Independent Living

For a Stress-Free Lifestyle

Brookview Independent Living Apartments at Cedarbrook is a truly independent living experience, featuring studio apartments that offer a stress-free lifestyle in a comfortable environment with security and privacy. Brookview is owned and operated by the County of Lehigh.

General Information

Brookview apartments were created as the result of eliminating 141 licensed nursing facility beds at Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation in Allentown, PA. Construction was made possible through a grant from the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) in cooperation with the Department of Public Welfare. The 42 studio and efficiency apartments occupy a three-story wing of the nursing facility, enables Cedarbrook to provide independent living within the security of the Cedarbrook campus.

Brookview has its own secure entrance separate from the nursing home, as well as a designated parking lot located to the rear of the building. On each of the three floors, there is a community dining room, living room/activity room, storage area, lounges, and public restrooms.

Eligible applicants have a choice of single or double occupancy. There are 27 single units ranging from 260 to 347 square feet. and 15 double units ranging from 494 to 593 square feet. All apartments are equipped with a kitchenette with refrigerator, two burner stove, and microwave oven, handicap accessible bathroom with shower, bedroom, and sitting area. An emergency call system in each apartment connects the tenant with the switchboard of the nursing home in the event of an emergency.

The apartments are affordably priced. The rent includes: cable, heat, air conditioning, electricity, water, sewage, and trash collection. Tenants of Brookview can also access a variety of services from Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, such as meals, activities, laundry, housekeeping, barber/beauty, pharmacy, clinics, and physical, occupational and speech therapies. Some services may be covered by third party insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. Brookview does not provide medical care or personal care services on a 24-hour basis.

Brookview tenants will have priority for admission to Cedarbrook if short-term rehabilitation or long-term care is needed.

Eligibility Requirements

As an entity owned by the County of Lehigh, all applicants to Brookview Independent Living Apartments must be Lehigh County residents. Persons from outside of Lehigh County will be considered on a case by case basis, if their next of kin is a Lehigh County resident. However, priority will be given to county residents.

Applicants must be age 62 or older, or under age 62 and disabled. If married, one spouse must be at least 62.

The Lehigh County Area Agency on Aging will screen all applicants to determine their ability to live independently. Only those who are capable of living independently will be accepted. Although applicants may receive services to assist them in living independently, Brookview does not provide medical or personal care services on a 24-hour basis.

There are no income or asset limitations. Individuals or couples with low to moderate income and assets are welcome to apply. Applicants with Section 8 housing vouchers are also welcome. Applicants are required to provide documentation of all income and assets, including, but not limited to the following:

Please note: Medical and financial information regarding the applicant(s) is utilized for the sole purpose of determining eligibility. All information will be kept confidential.


Tenants of Brookview Independent Living Apartments can access a variety of services from Cedarbrook Nursing Home. Unless indicated, there are fees for these services, which are not included in the monthly rent. In some instances, Medicare, Medicaid or other third party insurance may cover the cost of certain services. Tenants of Brookview are under no obligation to obtain these services from Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, and are free obtain services from the provider of their choice.

The services available are:

Activities: Throughout the year, a variety of entertainment programs and activities are held in the Cedarbrook auditorium. Brookview tenants are welcome to attend any of these programs at no extra cost. In addition, there are living rooms/activity rooms on each floor of the independent living unit. Tenants are free to use these rooms to engage in activities of choice with other tenants, family members and visitors.

Barber/Beauty: Tenants can schedule haircuts, shampoos, hairstyling, perms, and shaves Monday through Saturday. Appointments are required.

Cable Television: Basic cable service is included in the monthly rent. Tenants may establish a separate account with our cable provider for pay channels and additional services. The cable company will bill the tenant or responsible party directly for any services above and beyond the basic cable service provided by Brookview.

Chaplain/Religious Services: The services of a chaplain are available to any tenant who requests spiritual counseling. Tenants are welcome to attend the weekly Sunday church services. For Catholics, there is a monthly mass on the third Tuesday of the month, and Eucharistic Ministers from St. Catherine’s will visit to give Holy Communion upon request. These services are available at no extra cost.

