Canterbury on the Lake Assisted Living

5601 Hatchery Rd., Waterford, MI, 48329

Reviews of Canterbury on the Lake | Assisted Living

15 Reviews

December 13, 2013

By Caring76120350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother-in-law is at Canterbury-On-the-Lake. The facility is clean and they had a lot of activities. They had a beauty shop there and a gift store. They have a lot of senior activities that they could sign up for and go for the day. The staff are very nice too.

September 30, 2013

By Sheila5

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My aunt has just moved into Canterbury-on-the-Lake. She has only been there for about two weeks, but she has made friends already. She likes this place. She is excited because they have lots of activities, like parties, touch ball, a little putting competition, etc. She goes exercise everyday and goes down for meals everyday. I went to visit her there the other day and she's so happy with this place. The grounds are so pretty. They're well kept. It is a large place. They have independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care and a rehab area. However, because the place is big, it's so hard to find your way there.

August 15, 2013

By Anonymous3493

I visited this facility

We had a very nice experience when we visited Canterbury-on-the-Lake for my parents. I liked the area surrounding this community. It was very open. When we were there, there weren't any activities going on at that time. However, they were setting up for the night. They were doing a casino night. They explained to us that residents would earn chips by participating in stuff and doing different things. It was really interesting. This community has independent and assisted living facilities. Both facilities were very nice, although getting from one area to another was a little confusing. Overall, the Canterbury-on-the-Lake is a very nice place for my parents.

June 15, 2013

By Ammalyn

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My friend had a hip replacement she stayed at Canterbury on the Lake. I visited her there several times. The staff seemed professional and very friendly. It was quite an excellent facility. It was completely clean.

April 13, 2012

By Nanabanana73

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My Great Aunt moved into Canterbury On The Lake about three years ago. She moved there from another facility when they had an opening available for her. Canterbury has been great so far. They always have different activities going on, the staff members I've met have all been really friendly and attentive, and they all know her by name, which means a lot to me. The facility always looks very clean and inviting. There is also a salon on site, so the residents can still look their best without having to go too far. The bedrooms are a bit small as most residents have to share the room with another person, but they are still comfortable and have a large window with a good view. The menu seems good and they offer a lot of different food options, so the residents actually get a choice of what they want to eat every day. All in all, I'd say Canterbury On The Lake has been an excellent place for my loved one. She really feels at home there now, and she's made many great friends. It's a comfort to know that she's being well taken care of, so we don't have to worry about her so much.

January 28, 2012

By Hemmings

I visited this facility

Canterbury on the Lake is a fantastic facility. They have a great community of staff who truly care about their residents. They have an assortment of fun activities for the seniors to take part in, including bingo, arts and crafts, and occasional "field trips" for those able to go. The most fantastic part about this community is that it has different "steps." Seniors can enter into the senior living community, and when it becomes time, move into the assisted living community, housed in the same building. Finally, the building also houses a wonderful nursing home with a very dedicated staff for when residents must enter it. The best part is that residents are able to maintain long term relationships with the people around them, as all programs are housed in the same building, just in different wings. The exterior is also very beautiful, with a pond and fantastic landscape where residents can enjoy themselves when the weather allows. Overall, I was very happy with the quality of this community.

June 13, 2011

By AnonymousDD

Visited this facility

After nearly five years of being in-home caregivers my wife and I knew it was time to place her mother into a nursing home. This was not an easy transition and we felt a sense of urgency since her Alzheimers condition was advancing. We were very impressed with curriculum of this healthcare facility and provided a tour by the Admissions Manager. We were taken by elevator to the floor where Alzheimers patients were cared for and found many in wheelchairs in the hallway. Here the patients were able to socialize with one another as part of their daily activities. They all seemed to be well taken care of and we received many smiles as we toured that floor of the nursing home. The only drawback of the facility is that there was a waiting list. Being pressed for a more immediate placement we had to look elsewhere for a nursing home location.
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Features of Canterbury on the Lake


  • Minimum Rate: $4394/month
  • Minimum Memory Cost: $6500/month
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Fee Structure Extra: Care Plans Level 1 $350 Level 2 $500 Level 3 $850

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Two Bedroom Apts. Are For Il Only

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Golf
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Spa

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy

About Canterbury on the Lake

Canterbury is a retirement community unlike any other, offering three different levels of care under one roof: Independent Senior Living Apartments, Assisted Living Apartments and our Health Center, which offers short-term rehabilitation and long-term care nursing. All three levels of care have access to the Medicare certified skilled care rehab center.

Assisted Living

The Leas is designed to ensure the highest level of independence for each resident's functioning level. The Leas also offers gathering places and lounges, a restaurant-style dining room, worship opportunities in St. Luke's Chapel, outings, and a full activities schedule, including music therapy, crafts, and gardening.

With 24-hour staffing, medication reminders and assistance with daily living activities, residents and their families are assured of safety, comfort, and dignity.

It is truly the staff--so warm and caring--that distinguishes Canterbury from other communities.

Residents at the Leas Assisted Living enjoy:
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Weekly laundry and linen change
  • Personal care team 24 hours a day
  • 24-hour wireless emergency alert system
  • Onsite clinic with a nurse to coordinate care
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Enriching recreational, spiritual and activity programs

Transportation is provided for residents to go to the bank, grocery stores, retail stores and even special trips to places of interest, such as Tiger games, casinos and museums. Personal trips can be scheduled including doctors' visits, family get-togethers or even service to the airport.

With the amount of activities, residents at Canterbury are never bored. Many who reside here find hobbies that they never knew they had. Some notable activities include crafts, swimming, computers, Wii sports, bingo and many more.

Independent residents enjoy:

  • Studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom with den, and two-bedroom apartments
  • Full kitchens
  • Washer and dryer in every apartment
  • Flexible dining options
  • All utilities (except phone)
  • Direct TV
  • Wireless internet available
  • 24-hour emergency alert systems
  • Housekeeping every other week
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Apartment and grounds maintenance

We have exercise classes every day for various fitness levels -- something for everyone! Strength and Balance, Low-Impact Aerobics, Walking Clubs and Yoga.

What Makes Us Special

Canterbury prides itself on having a true home-like environment, where friends and neighbors gather. The spirit and atmosphere truly have earned Canterbury the reputation as a warm and comfortable place to live.

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