FAQs for Bloomfield Hills, MI senior living

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a CCRC?

A: Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) provide a variety of senior housing options and services to meet the changing needs of their residents. Depending on the CCRC, these options can include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Couples Care and Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation.

Continuing Care residents have the option of seamlessly transitioning into different housing choices as their needs change, eliminating the need to move into a different community at a later date.

Although most CCRC’s require a large entrance fee, Cedarbrook of Bloomfield Hills will be purely a rental community. A non-refundable deposit equal to your first month’s rent is required to secure an apartment.

Q: What is the minimum age required to move in?

A: Anyone 60+ years old is qualified to live in our Senior Community.

Q: Can I move in with my spouse?

A: Yes, we encourage couples to live together and in fact, we have units specifically designed with that in mind.

Q: What if the unit I want already has a deposit on it?

A: You can still place a deposit on an alternate unit, and be put on a waiting list for your first choice. All units will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Once a Deposit is secured, the Apartment is reserved for you.

Q: What if I need extra care? Can I move to the other care levels within the CCRC?

A: Yes, existing residents receive priority entrance to the other care levels within Cedarbrook of Bloomfield Hills. The rate would be determined by the current market rental rate for that apartment in addition to the Individual Care level determined by an assessment.  Our staff is committed to working with you and your family to ensure that your transition will happen in the most timely and seamless way possible.

Q: If I am in Assisted Living and my care needs change, how am I assessed?

A: Upon moving into the community, an initial assessment will be required to determine the proper Level of service and care required. Ongoing quarterly assessments will be performed to insure the correct Service Plans are established. Assessments will be required on a quarterly basis and/or, if a significant change in Service is identified.

Q: Is furniture included?

A: No, Residents are encouraged to furnish their own apartments.

Q: Are utilities included?

A: Gas, Electricity and Water are included in your rent. Telephone and Cable TV hookups will be in place but the cost is the responsibility of the resident.

Q: Is there FREE WiFi/internet access?

A: Cedarbrook of Bloomfield Hills will have WiFi available to residents at a limited capacity in the common areas, however, service is not guaranteed. You may have cable or DSL installed at your own expense through the Community’s dedicated high speed Internet/Cable provider. WiFi is not guaranteed to work in each individual apartment.

A senior living resident at Cedarbrook of Bloomfield Hills who is confident in the quality of the care she receives
Senior living residents in Cedarbrook of Bloomfield Hills painting
Q: Can I have visitors at any time?

A: Yes, this is your home and your family and friends are always welcome! All guests will be required to sign in and out of the building for the safety of all of residents and staff at the front desk.

Q: Are pets allowed?

A: Domestic cats and small dogs are welcome (under 25 lbs). All animals must be pre-approved by our Executive Director before they are allowed to move-in. Size, weight, type of animal and ability to live with the elderly population are all criteria taken into consideration before acceptance. Pets must be housebroken, spayed/neutered, have all of their current vaccinations up to date, be well behaved, on a leash at all times, and have a recent Veterinarian statement of good health. At the time a Resident is unable to care for their pet, other arrangements for caring for the pet must be made with the Executive Director at the owner’s expense.  A non-refundable pet fee of is required for each pet upon signing the Resident Agreement, as well as a pet addendum to cover the cost of any damages incurred by the pet.

A monthly pet fee will also be applied.

Q: Will you accept Long-Term Care insurance?

A: Yes. We will work with you and your insurance company to assist in processing reimbursement from your long-term care policy.

Q: Is maintenance included for my apartment?

A: Yes, normal maintenance and repair is included in your monthly fee.

Q: What happens in the case of a medical emergency?

A: All units and/or residents will be equipped with an emergency call system that will alert our well trained staff to respond appropriately.

Q: Is there a Smoking Policy?

A: Cedarbrook of Bloomfield Hills is a completely non-smoking campus.

Q: What type of Security System is in Place?

A: The main reception area will be staffed during normal business hours, 7 days a week. The main entrance will be locked during night-time hours. All guests must check-in at the Reception Desk/Concierge area. There will be security cameras located at all building entrances and exits, as well as alarmed doors and cameras at all emergency exits.

Q: How do I reserve an Apartment?

A: A non-refundable deposit equal to your first month’s rent is required to reserve a specific Apartment. This will allow you right of first refusal on a specific unit. (See Deposit Agreement).

Q: Is there a “Buy In” or “Entrance Fee?”

A: No. The only Community Fee is the non-refundable Reservation Deposit, equal to your first month’s rent, needed to reserve your preferred Apartment. This allows residents the ability to maintain management of their own personal assets.

Q: Can I bring a car?

A: Yes, a heated garage parking is available. One parking space is included in the rent with each Independent Living Apartment. A second parking spot is available for an additional $150/month.

Q: Are the washer and dryers included in the apartment?

A: No. Electric Hook-Ups for a washer and dryer are present in the independent living apartments, however, the actual washer and dryer are the responsibility of the resident to provide.

Q: What appliances are included?

A: Stainless-Steel Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, and Garbage Disposal are all included in independent living. A stainless-steel refrigerator and microwave oven are included in assisted living.

Q: If I go away for an extended period of time do I receive a discount on my meal plan?

A: Rental rates will NOT be reduced for extended leaves of absence.

Q: What is the cost of having a guest eat a meal with me in the dining room?

A: Continental breakfast will be $7-12/person; Lunch/Dinner will be $15-$25 per/person.

Q: Is the Memory Care Neighborhood secure?

A: Yes, the entire unit including the outside courtyard has secured access for the safety and security of our Dementia and Memory Care residents. 

Q: Will you accept Medicaid?

A: Medicaid is a Federally mandated, State managed financial assistance program. We have no plans to participate in the Medicaid programs.

Q: Will you participate in the Medicare program?

A: Our Residents will have access to a third party Rehabilitation Service that will provide all PT/OT and Speech Therapy services to our Nursing and Rehabilitation residents. They will accept Medicare Part B Payments for their services and will bill separately for them. The monthly Rent/Room & Board is still on a Private Pay basis and is the responsibility of the resident.

A senior living resident at Cedarbrook of Bloomfield Hills and his granddaughter doing research on the computer