P.s are southwest Michigan's most active and vibrant senior adults.
This affodable retirement community sits in the heart of St. Joseph's robust downtown proper, providing residents with front-row seats to shopping, parks, beaches, parades, concerts, festivals, sunsets on the lake, and more.
If you or someone you know could benefit from an independent living lifestyle free of yard work, home maintenance, and struggles in the kitchen, we welcome you to tour our senior housing, meet our joyful residents, and see for yourself why the care and service of The Whitcomb has earned it the title "Crown Jewel of the Midwest"!
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