American House Cedarlake

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

18 Reviews
14804 S. Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60544
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for American House Cedarlake

December 10, 2015

By Lynn118153550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We chose American House Cedarlake because it is close to my house. The facility looks very nice and clean, and the residents seem very happy there. The apartments are fantastic, really beautiful, very well-maintained, and very clean. Everything is very good. They do arts and crafts, have bingo, all kinds of board games, and card games. The staff is great. They have a calendar of activities with something going on every day. The dining area is very clean and my mom never complained about the food. I am just a little disappointed that it’s all privately paid; it’s costing me $5,000 a month for my mom to stay there. Nothing is covered by her Medicare or Medicaid.
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Independent Living Reviews for American House Cedarlake

August 09, 2021

By Ginny

I visited this facility

I was really, really impressed with American House Cedarlake. The rooms seemed particularly generous, and they had a more secure area for those people who need a little bit more security and needed to be watched over more closely. They have independent living, which is what we were looking for. They let the people decorate the outside of their doors to make it their own place. It wasn't gaudy, and it allowed them to make their door a little bit more distinguished, like it was their own home, and it maybe let other people more easily find their door. After all, it is like walking into a hotel, because all the doors look the same. It was on a relatively large campus; I had to drive down a good-sized drive, like maybe half a mile or more, to get to the building. I like the woman there very much. She was in marketing. She had been a consultant so she was familiar with the facility. They also gave me an American apple pie, and it was a delicious pie. I like this one more because the grounds were very generous, and my mom is much more of a country person. The rooms were really generous, too, with lots of closets, and everybody had a washer and dryer. We walked a lot during our tour. It seemed like there were multiple buildings that were connected through a variety of different hallways. It felt like a large facility to me. You didn't feel constrained, and it was all very roomy. The staff I met was very conversational. She was very helpful, and because she'd had some personal experience when her dad had been in the facility, she was able to provide a great perspective. She also recommended that I look into if the VA can give any support. I thought that it was amazing that she provided me with some financial possibilities, which I appreciated. I asked her to show me independent living, so that's where she took me, but she also showed me the security and the areas for the other homes for the ones who need a little bit more oversight. I liked this particular place because it looked like they had table service in their dining room. Around two or three in the afternoon, you could just kind of go down and have a little snack. I don't want to call it a happy hour, but it was almost like a bistro kind of thing where you could just pick up your sandwiches and stuff. They also try to make sure that people come out of their rooms, so even though they delivered food, they would only leave it at the bistro. You had to at least come out and pick it up there, which I thought was a clever idea because some people never get out of their rooms.

July 07, 2021

By M.M.

I visited this facility

American House Cedarlake was very pretty. We got to go in and see it. It was quite a bit of money, but the place was really beautiful. The rooms were magnificent. They were really, really nice. The dining area was nice, and there were a couple of people. The dining area was nice, and the staff I met was a very nice lady. They gave us an apple pie which was very, very good.

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Thank you so much for your 5-star review!

October 28, 2020

By Betty

I visited this facility

We went to American House Cedarlake and if it hadn't been for the price, I would probably have chosen American House. American House is really on the expensive side for Mom because her finances are not that great. It was a little too much, although we liked it. It was actually our favorite, but the money was a big stumbling block. We got to see both independent and assisted living when we went there. We really like the way everything was set up for the residents. We like the way their meals were done. They had a structured menu, and they had a more lenient time schedule for their meals. Say that you had somebody in assisted living that had therapy or whatever and they can't come to lunch until whatever time, you could go down and eat at that time. They have longer periods for breakfast and longer periods for lunch and dinner. It was just really nice with that stuff. Their apartments were well appointed. We really like the way they had things set up and the people there seemed really nice. The only drawback for them was their pricing was a little too steep for Mom at this time. They seemed outstanding when we were there. We really liked that place. The staff are all very nice and welcoming. Covid still screwed things up, but they really went out of their way to try and show us the best they could. They showed us the facility as much in its entirety as they were allowed, since they don't want you coming in contact with the residents. It was a restricted tour still but a very good one at the same time. We didn't have any food. We weren't allowed to eat there, but they gave us an apple pie to bring home and the apple pie was very, very good. One thing that I like is that if the person is capable, they have some rooms that have washers and dryers in them. They could do their own laundry if they wanted and they didn't have to go out into the general hallway and share a washer and dryer. That was really nice. Some of the apartments came with that if you're capable of doing it and wanted to do it yourself. I like that. Also they seemed to have a little bit better access for tubs and toilets and stuff. We thought their access to those was really good for seniors.

