About Our Community
We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
The Perfect Location
Eastlake Terrace is a short distance to the Toll Road off of Indiana 17, and in close proximity to downtown Main Street and its wonderful independent shops, and cafes, which our residents have the opportunity to enjoy on our weekly scenic tours. If you need the comfort of a local hospital in the near vicinity, Elkhart General is within 5 miles, which is renowned for their Orthopedic physicians, and Cardiovascular Center.
Our residents not only come from Elkhart, but Bristol, Middlebury, Goshen, and Union, Michigan to name a few. All of these small towns are within a 15 minute ride, which makes it very convenient for families to visit, or the residents to be able to attend anniversary and birthday parties at their loved ones home. Many of us are so busy with work, family, or other obligations that we may not be able to visit as often as possible, but our proximity will definitely help anyone’s situation out.
A Wonderful Selection
Set on a tree lined 8 acres of immaculate landscaping, Eastlake Terrace boasts a patio, gazebo with full grill and seating, and sidewalks around the building for your daily exercise routine. Daily exercise is a key component with our residents here, as you will see a true vibrancy in our morning class. The exuberance spreads to all the staff, and you will notice it, as your tour will take you through our Main Dining Room, featuring a private suite for parties of up to 20, then onto our Studio, and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. As you walk through, it is very noticeable that we keep our community fresh, and feeling new, with our continued preventative maintenance program. The staff is very proud of the building, and it is of the upmost importance to keep the standards high for our residents, and families, to enjoy.
Longevity is very important to potential families and residents, and it has been a key ingredient to the top notch care we provide. Eastlake Terrace has 10 employees that have more than 5 years of service. Our nurses boast a prideful average of 3 1/2 years of tenure, which makes it very easy to understand how we know our residents inside and out. This fact alone is very comforting, and trusting, and we are proud of all staff that directly affect each residents life, in every department.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
Exercise? Twice a day, beginning in the morning with stretches and weights. It is a great way to start the day, and be mentally alert. We have a packed day here at Eastlake Terrace, and that includes the weekends, with approximately 7 different opportunities to “Engage Life” every day. Of course everyone loves Bingo, but we have a resident computer, and one of the biggest enjoyments is SKYPE. Many of our residents’ loved ones live out of state, and by using this program, they are able to see “live” who they are talking with. If you are into Hearts or Euchre, we have that going on as well. It can get very spirited, so be on the lookout.
Are you interested in what the outside community offers? Our 15 person passenger bus takes a weekly scenic ride to places which have included winery’s, the South Bend Silver hawk Triple A ballgame, and the Bristol Opera House. Please sign up early because the seats go fast. The transport bus also is available free of charge to take our residents to local doctor appointments.
Our staff at Eastlake is always looking for new ideas to engage the residents, and keep them as active and stimulated as possible. Through our parent company, Brookdale, we are able to use the top resources in the country to accomplish this. Once again, we are very proud of our programs, and will boast again, our Engaged Life Program is the best in the area.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
We have been a strong part of this community for several years, and proud to call Elkhart home. The Council on Aging, Senior Center YMCA, and Boardwalk Retirement Community are a few of the local organizations we assist monthly in providing services, which include luncheons, blood sugar and blood pressure checks, and host activities such as Bingo. St. John’s United Church of Christ is also an active member of our community. They hold service at the community every Sunday, public welcome. Not only does it benefit their congregation, but allows our residents weekly mass, which is looked forward to by all. We are strong believers in giving back, since the Elkhart community has given us so much.
Eastlake Terrace is a true 5 Star dining program. Breakfast is by resident choice. Eggs, pancakes, waffles, bacon?? Or all 4, the residents choice. For lunch, we offer 2 main entrees, and a litany of always available options. This holds true for dinner as well. Soup or salad, and dessert are always offered, so no one leaves the dining room hungry. The hours of operation are also unique to the senior housing sector. The dining room is open from 7am, until 6pm, and the residents are able to eat when they like. Many of us do not like to rise early, so sleep in, wake up and get ready, then enjoy your omelet or cereal at 9am. What a great option!
Often times the nursing staff are the servers at other buildings. At Eastlake Terrace, we have a dedicated dining room team that consists of cooks, and servers. This allows our direct care staff to provide the medical attention that is required, and the servers to assist in placing orders, and serving the food. Our Food Service Director was a past bakery chef, and has been with the company for 4 years. Her assistant as well has been at the community 4 years. With that experience, and knowledge of our residents, we are always able to provide the upmost dining experience.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
For 15 years, Eastlake Terrace has been a staple of Elkhart County. For this time, lasting relationships have been built with the local physicians, hospital, nurses, and home health agencies. Their trust has been gained by the care we have, and will continue, to provide, which is a salute to our staff, and the residents we receive from the respective agency, or practice. As a tribute to this, Eastlake Terrace was recently awarded “Top Assisted Living Provider” for 2012, through the Elkhart Truth, and reader response, for Elkhart County, a proud moment for us all.