The Cambridge

2900 S Jefferson Ave Springfield, Missouri, 65807

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(417) 882-2223

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Type of Senior Living

  • Independent Living


The Cambridge

A Holiday Retirement Community

The Cambridge in Springfield, MO - a Senior Apartment Community

The Cambridge is an award-winning, independent senior living community. Awards include the 2021 SeniorAdvisor Best of Senior Living award, the 2020 Great Place to Work certification, and the 2019 Great Place to Work certification.

The grass is always greener at The Cambridge, a rural senior living community in Springfield. Enjoy day trips to nearby Branson for some live music, or head to the bustling River Market in Kansas City, around three hours away.

Experience the unique feeling of family at The Cambridge senior living, a Holiday Retirement community in Springfield, MO. Book a tour of our senior housing!

Flexibility to Customize Your Care at The Cambridge

Residents appreciate the freedom and flexibility our independent living communities offer as needs around personal care and medical assistance change. Choosing a la carte from third-party health care and personal care providers* -- many with offices right inside the community -- gives them the power to choose their providers and obtain similar services as they would in a higher level of care like assisted living, but without giving up the independence, warm community of friends, and fun-loving atmosphere they enjoy so much.

Community Amenities and Services

The Cambridge offers a wide range of community and apartment features and includes many services in the bundled monthly rent. These features help make The Cambridge not just your new apartment, but your new home.

Community Features

•    Activity Room
•    Barber/Beauty Salon
•    Billiard Lounge
•    Computer Room with Internet Access
•    Covered Parking
•    Fitness Equipment
•    Game Room
•    Garden
•    Laundry Facilities
•    Library
•    Locked Mailboxes
•    Lounge Area
•    Parking
•    Patio Area
•    Pets Welcome
•    Private Dining Room
•    Safety Rails
•    Smoke Alarm and Sprinkler System
•    Wheelchair Accessible
•    Guest Suite
•    Renters Liability Insurance Program

Apartment Features

•    Basic Cable TV
•    Carpet and Window Treatments
•    Full Kitchen in Units
•    Individually Controlled Heating and Air Conditioning
•    Patio or Balcony
•    Refrigerator
•    Telephone Hookups
•    Kitchenette in Units
•    Walk-in Tub
•    Wheelchair Accessible Units

Services Included with Monthly Rent

•    Common Area WiFi
•    Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
•    Three Chef Prepared Meals Daily
•    Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
•    Light Linen Service
•    Most Utilities Included
•    Lively Mobile Plus Personal Emergency Response Device
•    Weekly Housekeeping
•    Exclusive Travel and Stay Program
•    Maintenance

Independent Living Community

An independent living community is a concept pioneered by Holiday Retirement in 1971. Our founders saw a need to provide seniors with an alternative to conventional retirement living options. Today, there are over 245,000 independent living communities in the United States.

Independent living communities feel and function like private residences while providing residents opportunities to spend time with people in their same season of life. Independent senior living is a good option for people who are able to live on their own without assistance, but who would enjoy benefits like companionship, bundled bills, and all-inclusive amenities such as meals, cleaning, and transportation. Many independent living residents use outside home health care providers or aides for medical and personal care services as needed, so they can enjoy an independent lifestyle longer.

Residents of independent living communities can live as active of a lifestyle as they desire with regular opportunities to participate in fitness, off-site community outings, social activities, games, and events. Some independent living community residents choose to have their own cars, although complimentary scheduled transportation is provided for all residents.

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities are suited for seniors who need extra help with activities like managing medication, bathing, and dressing. Residents have access to community rooms and planned activities. Assisted living facilities don’t provide as much medical care and personal assistance as nursing homes. If residents begin experiencing severe mobility issues or severe cognitive issues like dementia and Alzheimer's that extend beyond the level of care assisted living staff provide, they will likely need to transition to memory care or a nursing home.

Memory Care

People’s physical, mental, and safety needs increase substantially as cognitive issues progress. Alzheimer’s and memory care facilities offer specialized care and programs for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss. They provide a safe and physically secured environment.

Alzheimer’s/memory care options may operate as stand-alone facilities or as separate wings in an assisted living community. Memory care offers 24/7 onsite staff to assist residents as needed. A locked environment allows residents to move around the assisted living space freely without the danger of wandering off. The average of memory care is around $5000 per month.

Respite Care

Respite care is a short-term stay within an assisted living facility or nursing home that allows primary caregivers a break or gives the resident a trial stay to get acquainted with the service provider. Respite care may take place in a health care facility, retirement community, or adult day care. Private insurance typically does not cover respite care. Medicaid sometimes covers part of costs. Medicare helps with respite care costs for up to five consecutive days for people receiving hospice care.

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide 24-hour skilled care for seniors on a long-term basis. They also serve seniors who require short-term nursing care or rehabilitation assistance. Nursing homes provide the highest level of care of the senior living options. Nursing homes are ideal for people who can’t care for themselves but don’t require hospitalization. Nursing homes typically have dining rooms, community areas, activities, and outings appropriate to the population.

Hospice Care

Hospice care is designed for terminally ill individuals in the final phase of their illness. Care may be provided in a range of settings including private homes, hospice facilities, or nursing homes. Hospice care focuses on comfort rather than treating a terminal disease or condition with the intention of extending life. Medicine and medical care treats the symptoms of the condition, not the condition itself.

People typically enter hospice care when they have 6 months or less to live. Hospice care teams are made up of medical professionals, behavioral health professionals, and volunteers.

Home Care

Home care allows seniors to receive in-home assistance based on frequency and level of need, and may include daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and other personal care, as well as housekeeping, meals, and medication. Home care is available for private home and independent living and assisted living, but may be restricted in facilities providing higher levels of care.

Home care providers and aids allow seniors to pay for only the extra services they need, when they need them, which can be a cheaper option than moving to a higher level of care. At Holiday Retirement, home care is available through outside agencies, many of whom have  offices on campus.

Room Amenities
Multiple Floor Plans
Private Rooms
Wi-Fi / High-Speed Internet
Cable or Satellite TV
Washer & Dryer
Meals & Dining
Professional Chef
Meals Provided
Restaurant style Dining Room
Guest Meals
Room Service
Property Amenities
  • Housekeeping
  • Theater Room
  • Laundry Service
  • Pet Friendly
  • Salon / Barber
  • 24-Hour Staff
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Transportation Services
  • Medication Management
  • Walking Paths
  • Security
  • Fitness Center
  • Gathering / Activity Spaces
Social Activities
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Religious Services
Live Performances
Day Trips and Outings
Birthday / Holiday Parties
Gardening Club
Arts and Crafts



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