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The Admiral at the Lake, a CCRC

929 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

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Marc F - Resident/client
5.0
I t’s Even Better Than I Thought

I have lived in the neighborhood where the admiral is located for 38 years. The idea of staying in the same location was very appealing. Several neighbors made the move before I did. Overtime, these friends shared their experiences and invited me for meals at their new home. Their Insights were invaluable and only strengthened my desire to move in. When circumstances aligned for this move to happen, I contacted sales for a meeting, tour of units, et al. I was showing a unit which would work perfectly for me as a single person. I then went to work on listing my real estate and divesting a lifetime of material possessions. My home sold quickly. I found wonderful help for moving and now have been here two months. The lived experience is even better than I expected. The staff, to a person are helpful and courteous. The food is excellent! Activities, special interest groups etc. etc. around here. I could not be happier in my new digs and future security. I am a happy man.... Read more

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About the facility The Admiral at the Lake, a CCRC

North of Chicago’s downtown, one will come across an extravagant senior living community — The Admiral at the Lake. Offering stunning lake and city views, residents experience the city in all its brilliance. Residents can live a life suited to their needs with independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation services.

Minutes from the community, residents can easily visit the neighboring country club, Lake Michigan’s beaches, parks, and golf courses. Also, downtown attractions including the Lincoln Park Zoo and Museum of Contemporary Art are only 15 minutes away. Plus, on-site amenities keep residents endlessly entertained. Residents can exercise in the 24-hour fitness center, take a dip in the swimming pool or jacuzzi, dine in the beautiful room, or attend lifelong learning lectures.

When it comes to care services, residents are in good hands. With so many options, residents can rest assured that their changing needs will be met. With services such as housekeeping, maintenance, hospice care, and physical therapy, caregivers are available around the clock to help.

The Admiral at the Lake sets residents up for success. For their living quarters, residents can choose from beautifully finished one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments featuring spacious living areas, high ceilings,...

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Senior Living Options Offered

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Amenities at The Admiral at the Lake, a CCRC

Health Care Services

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

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
International Cuisine
Professional Chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Kitchenette

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Transportation at Cost
Property Convenient to Public Transit

Pets

Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Private Bath
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Main Street Shops

Recreational areas

Swimming Pool
Arts and Crafts Center
Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Wander Guard or Similar System Available
Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Enclosed Courtyard

Languages spoken

Spanish
English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Protestant Services
Catholic Services

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5.0
May 6, 2022
Marc F - Resident/client
I t’s Even Better Than I Thought

I have lived in the neighborhood where the admiral is located for 38 years. The idea of staying in the same location was very appealing. Several neighbors made the move before I did. Overtime, these friends shared their experiences and invited me for meals at their new home. Their Insights were invaluable and only strengthened my desire to move in. When circumstances aligned for this move to happen, I contacted sales for a meeting, tour of units, et al. I was showing a unit which would work perfectly for me as a single person. I then went to work on listing my real estate and divesting a lifetime of material possessions. My home sold quickly. I found wonderful help for moving and now have been here two months. The lived experience is even better than I expected. The staff, to a person are helpful and courteous. The food is excellent! Activities, special interest groups etc. etc. around here. I could not be happier in my new digs and future security. I am a happy man.


5.0
April 9, 2022
cin s - Loved one of resident/client
Inspiring, Inviting, Engaged

My parents are new residents at the Admiral on the Lake. They moved in early December from Palatine. The friendliness and engagement of the community has been incredible. They are happy and active and I truly feel their quality of life has gone up! Which is the best that I can hope for for the two people who are so important to my son and I.


5.0
April 8, 2022
AB - Loved one of resident/client
A Caring Environment

Our mom has lived in Skilled Nursing at The Admiral for 5 years. As she declines, it is more important than ever that the care she receives is compassionate and attentive. Staff at The Admiral at the Lake make every effort to maintain a strong relationship with us so that any concerns about our mom's care are addressed quickly. Best of all, even through Covid, staffing has remained consistent, which has provided us with a strong comfort level regarding our mom's care. This is particularly important because all of us live out of state. I cannot comment on Independent Living at The Admiral, but my perception is that this is a very happy and welcoming community.


5.0
April 8, 2022
Glenn S - Resident/client
Our New Home

We moved to Chicago to be close to our daughter and new grandson. The Admiral at the Lake was recommended to us be individuals who worked in the senior care facility who felt it had the best staff. When we visited the Admiral, it felt more welcoming than other similar facilities we visited. Once we moved in, we found that the residents are very friendly and staff truly is terrific. There are a wide variety of special interest groups in which to become involved. Visit the Admiral, share a meal in the Waterfront Restaurant and perhaps spend an evening in one of the guest rooms. I believe you’ll agree this feels like home.


