American House Grosse Pointe at Cottage: Officially Open for Business

American House Senior Living Communities, Henry Ford Health System and REDICO celebrated a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly constructed American House Grosse Pointe at Cottage community. The event took place Thursday, June 4.

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“REDICO and American House Senior Living Communities are excited about this one-of-a-kind partnership established with Henry Ford Health System and the city of Grosse Pointe Farms,” said Dale Watchowski, president and CEO of REDICO and American House Senior Living Communities.

American House Grosse Pointe at Cottage includes 84 independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments. Units ranging in size from 267 sq. ft. to 750 sq. ft. for studio, one-bedroom/one bath and two-bedroom/one bath apartments.

“American House Grosse Pointe at Cottage residents will enjoy all the comforts of home plus new things to enjoy, new people to meet and provide the assistance that they may need,” said Rob Gillette, COO of American House Senior Living Communities. “If you haven’t toured the building yet, please do!”

Henry Ford Medical Center-Cottage, a fixture in the Grosse Pointe community for more than 90 years, will continue to offer a wide-range of health services for patients and the Grosse Pointe community in the remaining part of the building. Services include 24-hour emergency care, urgent care, physical therapy, rehabilitation, ambulatory surgery and cancer services. Henry Ford also offers medical services next door at the Henry Ford Medical Center-Pierson Clinic.

“We are delighted to partner with American House and REDICO on this unique senior housing model. Henry Ford and American House share similar missions and values about serving the needs of the community,” says Bob Riney, chief operating officer of Henry Ford Health System. “The senior housing model provides a much-needed resource for seniors and their caregivers. We remain committed to providing the best possible care experience for our patients and families we serve at Cottage. We believe our medical services will provide great comfort to senior residents of American House, their loved ones and their caregivers.”

In addition, the Services for Older Citizens (SOC) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping seniors of the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods maintain their lives in independence and dignity is located within walking distance of the senior living community. The SOC provides the following:

Information and Assistance

  • Transportation
  • Medical equipment lending
  • Tax preparation
  • Flu vaccine clinic
  • Friendly visits

Meals Program

  • Meals on wheels
  • Luncheons

Home Maintenance

  • Housing repair
  • Housing rehab
  • Chores

The ceremony included remarks from Dale Watchowski, president and CEO of American House Senior Living Communities and REDICO, Paul Szilagyi, executive vice president of Primary Care and Henry Ford Medical Group, Rob Gillette, COO, American House Senior Living Communities and Grosse Pointe Farms Mayor, James Farquhar Jr.