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3980 Whispering Way SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5804
(616) 949-9500
Fax: (616) 588-5016
Services Offered:
Assisted Living, Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
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    Our ultimate goals are to instill in each community member an enthusiasm for life and to share our belief that a key component of living well is being well. LifeHOUSE communities are the only assisted living facilities in the area to practice the award winning Montessori-based Dementia Program, which focuses on an individual's strenghts and abilities, promotes the highest level of functioning possible, and improves overall quality of life. Our community is surrounded by natural beauty of fountains and ponds, yet Whispering Woods is located close to a major exit of I96, in one of the most prestigious addresses in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are only minutes from the hub of Grand Rapids with its scenic charm, thriving performing arts community, shopping, international cultural events, exscellent medical services, and eclectic cuisine offerings. We hope you consider sharing your life, your dreams, your passions, and your friendship with us here at Whispering Woods.
    All genders welcome
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided 8-24 hours per day
    Physician care by routine visit
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Catheter management
    Foot care
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Adult day care
    Massage therapy
    Mental health counseling
    Occupational therapy
    Physical therapy
    Support groups for patients
    Support groups for families and caregivers
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Do not sleep through the night
    Become disoriented
    Pace or rummage habitually
    Seek exits
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Staff-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Colostomy/urostomy care needs
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Management of a feeding tube
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinson's disease
    Tendency to fall
    Staff certifications and training:
    All staff are required to participate in monthly in-service training. Additional provided frequently as needed.
    Memory Care
    The entire facility is dedicated to the care of Alzheimer's and Dementia sufferers.
    Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
    Stage 1: no impairment
    Stage 2: very mild decline
    Stage 3: mild decline
    Stage 4: moderate decline
    Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
    Stage 6: moderately severe
    Stage 7: severe, late-stage
    Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
    Family members able to join at mealtime
    Family members able to participate in care plan
    Specially trained staff
    Safe wandering areas
    Regular assessments by interdisciplinary staff
    Environment that is easy to navigate
    Daily planned recreational and social activities
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Diminished abilities or stage of disease that would result in a transfer or discharge:
    If needed hospitalization for other physical ailments.
    Special care programs offered for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents:
    Montessori Adult Memory Loss Program
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    Rehabilitation care
    Pet Types Allowed
    No smoking is allowed on the premises
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour controlled access
    24 hour up and awake night staff
    Door alarms
    Emergency in-room call system
    Fire sprinkler system
    Fully fenced and gated facility
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Access to public transportation
    Resident parking
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Cable hook up
    Full-service kitchen
    Climate control or thermostat
    Private courtyard or patio
    Private telephone line
    Walk-in shower
    Wheelchair access
    Opened in:
    Number of residents: 107
    Dietary Options
    Ethnic meals
    Gluten-free meals
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Meals Provided
    Dining Styles
    Family style
    Buffet style
    Room service as needed
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Computer and internet access
    Designated family visiting area
    Guest dining
    Guest lodging
    Laundry room(s)
    Laundry service
    Maintenance director
    TV, media room, or theater
    Other recreational activities:
    Bingo, Table games, crafts, movies, parties, family events, Vespers, various denominational services, Bible Study, Montessori memory development activities, Wii tournaments, many off campus activities with our bus (The Independence), chats, exercise classes, bag meals for Kids Against Hunger, other public service activities, more and more....
    This facility caters to:
    1/4 of our campus is devoted to Alzheimer's/Dementia community members.
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Long term care insurance
    Private funds
    VA benefits
    Pet deposit required
    Pet deposit amount: $250
    Additional personal assistance fee required
    MI Adult Foster Care Large Group Homes
    License No. AL410007152
    Issued by Michigan Department of Human Services
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