How We Care
Welcome to MorningStar
It’s in the air. You can feel it. You can see it with your own eyes every day at MorningStar Senior Living: our staff flat out loving our residents, loving them like they do their own moms and dads.
Such genuine affection flows out of a core belief at MorningStar Senior Living, for we see our residents as heroes—men and women who have exacted out of life all its triumphs and trials, who in raw courage and tenacity have invested their days.
And now, it is our pleasure and privilege to invest in them.
MorningStar’s distinction among other senior living options begins with our mission statement: to honor, to serve, to invest. We’re intentional about populating our speech with these key motivators: to love from a deep place, to serve rather than be served, and to invest in that which matters most.
Conversely, there are words we avoid, terms associated with bygone decades where senior living choices were limited to institutional facilities, cold and clinical: “old folks home,” “rest home,” “nursing home”—most of them a far cry from a true home.
Welcome to a bright new day: MorningStar Senior Living.
In contrast to other senior assisted living facilities, MorningStar’s exceptional architecture and award-winning design, with amenities like salons, spa baths, theaters and libraries, are celebrated features under our roof. These and other graciously-appointed spaces are extensions of your private suite, spiffed and ready to receive callers.
In MorningStar homes that also boast an independent living neighborhood, we offer swimming pools and wine bars, dance floors and baseball teams.
Yet the prevailing feature under our roof, the one we’re most proud of, is community, built one loving relationship at a time. By this do we offer the very best in senior assisted living, memory care and respite care.
Our entire staff is energized in filling our senior living homes with ways to be better, together. Even for respite care residents (here for a short recuperative stay), there is always something astir. And for the most tender among us, memory care residents, each day presents opportunity to stimulate the brain and find moments of spontaneous joy.
You, the adult children of our residents, are such an important part of the MorningStar family too. We want you to consider this your home away from home.
So come on in, and stay a while. At MorningStar Senior Living.
The Stars are Multiplying: Newest Communities Underway
The constellation of MorningStars grows! Also progressing rapidly is MorningStar at RidgeGate in Lone Tree, CO, a 224-suite community for independent and assisted living and memory care. This luxury residence opens in late 2016 with our Information Center opening on site in early May.
We are also speeding toward the opening of another new community in the Phoenix Valley: MorningStar of Fountain Hills in Fountain Hills, AZ (assisted living and memory care, opening Fall 2016), with a May 2016 ground-break planned for MorningStar of Arvada in Arvada, CO, and a late summer ground-break planned for MorningStar of Glendale in Glendale, AZ. Both communities will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care.
More on all of these communities is found under our Communities tab in the main navigation bar.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Tree of Life
Here is our commissioned art piece, entitled Tree of Life, in celebration of our Name and our Mission to honor God, to value all seniors, to invest in our team. By this painting, we remind ourselves each day of our reason for being, and give evidence to the depth of our commitment to serve. You’ll find this “triptych” (three contiguous frames) hanging in all of our communities, together with an explanation of its greater symbolism. (Click Here)
The Voices of MorningStar
We are so honored to sit at the feet of our residents and learn much…about life, love, perseverance and character. “The Voices of MorningStar” (seen to the right) gives you a sampling of the wisdom beneath our roof. To view additional MorningStar videos – Click Here
Part of MorningStar’s chosen responsibility as a company, and as individuals, is to invest our time and talents in charitable projects within our own city and around the world. In this, Founder Ken Jaeger takes a decided lead (pictured at the Casa Bernabe orphanage in Nicaragua).
Ken is passionate about helping the poor in Third World countries. From his earliest days in Colorado, he was deeply impacted by abject poverty internationally. Ken resolved then to use any success he might achieve in combating despair with hope.
The culture of MorningStar Senior Living is unique unto itself. And best summed up in the word “Radiance.” At MorningStar, team members are exhorted and empowered to WOW each other, residents, families (indeed, all who are beneath our roof) with words and deeds that give evidence to the fullness of our vision, mission and core values. Read more about Radiance on our “How We Care” and “Join our Team” pages.