• Active Adult Communities

    Homes built for easier living

  • Assisted Living

    Community that helps with activities of daily living

  • CCRC

    Continuing Care Retirement Community

  • Independent Living

    Communities that foster social connection

  • Memory Care

    Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

  • Rehabilitation Care

    Temporary care that rehabilitates

  • Respite Care

    Short term care

  • Senior Apartments

    Apartments designed for easy living

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities

    SNF’s monitor patients around the clock

The Stratford is Carmel’s Premier Rental Retirement Community. Members who live at The Stratford enjoy an affordable lifestyle with amenities that promote healthy aging and active living. Will a full service, on-site Wellness Center, and nationally recognized, award-winning wellness program. The Stratford is the preferred choice for people who want to live long, live well and live independently. The clubhouse is the centerpiece of independent life – superb in every detail and comparable to many of the grand hotels and clubs. There you will enjoy exquisite fine dining and full menu service in our elegant dining room. Our flexible dining program is unlike any other you will find in and around Carmel. Continental breakfast is on us every day and lunch and dinner is available in the Café or Dining Room. You have family visiting; host them as your guest in the private dining room. Invite your friends over for Happy Hour in our Pub. Maintaining an active social life is part of your continued independence. The Stratford makes it easy to start a new hobby, make a new friend and to simply have fun. Our Director of Member services is dedicated to orchestrating social events at The Stratford. Events range from signature dinners to museum tours. Whether you are interested in playing a game of bridge or participating in a new wellness program, our social events cater to your interest. We are nestled in The Village of WestClay® located in Carmel, IN. We are close to emergency healthcare, full-service hospitals, shopping centers and restaurants. We offer Independent Living (i.e. Cottage Homes and Apartments), Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation, Live Long Well Care, Transitional Services, and Wellness Programs.

Independent Living

The Stratford senior living retirement community, also known as an Active Adult Retirement Community, affords members the opportunity to continue to live the way they should be currently living. Maintaining your current lifestyle is our goal and we provide the services and amenities that benefit your continued independence. We offer: Maintenance-free living – we are your plumbers, electricians and landscapers; Weekly Housekeeping – when needed, we are your housekeepers; Daily Fine-Dining – we are your personal chefs for every meal; Bill Payment – we take the stress out of paying multiple bills, you write one check; Transportation – we can serve as your chauffeur, but only if needed; Pets Welcome – pets are family, so we invite them to stay!; and Bring Your Own Furniture – feel at home, we invite you to bring your favorite pieces.

Cottage Homes

Our Cottage Home is 2 bedroom floor plans to meet your needs. Single-story, patio design gives you freedom of movement without steps or stairs. Every one of our Members has the opportunity to enhance their home and personalize it to their liking. After all, it is their home. Whether adding cabinets, upgrading bathroom tile or hardwood floors, placing plantation shutters or choosing slate for the fireplace…our Members enjoy making their new home comfortable and a place that welcomes fun, friends and good times. Two bedroom cottages include a full kitchen, laundry area with washer and dryer, spacious living and dining rooms, heated garage and master suite. Outdoor patios make it as easy to entertain family and friends as it is to relax with the morning paper.


Our Apartment Floor plans included 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom Multiple Layouts accommodations that feature many amenities for your safety and convenience. All apartments have a 24-hour emergency call system and our staff is ready to respond should any emergency occur. In case of bad weather or scorching heat, you never even have to leave the building to get to the dining room, parties, your mailbox or the movies. Each apartment is connected via hallway, with elevators to connect you to every floor. In short, our apartments offer an affordable option for people looking to simplify their lifestyle by subtracting chores while adding in affordability, convenience, friends and good times.

Live Long Well Care

We want our Members to stay independent in their own home and to do that, our Supportive Services Team can help with the activities of daily living right in their own home. Running errands, helping with bathing and dressing, medication reminders and companionship are all available on a pay as you need basis through our sister company, Live Long Well Care. With experienced staff providing in-home assistance, The Stratford members get the opportunity to regain and retain their independence. With this Supportive Services being provided in conjunction with a healthy diet and participation in our Wellness Program Members are given a wonderful opportunity to keep themselves from moving to long term care. Live Long Well Care can provide companionship for people who are recovering from an illness or accident, or who need more help with the activities of daily living, including: Medication reminders; Meal preparation; Transportation to doctor appointments or other commitments; and Light housekeeping.

Transitional Services

The Stratford offers Welcome Home Services to help with the overwhelming concerns brought on by downsizing, sale of home and the moving process. With a team of experts, we can make the house sale and moving process stress free. Services include: Relocation Counselor that will assist you all the way through the transition process; Wide selection of successful Realtors®, nationwide, for a house evaluation; At least two market analysis of your house’s true up-to-the minute market value; House staging services to showcase your house to ensure a successful house sale (fee based); and Move Managers Services to support.

