Specialized Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia-related Diseases

Dementia Care Colorado Springs

At MorningStar Senior Living at Bear Creek, our community is dedicated to the specialized care of individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.  We take a holistic approach to our care, which starts with the utmost respect and compassion for each resident, borne out of a deep understanding of the many pathologies known collectively as dementia, including the most prevalent, Alzheimer’s disease.

The goal of MorningStar’s methods is to affirm dignity and value of each resident and to support choice and independence as much as possible.  By interviewing family members, we gather together a complete history of a resident’s preferences, abilities and idiosyncrasies and use that information to create trust between staff and residents.

MorningStar at Bear Creek offers 48 suites in a setting specifically designed to enhance our residents’ freedom and fully accommodate the disposition and behavior of those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Residents of our community have a wide selection of meaningful wellness programs as well as purposeful activities which help maintain respect and dignity.  Our programs include a variety of exercise options, music, life skills, art, and entertainers.

Our warm and loving community at Bear Creek also offers residents the freedom to safely and securely enjoy the outdoors with an exterior courtyard, fire-side patios and strolling paths.  As we are pet-friendly, our strolling paths are a great place for residents to take their dog for a walk.   Visit our website to learn more about our 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 all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve, and we are 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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Services to Meet Your Every Need

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MorningStar at Jordan’s assisted living is just the place for seniors who require a little assistance with their daily personal care and wish to live in a community with a home-like atmosphere.   You will find a wealth of amenities such as delicious, nutritional meals as well as an on-site chapel, theatre, library (including multiple computers and newspapers), salon, general store and much more.  Every day our residents are treated to a choice of daily activities that include games, scrapbooking, art classes, writing groups, flower arranging movie nights, sing-alongs, and a variety of physical activities to name but a few.

In addition we provide a wide range of professional clinical services to meet your health needs like having a full-time licensed nurse on staff and 24-hour Care Managers.  Each shift also has a CPR trained staff member.  We have Certified Med Care Managers and each resident has their care plan reviewed periodically as well as scheduled health and wellness evaluations.

The MorningStar community offers the convenience of pharmacy services and onsite dental and podiatry services.  Furthermore, we partner with home health agencies to provide our residents with nursing, therapy, and social work services if needed.  As a resident, you will have a choice of physicians and receive scheduled visits.  We also provide diabetic management, oxygen administration, and catheter and colostomy care as well as palliative and hospice care and much more.

All of our resident-centered clinical assistance is done through the full authority of our license from the Department of Health with the goal of providing each resident with a higher quality of care at a lower cost.  Please visit our website for more information about the extensive services provided to MorningStar residents.

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.      

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.