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Shepherd Premier Senior Living – Harvard

Assisted Living in Harvard, IL

Senior living in a beautiful, quaint environment

At Shepherd Premier Senior Living of Harvard, IL, we provide seniors with a historic, residential environment where they feel both safe and comfortable.  

No longer do Seniors need to turn to institutionalized nursing homes as their only option for Assisted Living.  At Shepherd of Harvard IL, they will enjoy a 5 to 1 resident to caregiver ratio and a host of wonderful amenities – all in a beautiful environment that reminds them of home.

Conveniently located at 210 E Front St, Harvard, IL 60033, you’ll find this beautiful home both accessible and intimate.

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How Shepherd Premier is Different

family visitor window at shepherd of harvard

Helping our residents stay connected to their family members - even in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis:

During this time, it is our priority to keep our residents in contact with their loved ones.

Each Shepherd house has a designated visiting window that is used by family and friends to say hello while staying safe and healthy!

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A Little Bit About Shepherd of Harvard

We all want to belong somewhere, have the support of those around us, have someone to sit with us and hold our hands or comfort us when we need it.

That’s why at Shepherd Premier Senior Living, we are overjoyed to have the opportunity to create a secure loving family environment. Residents are happy and cared for, and family and guests are always welcome.

"The whole concept of Shepherd is not to make money, but to give the elders a safe place to live out the rest of their lives. Our family can never say enough good things about the care given at shepherd premier by the owners and employees"


Our Harvard Community

Harvard, a cozy community of 9,119, is cradled among farmers’ fields and stables about six miles South of the Illinois/Wisconsin border. In this rustic setting, Shepherd Premier Senior Living has completely renovated a 156-year-old, 7,300-square-foot Victorian Independent Living Home. The renovation included upgrading with sprinklers throughout and installing a state-of-the-art security and monitoring system.

The result is a home that offers a peaceful lifestyle where your loved one(s) can catch their breath and yet find engaging activities that will fill their lives with the relaxing pleasures of rural life. They can rest on the wrap-around porch and lanai in the spring, summer and fall or enjoy a book by the fireplace in the winter. They can also go out in the community where, in Harvard, there is plenty to do.

Comfort, Security and a richly rewarding lifestyle: Amenities at our Harvard Assisted Living Home

Along with sprinklers, security and monitoring systems, Shepherd Premier Senior Living’s Harvard Assisted Living Home has 12 private rooms, 3 semi-private rooms, 5.5 bathrooms (2 of which are ADA compliant) and an elevator. Our trained caregivers are on-site 24/7 to provide assistance when called for. All utilities are included, and transportation is available for appointments and outings.

Residents enjoy three home-cooked, homestyle meals daily from our renovated and modernized kitchen. Weekly linens, towels, and clothing are laundered by attending caregivers and medication reminders are provided. And, in the case of an emergency or other medical care, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center – Harvard, is less than a mile away.

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Daily Activities and Events

(NOTE: All scheduled group activities have been temporarily postponed
for the safety of our resident as outlined by IDPH guidelines)

Shepherd’s normal activity program – which we hope to begin again as soon as it is safe for our residents – is designed to engage our residents in meaningful activities that promote cognitive, sensory and physical stimulation.

A thoughtful combination of things such as music therapy, arts and crafts, pet therapy, exercise and movement therapies, games, reminiscing, sensory and touch therapies, outings and in-home performances provides variety and options for your loved ones.

Activities, crafts and outings are tailored to the abilities and interests of the residents in our homes.

Common Questions about Shepherd Premier Senior Living of Harvard, IL

At Shepherd Premier Senior Living of Harvard, our residents’ health and safety is our primary concern –  which is why we provide 24 hour care with a 1- 5 caregiver to resident ratio 24 hours a day – with on call medical professionals available around the clock. 

Each resident also wears an emergency call button at all times. 

At our Assisted Living communities, we provide meals, personal care assistance (help with showering, dressing and personal hygiene), medication reminders, weekly laundering of towels and bed linens, trash removal, weekly housekeeping and apartment maintenance, social and cultural activities, transportation, wellness programs including daily exercise classes, and more!

Yes, we have two buses that are available for transportation needs. 

Shepherd Premier Homes are like no other Assisted Living, we are boutique living that caters to your loved one’s needs. If you are looking for quality personalized care for your loved ones versus big community living…..then look no further.

If you answer yes to any of the following questions a Shepherd Home may  be right for you:

  • Would your loved one benefit from more personal care?
  • Would your loved one benefit from more personalized socialization?
  • Does your loved one enjoy eating meals in a family style atmosphere?
  • Would your loved one benefit from daily light exercise?
  • Would you or your parent enjoy participating in outings, crafts, cards, or a specialty club like Book Club, Veteran’s Club, or Red Hats Club?
  • Would you or your parent benefit from the convenience of having all the details of everyday life-housekeeping, home maintenance and more-taken care of?

Schedule a Tour

Shepherd Premier is here to help support you as you look for care options.  We would love to have the opportunity to show you one of our homes. Please call Kay at 224-333-6247 ext 2 or click the button below:

We also have Boutique Senior Living Homes in Crystal Lake IL, Gurnee IL, Ringwood IL and Bull Valley, IL.

Shepherd Premier Senior Living – Harvard Assisted Living

NOTE: Tours are Appointment Only! Please call ahead.