Garden Place Millstadt: Tour Packet

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Welcome to More than a vibrant community of seniors, Garden Place is proud to serve as an invaluable resource for those seeking all-inclusive independent living, assisted living, and memory care in the St. Louis, Metro and Southern Illinois areas. With over 75 years combined experience in the business of helping seniors thrive, Garden Place staff specialize in providing a nurturing and energetic environment for a range of seniors, from those who wish to remain largely independent, to those who require a bit more care. Founded by Monroe County natives, Kathy Asselmeier and Brian Mueller, Garden Place opened in 2004 and has since grown to include active senior communities in Waterloo, Red Bud, Columbia and Millstadt – just a few of the charming towns that help define Southwestern, Illinois as an all-American and all around great place to live. All Garden Place communities have grown a reputation as a leader and trusted resource among families and seniors alike. Your experience at Garden Place lets you lead a relaxing lifestyle, one where 24-hour trained attendants and extensive home care services are the cornerstones of the community. Garden Place staff are passionate about senior healthcare, reminding our residents about medications, coordinating outside health-care services, and helping to perpetuate selfesteem and independence in all who come here. We monitor residents’ activities to help ensure their health, safety and overall well-being.

Friends & Fun are Waiting for You

Garden Place incentivizes our residents to live life to the fullest by promoting health and wellness programs, social events, book clubs, “how to” workshops and tailored exercise programs. Daily activities, entertainment, outings, three daily balanced meals, and snacks are just a few of the many items included in your monthly rent. We tickle our residents’ taste buds with homemade meals and at Garden Place, we believe there is nothing more important than healthy, delicious, made from scratch meals – so come grow with us, both nutritionally and emotionally.​

Peace of Mind

Put simply, our senior health professionals are here because we care. Whether you are a caregiver in need of help addressing key changes in your loved one’s behavior, or seeking guidance in finding a senior living community that fits everyone’s needs, Garden Place can help you! We are more than happy to provide a free one-on-one session, with information on daily living activity assistance, financial guidance and, of course, your options. Our staff, residents, and all the social butterflies at Garden Place are excited to meet you!

Millstadt Longing for a little bit of outdoors in your new home? How about an apartment with a patio? Or maybe an expansive bay window to enjoy the view from the comfort of your apartment? Whatever you choose, you can truly relax and enjoy life at Garden Place Millstadt. Cooking and housekeeping? We’ve got it covered. Safety and security? Our pager system means help is right there, right when you need it. And of course, an on-site beauty shop, so you can look your best before you join friends for a scheduled outing. Enjoy these amenities and more, without ever having to worry about unexpected expenses or hidden fees. At Garden Place Millstadt, our rates are truly all-inclusive, with a month-to-month plan that will put

your mind at ease. You’ll love the warm and welcoming atmosphere at Garden Place Millstadt, as well as the surrounding community. There’s easy access to medical care, entertainment and shopping, with the charm and friendliness you expect in a small town. It’s truly the best of both worlds, because Belleville is less than 15 minutes away, and St. Louis is about 30 minutes from your door. We invite you to come and see for yourself just how nice life at Garden Place Millstadt can be. You’ve earned it, you deserve it, and we look forward to making sure you enjoy every minute! Call (618) 476-1440 or stop in for a tour!

Respite Care at What is Respite Care?

Respite care typically refers to a short-term stay at an assisted living or memory care community. Respite care is a great option for older adults or individuals living with a disability seeking day-to-day services alongside social stimulation and engaging activities. Respite care can serve a number of valuable functions. . .like when: • the family caregiver needs to travel • the family caregiver needs a break • an individual is requiring therapy or recovering from an injury • as a trial, when a family is deciding whether a community is right for them Because of the high stress associated with caring for a loved one with a memory disorder, respite is frequently sought by the family of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

Respite Care Services

The services and amenities Garden Place offers to our long-term assisted living neighbors are also available to our respite residents. These services and amenities include: • Assistance with personal • 24-hour staff assistance care needs such as bathing, • Laundry service dressing, and grooming • Housekeeping • Three healthy meals daily • Activities and outings • Medication assistance • Transportation Respite Care is available at all of our communities.

We are here to help you navigate this journey.

Memory Care Day Club We take the time to learn about you because everyone’s story is unique. • A trusted resource in a secure community with a home-like atmosphere provides peace of mind • LPN on site 24 hrs. a day to assist with medication • Staff trained and educated in Alzheimer’s & Dementia care • Bonds created with consistent caregivers • Socialization and engagement with peers to keep your mind active • A resource your family can count on as your situation changes • Engaging activities and outings • 3 hot meals provided • Bathing assistance

Reflections Memory Care Day Club helps alleviate stress for caregivers while encouraging our Day Club guests to actively engage their mind, body, and spirit through stimulating activities in a safe and friendly environment. The services and care provided are all-inclusive with no hidden costs.

Embrace yesterday and live for today.

