What’s the difference between Assisted Living and Independent Living? Is Ridge Creek or The Artisan a better fit? These are questions you may have about our community. That’s why we’re here to help you or your loved ones determine how to choose where to live in retirement. Heritage Community of Kalamazoo offers a number of living options that are each specially designed to provide appropriate levels of care – or no care at all. No matter your specific circumstances, the charts shown here provide a thorough breakdown of all our living options and levels of care so you can see exactly why Heritage Community is one of the best places to retire in Kalamazoo.
|Independent Living||Assisted Living||Memory Care|
|Living Accommodations||Accommodations include one- and two-bedroom private apartments in The Artisan and Ridge Creek communities.||Private studio and one-bedroom apartments are available at Meilland Square or our more affordable Hawthorn Landing.||Private studio and one-bedroom apartments are available at Meilland Square or our more affordable Hawthorn Landing.|
|Meals||Flexible dining credits, which can be used at any of our six restaurants, ranging from fine dining to more casual bistro options. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch served.||Three meals a day prepared by our culinary team are served in a communal dining area, as well as snacks.||same as AL|
|Housekeeping Services||Weekly housekeeping and laundry/linen services.||same as IL||same as IL|
|Caregiving Services||Specialized care available through our Home Care services at an additional cost. Outpatient therapy services available.||Caregivers are available around the clock. Licensed Nursing Staff (RN & LPN) are also available. If additional care is needed, Home Care services are available at an additional cost.||same as AL|
|Medication Management||Available through Heritage Home Care||Provided||Provided|
|Medical Personnel Available||Available through Heritage Home Care||Full-time medical personnel are on site or on call at all times.||same as AL|
|Assistance with ADLs||Available through Heritage Home Care||Available around the clock.||Available around the clock.|
|Safety and Security||24-hour emergency & security, including personal response system pendant||24-hour emergency call system with personal response pendant, phone access & pull chord||same as AL|
|Activities||We offer a full calendar of daily, weekly and monthly social events, volunteering opportunities, educational courses and recreational trips.||Various life enrichment activities and events are scheduled on a daily, weekly and monthly basis focused on keeping the residents engaged, social and active.||Special life enrichment activities designed by a coordinator trained in Alzheimer’s care programming are available on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.|
|Transportation||Scheduled transportation to and from doctor’s appointments and other errands is available.||same as IL||same as IL|
|Payment Sources||All private pay.||Mostly private pay. Services may be partially covered by long-term care insurance and Veterans benefits.||same as AL|
|Average Price Range||The Artisan – Entrance Fees start at $98,800 and monthly service fees start at $3,449. Ridge Creek – Entrance Fees start at $163,000 and monthly service fees start at $3,995.||Meilland Square – monthly service fees start at $6,678. Hawthorn Landing – monthly service fees start at $3,991.||Meilland Square – monthly service fees start at $7,441. Hawthorn Landing – monthly service fees start at $5,935.|
Still not sure? Contact us to see which option may be right for you.