The Details

Name of Facility or Community: Harvard Square Retirement Community

Type of Facility: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Short-Term Stays

Phone: call (303) 696-0622

Location: Denver

Address: 10200 East Harvard Avenue, Denver, Colorado, 80231

Nearby Major Cross-Streets: Havana Street and Parker Road

Cost: Independent Living at Harvard Square costs $2,435-$5,150 per month. Assisted Living at Harvard Square costs $2,620-$5,535 per month, plus an additional fee for care (there are 4 levels of care, from $525-$2,100 per month). Memory Care at Harvard Square costs $5,995 per month for a private room and $3,995 for a semi-private room (all-inclusive).

Types of Units: In Independent Living at Harvard Square Retirement Community, there are studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments, all of which have full kitchens. In Assisted Living at Harvard Square, there are studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments, all of which have kitchenettes. In Memory Care at Harvard Square there are private and semi-private rooms.

Size Of Facility: There are 41 apartments in Independent Living, 144 apartments in Assisted Living, and 40 beds in Memory Care. Harvard Square has a total of 225 units.

Ratio of Care Staff to Residents: In Assisted Living, the ratio is 1 staff member to 10-17 residents. In Memory Care, the ratio is 1 staff member to 5 residents.

Meals and Dining Options: At Harvard Square, Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care all include breakfast and dinner. Lunch can be added for an additional fee.  Snacks are available as requested.

Amenities: At Harvard Square Retirement Community, there’s a billiards room, sports lounge, library, salon, whirlpool and spa room, bistro with coffee and snacks, and access to Babi Yar Park (which is a Holocaust Memorial with walking trails). There’s also a fitness room and personal trainers on-site at Harvard Square.

Regularly Scheduled Activities: At Harvard Square, there’s at least one activity offered every day, and oftentimes more activities, including outings. Some of the outings are overnight, including a train trip to Glenwood Springs, an overnight trip to Dillon Reservoir, and a road trip to an antiques emporium in Nebraska. There are also “Watermark University” classes led by residents, family members and staff.

Individual Transportation: Individual private transportation can be scheduled for an additional fee.

Group Transportation: There’s scheduled group transportation for shopping and doctors appointments.

On-Site Services: On-site services at Harvard Square include a hearing clinic, as well as visits from doctors, dentists, dermatologists, and physical, occupational and speech therapists. There are also in-house nursing services available.

Pet Policies: Yes, cats, dogs, birds, fish, and reptiles are allowed at Harvard Square, based on management approval. Residents must be responsible for their own pets. There’s a one-time pet fee, but no additional monthly charge for pets.

Smoking: Yes, smoking is permitted at Harvard Square Retirement Community.

Smoking Policies: Smoking is allowed only in two outdoor, designated areas.

Religious Affiliation/Options: There are no religious affiliations. On Fridays, there are Shabbat services. On Saturdays, there are Catholic services. And on Sundays, there are non-denominational services.

Emergency Call System: There are two emergency pull cords in each apartment at Harvard Square. Emergency call system pendants or wristbands are available for an additional fee.

Assistance With Medications: Yes, in Assisted Living, assistance with medications is available, for an additional monthly fee. In Memory Care, assistance with medications is included.

Memory Care: Yes, memory care is provided at Harvard Square Retirement Community.

Incontinence Care: Yes, in Assisted Living, incontinence care is provided, for an additional monthly fee. In Memory Care, incontinence care is included in the monthly cost.

Wound Care: Residents must bring in their own home health agency to handle wound care.

Diabetic Care: Residents with diabetes must be able to administer their own insulin injections or bring in a home health agency.

Therapy Services: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services are available on-site.

Skilled Nursing Services: No, but home health agencies can provide skilled nursing services as needed.

Hospice and Palliative Care: Yes, hospice care and palliative care can be brought in.

Secured Environment: Yes, the environment in Memory Care at Harvard Square Retirement Community is secured.

Year Built/Opened: Harvard Square Retirement Community opened in 1982 and has had several major renovations in the past ten years.

Lease Terms: In Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care, the lease terms are month-to-month. The facility or the resident can terminate the lease at any point, with 30 days notice.

Age Restrictions: In Independent Living at Harvard Square, residents must be over the age of 62. In Assisted Living and Memory Care, the age restriction is on a case-by-case basis.

Accepts Medicaid: No, Harvard Square doesn’t accept Medicaid.

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