Nestled in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Morningstar at Bear Creek in Colorado Springs Colorado is a 48 unit memory care facility. The facility is comprised of twenty-eight (28) studio units, sixteen (16) one bedroom units and four (4) two bedroom units in a single story building. The design of the facility was undertaken with the goal of providing a comfortable, homelike environment that enhances the lives of the residents.
The building is configured in two wings to create two-12-unit neighborhoods that are connected by a continuous path of travel. Outdoor courtyards are created internal to each of the neighborhoods by the building layout, providing secure spaces for relaxation and connection with nature. Fenced areas have also been developed on the exterior of the building to provide a secure extension of living space. Each of the two neighborhoods are provided with their own dining room, living room and servery.
Amenity spaces for the residents include a therapy room, beauty salon, a large gathering room connected with a hearth room and activities room. Additional support spaces have been programmed into the facility which include a full commercial kitchen, laundry facilities and office spaces.