The senior in your life doesn’t have to choose between independence or assistance. Unlike a nursing home, Brookdale Fort Collins is a community of apartment homes where they can have both — the independence of a private home, plus whatever type of supportive aid they need to perform daily tasks and maintain health.
Our associates who provide that assistance are more than senior care specialists. We are much like additions to your extended family, available to pitch in and help your loved one enjoy a greater quality of life. We can ease their life and ease your life.
We offer two categories of memory care:
- Clare Bridge Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care – Our state-of-the-art programs employ the latest research as well as the knowledge base and experience of the largest provider of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in the nation. These programs can help your loved one maintain their mental functions and enjoy the satisfaction and dignity of daily moments of success.
- Clare Bridge Crossings Memory Care – A new tier of memory care that bridges the gap between Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care communities. For those with mild, early dementia symptoms whose needs fall in between those two traditional options of care, the Crossings program builds on the latest aging research that demonstrate how specially designed activities can improve cognitive functions and keep participants socially engaged.
Our community is owned and operated by Brookdale, the nation’s largest provider of senior living solutions and the nation’s largest provider of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care. We are the number one leader in retirement hospitality and care because our associates connect with our residents and enrich their lives every day. The residents of our homes become our adopted parents and grandparents.
- Pet Friendly
- 24 Hour Security System
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Game Room
- Community Kitchen
- Fireside Living Room
- Private Dining Room
- Postal Services
- Wi Fi Access Throughout
- Flat Screen TV
- Community Room (Rental Space)
- Keypad Entry
- Meeting Rooms
- Landscaped Grounds
At Brookdale Fort Collins, we assist our residents in body and mind with two care options:
Before a resident moves into their Brookdale home, our staff meets with their family to learn about their loved one’s life history, current cognitive abilities, daily routines, particular likes and dislikes, physical needs, and mental needs. Based on each resident’s needs and preferences, we design a Personalized Service Plan that can include the following physical assistance services:
In small “Cluster Groups” each resident is surrounded by others with the same cognitive abilities, to give them a feeling of fitting in. They participate in easy Daily Path activities that provide daily moments of success, and feelings of accomplishment and competence.
We select a minimum of six per day, tailored to match each resident’s previous life interests. These activities are scheduled to give our residents a gentle daily structure, seven days a week, in a routine that gives them a sense of security.
The Clare Bridge Dining Program was designed by a team of Alzheimer’s Care professionals, including a gerontologist specializing in dementia care, a chef, and a registered dietician. It offers:
- Dementia-Friendly Menus
- Small Dining Rooms with Consistent Pre-Selected Seating
- Personal Dining Assistance
As the nation’s largest and most advanced provider of senior living solutions, Brookdale has developed and refined a new type of memory care community that we call “Crossings.”
Clare Bridge Crossings offers a new tier of care for seniors that bridges the gap between Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care communities. For those with mild, early dementia symptoms whose needs fall in between the two traditional options of care, Crossings offers a new tailored level of assistance that some might call “Memory Care Lite.”
Specifically developed to aid seniors with early-stage dementia, the Crossings program designs activities that are tailored to each resident’s personal history, linking to your loved one’s past interests and involvements. Each activity is crafted to maintain your loved one’s abilities and enhance their social skills.
These Crossings activity options include vigorous mental exercises that employ the latest electronic technology at our big screen InTouch computerized station with the “It’s Never 2 Late” system. This easy touch-screen helps residents participate in “brain aerobics” that can include trivia games, quizzes, educational programs, memory workouts, and user-friendly Internet access.
Other activities like painting, woodworking and crafting also stimulate the creative thought process.
Early-Stage Dementia Care
Persons in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias often experience loss of self-esteem and a lack of social engagement due to an increased awareness of their own cognitive decline. The programmatic concepts of the Clare Bridge Crossings program have as their foundation an increasing body of research that shows that a structured program of appropriate cognitive workout, regular physical exercise, and increased social interaction may help to slow the inevitable decline of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Clare Bridge Crossings is by nature a stepping-stone in Brookdale’s continuum of dementia care, and is not an appropriate setting for all persons with dementia. Managing the communities as a continuum is a critical piece of the success of Clare Bridge Crossings.
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We invite you to see why Brookdale is the right choice for you or your loved one. Call today or click on Contact Us to let us know how we can help you.