We feature two dementia care solutions with our Clare Bridge and our Clare Bridge Crossings programs. Together, they form a complete, dementia-specific continuum of care, including the following care levels:
- Clare Bridge program — Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program, also called the Clare Bridge program, focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging, purpose and safety for our residents, while seeking to preserve a sense of self.
- Crossings program — Specifically developed to help persons with early-stage dementia, our Clare Bridge Crossings program builds on the growing body of aging research that shows well-designed programs can help sustain mental functions often impacted in the early to early-middle stages of Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Brookdale Highlands Ranch features landscaped grounds with an enclosed courtyard, walking paths and gardens. In warmer weather, residents can tend to their favorite plants and flowers in our raised garden beds. Step into our inviting lobby with its well-appointed furnishings and our elegant, spacious family room with a cozy fireplace and comfortable seating areas. Our residents and their families enjoy the comforts of home with attentive service and convenient amenities.
Our campus is just minutes from downtown Denver and all of the city’s attractions. Our residents and their families enjoy convenient access to local attractions, including the Denver Botanic Gardens, the renowned Denver Art Museum and the 16th Street Mall.
On campus, we host mix and mingle events and ice cream socials. Our residents enjoy fitness classes like chair yoga and Tai Chi, art projects, bingo, games and puzzles, and live music performances. We also offer karaoke, out Walking Club, devotional services on-site, and Happy Hour and tailgating socials.
At Brookdale Highlands Ranch, we believe dining well is part of living well. We feature an exceptional dining experience with chef-prepared menu choices, restaurant-style service, linen-covered tables, and wait staff. Our community combines great food with companionship to create a successful dining experience.
We also value the opportunity to continue our residents’ family traditions. Special occasions, birthday parties and anniversary parties are always welcome in either our activity room or our dining room areas. Our community is designed to be warm and inviting for both residents and their family and friends.
Brookdale is committed to evidence-based programs, like our signature B-Fit exercise program as well as Brookdale Celebrates. Brookdale Celebrates combines inspired culinary and educational offerings that come together with themed experiences, special events and group activities spotlighting different cultures and cuisines.
Fitness and wellness programs are an important part of our commitment to our residents’ experience. Brookdale’s Optimum Life is a holistic initiative that balances six key dimensions of wellness — purposeful, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual — to help you live a lifestyle that promotes health, wholeness and fulfillment.
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We offer specialized care with our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program. Skilled associates provide residents with a structured routine of activities that help maintain their abilities, encourage the use of their current skills and experience daily moments of success with a sense of purpose. We serve our community by creating meaningful connections with residents and providing exceptional service and care. For our associates, this opportunity to serve others is more than a job; it’s a passion.
- Emergency Response in Each Room
- Private Bathroom - Sink/Toilet
- 24 Hour Security System
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Courtyard and Garden
- Walking Paths
- Private Dining Room
- Woodworking Shop
- Flat Screen TV
- Meeting Rooms
We understand your concerns for your loved one’s safety and well-being, and we understand the weight of the responsibility of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Let us help you and your loved one with our compassionate, specialized care.
Brookdale Highlands Ranch offers programs and safe environments for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. We believe no matter where an individual is on life’s journey, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and to enjoy meaningful experiences every day.
We want you to know you are not alone. We can help you and your family as you consider care for your loved one. Memory care services are the unique contribution we can make to your loved one’s well-being and quality of life.
We take the time to listen to our residents, so we can understand their needs. Then we establish clinical, dining and program support that works for them in a meaningful way. We partner with our residents, recognizing their individual needs and preferences, and adjust services to meet their changing needs. So whether it’s a unique snack, the celebration of a favorite season or a lifelong interest, we value the privilege of knowing our residents and building relationships with them to create a truly personalized living experience.
We provide care that delivers service with compassion, understanding and respect. With comfortable accommodations and an impressive line of features and amenities, Brookdale residents enjoy life with the confidence of knowing we are here, partnering with you and your family, to customize solutions that support our residents’ needs as they evolve.
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.
Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program, also called the Clare Bridge program, focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging, purpose and safety while seeking to preserve a sense of self.
The Clare Bridge Daily Path provides residents with a structured routine of activities that help maintain their abilities and encourage the use of their current skills. The Daily Path includes programs such as discussion groups as a mental workout and daily physical exercise such as dancing. The Daily Path gives each resident purpose and a sense of security that they are right where they need to be.
Designed by a team of culinary associates, experts in memory care and registered dieticians, our unique dining program promotes a positive and successful dining experience with the following features:
- Dementia-friendly menus with selections that are easy to manage
- Individualized dining assistance
- The supportive dining environment encourages familiarity and socialization
Through our unique memory care programs, we offer comfort from the struggles of dementia for you and your loved one with customized care to meet your loved one’s specific needs. Our skilled associates provide compassionate and attentive dementia care, and enable residents to experience daily moments of success.
Specifically developed to help persons with early-stage dementia, our Clare Bridge Crossings program builds on the growing body of aging research that shows well-designed programs can help sustain mental functions often impacted in the early to early-middle stages of Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
This specialized programming preserves self-esteem and enables persons living with early dementia to remain engaged with peers when they might otherwise struggle socially — and be more susceptible to depression — in a traditional Assisted Living setting. As a proactive discipline, the Clare Bridge Crossings program benefits individuals whose symptoms are just starting to result in the need for additional cueing and care. The Crossings’ Daily Path of activities features mind-and-body enhancing, socially-engaging programs such as:
- Art expressions
- Vigorous mental workouts utilizing the latest technology
- Activities that recognize prior occupational skills and interests
- Outings which encourage learning and new knowledge
The Clare Bridge Crossings program offers private and companion suites in comfortable neighborhood environments. Unique building features, such as an exercise room, art gallery and safe, resident-use kitchen help residents stay engaged and socially active. The Clare Bridge Crossings program is, by design, a stepping stone in the Clare Bridge continuum of Alzheimer's and dementia care.
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