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Clark Retirement Community

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1551 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Care provided: Continuing Care Retirement Community
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  • Community Information

    Clark Retirement Community is an assisted living facility in Grand Rapids, MI. Clark Retirement Community offers activities at their location for residents. These activities generally allow residents to maintain healthy lifestyles by encouraging movement and socializing with their peers.

    Being able to chat with other residents becomes an important part of many peoples' lives and Clark Retirement Community offers common spaces indoors to support that need. The benefit of living in an assisted living community is that making meals can be costly and time consuming process so Clark Retirement Community provides meals for residents.

    Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help. If a resident needs assistance moving from a bed to a wheelchair, this facility has staff who can help.

    Unique Features

    * Beautiful, stately, old world feeling set on many acres close to downtown Gland Rapids
    * Rare combination of urban living and close knit, self-contained community
    * Full service restaurant
    * Great variety of activities
    * Drama club
    * Creative writing
    * Woodworking
    * Shopping
    * Sightseeing
    * Chapel with regularly scheduled worship services
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  • Residents

    Nurse
    Male
    Female

    The minimum age that a resident may be is 55 years old.


    Staffing

    24-Hour Awake Staff


    Facility Care Level

    Care Level Percentage
    Light Care0%
    Medium Care0%
    Heavy Care100%

    Clark Retirement Community prefers that residents need: light care

    Additional Services

    Diabetic Care
    Diabetic residents must be able to manage their own care, including blood sugar tests and insulin injections.

    Incontinence Care
    Incontinent residents must be able to manage incontinence themselves.

    Non Ambulatory Care
    This community can provide standby assistance for residents who need help transferring, for example, from a bed into a wheelchair.

  • Transportation

    Smoking

    Additional Amenities

    Activities Onsite
    Devotional Services Offsite
    Indoor Common Areas

    Other Services

    Meals

    Meals Provided

    Activities Provided

    None specified at this time.
  • Average Room Pricing at Clark Retirement Community

    Room Type Assisted Living
    Studio
    1 Bedroom Averages $2,700 - $3,400 Monthly
    Semi-Private
    2 Bedrooms
    Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.


    Estimated Fees at Clark Retirement Community

    Fee Type Assisted Living
    Community Fee
    Respite Fee
    Buy-In Fee Averages $10,800 - $13,300 One-time
    High Care Needs Fee
    Medium Care Needs Fee
    Low Care Needs Fee
    2nd Person Fee
    Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.

    Paying for care

    Commercial Insurance
    Private pay
    Social Security
    Separate pricing structure for care
    Veteran's benefits

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Nearby Cities

City Distance Number of Facilities Average CostAverage Cost for 1 Bedroom
Grand Rapids1 miles7$2,960
Kentwood5 miles2$3,840
Wyoming6 miles1$2,600
Jenison9 miles1$4,400
Marne11 miles1$4,000
Rockford12 miles2N/A

General Pricing Information for Grand Rapids Assisted Living

Room Type Minimum Cost Average Cost Maximum Cost
1 Bedroom$1,615$2,965$6,650
2 Bedrooms$2,660$3,670$4,835
Semi-Private$1,435$2,295$3,780
Studio$1,590$2,685$4,500

Community Reviews

Very friendly but slow response time to call lights

reviewed on: 08/28/2013 by Teresa

They took really long with the call lights, sometimes it would take so long that peopel wouldn't even bother. There was a lot I liked about CLark but that was the one thing I didn't like about them. part of the problem is its a big place and theres only so many staff members for a large place so you might be in one end of the hallway but there's no one around. They didn't hurry either, you may need to go to the bathroom now but they wouldn't come help until it worked for them. That never really changed but when I complained about something else they were really conscientious about making sure to remember it. I did like that they had a nice variety as far as the menu goes, they were very friendly and they would encourage peopel that were there to come out to round tables to eat in small groups and get to know each other and the aids would look out for them out there. They found out what my moms interests were and found her things to do.

Marie [removed]

reviewed on: 12/02/2015 by Jack Kearney

Clark at Keller Lake is the choice we made for my wife Marie, With her safety a major concern in our early pursuit of help for her we were blessed in that the Clark Family program was a lot more than we expected. The overall is great and we look forward to her having and receiving the best of care and concern.The above rating speaks for itself.

Little personal connection

reviewed on: 03/30/2021 by Margaret J

My mother has lived at Clark in Independent Living for over a year. We're very disappointed because there Isn't a staff member anywhere who really knows anything about my mom's interests or her family. It does not feel like "family" there. Covid played a part, but after being mostly confined to her room, she expected to be able to visit with a few of her own family members after the residents were fully vaccinated. Even when vaccinated, the requirements for visiting a resident were rigid...an appointment made well in advance, a Covid test for $30, safety glasses and mask (not regular glasses). Penalties were strict for "failure to adhere" to the rules. The visitor would be banned from visiting their loved one for three weeks after the first offense and with "visitation rights being terminated on a second offense". -So sad and hard on a resident's mental health.

Used to Awesome

reviewed on: 07/18/2018 by Sandy Smith

As a family member I am beyond disappointed with Clark Retirement from the executive management to poor care and services. This community lacks the empathy, insight and simple honesty that would make this an awesome place. The staff turnover is incredibly high, numerous high level leadership people have left due to dishonesty, poor communication and lack of organization of the community. The food services has been an ongoing issue since 2016, and remains an issue today. The billing and finance staff are some of the rudest individuals. Despite the fact that myself and many family members have filed numerous complaints with the Executive Director, VP of Operations and President Clark continues on a downward spiral.

Disappointed in this team...

reviewed on: 11/23/2018 by Anonymous

Totally agree with Sandy the first reviewer! Sandy -Your words captured our experience completely with our Mom. After 6 years living at Clark, no sympathy card was sent by their "caring" team, only a bill. Hospice of Michigan sent a beautiful card signed by their entire team. High turnover, lack of leadership is evident, accounting errors... However I must say some great people work there, but they won't stay because they are better than the leaders at Clark. They will go to work for the competition. Do your research before committing to Clark. There are many great communities in Grand Rapids - It's not what it used to be.

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