Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Area’s Leader in Dementia Care

It is currently estimated that 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and researchers are working hard to try to understand the disease.  In fact according to the Alzheimer’s Association, “ninety percent of what we know about Alzheimer's has been discovered in the last 15 years.”  A clearer understanding of the disease offers a path to better treatments and care for those afflicted.  
At MorningStar Memory Care at Bear Creek, our program provides exceptional care to our residents, and as such, has been designated by the Alzheimer’s Association for “Recognized Leaders in Dementia Care.”  To receive this honor, a senior living community must have at least 75% of its staff complete eight-hours of training.  Topics in the program include brain pathology and communication techniques as well as methods to help lessen agitation without the use of drugs.  The Colorado Alzheimer’s Association is the only chapter in the country thus far to offer the program, and we are proud to be recognized for our expertise.   
In addition to the exceptional program we provide for our special residents, Bear Creek is a leading resource in dementia care for the Colorado Springs area.  Both professionals and families are pleased to have the opportunity to take part in our eight-hour dementia care course.  The program is sanctioned by the Alzheimer’s Association and is offered free of charge (others charge as much as $1500 for similar training).  In recognition of our outreach and support to the community, we have received the “Alzheimer’s Association Leader in Dementia Care” award.    
Our gorgeous and serene Bear Creek community provides individualized memory care for those with mild to advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  We have 48 suites with a choice of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. 
MorningStar at Bear Creek is a memory care community that uses progressive methods to palliate symptoms and revive joy.  Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve, and is devoted to creating a true home for residents within a serene setting.  Please contact us to schedule a visit to experience firsthand our loving community.

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