Assisted Living Community in Belleville, IL
The support you need for the independence you want.
As a part of Benedictine Living Community-At The Shrine’s independent living retirement community, we also feature higher levels of care right on-site. That’s because sometimes a chronic illness or the natural effects of aging can make keeping up with the activities of daily living a challenge that could threaten to diminish your independence. Our assisted living in Belleville, IL, can help. The team of nurses and other qualified caregivers at our assisted living community provide respectful, dignified care based on your individual needs and preferences with the goal of empowering you to maximize your independence. Plus, unlike other assisted living communities, Benedictine provides 24/7 care with licensed professional and registered nurses nearby to meet residents’ needs.
Our assisted living facility staff can help you with light daily tasks, including assistance with mobility, dressing, bathing and grooming. Medication management and medical assistance are also available, as are spiritual care, recreational and social activities, and transportation. St. Louis, MO-area seniors can choose either a studio or one-bedroom apartment with a full bath and kitchenette.
With assisted living, you can continue to enjoy independence while also giving yourself and your family the priceless gift of peace of mind.
Your assisted living fee includes:
- Apartment rent
- Restaurant-style meals three times per day
- Housekeeping with weekly bathroom and kitchen cleaning, vacuuming, and trash removal
- Emergency response staff available 24/7
- Daily well-being checks
- Social, educational, spiritual and recreational programs
- On-site parking
- Utilities included (heat, electric, water and trash)
- Customized temperature control
- Wi-Fi network and cable TV
- Person-centered wellness plans
Assisted living floor plans.
Our team provides respectful, dignified care based on individual needs and preferences, with the goal of empowering each resident’s maximum level of independence.
What is assisted living?
Assisted living is ideal for people who can still live independently but need extra assistance with daily tasks such as taking medication, bathing, dressing, making meals, housekeeping, transportation and other everyday needs. Our trained, caring staff members provide individualized support designed to help each resident maintain their highest level of independence. In fact, we have a licensed nurse on staff 24/7 dedicated just to our assisted living community. For more information, read our blog post, When Is Assisted Living Needed?
How does assisted living differ from skilled nursing?
Skilled nursing offers a higher level of medical care, usually for people who have numerous, ongoing health care requirements. Assisted living is intended for people who are generally able to care for themselves except for a few activities with which they require help — for example, preparing meals, bathing, dressing or performing household chores. Assisted living is also helpful for people who are sometimes confused or experiencing memory problems. For more information, read our blog post, Assisted Living: A Closer Look.
How do I talk with my parent about moving to assisted living?
Talking with a parent about moving to a senior living community can be difficult. That’s why we’ve put together a helpful blog post, Talking with a Parent About Transitioning to Senior Living, with advice on how to approach this important conversation. Once a decision has been made, you can help make your parent’s transition smoother. You’ll find some helpful tips in our blog post, Easing the Transition to Senior Housing.
Can I have guests and visitors in assisted living?
Your guests — grandchildren, family and friends — are always welcome to visit you in your home. They’re also more than welcome to enjoy our recreational facilities, amenities, activities and dining venues with you while visiting. Some Benedictine communities also offer guest rooms that can be reserved and rented for visiting family members and friends.
Are Benedictine’s assisted living communities pet-friendly?
Most of our communities are pet-friendly and welcome dogs, cats, birds and fish upon approval through our Pet Admissions Program. When you visit, be sure to ask about the pet policy and approval process, and find out which areas of the community are pet-friendly. All our communities accept service dogs and certified companion animals.
Can assisted living residents bring a car?
While residents may bring a car, our communities provide transportation options that make a car unnecessary.