Person-Centered Philosophy

Individual Needs and Preferences

The Residents at Saint_John's On The Lake direct their own care by expressing individual needs and preferences – including those with diminished cognitive abilities.

Caregivers get to know the resident’s life history, personal accomplishments and preferences and help them retain more control over their own care. Our philosophy focuses on the strength and wellness of the individual.

Although the person-centered philosophy started at Saint_John's in the care neighborhoods, today it influences daily life throughout the entire senior living community.

"When I walked into the Central Tower lobby, I knew instantly that this was going to be our new home. Once my husband and I settled in, I was quickly introduced to a new volunteer opportunity: the library. Today, I lead a group of volunteers who process the many donated books. I also monitor funds to purchase new titles and started the Classics Book Group. It grew so large, it had to be split into morning and afternoon sessions."

Joan McCracken

"After nearly 40 years of VJS working with Saint_John's senior living community and planning on our move into this wonderful community, Judy and I are now here and living in the North Tower. The views from our windows and deck are breathtaking. We love watching the seasons change! We have wonderful neighbors and have found all the residents to be friendly, welcoming, and interesting. The staff is happy to do anything possible to make the resident’s lives excellent. Food is good! We are so happy to be here!"

Gary Jorgensen