Resident–Directed Memory Care at MorningStar

Dementia Care Colorado Springs

If you are looking for a Colorado Springs community devoted to care of those with dementia-related diseases, you will definitely want to take a look at MorningStar Memory Care at Bear Creek.

At Bear Creek, we take a gentle, resident-directed approach to calm and awaken memories as well as to support capabilities.  Along with using multi-sensory cues, including aromatherapy, our residents are provided with recreational and meaningful activities including music, life skills, art, entertainers and exercises.

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), “being physically active on a regular basis is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself,” and that “even moderate exercise and physical activity can improve the health of people who are frail or who have diseases that accompany aging.”  At MorningStar we could not agree more, which is why we offer scheduled exercise every morning with programs such as: Chair Exercises, Morning Stretches, and Circle Ball Exercises.  In addition to presenting creative ways to help our residents remain active, each day at Bear Creek is filled with activities that simulate all five senses to feed the whole body and brain. The result is often a noticeable difference in mood and physical well-being.

One of our unique approaches to memory care includes life skill stations where we incorporate a variety of props that may have played a role in a person’s background to help awaken dormant memories.  When individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia diseases are reminded of their past, they have the opportunity to take joy in the present and feel calm and connected.

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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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.

Your Loved One Deserves the Best Memory Care

Memory Care Living

Along with an increased awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases, there has been a move to advance best care practices for those suffering from the disease over the last couple of decades.  In addition to medications that can help slow down the progression of the disease, many specialists in the field have worked to improve the approaches to care.

At MorningStar at Jordan, our Reflections Neighborhood is dedicated to the individualized care of those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related diseases.  Our holistic care begins with the utmost respect and compassion for our special residents that is borne out of a deep understanding of the disease.   Furthermore, we recognize that a prognosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia is frightening to not only the individual but to their family and strive to provide support for them as well.

Our Reflections Neighborhood is equipped to care for your family member at the onset of the disease as well as in the most advanced stages.  Our community has secure outdoor space reserved for our memory care residents and we provide assistance in whatever way your loved one needs us including eating and daily personal care activities.  Right from the start, we interview the family so we may become familiar with the resident’s personal preferences, background, and hobbies, and then design a care plan suited around their needs.

Our care techniques include a variety of multi-sensory cues designed to calm and awaken memories as well as to support the person’s capabilities and affirm their dignity and value.  We strive to make each day as special as possible for our memory care residents and we have a wonderful team of caregivers that put their hearts and souls into helping us achieve that goal.  Please contact us to learn more about MorningStar at Jordan’s quality memory care.

At MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan, we represent 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, homey community.      

Discover our Broad Range of Special Events

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At MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Arrowhead, our goal is to provide seniors a true home where they can enjoy their retirement years as carefree as possible.  As such, our community offers all kinds of activities and entertainment in an atmosphere that fosters companionship, socialization, and just pure fun.

For example, by taking a quick look at the January newsletter, you can see our residents had an opportunity to enjoy themselves and support the Red Cross last month.  All month the community revisited the 1920’s. Residents were invited to reminisce, share, and craft about the roaring twenties. Fun was had by all who dressed up and enjoyed our Evening at the Speakeasy on the 26th!

On January 4th Morningstar at Arrowhead hosted a blood drive to support the American Red Cross Blood Services.  The Red Cross is constantly working to increase the availability of blood and blood products and MorningStar at Arrowhead was pleased to participate.

And looking ahead at February we will be celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week beginning Feb. 12th and Forever Friends Day on Feb 26th.  Residents will be finding extra ways to show their friends and neighbors how much they are loved!  Another special event for our residents will be the Reflections Family Night on Valentine’s Day with special entertainment by Patrick NcNally.  And on Fat Tuesday, Feb 28 we will kick off Mardi Gras in style including masks and beads.

This is just a sampling of some of the special events that are in addition to our regularly scheduled activities that take place every month at MorningStar at Arrowhead.  We invite you and your family to schedule a tour to come and experience firsthand our gorgeous community and discover why so many seniors are glad to call it home.

MorningStar at Arrowhead represents the best in senior living with a unique mission statement “to honor, to value, to invest.”  We have built our foundation on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve to create a true home for residents amid a beautiful, serene setting. To experience firsthand the finest senior living in the Phoenix area, contact us to schedule a tour.

Our Compassionate Leadership Team Inspires Our Whole Community

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At MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan, we are fortunate to have a dedicated, compassionate leadership team that continuously sets a high bar for our community standards.  While visitors may be immediately impressed with our exceptional architecture and well-appointed spaces, it would be meaningless if our staff was not also exceptional.

