HARVARD SQUARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care in Denver
If you’re interested in learning more about Harvard Square Retirement Community, or other senior communities and facilities in Denver, please call senior advisor Marnie Biln, (303) 222-5281, to schedule a free consultation. Marnie helps seniors and their families find the best community or facility based on their needs and preferences and there’s never a charge for her senior placement services.
The Harvard Square complex includes 225 units (41 independent living apartments, 144 assisted living apartments, and 40 memory care beds). In independent living, there are studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments, all of which have full kitchens. In assisted living, there are studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments, all of which have kitchenettes. In memory care, there are private and semi-private rooms.
In assisted living, in addition to the base cost, there’s an additional fee for care. Because there are four levels of care in assisted living, you never have to pay for more than what you need.
Harvard Square Retirement Community has a wide range of amenities, including a library, hair salon, billiards room, sports lounge, whirlpool, and spa room, bistro café, and fitness room (with personal trainers on-site). Harvard Square also has access to Babi Yar Park, a Living Holocaust Memorial on 27 acres with walking trails.
There is never a shortage of activities at Harvard Square. At least one activity per day is offered, and usually more. There are “Watermark University” classes on a range of subjects, as well as entertainment, activities, and outings (including some overnight trips). Jewish services, Catholic services, and non-denominational services are held weekly.
Smoking is allowed at Harvard Square, but only in the outdoor, designated areas.
Harvard Square allows dogs, cats, birds, fish, and reptiles, based on management approval and only if the resident can care for the pet.
Note: Harvard Square Retirement Community doesn’t accept Medicaid.
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
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.