Michigan's Premier Retirement Community and Senior Apartments
The Whitcomb is a 4-Star Senior Living Community in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan. In its early years, The Whitcomb was a favored retreat of presidents, entertainers and professional athletes. Today, its VIPs are southwest Michigan's most active and vibrant senior adults. This affodable retirement community sits in the heart of St. Joseph's robust downtown, providing residents with front-row seats to shopping, parks, beaches, parades, concerts, festivals, sunsets on the lake, and more. With apartments starting at just $1720.00 per month with meals, it pays to discover The Whitcomb difference.
If you or someone you know could benefit from an independent living lifestyle free of yard work, home maintenance, and struggles in the kitchen, we welcome you to tour our senior housing, 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"!
June 11, 2020
I hope everyone is getting throuth this trying time and. At this time we currently have no positive cases in our facility and we hope as we progress through the reopening of our community that the decline in cases continues. The current Governor's visitation restriction issued on June 26th now continues through July 24th, my hope is this will be the last one and we can begin to invite our families back in. Please understand that when we do open we will still require our visitors be screened and have masks on and to keep social distancing. There may be additional restrictions such as a limit on visitors or hours of visitation.
Our Whitcomb community’s safety is paramount and continues to be our utmost focus. Since the start of the pandemic in mid-February we have implemented all precautionary measures as directed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Berrien County, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS. These measures include utilizing masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff and residents, proper handwashing/sanitizing, and consistently monitoring for any signs and symptoms of the virus. Our residents are wearing masks and face shields and an now comining out of thier rooms and enjoying some time out on the Veranda while keeping social distancing.
We will continue to take every precaution to keep residents and our staff safe during these challenging times and are responding as directed by the Berrien County Health Department in order to prevent further transmission. We are confident of our practices and the professionals performing them and will keep you informed of new developments.
I want to thank all the staff and family members who have so generously given to our community by supplying needed PPE, delivering lunch for our staff, and providing supportive comments in this trying time.
I wish everyone a safe journey during this time, and I look forward to when we can welcome everyone back to The Whitcomb.
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