Adult Child FAQ

Helping a parent or loved one make good decisions about their future living arrangements can be a daunting task – one for which you may not feel qualified. This Decision Guide is intended to help you analyze the major factors that impact a decision to a move to a community like Saint John’s On The Lake – lifestyle, future health care needs, financial security and overall safety and well-being.

The questions and answers will hopefully provide you with some of the information you need to introduce your parents or loved one to our community.

They say they’re not ready yet, but I’m seeing signs that they are?

Often you’re in the best position to know when a parent or loved one could benefit from making a move to a senior living community. You see the signs. Mom is lonely or Dad has become more forgetful.

Home maintenance is becoming an unmanageable burden and you are worried about their declining health and overall safety. A good starting point is a direct conversation with your parent or loved one to point out your concerns and discuss possible solutions openly.

As with all difficult conversations this is one grounded in love and genuine concern for their well-being.

The Sales & Marketing team at Saint John’s On The Lake is ready to provide you with the information you need to understand what our community can offer your parents or loved one.

Saint John’s On The Lake provides so much more than just a beautiful apartment home.

What will life be like for them at Saint John’s On The Lake?

Our person-centered philosophy empowers our residents to make the community their own and our LifeStreams Wellness Program is designed to meet the needs of the whole person offering programming for the emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual dimensions.

On campus, our events, performances, wellness initiatives and excursions offer a vital, active lifestyle in a health-conscious environment: art exhibits, Bridge, lectures, writing workshops, personal training, Tai Chi, gardening, woodworking and much more.

Our very own Museum of Wisconsin Art On The Lake and Uihlein Peters Art Gallery are region-wide cultural destinations. Plus our better view on life extends to the neighborhood surrounding Saint John’s.

Options abound for our residents with a variety of entertainment and cultural venues as well as day-to-day conveniences – many within easy walking distance. Residents can enjoy the Brady Street and North Avenue shopping and retail districts where they’ll find a variety of restaurants, pubs and boutiques.

The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is just a few steps away on Prospect Avenue and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Florentine Opera and the Milwaukee Theater Center are minutes away.

Residents can take a walk on Milwaukee’s lakefront where they can marvel at the works in the Milwaukee Art Museum, relax in Lake Park or be amazed by the watercraft at the Milwaukee Yacht Club.

What happens if their health needs change?

Saint John’s On The Lake is a continuing care retirement community which means it provides independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care on one campus. Both our Life Care Contract and Standard Contract include priority access to the higher levels of care should their health needs change.

The Life Care Contract provides unlimited guaranteed access to Canterbury Court, our assisted living neighborhood and/or Windsor and Stratford Court, our skilled care neighborhoods.

Under the Life Care Contract, even if their health status changes and they require additional care, their Monthly Fee stays virtually the same, except for the additional cost of meals. The cost of long-term care is expensive and can be unexpected.

The Life Care Contract provides peace of mind – knowing that their health care needs will be met at a predictable cost and in familiar surroundings by skilled caregivers.

What is unique about Life Care at Saint John’s?

We understand that conservation of your loved one’s available financial resources is of utmost importance.

The cost of long-term care is expensive and can be unexpected. The Life Care Contract provides peace of mind – knowing that your loved one’s health care needs will be met at a predictable cost and in familiar surroundings by skilled caregivers.

Under the Life Care Contract, Saint John’s offers a way to preserve assets and protect their estate by ensuring their Monthly Fee stays virtually the same regardless of their level of care.  (We say “virtually” because Monthly Fees increase, on average, a modest 3% per year. Residents who move to the assisted living (Canterbury) and skilled care (Windsor and Stratford) neighborhoods pay a fee for daily meals.  There is also a monthly State of Wisconsin mandated Bed Tax in skilled care.

Should I be concerned about their safety and security?

No. Saint John’s On The Lake staff provides 24-hour security for your parents or loved one.

The Resident Service Center at both the North Tower and South Tower entrances are staffed from 7 am – 9 pm daily after which the main entrances are locked and our Engineering Services staff provides security throughout the entire building overnight.

In addition, in each residence there is an emergency call system which, when activated, staff responds to 24-hours a day. This system also includes a daily well being check in for residents.

Finally, the community has a backup generator in the case of a power failure it will provide power for essential operating systems such has hallway lights and elevators.

Contact Us

You may have more questions about Saint John’s On The Lake so call us today at 414-831-7300 and allow us to answer them for you.

We’d also be happy to schedule a personal appointment with you and your parents or loved on and provide all of you with the opportunity to meet our best resource – some of our current residents who have already made the decision to move to Saint John’s On The Lake.