5.0
October 21, 2021
Toni Sandor Smith - Resident/client
THe best place to be

The Admiral is the perfect place to be as I grow older. I am aging along with some wonderful friends I have met here - and I'm constantly meeting interesting people. There are plenty of activities and learning opportunities inside The Admiral - while outside I have Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan just across the street.. And as the inevitable aches and pains start building up, it is comforting to know that help is right here in the building.with wonderful healthcare and phylical therapy professionals.


5.0
October 4, 2021
Karen H - Resident/client
A wonderful surprise

I came to the Admiral because I had to! My good friend that shared a house with me had to move and I was forced to move!! So, the Admiral and I didn’t start out under the best of circumstances!! I picked a lovely 2 bedroom apartment on a low floor overlooking our garden and seating area. Two friends already lived here and that was really nice. The BEST surprise was the congeniality of all the residents, which remains true to this day. I DO NOT regret a single minute living here!! Everyone embraced my arrival, and I have since been able to make many more good friends!!


5.0
September 27, 2021
Toni Sandor Smith - Resident/client
A great place to live

Among many other reasons I am so glad i liv eat The Admiral ar the friends I've made. Recently for of us (who had never met before moving here) spent a week in Mexico -- and followed it up with a week in Northern Wisonsin where one of us has a home.


5.0
September 26, 2021
Nancy K - Resident/client
Wonderful place

I feel extremely lucky to be a part of this community. During COVID, administration was superb in managing our safety. I truly don't think I could have survived the pandemic if I had not been here. We were the first senior facility to receive the vaccine. The residents have a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds and I've made a wealth of meaningful and fulfilling friendships. I'm in the chorus (we need sopranoes!), on several committees and am leaving on an Admiral sponsored one day trip this week. There are frequent outings available, the dining is superb, the facilities excellent and administration is the best. Nothing bad to say after 4 years here.


5.0
September 25, 2021
Bliss - Resident/client
A lifestyle choice superbly and timely made.

My husband and I were among the very first residents of the new Admiral building. We have been here, most happily, for >9 years. We are fortunate to be healthy, mobile and active, and able to be deeply engaged in the vast riches that the community and the city of Chicago offer. I'm so glad we moved here relatively young and long, long before need. We called it the last best gift we've given to our children. Now we call it the best gift we've given to ourselves. Vibrant, diverse community. An embarrassment of riches in activity choices. A beautiful location.


5.0
September 25, 2021
Kate DeMille - Resident/client
The Best of the Best

My husband and I have been residents for 8 years and have enjoyed living here in a beautiful community of neighbors from all walks of life and experience. Everyone is friendly and supportive, both residents and staff. We loved our apartment the minute we saw it on the 10th floor with windows to the floor and a fantastic view of the lake. It takes only about 10 minutes to walk to the lake and our grandchildren have played on the beach in the summer and our pool in the winter. But the friendly atmosphere is the best - you will feel it the minute you walk thru the door,


5.0
September 25, 2021
Philip - Resident/client
IT IS THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE

When we moved to the Admiral we were 79 and still active. However my wife had been ill and I could see she was not the same person. The first five years we were fine in independent living and then she developed bronchial disease and eventually went on oxygen and had to go to assisted living in the Admiral. It was wonderful having everything under one roof. She went from AL to skilled nursing and I was able to be with her every day. I have had many surgeries and all my PT has been right here. Living at the Admiral was a gift to our children.


5.0
September 24, 2021
Barbara P - Resident/client
A great place to live!

My husband and I have lived at the Admiral at the Lake since 2013. We are in the independent living part of the building, but we moved here to have the protection of higher levels of care if necessary later on. We have met so many wonderful people, the activities are numerous and varied, and we couldn’t be happier. Plus, no cooking necessary!


5.0
September 24, 2021
Bindy B - Resident/client
Could be the best years of of a life!

You may not think it's possible, but honestly, living at the Admiral means (a)you're never lonely (unless you choose to be) and (b) if you need anything, you've got it! There are unending activities--both active (like ping pong and croquet and billiards) and inactive (bridge, chess, Scrabble, Mah Jong) all resident-run and directed, that await you here. Yet, if you prefer solitude, nobody will bother you. Are you a writer? We have a magazine. An artist? We have resident--and outsider-- exhibits.A swimmer? We have a pool--and lots of exercise options. Musical? Join our choir(or kazoo band!)and attend symphonies, operas, ballets. Theater buff? Not only do we attend, we perform them! Movie fan? We have our own inhouse theater!? Trips? Programs? Downtown at your doorstep, practically. If you want it and we ain't got it---you can start it! Good food, good people, good things to do--worth every penny!


5.0
September 24, 2021
Thomasine Rosenthal - Resident/client
Moving to the Admiral at the Lake was one of the best decisions of my life.

It was a big step moving from New Jersey to Chicago after living in our house for 42 years,but it has added so much to our lives moving to the Admiral at the Lake. I consider it a stimulating university of ideas and experiences in a caring, friendly community. Good food and coffee, too. So many activities. And if you need care, the staff in the Harbors are so dedicated. They gave my husband so much compassionate care in the same Admiral building so I could be with him in his final months.


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