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 deep respect at MorningStar, 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 from 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 focus on that which matters most: relationships.
Conversely, there are words we avoid in our speech, 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 whole new world in senior living. Welcome to MorningStar.
In contrast to other senior assisted living facilities, MorningStar’s exceptional architecture and award-winning design wins accolades. Our salons, spa baths, theatres and libraries become extensions of your private suite, spiffed and ready to receive your callers.
In MorningStar homes that include 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! The formal Grand Opening of MorningStar at RidgeGate in Lone Tree, CO, a 224-suite community for independent and assisted living and memory care, is set for mid-January. However, tours of this luxury residence are now available daily, with first resident move-ins in early January.
The doors and hearts of MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Fountain Hills in Fountain Hills, AZ are now open. We celebrated its ribbon-cutting on November 3. A gorgeous community you simply must see; call for a tour today: 480-327-6797.
MorningStar Senior Living of Arvada broke ground at West 64th Avenue & Easely in Arvada, CO, in May. Its Information Center will open on site in February 2017. This lovely community, with spectacular views of the Rockies, will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care.
October 2016 saw the ground-break of MorningStar at Jordan Creek at South 60th and Village View Drive in West Des Moines, Iowa. The 71,643-sq-foot community will feature 56 suites for assisted living and 29 suites devoted to the individualized care of those with memory impairment.
First quarter 2017 will see the ground-break of MorningStar of Glendale at North 67th Avenue and West Golden Lane, a community that will offer independent living casitas and a clubhouse with pool, together with suites for assisted living and memory care.
More on these new projects 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
In 2014, we commissioned a local artist to create a signature piece in celebration of our Name and our Mission. “The Tree of Life” (seen here) reminds us each day of our reason for being, and gives evidence to the depth of our commitment to serve. You’ll find this ”triptych” (three contiguous panels) 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. Taking a decided lead in this is MorningStar’s Founder/CEO, Ken Jaeger (pictured here at the Casa Bernabe orphanage in Puerto Cabazas, 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.
Radiance: Service Becomes Us
The culture of MorningStar Senior Living is best circumscribed by the word, Radiance. At MorningStar, team members are encouraged and empowered to create WOW moments for our residents, family members, each other—indeed all who are beneath our roof. By words and deeds, great and small, we want live out the fullness of our vision, our mission and our core values. Read more about Radiance, and the precepts it embodies, on our “How We Care” and “Join Our Team” web pages.