Oak Park Arms

Frequently Asked Questions

Oak Park Arms

Q: How do I know what kind of care or assistance my loved one will need?
A:  Often people have special needs that change over time. With the help of your loved one’s physician, family and professional staff at the Oak Park Arms retirement community, a needs assessment can be completed to identify what activities of daily life require support to maintain the loved one’s well being. Providing personalized care while honoring a person’s dignity may best be fulfilled by examining the many options available in independent living or assisted living. Professional staff members are available for guidance.

Q: Does your staff have experience working with seniors and their families?
A:  Successful senior living is our only business. The Oak Park Arms is proud to have long term professional members on our team. Our training programs are ongoing, and we seek exceptional individuals with whom to work. We prefer to promote from within. Please go to our “Meet the Staff” page to learn more about our exceptional management team.

Q: Am I required to purchase a meal plan?
A: Residents are not required to purchase a meal plan. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered each day and can be purchased on an ala carte basis or as part of a meal plan. We are extremely proud of our chef-prepared dishes for their outstanding quality and variety. We encourage you to take a look at our Georgian Room Restaurant menu and our daily special menus.

Q: What kind of activities and social programming do you offer?
A: The Arms employs a full time staff of experts who create a comprehensive calendar of events. All events and activities are physically, mentally, spiritually and/or emotionally stimulating.Healthy and fun daily activities include events such as luncheons, speakers, dances, concerts, Nintendo Wii bowling leagues, card groups, computer classes, etc. Please look at our activities and events page for more details.

Q: Do you offer transportation services for residents?
A: Yes. We have a private bus that runs seven days a week. Residents can count on a safe ride to doctor appointments and to nearby malls. There is no extra charge for this service.

Q: Is there a wait list to get into The Arms?
A: That depends. Wait lists can vary by floor plan and time of year, so if you have floor plan in mind, it would be in your best interest to tour early to procure your first choice. Please contact us to set up a tour.

Q: Is the building staffed 24/7?
A: Safety and convenience are a top priority at the Arms. Front desk staff and home care aides are present 24/7. In addition, we provide well-being checks for all our residents, and we can increase the frequency of these checks as needed.

Q: Do you have an age requirement?
A: The Arms is non-discriminatory, but we suggest residents be age 62 or older.

Q: Is guest and resident parking available?
A: Yes. We have visitor parking lots located next to the building. Preferred parking and reserved parking is available to residents and family members.