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Melody Living Lake in the Hills

525 Harvest Gate Rd, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
9.6
Review Score
31 reviews

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Eric P - Family/friend
5.0
Greatly exceeded our highest hopes

After my father's death we wanted my mother to be closer to us. She suffered from progressive dementia and needed care on virtually every level. We heard about Melody Living and decided to investigate. We wanted to be sure that her care would be good as her former residence. We visited the facility and found it to be a beautiful and functional design while emphasizing comfort and safety for the residents. After interviewing management and observing activities and daily life there, we decided to give it a try. We felt good about it immediately and even better with each day. We realized that Melody Living was not just simply as good as her former residence, it was measurably better. Management worked with her in the most caring fashion and found solutions to her numerous challenges rather than ignoring issues or passing them off on the family. This resulted in a marked improvement in her quality of life. It is an incredibly well run organization from top to bottom.... Read more

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About the facility Melody Living Lake in the Hills

Senior Independent Living in Lake in the Hills IL Melody Living Lake in the Hills - Independent Living is Now Open! ​ Senior residents in the Lake in the Hills community can enjoy the luxury lifestyle comforts of independent living at Melody Living Lake in the Hills. Start each day off right with ample opportunities and access to amenities that are sure to create a Life in Harmony™. ​Enjoy chef-prepared onsite dining in our community restaurant (https://www.melodylivinglith.com/dining.html) , transportation services, a state-of-the-art fitness center, relax and rejuvenate in our onsite spa and salon, treat yourself to a movie in our theater, kick back in one of our lounge areas, or gather together with friends and visiting loved ones in any one of our common areas or community life rooms. Independent living at Melody Living means that each of our residents can enjoy living life to the fullest, at their own pace while we take care of the little things like laundry, maintenance, landscaping, cleaning, and security services.

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Senior Living Options Offered

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Amenities at Melody Living Lake in the Hills

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
High Acuity Care
Medication Management
Non-Ambulatory Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services

Meals & Dining

Gluten-free
Low / No Sodium
No Sugar
Organic

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground Floor Units

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Resident Parking Available
Uncovered Parking

Pets

Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Butterfly garden / Hummingbird garden
Private Bath
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Fitness Center
Jacuzzi
Movie or Theater Room

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Enclosed Courtyard
Indoor Walking Paths

Languages spoken

English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Catholic Services
Other Religious Services

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9.6
Review Score
31 reviews

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9.6

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4 star

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A Place for Mom has scored Melody Living Lake in the Hills with 9.6 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 19 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Melody Living Lake in the Hills has 31 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.6 out of 5.

How we score communities
Cleanliness

4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Meals & Dining

4.5

Care Services

4.7

Activities

4.5

Staff

4.8

Value for Cost

4.7

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4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
February 16, 2024
Verified Review
Recommended

My friend is a resident at Melody Living Lake in the Hills. I would recommend the facility to others!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

4

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Eric P - Family/Friend
Memory Care
December 15, 2023
Greatly exceeded our highest hopes

After my father's death we wanted my mother to be closer to us. She suffered from progressive dementia and needed care on virtually every level. We heard about Melody Living and decided to investigate. We wanted to be sure that her care would be good as her former residence. We visited the facility and found it to be a beautiful and functional design while emphasizing comfort and safety for the residents. After interviewing management and observing activities and daily life there, we decided to give it a try. We felt good about it immediately and even better with each day. We realized that Melody Living was not just simply as good as her former residence, it was measurably better. Management worked with her in the most caring fashion and found solutions to her numerous challenges rather than ignoring issues or passing them off on the family. This resulted in a marked improvement in her quality of life. It is an incredibly well run organization from top to bottom.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Melody Living Lake in the Hills

December 19, 2023

Eric, Your kind words are greatly appreciated. Everything you mentioned is exactly what we strive for every day for every resident. Thank you for entrusting us with your mother's care - we appreciate you!


5.0
Alice V. - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 14, 2023
From a resident

I would encourage you to come to Melody Living because the people are friendly, the food is good, and they take good care of me! The temperature throughout the building is comfortable. Our activity lady keeps us busy. We are definitely getting our money's worth.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Melody Living Lake in the Hills

December 19, 2023

Thank you, Alice!! Your kind words are priceless!


5.0
Bev R - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 14, 2023
Good Living at Melody Living

Melody Living --- it is a healthy, good place for people to live. If you need help here, there are people to help. I have nothing negative to say about Melody Living.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

No data collected

Response from Melody Living Lake in the Hills

December 19, 2023

Thanks, Bev!


4.0
Ray T - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 14, 2023
Very Good at Melody Living

Very good at Melody Living! I have never had any problems with the employees, and they try their best. Melody Living has a variety of food and I enjoy it. I am also satisfied on the housekeeping services.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

4

Value for Cost

No data collected

Response from Melody Living Lake in the Hills

December 19, 2023

Thanks, Ray!


5.0
Jean C. - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 14, 2023
Best assisted home

As long as I cannot be in my own home, this is the best assisted home I am glad to be in. I am very happy to be at Melody Living, it was a good choice.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Melody Living Lake in the Hills

December 19, 2023

Thanks, Jean! We're very happy you're a part of our Melody Living family!


