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The Brook of Houghton Lake

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8815 Knapp Rd, Houghton Lake, MI 48629
Care provided: Assisted Living
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  • Community Information

    The Brook of Houghton Lake is an assisted living facility in Houghton Lake, MI. The Brook of Houghton Lake 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 The Brook of Houghton Lake 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 The Brook of Houghton Lake 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.

    Unique Features

    * "To shine during their golden years"
    * Well trained and dedicated staff
    * Beautiful building
    * Fun activities each and every day
    * Beauty shop
    * Library
    * Chandelier lit dining room
    * Living room with fireplace
    * Activity room
    * Nurses in each building and on call 24 hours a day
    * Scheduled transportation
  • Residents

    Nurse
    Male
    Female

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


    Staffing

    Nurses on Staff
    24-Hour Awake Staff
    Visiting Nurse
    Visiting Podiatrist
    Visiting Physical Therapist
    Visiting Occupational Therapist
    Visiting Speech Therapist


    Additional Services

    Diabetic Care
    This community can administer insulin injections and blood sugar tests, although it is not necessarily able to offer sliding scale therapy.

    Incontinence Care
    Incontinent residents must be able to manage incontinence themselves. This staff at this community can remind incontinent residents to use the restroom. This community can care for residents with bowel incontinence. This community can care for residents with bladder incontinence.

    Non Ambulatory Care
    This community can provide a 2 person assisted transfer for residents who need help transferring, for example, from a bed into a wheelchair.

    Other Care
    This community provides multiple levels of care allowing residents to remain at the community while receiving increasing care.
  • Transportation

    Resident Parking Available
    Complimentary Transportation
    Transportation at Cost
    Property Convenient to Busline

    Smoking

    Allowed Outdoors

    Additional Amenities

    Activities Onsite
    Activities Offsite
    Devotional Services Onsite
    Outdoor Common Areas
    Indoor Common Areas
    Beautician Onsite

    Other Services

    Wheelchair Accessible Showers
    Hospice Available
    Respite Offered
    Aging in Place

    Meals

    Meals Provided

    Activities Provided

    None specified at this time.
  • Average Room Pricing at The Brook of Houghton Lake

    Room Type Assisted Living
    Studio Averages $2,100 - $2,600 Monthly
    1 Bedroom Averages $2,400 - $3,000 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 The Brook of Houghton Lake

    Fee Type Assisted Living
    Community Fee
    Respite Fee Averages $100 - $200 Daily
    Buy-In Fee
    High Care Needs Fee Averages $500 - $600 Monthly
    Medium Care Needs Fee
    Low Care Needs Fee
    2nd Person Fee Averages $400 - $500 Monthly
    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
Houghton Lake0 miles1$2,700
Roscommon16 miles1$2,700
Lake City18 miles1$2,000
Gladwin27 miles3$2,920
West Branch27 miles1$2,700
Cadillac28 miles1$3,410

General Pricing Information for Houghton Lake Assisted Living

Room Type Minimum Cost Average Cost Maximum Cost
1 Bedroom$2,700$2,700$2,700
Studio$2,300$2,300$2,300

Community Reviews

Not A Lock Down Memory Care Facility

reviewed on: 08/16/2013 by Alex Carey

The were more than helpful with my mom. She needed a lock down facility. Outside of them not being a lock down facility for memory care, they were great. That was the only negative.

Nice for Independent-Living Only

reviewed on: 12/11/2014 by Sugarcat2

Our mother was supposed to be in assisted living, but was not always assisted. For example, she missed lunch because of her memory, and no one thought to check on her or bring lunch to her. The aides are friendly, but not well trained, and the LPN in charge does not follow through with requests for information on medical care, and always complains she is "too busy". The facility is clean and the surroundings are very nice. This facility is best for someone in need of independent living.

Thank You

reviewed on: 10/19/2017 by Beth Mead

I couldn't be happier with the staff and hospice in the way they took care of my mother. You all became family to us and I would like to say Thank You for caring and loving my Mother as we all did. Mom passed away peacefully on Sept. 12 2017 and it was because of the Love and Attention of her family, staff and hospice. Thank You again for everything.\nFrom the family of Barbara Mead

Not suitable for Respite Pt.

reviewed on: 12/17/2013 by Concerned Daughter

We are impressed with the overall facilty. However, for a Respite Pt. this is NOT THE PLACE. Dad needs much prompting, and hands-on, The Brook wasn't prepaired for him. He didn't like it there. We ended up bringing him home early, and they didn't refund our money (we prepaid). It took 5 hrs. initially to get his room ready( it was suppose to be ready). We will come back to this facility.

Poor Corporate Leadership

reviewed on: 10/24/2019 by Concerned Granddaughter

The Brook Retirement Communties Corprate Office shows the residents no respect. Just because you sign a contract for an apartment that was agreed upon doesnt mean that they wont breach it. My grandparents signed a rental agreement for a specific apartment, when it came time for the lease renewal they were told that the previous manager had made a mistake and they either had to move to a smaller apartment or pay an extra 300 a month to stay in their current apartment or be out by the 31st. No written notice given instead they attempted to bill them for the extra 300 before their current lease was up which breached there current contract anyways. They are unwilling to accept accountability for the mistake that they made and are now unwilling to allow my grandparents to stay past the 31st. Just be aware, if this happens to your family the law states that they have to give written notice if the contract is going to be changed in anyway and they cant force someone out without going through the courts under these circumstances. In the past I would have recommended The Brook however especially in the last few years all I have seen is greed and no compassion by the corporate office for these residents. There business practices have become shady. The commercials you see on tv are a farce. The food has gone downhill and the have no concern for diabetics or other people that require healthy diets and the meals that are served are not worth the price. Just beware, My grandparents arent the only ones going through the exact same thing right now. Our elderly deserve better

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