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Inside the House: A Day in the Life of a Boutique Senior Living Resident

We’ve touted the many benefits of residential care provided in a single-family home, otherwise known as boutique senior living. We believe this alternative blends the best of both worlds – the comfort of home with the quality care and amenities of traditional senior living. But what is daily life really like? More importantly, how much different is it than the institutional, crowded feel of traditional senior living. Here’s what a resident might experience during a typical day in one of our beautiful assisted living or memory care homes.

Daily Life at Shepherd Premier Boutique Senior Living

Our activity program is designed to engage our residents in meaningful activities that promote cognitive, sensory and physical stimulation. Through a thoughtful combination of music therapy, arts and crafts, pet therapy, fitness, games, reminiscing, sensory and touch therapies, outings and in-home performances residents have endless opportunities to enjoy life. What’s more, everything is tailored to the abilities and interests of the residents in our homes.


Wake up in your private or semi-private room.  Begin getting ready for the day either independently or with help from one of our caregivers. With our 1 to 5 caregiver to resident ratio, you always have personalized help when needed. 

Head down the hall for a delicious, nutritious breakfast, then send out your weekly linens, towels, and clothing to be laundered. Before the daily devotional in the living room, plan the rest of your day. Will you join in morning exercise or join the walking club in the afternoon? 


Join the other residents (only 10 to 16 max) for a family-style lunch on our signature, hand-made farm tables. Then get set for Shepherds Got Talent singing rehearsal and Fall Art Class. With over 4,000 square feet of living space, there’s plenty of room for different activities.

After, grab a book from the reading library and enjoy some relaxation on the wrap-around porch overlooking the large, beautifully landscaped yard. The rural neighborhood setting is so peaceful!


With the smell of homemade dinner preparations making you hungry, you grab a quick snack as you head to your room to select your favorites for Photo Album Show & Tell tomorrow. After dinner, everyone is gathering to watch the big game on the flat-screen TV.

Before heading to bed, don’t forget tomorrow is Touch Therapy Foot Massage with Essential Oils and you have scheduled transportation to your doctor’s appointment. Better get some sleep!

Check out even more options in one of our Monthly Activity Calendars. Keep in mind that activities do vary by community.

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For more information on boutique senior living at Shepherd Premier, schedule a virtual tour today or call (224) 333-6247 to speak to a team member.