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MorningStar at Bear Creek

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2450 Lower Gold Camp Road , Colorado Springs, CO 80904

(855) 840-7257

Reviews of MorningStar at Bear Creek

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

Staff are all friendly and love my mother. She is very well cared for and the only place that I feel comfortable knowing that she will be taken care of. I feel at home when i am there. Thank you MorningStar at Bear Creek!

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

Too much staff turn over. Care plan is not known to care givers and not followed, repeated conversations with staff yield no results. They will even say we added that to the care plan, I'll check and see if anyone is doing it so they know the care plans are not being followed. Understaffed for the amount of residents. The staff will often say "if we have time we'll _____" they never have time. If you check the residents laundry basket just before laundry day you'll see they are not having them change underwear, socks or clothing regularly. By watching towels you can see showers are not being taken regularly. Residents are not allowed constant access to toothpaste, soap, lotions, ect for "safety reasons" tooth paste is not being used based on the amount still in the tube. Lotion and soap are similar. The place is probably ok for late end stage care but the needs of some of the others are not well met. Staff uses up the close parking so elderly visitors have to walk from the further parking spaces. Overall the place is just poorly run and seems more focused on filling empty rooms than on caring for the current residents.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

The place is beautiful and the food is great. BUT, if you want good care this is definitely NOT the place. In my opinion, they really don't know how to take care of people with moderate to severe dementia. They talk a good game, but that's it. What they subjected my mother to shouldn't happen to anyone. They should be totally ashamed.

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Amenities at MorningStar at Bear Creek

Property Info

Resident Capacity: 60

Number of Units: 48

Managed By: MorningStar Senior Living

Semi-Private Units

Private Units

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

2-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control

Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Employee Background Checks

Parking Provided

Fitness Room/Gym

Beauty/Barber Shop

Library

Chapel Services

Activities

Full-Time Activity Director

Social Events

Trips & Outings

Spiritual Activities

Exercise Classes

Live, On-site Entertainment

Educational Opportunities

Amenities

Outside Patio/Gardens

Computer/Internet Access

Cable/Satellite TV

Dedicated Concierge

Pet Policy: Pets allowed after assessment

Services

Nurse Availability: Day On Site;Night On-Call

Medication Management

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided

Guest Apartment

Room Service

Housekeeping

Description of MorningStar at Bear Creek

Opening summer 2014, MorningStar Memory Care at Bear Creek, in Colorado Springs, is devoted to the individualized care of those with mild to advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Designed especially for memory care, MorningStar Memory Care at Bear Creek will offer 48 suites (studios, one bedrooms and two bedrooms) in a one-story building. Through a resident-directed approach, we hold true to our mission by valuing all seniors as gifted and contributing individuals.

Trained in therapeutic approaches to care, our team uses visual and auditory cues to calm and to awaken memories, to support capabilities and, above all, to affirm dignity and value. We will offer residents a lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community through these amenities and programs.

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