Housekeeping: The Environmental Services staff will maintain the cleanliness of the community dining rooms, community living rooms/activity rooms, hallways and lobbies. Tenants are responsible for disposing of their trash in a centralized area, and the Environmental Services staff will collect the trash on a daily basis. For a fee, housekeeping of tenants’ apartments is available on a weekly basis. This service must be scheduled in advance.

Laundry: Washers and dryers are available on each floor. Tenants must supply their own detergent, fabric softener, etc. As an alternative, laundry services (linens and personal clothing) are available for a fee. Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation does not operate an on-site laundry. These services are provided through contracts with outside providers.

Maintenance: The Facilities staff will maintain the building, grounds, and appliances. Tenants will be charged for services above and beyond basic or routine maintenance.

Meals: Tenants have the option to purchase prepared meals from Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation rather than prepare meals in their apartments. Therapeutic diets and nutritional supplements are available to meet specialized dietary needs.

Professional Services: Podiatry, dental, optometry, audiology and psychiatric services are available through the Cedarbrook Clinic. These services are available on a fee for service basis. The provider will bill the tenant, or, if applicable, his/her insurance. Physician services are also available, but tenants must travel to the physician’s office in the community to receive services.

Rehabilitation Services: Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy are available to the tenants of Brookview. These services must be medically necessary and ordered by the tenant’s attending physician. Services are available Monday through Friday. Services can be provided in the tenant’s apartment or in the therapy department. The Rehab department will bill the tenant, or his/her insurance for these services.

Telephone Service: Tenants will arrange for telephone service directly with the telephone company. The Brookview Admissions Coordinator will assist the tenant as needed. A telephone company representative will assist the tenant in selecting the most cost-effective plan to meet his/her needs.

Rate Schedule

Rental Fees 2019

Single (Studio): $627/month, $703/month, $285/month

Double (Efficiency): $780/month

Security Deposit: $100

Pet Fee: $100

Late Fee*: $25

*(If payment is not made by the 10th of the month)

Service Fees 2019


Service Price
Barber Cut $11.00
Barber Cut & Shampoo $14.00
Barber Cut & Beard/Moustache Trim $14.00
Barber Cut, Shampoo, Beard/Moustache Trim $18.00
Beard and Moustache Trim $4.00
Bedside/Room Visit $8.00
Shampoo Only $4.00
Shampoo & Haircut Only $15.00
Shampoo & Set $13.50
Shampoo, Haircut & Set $22.00
Shampoo, Haircut & Blow Dry $22.00
Shampoo, Haircut, Blow Dry, Curl $24.00
Shampoo, Blow Dry, Curl $13.50
Shampoo, Set & Trim $20.00
Perm $51.00
Perm/Relaxer $51.00
Spiral Perm $57.50
In-Depth Conditioner $2.50
Color Rinse $2.50
Color Tint $33.00
Color Tint (residents supplies the tint product) $27.00
Foils $4.00
Haircut & Color Tint $43.00
Haircut & Color Tint (resident supplies the tint product) $37.00
Manicure $12.00
Nail Polish Change $7.00
Waxing Chin $6.50
Waxing Eyebrow $6.50
Waxing Lip $6.50
Women’s Cut $12.50
Re-Comb $5.50
Wig Cleaning/Styling $6.50
Updo (French Twist, Braid) $13.50
Apartment Visit $8.00

Housekeeping: $21/hour

Laundry: Linens: $20/month

Laundry: Personal Clothing: $40/month

Maintenance: $29/hour

Meals: $9.50/day (one hot/one cold meal)

*Note: Nutritional supplements are available for an additional fee.

Pharmacy: Billed directly to tenant, or his/her insurance.

Professional Services: Billed directly to tenant, or his/her insurance.

Rehabilitation (PT,OT,ST): Billed directly to tenant, or his/her insurance.

Telephone: Billed directly to tenant.


The Cedarbrook family invites you to tour Brookview to see for yourself the comfort and convenience a Brookview apartment brings.

Qualified Section 8 voucher holders are welcome to apply.

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