For Families, Assisted Living Offers Peace of Mind

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For family members, assisted living and memory care can offer peace of mind knowing that your parent or loved one is receiving the care and companionship they need to live safely and as independently as possible.  However we recognize that for some adult children or spouses, considering assisted living brings up feelings of guilt as you think you are not doing enough for them.

As an adult child, you may realize that you have too many responsibilities already on your plate including your own children, a job and other constraints but still feel guilty about not offering your parent a home with you.  Even if you are a caregiver that has reached the point where you know the job is taking a toll on your own health and well-being and you are no longer able to provide the level of care your loved needs, you may still be hesitant to make changes.

This is why assisted living and memory care communities such as MorningStar at Jordan offer the perfect solution.  Our purpose is not to replace you in the life of your aging parent or spouse but rather to assist you in your efforts to make their lives easier, safer and more comfortable.

Our community, now celebrating its three-year anniversary, was designed and built to accommodate the needs of seniors.  Every aspect of our interior common rooms and suites as well as the outdoor grounds is intended to make our residents feel like they are in a true “home.”  From beautiful, private suites that are just waiting for your personal furnishings, delicious three meals a day served restaurant-style, activities galore or companionship; we provide a lovely home.  Please contact us with any questions you may have or set up a visit to see firsthand our beautiful community.

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan represents the very best in senior living with our distinct mission statement of “to honor, to value, to invest.”  We are dedicated to providing a true home for residents amidst a beautiful, serene setting and a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve.   Please schedule a tour to experience firsthand our comfortable, home-like atmosphere.      

Beautiful Private Suites Designed for Your Comfort

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At MorningStar at Jordan, we are committed to providing residents with a “true home” and offer 55 stylish, private assisted living suites.  Additionally we have 29 secure suites devoted to individualized care for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia related diseases.  Our graciously-appointed Centennial, CO community is in the South Central area of Metro Denver, and convenient to hospitals, banks, shopping malls, restaurants and grocery stores.

One look at our website and you will see that MorningStar at Jordan is indeed a beautiful, special place.  Right from the beginning, we worked to ensure our community would be a comfortable place for our residents to enjoy carefree retirement years and have designed our entire community from the ground up to cater to those needs.

All of our assisted living private suites offer 9′-10′ ceilings, bay windows (in most units), wall-to-wall carpeting, lighting and mini blinds; and includes a kitchenette with sink and refrigerator and a full, handicapped-accessible bathroom.  Each suite is also equipped with an emergency call system, private heating and air conditioning, and basic cable TV and utilities.  We offer residents weekly housekeeping and laundry service as well as spot cleaning and daily trash removal.  To help residents feel right at home, we are pet friendly, and all you need to do is to bring your furnishings and personal items.

We encourage you to take a look at our various floor plans as they were designed for the utmost comfort.  Starting with a large two-bedroom 740 sq. ft. configuration to our studios from 340-426 sq. ft., we are certain you will feel right at home, however, please set up a tour to see for yourself why we are so proud of our gorgeous community.

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan represents the very best in senior living with our distinct mission statement of “to honor, to value, to invest.”  We are dedicated to providing a true home for residents amidst a beautiful, serene setting and a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve.   Please schedule a tour to experience firsthand our comfortable, home-like atmosphere.      

Senior Living Designed for the Utmost Comfort

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MorningStar at Jordan provides a “true home” for our residents offering 55 private assisted living suites and 29 secure suites devoted to the individualized, specialized care for residents with memory impairment. Our graciously-appointed home is in historic Centennial, CO and is conveniently located to banks, hospitals, shopping malls, restaurants and grocery stores.

As a resident of MorningStar senior living community, you will be treated to three nutritional, delicious meals prepared by our very own Certified Executive Chef. Our meals are served restaurant-style our two lovely dining rooms. You will also be able to participate in a variety of wellness programs and activities as well as have resort-style amenities such as a bistro, chapel, theatre (including Wii), library (including multiple computers and newspapers), game room, and salon available for your use.

Furthermore, MorningStar at Jordan is proud to offer our residents the technology to enable those with hearing aids to receive audio directly to their instruments and eliminating reverberation or background noise. Installed in our Life Enrichment Room and Theatre, the “hearing loop” does not require a headset and works with most hearing aids. We have found this new system makes it much easier for residents to understand and participate.

Another new technology we offer residents is the “It’s Never 2 Late” computer program. Combining touchscreen computers with intuitive picture-based software, iN2L has a library containing a selection of 3,000 choices for social and spiritual connections, intellectual and physical stimulations, emotional support and vocational interests. It is designed so seniors can easily navigate the web, play trivia and brain fitness games, read online newspapers, take quizzes and virtual tours, do web chats through Skype, and much more.   Residents can also personalize a “My Page,” which gives them the opportunity to add their own history, preferences, email, and family photos.

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan represents the very best in senior living with our distinct mission statement of “to honor, to value, to invest.” We are dedicated to providing a true home for residents amidst a beautiful, serene setting and a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve.   Please schedule a tour to experience firsthand our comfortable, home-like atmosphere.    

Exceptional Leadership Makes a Difference!