The Retreat (Assisted Living)

The Retreat, holding a full CCRC license for all care services and staffed by a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is The Stratford’s home to a wonderful group of friends and neighbors who’ve moved here for two basic reasons: 1 – to have some assistance with the day to day tasks of living and 2 – enjoy a higher quality of life. The Members of The Retreat take comfort in seeing the same caregivers, enjoy an Any Time Menu to eat when you are ready to eat, and engage in a Wellness and activity programming that keeps them energized, having fun and provides opportunities to live a healthier lifestyle. The residents of The Retreat enjoy: Spacious floor plan each with private bath; Basic utilities; Medication management; Wonderful food every day plus our Anytime menu prepared by our Executive Chef and staff; Certified and licensed staff under the direction of a Registered Nurse; Housekeeping, laundry and linen service; Social, educational and leisure activities; Wellness classes and programs; Personal transportation; Assistance with activities of daily living; 24-hour emergency call system; Care is personally guided by a licensed nurse, working together with the resident, family members and personal physicians; Professional hair care salon; and On-site physical rehabilitation services, including indoor heated therapy pool.

Reflections (Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care and Memory Care)

Reflections provides an environment for members to safely engage in specially designed activities that focus on providing the best care for members with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The approach to care within Reflections is person-centered. Team members offer opportunities for residents to find happiness and meaning that supports their own unique needs. Daily guidance and teaching is a large part of Reflections. Team members are trained in proper techniques, approach and care of members. Reflections programing offers a daily structure to members that enable members to feel successful in everyday life. Reflections at The Retreat have accommodations designed to fit the specific needs of members with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This includes private rooms, living and dining areas, and community spaces that support wellness activities such as therapy pools. Our services and amenities include: Private secure accommodations with private bath; A secured courtyard for outdoor enjoyment; Personalized care plans by a Registered Nurse; Program activities overseen by licensed nurse with special training in dementia related conditions; Medication management; A personalized nutrition plan supervised by a registered dietitian; Wonderful meals from our Executive Chef; Family-style dining; A holistic wellness program…physical, psychological, social and spiritual…featuring our renowned Waves program; Support group activities for families; Assistance with activities of daily living; 24-hour staff and emergency call system; Housekeeping, linen and laundry services; On-site professional hair care salon; Scheduled transportation and On-site rehabilitation services to include physical, occupational and speech therapy with indoor therapy pool. Reflections provide members with a quiet dining area where they can enjoy family style meals that helps continue dementia specific activities throughout all aspects of their day. Menus are designed by an Executive Chef and fit the personal needs of members.

Skilled Nursing (The Horn Center)

Our state-of-the-art living facility accommodates private rooms, an enclosed courtyard, pleasurable dining experience, and specialized. Our on-site Health Care Center is staffed by a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our clinical care program offers residents comprehensive care and is available for long-term stays, as well as short-term rehabilitation visits following an illness or surgery. The following services and amenities are offered with Clinical Care: Rehabilitation services to include physical, occupational and speech therapy with indoor therapy pool; Table service during all daily meals with selections from a restaurant-style menu approved by our registered dietitian; Anytime snacks; Private rooms available; Medical services including pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, laboratory and x-ray; 24-hour emergency call system; Wellness centers with strength-training and cardiovascular equipment; Professional hair care salon; Spacious activity and therapy areas; Daily oversight by a registered nurse and on-call Medical Director; and Specialized social activities to meet resident’s needs.

Physical Therapy

We offer physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy, both for members of our community as well as outside guests. Physical Therapy restores function for individuals who have experienced neuromuscular or skeletal dysfunction. Individualized therapeutic treatment may include: Training in mobility, gait stability, posture and positioning; Exercise programs to increase muscle function, coordination and endurance; Joint and soft tissue mobilization to increase range-of-motion; Wound care and Pain management. Occupational Therapy assists individuals with adapting to their social and physical environment. Therapists enhance patient functionality through: Education and training in areas such as dressing, bathing, eating and grooming; Activities for memory, orientation and cognitive integration; Adaptive techniques or equipment to overcome physical disabilities; Strengthening and coordination exercises; Exercises to reduce the effects of arthritis or other conditions to maintain normal joint movement. Speech-Language Therapy pathologists address communication and swallowing dysfunction. Treatment plans are designed for individual needs, such as: Recovery of speech, language and memory skills; Verbal and non-verbal communication, including programs for the hearing impaired; Oral muscle strength and functioning required for speaking and swallowing; and Appropriate diet recommendations.

Wellness Programs

The Stratford’s Wellness Program assists our members in improving their quality of life through better cardiovascular function, increased strength, greater flexibility, better balance, enhanced endurance, intellectual stimulation, healthy menus, education and overall fitness. We are fully equipped with the latest cardio-vascular exercise equipment, indoor therapy pool and fitness rooms. Our Wellness Program inspires our members to have fun and be more active, makes it easier to perform daily activities, improves health and lowers risk for disease and disability. Our person-centered approach actually considers the “whole” person, and is designed to maintain and improve members’ current levels of physical, mental, social and spiritual wellness.

Lifestyle Amenities

  • Controlled Building Entry
  • Emergency Notification System
  • Furnished Meals
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Private Rooms
  • Transportation Available

Medical Services

  • Medication Administration
  • Occupational Therapy
  • On Site Home Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Registered Nurses
  • Speech Therapy

Funding Sources

  • Medicare
  • Month to Month Leases
  • Private Funds