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THE COTTAGES OF FOX LAKE

Assisted Living | Flourish Memory Care

Feel the Difference.
Welcome to a small, intimate cottage community where residents and staff are like friends and family. In our inspiring Assisted Living and Memory Care community, an experienced, long-tenured team cares for residents like family. Vibrant life-enrichment programs offer residents daily opportunities to live a fulfilling, connected life. There is a feeling of comfort and familiarity the moment you walk through the doors.  

This describes life at The Cottages of Fox Lake … and while all these things make our unique senior living community special, it’s our team’s commitment to enhancing the human spirit that truly sets us apart. Our residents and families agree. We invite you to schedule a personal consultation and feel our difference firsthand.

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{What is the single most challenging issue today for memory care? Hiring. Cottages of Fox Lake has cracked the code. I moved my wife in at the beginning of 2024. This is not the same Cottages of Fox Lake that I interviewed in late 2022. The Executive Director has done an extraordinary job of finding the right permanent hire people for the right roles and retaining the best of them. The result is a team that works very well together to help people with extreme challenges to live their best lives. My wife is doing better now, half a year later, than when she moved in, despite having an advanced, progressive condition. That isn't an accident, and it's all about the team. The same gerontologist makes regular visits to the facility and all permanent staff gives a continuity of care and friendship you can't get by primarily using temporary workers. Cottages has the flexibility to bring in temps if needed, I suppose, but I can't remember the last time I met one, and I am there daily. Staff connected her with a physical therapy company appropriate for her medical insurance to work on her mobility. Cottages Staff got to know my wife and always listen carefully as I relay what I've learned over ten years of managing her condition at home. The facility layout also helps quite a bit. Instead of many people in one building, the four-building approach keeps people who need similar care approaches together, and there are less people in each building to care for. My wife has about 15 housemates, and they're good to each other. You won't find better care, particularly not at the price. I interviewed ten facilities in the area to find that out. They have two spaces left in memory care as of last week, the end of May 2024, and five spaces in Assisted Living. My best advice if you've found that your loved one needs more help than you can give is to talk to Cottages to work out a plan to move them in.{
Dave Beemer
Cottages of Fox Lake - Assisted Living and Memory Care
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{After providing in-home care for Mom for almost 4 years, we needed to make a decision and look for a facility that provided memory care. After much research, we decided to bring her to The Cottages of Fox Lake. We moved her into the memory care cottage at the start of the pandemic, where the staff has kept her safe during these trying times. They have made her feel at home and keep her engaged with in-house activities and socializing in an intimate home setting. We are extremely satisfied with the family atmosphere, the kind and helpful staff, and overall piece of mind we have gotten from knowing she is being well cared for. Thank you to the excellent staff and residents of The Cottages of Fox Lake!{
Cliff & Kim Anderson
Cottages of Fox Lake - Assisted Living and Memory Care
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{While all assisted living places are going through staffing changes and challenges, the Cottages are working through them. So very thankful for staff attending to my mom as soon as she had her stroke. EMTs were there and evaluated her and got her to the hospital so that effects were reversed. Timeliness is everything. Thank you staff!!{
Cheryl Caffrey
Cottages of Fox Lake - Assisted Living and Memory Care
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{I have been researching facilities for my mom for about the last 6 to 12 months when I stumbled upon this gem. The Cottages of Fox Lake is a bit tucked away but surpassed my initial expectations in every way. From the care staff to the newer Executive Director Jennifer to the nice lady who checked us in - I can’t remember her name to meeting Shelli who has the patience of a Saint helping us to understand the process prior to moving in as well as what happens after moving in, every person we encountered stopped to welcome my wife and me and made us feel like family. We were in a hurry and had to go, so imagine our surprise when Shelli presented us with two lunches to go (and it was really good). If my mom doesn’t move to California with my sister, she will soon be calling the Cottages of Fox Lake home. If you are looking for a facility for either yourself or someone else, cut out a lot of wasted time and go see Shelli. You will love this facility.{
William F
Cottages of Fox Lake - Assisted Living and Memory Care
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Assisted Living and Flourish Memory Care

Whether you or a loved one is seeking Assisted Living or Memory Care, at The Cottages of Fox Lake, we promote wellness and well-being while providing a continuum of care should health needs change.

The Cottages of Fox Lake is a Charter Senior Living community, which means we honor and celebrate the unique life stories of each resident. At our community, residents are assured of care and support that is completely personalized, based on individual needs and desires. Our goal is always to enhance the human spirit and we do this by creating fulfilling lifestyles that radiate love, inspiration and joy. This is a philosophy embraced by every person on our team. The result: our residents lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives.

“We are awed by the people that work at The Cottages of Fox Lake. How is one establishment able to get such happy, kind, helpful, caring, loving and well-trained people? The staff is amazing. We are so pleased and happy and at peace about Mom living at The Cottages of Fox Lake. We could not care for her the way you all do. Thank you so much.”
– Ron and Julie Hinkle, Family Members of The Cottages of Fox Lake Resident

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