Veteran’s Administration Aid & Attendance Benefit VA Benefits can help offset recurring medical costs including the cost of home care, nursing homes, assisted living, independent living, and personal (residential) care homes. The individual applying must meet specific eligibility requirements and qualify both medically and financially. An applicant must have on average less than $80,000 in assets; their home, vehicles and difficult-to-sell property are generally excluded from assets. The Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit is tax free and available to qualifying veterans, their spouse or a surviving spouse.

GATHER THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO APPLY: 1. Copy of Discharge Certificate DD-214 – if served before 1950, it will not say DD-214, it may have Form# 53-55 on it. If you need to request military records you can fill out SF 180 or visit National Archives website,, for information on how to obtain records 2. Copy of all Marriage Licenses – and all divorce decrees 3. Copy of current Social Security Award letter – sent to you at the beginning of the year 4. Proof of all Income – pensions, retirement, interest income from investments, annuities, etc. 5. Net Worth/Assets Information – bank accounts, IRAs, CDs, trusts, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. 6. Medical Premiums/Expenses – VA Form 21P-8416; medical insurance premiums, medications, medical bills or other medical expenses that are not reimbursed by insurance, Medicare or Medicaid 7. Physician Statement – VA Form 21-2680 8. Nursing Home Status Statement – VA Form 21-0779; includes Assisted Living also 9. Third Party Authorization – VA Form 21-0845; VA does not recognize powers of attorney 10. Banking Information – for Direct Deposit of monthly A & A payment; include voided check 11. Death Certificate of Veteran – if you are applying for Widow’s Pension A & A


04/16/1917 – 11/11/1918 ES: 12/07/1941 – 12/31/1946 (End date for Merchant Marines is 08/15/1945) 06/27/1950 – 01/31/1955 08/05/1964 – 05/07/1975 (Start date for those in-country is 2/28/1961) 08/02/1990 – Present

FOR ASSISTANCE: Dept. of Veterans Affairs Belleville Office 4519 West Main Street Belleville IL 62226 Website: Phone: 618-233-5140 Veterans Angels Inc. Website: Phone: 888-319-1117 Sample Aid & Attendance Monthly Benefit: ●Veteran Widow Up to $1153 ●Veteran Up to $1794 ●Veteran and Spouse Up to $2127 ●Veteran Married to Veteran Up to $2846

Resource Guide

For additional information please visit

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)

AARP is a nonprofit social welfare agency that advocates for the needs of mature, elderly citizens of the United States. Website:

AgeSmart Community Resources

The programs and services provided by AgeSmart Community Resources allow older adults to remain independent and maintain the quality of life fitting to each individual. AgeSmart serves older adults 60 years of age and older and their caregivers in seven counties in Southwestern Illinois – Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington. Contact them at: 2365 Country Rd., Belleville, IL 62221 (800) 326-3221 • (618) 222-2561 •

Alzheimer’s Association

Their professional staff is dedicated to helping people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer’s and their families face at every stage of the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800) 272-3900 • E-mail:

BenefitsCheckUp: A Service of the National Council on the Aging

A free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older U.S. residents. Researching these programs used to be a timeconsuming, frustrating experience, but the National Council on the Aging has created BenefitsCheckUp to help older adults quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. Website: is the leading online destination for those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Caring. com’s carefully researched and expert-reviewed content includes advice from a team of more than 50 trusted leaders in geriatric medicine, law, finance, specifically Bridge Loans for seniors, housing, and other key areas of healthcare and eldercare.

Community Senior Centers

There are many senior resources within Columbia, Millstadt, Red Bud, and Waterloo. Talk with your Executive Director to find out what is offered in your local community.

Eldercare Online

Eldercare Online is a beacon for people caring for aging loved ones. Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor, they provide an online community where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder. Website:

Insurance/Financial Resources

For assistance with purchasing or understanding your Long Term Care Insurance benefits or any other financial needs, please consult with your Executive Director. We are happy to help and provide guidance in any way possible.

Medicare Information Center

Medicare’s own information center for those needing information on services provided by Medicare. Website:

National Aging Information Center

Part of the U.S. Administration on Aging, this is a vast resource of helpful information on all areas of interest to the aging and their adult children. For more information, contact the NAIC at, or call (202) 619-7501.

Transitioning Resources

For assistance with selling your home or estate, moving, and just tying up all those loose ends, talk with your Executive Director to find out all of the resources available within your future community.

Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefits

Veterans, Veterans’ Spouses, Dependants, and Survivors seeking Aid and Attendance may obtain information at any time through the Belleville Office of: Department of Veterans Affairs, 4519 West main Street, Belleville, IL 62226, Phone: (618) 233-5140.

Columbia 480 DD Rd.

Millstadt 208 S. Kossuth

Red Bud 351 Lockwood Dr.

Waterloo 735 Columbia Ave.

{Memory Care} 710 S. Main, Columbia

For information about any of our communities, please call (618) 971-7706.