October 13, 2017

By Judith

I am/was a resident of this facility

I'm staying at American House. It's assisted living and independent living. They have Bingo, cards, crafts, outings, and book club. The staff is very nice and so is my apartment. They did a lot of remodeling. The thing that I like a lot about it is that they have a washer and dryer in every unit, and they have underground parking that is lighted and heated. It's also pretty reasonable in cost.

November 19, 2016

By Pat150081

I visited this facility

American House had a lot of features that we needed. It was very nice and clean. We were able to get a ground floor unit, which was important to me because we had a little dog. They had a lot of things to do, and we ate a couple of times; the food was good.

October 04, 2016

By Todd842316

I am a current client of this provider

I like the appearance of American House, and it’s a relatively new facility. I didn’t really meet many people there; I just generally like the program I am interested in locating a 2-bedroom residence.

February 15, 2016

By Tamara5

I visited this facility

American House was very nice. It was more of like an apartment community rather than a senior-living or assisted-living community. We were very impressed with the size of the apartments, and the amenities. The staff all seemed to be very helpful, and knowledgeable. They gave us the tour. They were very accommodating, and very thorough.

June 24, 2015

By DH1

I visited this facility

We visited American House. It was a beautiful place, just gorgeous. The unfortunate thing is that they did not have health care on the facility right there. It was not what I needed. However, the sales rep was extremely helpful. The apartments were beautiful.

March 25, 2015

By Evelyn14

I visited this facility

It's just a comfortable feeling going at Cedarlake. We had lunch there, and the food was very good. The residents seemed very friendly.
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Questions about American House Cedarlake

What programs or activities does American House Cedarlake offer to enrich residents' well-being?

A wide variety of rigerous activities are offered for our residents. Anything from BINGO, poker, bridge and other cards games, gardening club, book club, bible study, church services, knitting/crochet/sewing, entertainers who sing, dance, play and instrument, movies, happy hour, themed parties, exercise classes, etc.

What places are near American House Cedarlake or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We have a beautiful pond with a walking path in front of the community. We are about a 1/4 mile from Larry's Diner, Southern Belles and 1 mile from downtown Plainfield shopping/restaurants etc.

What transportation services does American House Cedarlake offer to assisted living residents?

We off a bus service where we can take residents 15 miles from our community.

What makes the chef or dining program at American House Cedarlake exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

We offer chef prepared meals. Lunch is our biggest meal of the day, they get to choose from a special which includes soup or salad, the main entree and dessert. If they do not like what is being served for the special they can choose from 15+ options on our every day menu.

What safety features or security measures does American House Cedarlake offer to assisted living residents?

Controlled access to the building, security cameras and doors that are locked after front desk staff leaves for the day. Residents and families have a code to get into the building if after hours.

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Services and Amenities of American House Cedarlake in Plainfield, Illinois


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $5060/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $3130/month

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • General Store
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Library, W/D In Residence

Cleaning services

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

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Fitness Room
  • Arts And Crafts

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 178
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: All Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy


  • State Licenses: 5105041
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About American House Cedarlake in Plainfield, Illinois

When choosing a senior living community, it’s all about what makes you and your family feel most comfortable. Choosing a place that feels like home and a community where you can feel at ease, engaged and social. American House Cedarlake’s unique model of senior care sets the bar of excellence in the Midwest.

Residents are able to spend their days exploring the downtown area, grabbing a bite to eat at the Tap House Grill or taking in the fresh air. For those who wish to stay ‘closer to home’, Cedarlake offers exquisite restaurant-style dining, planned activities and the opportunity to develop friendships with neighbors.

Here at Cedarlake our staff are guests in our resident's home and strive to meet their ever-changing needs. Our programs and services are always evolving to meet the needs and desires of our residents.

*Medical support services provided by a third party not affiliated with American House.

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