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The MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Fort Collins’ community appreciates having our extraordinary leadership team. While Executive Director, Cheryl Davis is celebrating her one-year anniversary with MorningStar, she is no stranger to senior living. Her resume includes serving twenty years as an operations and sales leader in the senior living industry, specializing in hospitality, customer service, and servant leadership. Her work ethic includes embracing a standard of delivering unprecedented hospitality to each guest’s experience as well as the desire to build deep, authentic relationships with residents, their loved ones and associates. We are pleased to have Cheryl lead our community in MorningStar’s fundamental philosophy to serve with kindness, honesty, love and humility.

Our Wellness Director, Mary Coleman, understands that when we honor and care for seniors, we are serving God as well. Her first experience of loving seniors unconditionally was her grandparents who helped to teach her the meaning of faith, family and gratefulness. Working with seniors gives her the opportunity to make a difference in their lives and to perhaps change a dismal day into a bright one. Mary has an extensive background in nursing, healthcare management and patient education.

Another important member of our leadership team is Melanie Davidson, our Direct of Community Relations. One of the first seniors that Melanie loved was her inspiring grandmother. Melanie felt the call to work with seniors after receiving tremendous support and compassion while helping her mother through a very devastating illness and is honored to serve MorningStar families in the same way.

Visit our website to learn more about our beautiful, loving community. MorningStar of Fort Collins offers 55 private assisted living suites along with 23 suites in our Reflections Neighborhood devoted to the individualized care of those with memory impairment.

MorningStar of Fort Collins provides the very best in senior living with our unique mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.” With a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve, we create a true home for residents in a beautiful setting. We invite you to schedule a tour to discover one of the area’s top senior living communities.  

The Value of Life Skill Stations in Memory Care

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MorningStar Memory Care at Bear Creek uses a range of resident-directed approaches to palliate symptoms and revive joy.  One technique we have found that helps us to connect with our residents is to set up life skill stations as a way to awaken dormant memories and to take them back to significant moments in their lives in order to find joy in the present.

Life skill stations can be something as simple as a rack of vintage hats or baby dolls resting comfortably in a corner.  Illustrating the power of this technique is a poignant story one of our caregivers relates regarding a resident who, upon arriving at Bear Creek, could not find comfort and had difficulty fitting in.  After a long discussion with the man, our staff member learned that the gentleman had been a bike shop owner and avid cyclist back in Germany.

Filled with this information, the next day our caregiver brought in her own bike, a tire repair kit and a few tools to set up an informal bike shop.  Making a few “adjustments” to the bike such as deflating the tire, taking off the chain and raising the seat, the staff member brought in the resident.  The man broke into a smile and got busy repairing the bike.  Soon he was happily riding around our outside trails.

This is just one example of how Bear Creek’s caregivers go the extra mile to connect with our residents and to affirm their dignity and respect.  Whether it is through the power of music, dance, art, aromatherapy, or animals, our goal is to heal and comfort while taking into consideration the uniqueness of each person.  Set up a tour to take a look at all of the ways we work to make our residents feel right at home!

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.

Our Staff has a Calling to Serve Seniors

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 At MorningStar Memory Care at Bear Creek, we recognize that our wonderful assortment of amenities and our beautiful surroundings are fantastic; however, we know that the real heart of our community rest in our caregivers.  We have made it a point to hire individuals who have a real calling to serve seniors and understand the magnitude of their contribution when they work at our memory care community.

The MorningStar at Bear Creek staff consists of a group of people who have perfected the art of anticipating the needs of our residents and going the extra mile to serve them.   Filled with compassion and love, each of our staff members is dedicated to the care of those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and trained to assist through to the most advanced stages of the disease.

In fact as part of MorningStar’s on-going commitment to the well-being and care of our residents, we educate all of our new hires as well as reiterate every day with our full staff the principles of our mission.  Our Radiance program teaches and celebrates an attitude of selflessness that issues from a deep and sincere place like a beam of light and reinforces our mission of honoring, valuing and investing in others.  MorningStar was founded on the premise that we operate with “servants’ hearts” and our Radiance program gives us the framework that enables us to take service professionalism to the next level.

We are sure that once you learn more about our community you will agree with us that MorningStar at Bear Creek has achieved its goal of providing our residents a true home.  Please contact us today to schedule a tour to discover for yourself our loving community.

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.

Innovative, Interactive Software Designed for Seniors

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As part of MorningStar Memory Care at Bear Creek’s individualized, resident-directed care, we are now pleased to be able to offer our residents the user-friendly, interactive software called “It’s Never Too Late” ® (iN2L).  This unique, person-centered technology makes it easy for anyone to use a computer, regardless of prior experience or abilities, and is designed specifically for the continuing entertainment and education of seniors.

Simply to use, iN2L provides customized activities that are based on a person’s interest and background, which are used to enhance cognitive function, socialization and quality of life.  Also a Wii-like functionality offers interactive physical as well as cognitive activities. The personalized program allows each resident to have his or hers own “page” on the system, and is setup to display their photos, videos, stories, music, games and even websites.  The resident’s page can even be customized remotely through a family portal to give family members an opportunity to add personal updates, information and current pictures.

With over 3,000 application and content items, the highly adaptable nature of the system makes it easy to adjust activities and content to a resident’s unique abilities and interests.

Along with an array of brain exercises, educational and travel videos, interactive games, puzzles, word games, history, news topics and trivia, the iN2L software also offers safe and easy Internet access, email, and Skype.

Set in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies, MorningStar at Bear Creek lovingly provides care for seniors with mild to advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Our community consists of 48 suites, including studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments.

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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