FAQ - Luxury Senior Living

What makes The Club at Briarcliff Manor different from other New York retirement communities?
The Club at Briarcliff Manor will combine the natural beauty of Westchester County and historical significance of the area, an upscale senior living community, rich in architectural detail, and designed especially for those age 62 years and older. The distinguishing majesty of the existing landscape on this 59-acre parcel will allow The Club to create a distinctive setting with large areas of open space, walking trails and panoramic vistas. With a variety of independent senior living apartments, independent living townhomes and independent living villas to choose from, along with a boutique Supportive Living Center that offers assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing services, you will find an array of home choices—and high quality, personalized services—that meet your discriminating lifestyle needs.

I understand you are a fee-for-service Continuing Care Retirement Community. What does that mean?
In today's world of retirement communities, there are many options that allow individuals to plan for their future care needs. A fee-for-service Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is an option that has been available in the United States for many years and recently was permitted under New York licensure regulations that govern CCRCs. Since The Club is a CCRC, if you choose to live in an independent living apartment, independent living townhome or independent living villa and do not need licensed care, your monthly fee will not include a charge associated with care. Should your needs change and you need an increased level of care and assistance, such as assisted living or skilled nursing, you will pay for that care on a daily or monthly basis through an appropriate insurance policy or personal finances. Essentially, there is no "pre-payment" for care—as found in lifecare or "type A" retirement communities—thus, if you do not need care, you will not pay for the care and your monthly fee will not subsidize the care others receive.

If I do need additional care, how will it be provided?
Just as there are many types of senior living communities, there are many forms of care that an individual may need. We strongly believe that "one size does not fit all" and that an important aspect of providing quality service to our residents is the provision of services by a "Health and Wellness Team." This supportive team can assess and address a resident's specific medical and functional needs, serve as a liaison with health professionals as authorized by a resident, plan for in-home or out-of-home care as required, and assist a resident (or a family as appropriate) in navigating the myriad of issues related to health care in the 21st century. Should you need assisted living services, memory support services or skilled nursing care, The Club at Briarcliff Manor's licensed units in the Supportive Living Center, will be available to residents on a priority basis. The consultation services of the Health and Wellness Team will be provided to all residents who call The Club at Briarcliff Manor their home.

How much does living at The Club at Briarcliff Manor cost?
As with many Continuing Care Retirement Communities, The Club at Briarcliff Manor will have an entrance fee and a monthly service fee. It will not be a real estate transaction where a resident or family owns a "title" to a unit. Entrance fees and monthly fees are based on the size of the senior living residence selected and whether one or two residents occupy the home. Entrance fees start at $419,900, and monthly service fees (including real estate taxes) start at $3,190.

The entrance fee will be a one-time fee based on the size and location of the residence and number of occupants. The resident or their designee will receive a refund of a percentage of their entrance fee based on the refund program chosen when they leave the community. This entrance fee could be viewed as a "membership fee" to The Club at Briarcliff Manor. So, when a resident leaves the retirement community, only a portion of their entrance fee will have been utilized for all of the amenities used over the years.

The monthly service fee will cover utilities and real estate taxes and a variety of other services, amenities, activities and meals offered at the retirement community. Examples of the services included in the basic service program are: a flexible meal plan for each resident, weekly housekeeping and flat linen service, concierge and valet service, and 24-hour security. Additional services will be available on an à la carte basis. These services may include spa and beauty services, additional meals, cocktail service and personal training appointments.

The services found in the Supportive Living Center (assisted living, memory support, and skilled nursing) will not be included in the basic service program and will be charged to the residents based on the level of care provided.

I live in a home right now where I have the services of a gardener, handyman and driver. Why should I move?

The Club at Briarcliff Manor will be a lovely home and so much more. It is specifically designed for those age 62 years and older who want a lifestyle befitting their needs and discriminating tastes. Local transportation services as well as maintenance and repairs to The Club's grounds, exterior and interior, will be included in the service program as part of the basic monthly fee.

Not only is the interior of the building designed to offer universal ease in living, but the service package will allow a resident to concentrate on the active lifestyle they enjoy—daily gourmet meals, fitness and wellness programs, maintenance-free living, social and cultural offerings, and the knowledge that personal attention is available 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency. Families will have peace of mind knowing their loved ones will have the opportunity for social and recreational opportunities with others. The Club at Briarcliff Manor will be a place full of energy, life, exciting opportunities, new friendships and support. It truly is the place to proudly call "home."

I don't want to give up my pet, entertaining my friends or having my grandchildren overnight. Will I have to?
When you move into The Club at Briarcliff Manor, it becomes your home. It is an upscale senior living community designed so that you can get the most out of daily life, and live the luxurious lifestyle you deserve.

Pets will be allowed as long as they are 25 pounds or less and the pet owner respects the rights of other individuals who live and work at The Club at Briarcliff Manor.

Entertaining friends and family can be done with ease—either in your fully equipped kitchen with the help of our culinary team's catering services, in the community's elegantly appointed private dining room, or in The Club at Briarcliff Manor's other magnificent dining venues. Need help organizing a dinner from your lifelong personal caterer? Our culinary team and concierge will assist your connoisseur in making your event a memorable success.

If you desire, visitors will always be welcome in your new home. Many of the independent living homes at The Club have second bedrooms or dens that could easily be made into a warm and inviting guest room. Activities will abound to keep friends or family entertained, be it a new release in the surround-sound theater, swimming or exercising in the Fitness and Aquatics Centers, a card game in the beautiful Lodge Room or Lounge, or a fascinating New York City event scheduled by our concierge.

What if I move in and decide The Club at Briarcliff Manor is not for me?
Although the comment most often heard from residents familiar with this type of community is "I wish I had moved in earlier," there may be residents who wish to leave the community.

With a 30-day notice, a resident of The Club may terminate their residency agreement for any reason. This means that when a resident completely vacates a home and all furnishings have been moved, the monthly service fee will no longer be charged to the resident. A refund based on the original entrance fee will be paid no later than 30 days after a new resident has executed a residency agreement for the vacated residence and, in any case, no later than one year after you vacate The Club at Briarcliff Manor. Accordingly, the refund will not be dependent upon our resale of the unit.