High-quality Respite Care and Day Programs Available


Respite Care

MorningStar at Bear Creek offers respite care stays to provide a safe haven for someone with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. Respite stays give family caregivers an opportunity for a well-deserved vacation or to just take a break from their ongoing responsibilities. Our respite stays are typically 30 days or less, and while your loved one is with us, they will partake of all the amenities that our long-term residents receive. Their days with us will be filled with recreational and meaningful activities, including music, life skills, art, entertainment and physical exercise. With our secure courtyards, patios and strolling paths, your loved one will also have the chance to safely enjoy the beautiful Colorado Springs’ weather.

Additionally we provide a comprehensive day program for individuals with Alzheimer’s. As a day program participant, the person will join our wellness activities and enjoy benefits from the gentle, resident-directed approach we take to calm and awaken memories and support capabilities. Bear Creek’s program includes using multi-sensory cues such as aromatherapy, music, art, animal and dance therapies.

Both our respite care and day programs also provide the opportunity for companionship and socialization. Furthermore, we cannot forget to mention the wonderful, tasty meals residents and our special guests are served each day family-style in our warm and inviting dining area. Designed by the award-winning firm of Thoma-Holec Design, specialists in senior interiors, our community includes amenities such as a bistro, message room, fitness center, and salon.

You can feel comfortable trusting your family member into our care as we are one of the Alzheimer’s Association’s “Recognized Leaders in Dementia Care.” For a senior living community to receive this honor, at least 75% of its staff must complete eight hours of training that include brain pathology, communication techniques, and methods of lessening agitation with non-pharmaceuticals.

MorningStar at Bear Creek is a memory care community that uses progressive methods to palliate symptoms and revive joy. Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve, and is devoted to creating a true home for residents within a serene setting. Please contact us to schedule a visit to experience firsthand our loving community.


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