Senior Care and Living

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Every phase of life is a time for change, including aging. Planning ahead for future housing needs is a vital part of ensuring that you thrive as you age. Every senior needs to feel empowered to make choices for his/her home environment as needs or desire for a lifestyle change occurs.

It is important to assess your current and future needs to allow you to have more choices and control when exploring your options. Getting familiar with the different types of senior housing within Waterloo prior to the need to make a decision will give you a better opportunity to make the choice that is right for you. Within Waterloo, there are many senior housing choices that include, independent, supportive, assisted, memory care, skilled nursing care and short term rehabilitation.

Choosing a senior housing option can be an emotional process, but does not have to overwhelm you. Seniors are looking for an independent lifestyle with the services they need when they choose to leave home. Because senior living options can often be referred to by different categories, it is important for you and your family to explore each of the living options in Waterloo to have the best plan in place when it becomes a need in your life. Having a list of questions ready to ask when you arrive at each facility will help you pick the best option for your current and future needs.

It is also important to check on waiting lists and whether it is a good time to get on a waiting list even though you are not ready to move. Our small community is very fortunate to have many valuable choices for senior care needs. Don’t lose out on the opportunity to live in the community you love because you did not plan. Start the discussion with your family and friends to allow you the time to seek out the best fit for you.

Explore senior living options in Waterloo:

Evergreen Pointe Transitional Care- Short Term Rehabilitation
623 Hamacher St., Waterloo | (618) 939-3488

Garden Place Senior Living – Independent / Assisted Living
735 Columbia Ave., Waterloo | (618) 223-5834

Legacy Place – Independent/Assisted Living
526 Legacy Dr., Waterloo | (618) 939-4030

Legacy Place Memory Care
518 Legacy Drive, Waterloo | (618) 939-4344

Magnolia Terrace Supportive Senior Apartments
623 Hamacher St., Waterloo | (618) 939-3488

Oak Hill – Long Term Nursing Home Care / Memory Care
623 Hamacher Street, Waterloo | (618) 939-3488

Rosedale House – Independent Living
228 Mueller Ln., Waterloo | (618) 939-4973

Senior Care

Waterloo Senior Center
(Western Egyptian Nutrition Site)
207 W. Fourth St., Waterloo | (618) 939-8880

Alzheimer’s Caregivers – Oakhill Nursing Home
(618) 939-3488

Nursing Home Abuse
(800) 252-4343

IL Department on Aging Senior Help Line
(800) 252-8966

– Written by Christy Brinkmann, Oak Hill