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The Whitcomb Senior Living Community

(866) 826-8384

509 Ship St, Saint Joseph, MI


  • Assisted Living
  • Senior Community

Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
The Whitcomb Senior Living Community
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User Reviews

01/31/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Lakeland Hospital is less than one (1) mile at 1234 Napier Avenue.
This is a five star rated and considered the best in SW Michigan.
It is a not for profit operation.
Mercy Hospital two and a half miles is closed and for sale.

Description of The Whitcomb Senior Living Community in Saint Joseph, MI

Built In 1967 , Number of Beds : 260

The Whitcomb Senior Living Community, located in Saint Joseph, Michigan provides the following services: Assisted Living and Senior Community. The Whitcomb Senior Living Community has an average user review rating of 4 stars. Accommodations at The Whitcomb Senior Living Community, start at $9,350 a month. Note that there are no hospitals within a 10 miles distance. A more detailed description of the types of care for The Whitcomb Senior Living Community can be found here.

The Whitcomb Senior Living Community is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, The Whitcomb Senior Living Community is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

The Whitcomb is a 4-Star Senior Living Community in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan. 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 hotel-style 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. With apartments starting at just $900 per month plus meals, it pays to discover the Whitcomb difference. If you or someone you know could benefit from an independent lifestyle free of yard work, home maintenance, and struggles in the kitchen, we welcome you to tour our building, 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"!


Parking & Transportation
  • Access to Public Transportation Nearby
  • Transportation Provided by Facility
  • Resident Parking
  • Guest Parking
Community Services
  • Activity Director
  • Beautician/Barber
  • Chapel/Religious Services
  • Clubhouse/Meeting Rooms
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Garden
  • Guest Dining
  • Guest Lodging
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Room(s)
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Maintenance Director
  • Billiards/Pool Room
  • Storage
  • TV/Media Room
Dining Options
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Restaurant Style
  • Buffet Style
  • Room Service as Needed
  • Gluten-Free
  • Low Sugar
  • Low Sodium
  • Vegetarian
  • 24 Hour Controlled Access
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Emergency In-Room Call System
  • Fire Sprinkler System
Personal Assistance
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Foot Care
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Behavioral Support
  • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
  • Becomes Disoriented (e.g. Sundown Syndrome)
  • Paces or Rummages Habitually
  • Seeks exit or Tries to Leave
  • Wanders
  • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
Special Health Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Support with Oxygen
  • Broken Bones
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
  • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Tendency To Fall
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Oral Medication
On-Site Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Support Groups for Families or Caregivers