Reflections Coordinator Nicole Watson recounts how she discovered an affinity for working with seniors. Her great grandmother, Josephine, was afflicted with dementia when Nicole was but five years old. Their large, close Italian family visited Josephine often in her senior community. But Nicole remembers thinking, “Grandma has all these visitors when the other residents have no one.” So she took matters into her small hands, assigning herself the job of holding someone’s hand, coaxing a smile, bringing a twinkle to the eye. From this formative experience, Nicole knew this is where she belonged.
Our staff offers you a lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community through these amenities and programs.
- Three meals daily prepared by an Executive Chef
- Dining Room with restaurant-style service
- Private Dining Room (for intimate dinners)
- Theatre (including Wii)
- Library (including a computer and newspapers)
- General Store (featuring sundry items for daily living)
- Salon (for hairstyling, manicures and pedicures)
- Fitness Equipment
- Spa Bath
- Tropical Aquarium
- Fireside Patio
- Secure Courtyard for Memory Care
- Strolling Paths
- Resident Gardening Beds
- Wellness Programs & Activities
- 24-hour Care Staff
- Full-time Licensed Nurse
- Scheduled Transportation
- Hearing Loop Technology (see below)
Parker Assisted Living by MorningStar named “Leader in Dementia Care” by Alzheimer’s Association
To help families research memory care communities, the Alzheimer’s Association established a program called “Recognized Leaders in Dementia Care.” To be so designated, a senior living community is required to enroll 75% of its staff in an eight-hour training that encompasses brain pathology, communication techniques, and methods of lessening agitation with non-pharmaceuticals. Colorado is the only Alzheimer’s Association chapter in the country offering this special program. Parker Assisted Living by MorningStar is proud to have earned this special recognition of our expertise in serving the memory-impaired, with 95% of our staff thus trained. Go and – Learn More.
Parker Assisted Living by MorningStar is proud to be the first assisted living community in Colorado to offer technology that enables those with hearing aids to receive audio directly to their instruments without reverberation or background noise.
Installed in our Activities Room and Theatre/Chapel, this “hearing loop” will greatly improve our residents’ ability to understand and participate. The system provides the clearest, cleanest sound imaginable, yet does not require a headset, as it works with the T-Coil (or Telecoil) with which most hearing aids are equipped.
A T-coil is a tiny wireless receiver inside hearing aids, accessible via the programming button. Consult your audiologist to confirm it has been activated. You will be amazed at its effect.
For those without hearing aids or T-coils in their aids, headsets are available to help them hear through the loop.
When the time is right, allow us to share with you our passion for serving seniors.