MorningStar Memory Care at Bear Creek offers the finest senior living and memory care Colorado Springs has to offer. Set amid the Rockies’ picturesque foothills, our community is devoted to the individualized memory care for those with mild to advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. MorningStar at Bear Creek is specifically designed to enhance our residents’ freedom that they may explore our expansive surroundings safely and easily. Our assisted living facility consists of 48 suites, including studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. Browse the photo gallery to see evidence of our gorgeous senior assisted living accommodations.Read More
Colorado Springs’ Alzheimer’s Care – Designed Around the Residents
At MorningStar at Bear Creek, our residents enjoy highly personalized memory care. By getting to know each resident’s history, vocation, talents and preferences, we design a daily routine to stimulate or calm in response to a particular mood or situation.
Our Colorado Springs’ memory care leverages the power of music, dance, art, aromatherapy, and animals to heal and comfort residents, all while taking into consideration the uniqueness of each person.
Life Enrichment is found in the details, in the air, and in the colors all around us: the scent of laundry fresh from the dryer, open blinds that invite sunlight to stream in, and a bag of warm buttered popcorn to enjoy. Within all of this, our community truly becomes a home, wherein we can supply the external cues to reboot residents’ Circadian Rhythms, which regulate their appetite and sleep patterns.
Our memory care offers a gentle flow of activities on any given day from a Border Collie performing in the Great Room to residents attempting the hula with a group of Hawaiian dancers on our hardwood stage. Another afternoon may find us gathered for Bible Study in our magnificent Hearth Room. With its exposed beams and vaulted ceiling, it offers a cathedral air and great acoustics for a verse of “Amazing Grace.” Afterward is teatime, where flavors and aromas are heightened in such beautiful surroundings. On fair days (of which Colorado Springs has many), you may find us enjoying sundaes and s’mores tucked around our glassed-in fire pit on the back patio, soaking in the panoramas of mountain, city and sky.
We truly believe that senior assisted living should be comfortable, personalized and enriching. MorningStar at Bear Creek is dedicated to providing our Colorado Springs’ memory care residents the finest senior living, day programming and respite care.
Our art therapist, Debbie Wilson, was recently interviewed on KCME’s “Culture Zone,” offering public radio listeners a greater understanding of the power of art therapy for the memory impaired. For audio – Click Here
MorningStar at Bear Creek named “Alzheimer’s Association Leader in Dementia Care”
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. MorningStar at Bear Creek is proud to have earned this special recognition of our expertise in serving the memory-impaired. Learn More.
When the time is right, allow us to share with you our passion for serving seniors with dementia.
MorningStar at Bear Creek brings a unique vision to senior living with our mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve. We are dedicated to creating a true home for residents within an ideal setting and invite you to schedule a tour to see firsthand the best memory care Colorado Springs has to offer.
Glimpses of the Heart
As a girl I spent glorious summers with my grandparents in Kentucky.
They taught me to appreciate the simple things in life, respect my elders, and serve God whole-heartedly. My maternal grandmother lived the end of her life with Alzheimer’s. I remember having so many questions at that time. Years later, answers began to come as I was drawn to a career in senior living. I chose to serve at MorningStar because of its mission, core values, and foundational belief in honoring God.”
When I graduated from nursing school, hospitals weren’t accepting LPNs, so
I secured a job in a nursing home, and loved it so much I stayed. God has called me to serve seniors, as they teach me how to appreciate life and to overcome challenges. God drew me to MorningStar by the fact they put Him first. He, in turn, gives me what I need to take care of His children.
Dir, Community Relations
My working in senior care was no accident. After experiencing the illness,
hospitalization, then hospice care of my father, I realized my true calling. I love helping seniors and their families as they enter this precious chapter of life together. Having also experienced my grandmother’s and mother’s journeys through dementia, I feel especially honored to work in a dementia care community. God has allowed me to take a few detours in my career, but I am so happy He brought me back to MorningStar.
Life Around Our House
“The Memories We’re Making…Together”
Testify to Love
“Thank you for the insightful and comprehensive tour of MorningStar at Bear Creek. It is truly a beautiful community, but what stood out most was the heartfelt and passionate care your staff so selflessly give residents. I couldn’t be more excited about teaming with MorningStar to facilitate that level of excellence.” (Home Care agency)
“MorningStar has been a delight. I can say with complete confidence that my mother is in the best hands.”
“Wonderful experience. Highly recommended.”
“I would say there a culture of love and caring here unlike other senior living communities that I have visited.”Read More
“Our family was delighted to discover MorningStar at Bear Creek, and we are happy to partner with them in the care of our loved one. It is a unique community. For those searching for appropriate memory care options in the Pikes Peak region, don’t overlook this gem!”
“Touring MorningStar at Bear Creek was impressive: enlightening as well as welcoming. The staff made sure all our questions and concerns were addressed by appropriate staff experts. The team was helpful, informative and efficient in helping us prepare for move-in. We feel a part of this community already!”
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