About Our Community
Brookdale Bear Creek is nestled against the mountains in the southwest part of Colorado Springs just a short distance from Highway 24(Cimarron Street) and I-25. We are directly across from Bear Creek Regional park and host one of the largest and most beautiful dog parks in the city. We enjoy a beautiful view of Cheyenne Mountain and watching the deer as they wander around the grounds. Memorial Hospital Central, and Penrose Main are less than a 15 minute drive and shopping is just over the hill.
A Wonderful Selection
We are a continuum of care community with assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, rehab, and long term care all on the same campus. Visiting friends throughout each neighborhood within the community is safe and easy because we are all under the same roof and in the same building, thus eliminating the need to go outside. We offer studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments in varying sizes and designs. The newly remodeled décor flows through the entire community including skilled nursing and rehab that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Soft, but well lit areas and tasteful appointments make you feel like you are in your own living room. There is no overhead paging and if you stop by our memory care neighborhood, the smell of fresh baked bread will remind you or home. Do not be surprised to see “man’s best friend” on the premises as we are also pet friendly.
One of the most important attributes at Brookdale Bear Creek, formerly Emeritus at Bear Creek is our Team. While aesthetics can be impressive, it’s really the care that counts. We are proud to say that we have several Managers that have been with us since the building opened many years ago and over half of our team members have been here five or more years.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful, Active Lifestyle
All of our activities are designed to enhance the psycho-social needs of a population with varied interests and with a variety of cognitive abilities. We offer daily exercise programs such as horseshoes, bowling, golf and chair exercises (including weight training). Our residents also provide input through a monthly resident council for specialized activities such as a walking club, specialized singing groups, talent shows and afternoon teas. We host bi-monthly bookmobiles, shopping excursions and various spiritual programs that include bible study, church outings and Shabbat. We celebrate all major holidays with activities that include the residents and their families such as our annual Easter Parade, trick or treat night and Christmas buffet.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
Brookdale is a strong supporter of the Alzheimer Foundation and we follow through with that commitment at the local level. We are actively involved in fundraisers for Memory in Making and the Memory walk as well as including our residents and their families in the events. We participate with the Senior Resource Council and monthly lunch and learns to stay informed on local events that impact healthcare and our community and our activities department reaches out to church groups, schools and the fine arts community to provide activities, cultural exposure and entertainment to our residents.
Strong, Caring, Professional Relationships
We are involved with the case management staff, social workers and doctor’s at all the hospitals in Colorado Springs as well as the surrounding areas of Pueblo and Woodland Park. We also work closely with other rehab centers, assisted living communities and behavioral hospitals to assist in providing alternatives for continuing care. We provide educational information to, and council with Home Health Care providers, all the hospice providers, the Ombudsman, VA and Elder Life financial. It is important to have a good repertoire of resources since health care requirements can be so varied and is such an individual choice. We at Brookdale Bear Creek believe in making sure that every Senior is “Safely Somewhere”.
Brookdale Bear Creek provides a creative and varied menu through the supervision of our dining services director whose career began with Celebrity Cruise lines and included multiple venues as well as Charles Court at the Broadmoor. Dining services offers two entrees with each meal and an alternative menu with burgers, sandwiches and cottage cheese/fruit plates always available. Our assisted living offers a continental breakfast in our country kitchen located on each floor, with coffee, juice, fruit, muffins and cereal for those who prefer to laze around or take breakfast to their room. We have three separate dining rooms, one in each community and offer room service in our skilled nursing and rehab community. We can accommodate all types of special diets and provide dining assistance when necessary. Our residents take part in a monthly meeting where they review and provide input for past and future menu’s giving important validation to each resident’s sense of self-worth and individuality. We take pride in celebrating special events such as our Christmas Dinner feast where ice carvings and Beef Wellington were featured by our experienced and talented dining services director.