Leading our team is Executive Director Scott Olivett who has a long history of giving back to the community.  At the age of twelve, Scott began volunteering at his local Red Cross chapter.  That same summer he rode his bike back and forth to his volunteer job at a local nursing home where he arrived early in the day and stayed until after dinner.  It was during this time that he discovered his love of spending time with seniors.  In addition Scott had lost his dad at an early age and took over the role of caretaker for both sets of grandparents.  He found great joy in not only helping them but listening to their stories of simpler times.  We are lucky to have a man of Scott’s integrity and big heart at the head of our team and setting an example for all of us.

Our Wellness Director, Nephatearia Jenkins, says that she is honored to work for MorningStar as it was founded on the same core values and beliefs that she holds.  She has felt the calling to serve seniors and has a profound respect for the knowledge and experience they bring to the younger generation.  Every day she commits to the principle of living life to the fullest and to never take anything for granted.  Our staff and residents of MorningStar at Jordan feel gratified to have someone with Nephatearia’s loving personality lead our wellness programs.

John Bachofer rounds out the leadership team as our Director of Community Relations.  He brings to MorningStar at Jordan an extensive background working in assisted living.  What started as a part-time job while he was in EMT school became a calling and a career.   John is grateful for the many things that seniors teach him including humility, loyalty, discipline, honor and character.  Again our community is fortunate to have someone of John’s dedication and compassion on our team.

Please contact us to learn more about MorningStar at Jordan’s senior living community. We are located in historic Centennial and are convenient to hospitals, banks, shopping malls, grocery stores and restaurants.

At MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan, we represent 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, homey community.      

We Invite You to Visit Our Loving Community

Senior Living Glendale AZNewly opened in September 2015, MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Arrowhead is located in the Phoenix area on the north side of Glendale in the popular residential neighborhood of Arrowhead.  Designed by the Phoenix firm of Thoma-Holec Design, the contemporary décor of MorningStar’s common areas and spacious suites offer seniors a lifestyle second to none.

Once you take a look at our gallery of photos posted on our website, we are sure you will agree that MorningStar at Arrowhead is a step above the ordinary assisted living community.  With 60 private assisted living suites on two levels, we offer the choice of spacious studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans.  In its own wing, our Reflections Neighborhood has an additional 25 secure suites devoted to the care of those living with memory impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

All of MorningStar residents are treated to a host of creative programs and resort-style amenities and services.  Our promise of a carefree lifestyle includes a beautiful, relaxing outdoor patio complete with fireplace, transportation that makes it easy to get out and about, and a full calendar of wellness programs and activities.  Furthermore, we have an Executive Chef on staff and residents are served three healthy and delicious meals daily in our elegant dining room.  Additional on-site services include a full salon, massage room, bistro, library, general store, theater, fitness center, and spa bath.

However while our facilities are beautiful and the range of amenities incredible, what we are the most proud of is the fact that our staff and residents share a community built on respect and love.  MorningStar offers residents a chance to live carefree lives in the comfort and security of our loving community.  Contact us to schedule a tour and discover why MorningStar at Arrowhead is a great place to call home.

MorningStar at Arrowhead represents the best in senior living with a unique mission statement “to honor, to value, to invest.”  We have built our foundation on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve to create a true home for residents amid a beautiful, serene setting. To experience firsthand the finest senior living in the Phoenix area, contact us to schedule a tour.

Independent Living at Billings – Designed for Your Every Comfort

Senior Living

At MorningStar Senior Living of Billings, we offer a variety of floorplans to ensure that our residents are able to find accommodations that meet their needs. To start with, our main building has 70 assisted living suites, 36 secure suites for residents with memory impairments, and 72 bright independent living suites. We also have 32 independent living cottages that provide residents plenty of privacy as well as the added benefit of living in a community setting.

Regardless of what floorplan you have, all of our suites have wall-to-wall carpeting and are equipped with lighting, 9ft.-high ceilings, large windows, and mini blinds. Our cottages are small patio homes with a one-car garage and available in 1,215 or 1,102 sq. ft. two-bedroom, two bathroom configurations. At our main building, independent units are available in one bedroom, one bathroom; two bedrooms, one bathroom; and two bedrooms, two bath units in a variety of sizes and configurations.

In addition our independent living units all have a complete kitchen with full-size appliances and a private patio at our cottages or a balcony at the main building. Each unit includes handicap-accessible bathrooms, a 24-hour Emergency Call System, and private heating and air conditioning. Your unit incudes cable TV and utilities, and we offer weekly housekeeping and laundry and linen services as well as daily trash removal and spot cleaning. Our cottages also include a fireplace and ceiling fan.

Our 70 assisted living suites are available in a studio; one bedroom, one bath; and two bedroom, two bath configurations. Each unit includes a kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave and have available the same level of services and amenities as our independent units. For our memory care residents, we offer a choice of a 348 square foot studio or a 412 square foot shared unit. Please visit our website to learn more or give us a call!

MorningStar Senior Living of Billings represents the finest in senior living with our unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve in order to provide a true home for residents. Please schedule a tour to experience firsthand our comfortable, home-like atmosphere.