5.0
Jerri B. - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 14, 2023
I'm happy that I'm here.

I'm happy that I am here. It is nice and clean. The food is very good. Our Activity Director is fun and loving and makes living here worthwhile. I have made a lot of friends, and Everyone is really nice. Also enjoy going on weekly outings.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Melody Living Lake in the Hills

December 19, 2023

Thanks, Jerri!


5.0
Bruce K - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 14, 2023
Lots of personality here!

Melody Living is fairly pleasant, people are nice, and the staff is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really have no complaints with all the different personalities here.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Melody Living Lake in the Hills

December 19, 2023

Thanks, Bruce! Our staff love you!!


5.0
Grace P. - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 14, 2023
Resident

Melody Living: it's not home, but we make it home!!!!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Melody Living Lake in the Hills

December 19, 2023

Thank you, Grace!!


4.0
David M. - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 14, 2023
"How I love Melody!"

Living at Melody Living has been a good experience. I really love it here. I like both the people that live and work here. I have not anybody who is cross.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Melody Living Lake in the Hills

December 19, 2023

Thank you, David!! Melody Living loves you, too!


5.0
Richard G. - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 13, 2023
I enjoy living here!

I love living here at Melody Living and I enjoy living here! Everything is great here at Melody Living-------- the staff, people, food. This is a great community experience and I highly recommend it.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

No data collected

Response from Melody Living Lake in the Hills

December 19, 2023

Thank you, Richard!!


2.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
March 22, 2023
Verified Review
My tour of Melody Living Lake in the Hills

I toured Melody Living Lake in the Hills and I was not impressed. It felt cheap. I'd rate it at poor. The staff was nice, but the total experience was not on the level of the other facility in the area that we toured/chose. Mom deserved the best in the area.


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
October 27, 2022
Verified Review
Tour experience

Melody Living Lake in the Hills was my first choice for my dad. The facility is very nice and they have individual care plans tailored to whatever your loved one may need. It is more expensive, but it is worth it because you get the care needed. All of the staff that I spoke with were extremely kind and helpful, it was just a totally different experience than the place he ended up choosing. I wish that he would have gone here.

Response from Melody Living Lake in the Hills

October 28, 2022

Hello - first, thank you so much for your kind words. It warms my heart to read this, and know that you were able to truly feel what Melody Living in Lake in the Hills is all about. Our residents come first - always! If you are still interested in having your father reside at our community, please feel free to reach out to me directly at gracie.nebel@residentsfirst.care. Once again, thank you so much for your kind words.


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
October 5, 2022
Verified Review
Community Tour

Melody Living Lake in the Hills was a newer and beautiful facility. It was much bigger than we were looking for, but I thought it was a very nice place. My loved one just needed more care than they could provide.


4.0
David - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
September 20, 2022
Verified Review

Too much curn as far as the staffing goes, typical of these facilities. All of these facilities are too expensive. Nominally $100K per year. You can basically hire 24/7 care for that if you are so inclined.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

3

Value for Cost

3


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
August 24, 2022
Verified Review
tour review

Our family had an in person tour and it has now been awhile and we do not remember any specifics but from what we do remember is that the community itself is very nice and it was a good experience.


5.0
Kathy - Toured community
Assisted Living
July 24, 2022
Great information, great people

We contacted Melody Living regarding the possibility of moving our in-laws to the area. They were so kind in explaining everything and answering all our questions. We toured the facility and it checked all the boxes we were looking for; staffing, medical assistance, layout of units, layout of the facility, the cleanliness of the facility and the staff we encountered were so nice. We were ready to sign my in-laws up when a sudden turn in their health made that impossible, but if the situation changes this will be our first choice. Talking with [name removed] put my mind at ease that this would have been the perfect place for them.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Melody Living Lake in the Hills

August 2, 2022

Kathy, your kind words are greatly appreciated. It’s also an affirmation of our mission - Residents First. We strive every day to put our residents’ needs first, and that includes those that haven’t officially joined our Melody Living family. If your in-laws situation changes, we are always here as a resource. Thank you so much for your feedback.


5.0
Karen - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
July 18, 2022
Verified Review
Great care and a nice place to live

The type of food they are serving is where we fall a little short - the residents there are used to meat, potatoes and vegetables but they are getting all sorts of different concoctions that they are just not familiar with. However they have an additional side menu that you can order from if you don't like what they are serving. We also appreciate that they have meetings a few times a month to discuss what it is the residents are wanting to be served. They have a ton of different activities which is great. They are very good about keeping up with the health of our loved ones and will asses her health accordingly and will adjust the level of care plan as necessary. We would absolutely recommend this community to other families.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
May 31, 2022
Verified Review
tour review

Our family had an in person tour and the experience was good


5.0
Lynn H - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 28, 2021

A place to live, a place to enjoy, a place to meet new and interesting people...you will experience All of these and more. Melody is a community that brings individuals together to form a friendly and caring home. I am so happy to call Melody Living my home.


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