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The Whitcomb Senior Living Community

509 Ship St
Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1118
(269) 983-2513
Fax: (269) 983-3163
Services Offered:
Independent Living
  • Independent Living
  • Independent Living
  • Eligibility
    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"!
    All genders welcome
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided 8-24 hours per day
    Contract for on-call physician care
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Foot care
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Massage therapy
    Occupational therapy
    Physical therapy
    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
    Health Condition Care
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Broken bones
    Developmental disabilities
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Heart disease or heart failure
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Tendency to fall
    Staff certifications and training:
    Staff CPR Trained
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    Rehabilitation care
    No pets 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
    Emergency in-room call system
    Fire sprinkler system
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Access to public transportation
    Transportation provided by facility
    Resident parking
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Cable hook up
    Climate control or thermostat
    Private telephone line
    Wheelchair access
    Opened in:
    This facility is a residential home
    Number of residents: 260
    Dietary Options
    Gluten-free meals
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Meals Provided
    Dining Styles
    Restaurant style
    Buffet style
    Room service as needed
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Clubhouse or meeting rooms
    Computer and internet access
    Gym and/or fitness center
    Guest dining
    Guest lodging
    Laundry room(s)
    Laundry service
    Maintenance director
    Billiards or pool room
    TV, media room, or theater
    Other recreational activities:
    Overlooks Lake Michigan, walk to beach, across street from quaint downtown shopping, parks, restaurants within 1 block, lake & sunset views, music bandshell across street, gated parking lot, onsite banking, onsite physical/occupational therapist office, onsite nursing staff 16 hours each day, bible studies, exercise classes, bingo nights, movie nights, big band dances, educational seminars, card game clubs, championship golf course opening Spring 2009, etc.
    This facility caters to:
    Many veterans & retired teachers live at the Whitcomb.
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Long term care insurance
    Private funds
    Damage or security deposit required
    Additional personal assistance fee required
    Nursing care fee required
    Nursing care fee amount: $1300
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