FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Why is Luther Oaks Unique?
Our spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes feature full size appliances including a washer/dryer in every unit. Updated quartz countertops and luxury vinyl flooring choices are available to select from too. Luther Oaks prides itself on being a smaller community to maneuver with the advantage of knowing all of your neighbors. Situated on the edge of the Bloomington countryside, you are sure to see wildlife.
What is a Life Plan Community or "CCRC" ?
A Life Plan Community (formerly referred to as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or "CCRC") is a residential community for older adults (typically age 62 and older) that provides a variety of housing options, along with services, amenities and a continuum of care designed to address the changing needs of residents as they age. The typical CCRC offers not only Independent Living options, but also Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Memory Care services on a single campus.
What are the advantages of choosing a Life Plan Community?
Studies show that people who live in Life Plan Communities tend to live longer, healthier lives. They are able to stay connected and engaged with life. From the strong community support of neighbors to the full calendar of activities, there is never any shortage of things to do or people with whom to do them. Life Plan Communities like Luther Oaks give you the confidence and peace of mind that come with knowing you have made a secure plan for the future, including planning for the unknowns and "what ifs." You have the advantage of staying in control, making your own decisions about where you wil! live and who will care for you as you age, rather than burdening family by leaving those decisions for someone else to make later on. Another advantage is that you are able to remain in the same community as your needs change. This alleviates the stress of moving multiple times and enables you to maintain existing relationships in a familiar environment. It also enables couples to remain close to each other, even if one person requires a higher level of care.
Who is Lutheran Life Communities?
For more than 100 years, Lutheran Life Communities has been setting the standard in retirement living. We are a not-for-profit, faith-based organization and welcome people of all faiths, beliefs and traditions. Luther Oaks is one of six communities in Illinois, Indiana, and Florida, and have a long-standing reputation for innovative service and person-centered care. Each day we strive to stay true to our mission: Empowering vibrant, grace-filled living across all generations.
What do you mean by "vibrant, grace-filled living"?
We believe that living vibrantly and gracefully means appreciating both the large and small moments that fill each day. It is a recognition of the beauty and abundance that surrounds and embraces us as we journey through life. We seek to empower people to live this way each and every day - a mission that's influenced by our Lutheran faith - and to experience life in the fertile context of an enriching
Why does Luther Oaks not-for-profit status matter?
Not having to focus our efforts on the interests of investors means we are able to shape Luther Oaks experience around the residents' needs and preferences. It enables us to focus on maintaining our high standards and strong values, reinvesting profits in the community for the benefit of residents.
What services and amenities are part of my residence?
Residence options at Luther Oaks include a wide range of choices in size and floor plan, from over 1,344 square-foot. two-bedroom / two bath apartment to an 695-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment. No matter which option you choose, however, all residences are maintenance-free with utilities and bi-weekly housekeeping included. Also included are all real estate property taxes and building insurance.
Food is important, What can I expect?
Luther Oaks offers restaurant style dining choices at every meal, a Fireside Lounge for socializing with friends and a private dining room for more intimate dining occasions. In addition, the outdoor patio provides a pleasant outdoor environment in which to enjoy your meal or a cup of coffee with friends.
What security measures are in place?
Luther Oaks provides is a gated community with 24-hour security staff. In addition, there is an emergency response system located in each residence.
What does Luther Oak's location in Bloomington mean for me?
Luther Oaks location in Bloomington, Illinois means you will be part of an intergenerational community as you enjoy many of Luther Oak's amenities and resources. Residents of Luther Oaks have the opportunity to be part of a thriving college town as Bloomington is home to Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University. In addition, this convenient location puts you close to retail shopping, a state-of-the-art hospital and educational resources.
What residence choices are available?
Luther Oaks offers apartments with one and two bedrooms and choices that allow you customize your perfect home. Apartments feature spacious layouts in a wide range of sizes with one to two bedrooms. In addition, residents in apartments enjoy access to community amenities.
What levels of health care will be offered on campus?
Luther Oaks offers private Assisted Living in one- and two-bedroom residences, Skilled Nursing in private suites arranged in a neighborhood setting and specialized Memory Care in private accommodations. In addition, rehabilitation services are provided to aid residents in a return to wellness following an injury, illness or surgery. Having all these levels of care available on campus enables couples to stay close to each other when one has a health care need. Having a plan at Luther Oaks provides priceless peace of mind to residents and their families.
What financial plans are available?
Luther Oaks offers several affordable options to help each resident meet his or her individual financial preferences. You may select from two plans providing a 90% or 75% refund. The best way to discover which option is best for you is to schedule a private consultation with one of our sales counselors.
To make an appointment, call (309) 557-8000.