The Harrison Regent
4481 Harrison Blvd , Ogden, UT 84403
4481 Harrison Blvd , Ogden, UT 84403
3.2 out of 5.0
I visited The Harrison Regent. I loved it, but it wasn't assisted living, so that didn't work for my brother-in-law. They allow home health to come in, but they don't provide assisted living. They have food and activities, but there's not a nurse on-duty or anything. The room was a little bit bigger like an apartment. They were very clean, and the place was very adequate. They had a nice dining room. Everything was good except for the program. He is on a Medicaid program, and they don't take Medicaid there. We did not eat when we went there, but they had a nice dining room. We met the chef. Everything was very clean and nice. We looked at the calendar of activities, and we were invited to come to a luau, but we did not go to that. It had an outdoor area in the back where you could go sit. The facility was nice and spacious in the lobby area. They had elevators, and they had patios going out the back of the apartment which was nice. Everybody was very helpful and very nice. They took time with us.
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The Harrison Regent is affordable but outdated and should be upgraded. The staff is friendly enough. The food is terrible, which my mother complains about.
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The Harrison Regent was an independent living community. I didn't like the staff turnover. Within several months, there were new directors, a new activities person, and several key people left.
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I had a very good experience with The Harrison. It was a lovely facility, and the atmosphere was nice. I was really impressed with it and liked it a lot. The apartments were adequate. The staff followed up with several phone calls, answered all my questions, and offered to have us come back and look some more. We had a really nice lunch there. My mother can’t afford it.
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My mother was not there long enough for me to rate the services. The rent they asked from my mother was $2795 for a small one bedroom apartment. If she had moved in with a husband it would have been $3295 a month. This was supposed to be some kind of move in special! This just shows that my mother was no longer thinking clearly. Actually she was beginning to show signs of the onset of dementia. Although I was trying to take her to see assisted living communities, while I was at work, the Harrison Regent was calling my mother at least three times a day. Before I knew what was going on she told me she had signed the papers. I was not happy. I was totally mad that I had ever taken her over there to look at the apartments in the first place. She had agreed with me then that it was too expensive. They hooked her up with a mover and everything. She was moving her furniture over there so quick I was dumbfounded. She gave them a check for around $4200 dollars to move in. She moved some of her furniture over there on March 6th. Two days after partially moving in she had a heart attack. She was in the hospital for 2 weeks before passing away. She never regained consciousness in those two weeks. She passed away on March 23rd. When I went to turn in the keys I was informed that I owed the company $758 because there is a 30 day notice that begins on the date of death! She had paid $1395 for an activity fee that they said was non-refundable although she wasn't there long enough to have participated in any activities. She had paid a full month’s rent and lived there two days. I was livid. I had several things to take care of, since my mother had just passed away, and had decided that the company was going to be greedy and just keep all the money. I didn't have the energy to deal with it at the time. I had way too many other things on my plate. Then I actually got a check that said it was a refund of the activity fee. I was quite surprised and thought that this company wasn't quite so bad after all! Wrong. While they were giving with one hand they were taking with the other. They took $931 out of my bank account 18 days after my mother died. This account had transferred to me upon my mother's death. I did not know about it until the statement came in May. Now they are saying that the $931, not $758 even, is what my mother still owed. They withdrew this money after her death from an account that was no longer in her name. If you are keeping up with the count, this is about $3730 they have collected for my mother having lived, and eaten, there for 2 days. That is with the refund of the activity fee which she never had time to use any portion thereof. Otherwise we would be up over $5100. Yes….For 2 days! I was not even disputing their right to keep the first month’s rent she paid of $2795. I thought it was a ridiculous amount to pay for a dinky little apartment where no one was going to make sure she took all her pills or help with those things she was forgetting to take care of, as they would have done in the assisted living facility I was looking at for less money than that. I do believe that $2795 should have been quite sufficient for what she received! She did not have more than a few meals there and never had a chance to participate in any activities. That means that they received payment for a month worth of meals that weren’t eaten, and whatever other services included in that which she was not around to avail herself of. They also lead my mother to believe that, even though they were listed as an independent living facility, they were for all intents and purposes an assisted living facility. They are even listed under assisted living accommodations on the internet. This is not accurate. I am not the only one with this story to tell. Do your research and see what others have to say about any retirement facility you are thinking of moving yourself or your loved ones into. It seems that there are quite a few of them are only interested in the money. Holiday Retirement Communities is one of them. I couldn’t stop what was going on with this situation before they had signed her all up without my even knowing about it. Their main goal is to fill those apartments with anyone they can get in there. They went to work on my 80 year old mother while I was going to work on my job.
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You'll be delighted by our beautifully landscaped grounds, stunning mountain views and gorgeous sunsets. Residents appreciate being a member of Ogden's thriving community, which offers wonderful shopping, dining, healthcare and golfing. Our town also features a number of exciting activities. You'll want to take time to explore the Egyptian Theater, Antelope Island and Willard Bay Wildlife Refuge. Our live-in management teams are dedicated to providing you with a truly special experience, and you'll love coming home to Harrison Regent retirement.
The Harrison Regent is owned and operated by Holiday Retirement, a company in the business of providing comfort, value and security to seniors. Since 1971, Holiday has been creating cheerful communities for individuals who want to enjoy an independent and enriching retirement.
We offer accommodations in studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans in a variety of sizes and layouts. Each apartment is well equipped with a kitchenette, cable TV service, private bath(s) and emergency call system. We are a pet-friendly community, so residents are welcome to bring along their furry family members.
Out billiards lounge is a great place to catch up with friends over a friendly game, while our fitness room provides residents with a convenient way to stay active and in shape. For special occasions, such as birthdays or visiting guests, a private dining room is available for use.
Our unrivaled dining program incorporates world-class cuisine into a menu designed with residents' dietary needs and preferences in mind. All dishes are made by our own chefs using wholesome, high-quality ingredients and served three times daily in our formal dining room.
We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.
The Harrison Regent provides Ogden seniors with an excellent option for true retirement living.