Bear Creek Senior Living

1685 S 21st St Colorado Springs CO 80904

866-465-5993

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Overview of Bear Creek Senior Living conveniently located in Colorado Springs, Colorado

At Bear Creek Senior Living, we provide a myriad of community features. Frequent off-site experiences and trips are very popular with our occupants. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our location is conveniently located nearby public transit. Free wi-fi is offered to all our residents. Free resident parking and guest parking is available at our location. Our purpose-built community provides the support of individualized care; every characteristic of the community is designed to cater to the special needs of its occupants.

Dining Options

All meals are provided to occupants. It's our passion to entertain visiting guests, meals included. Dining options include restaurant-style dining, private dining rooms for residents who wish to celebrate special occasions or entertain visitors, and room service. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified meal alternatives such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options.

On-Site Activities

Residents can exercise their physical and mental well-being with specially curated on-site activities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and recreation, we employ a full-time director of activities. The exercise program includes ForeverFit(add TM)-based exercise program, stretching classes, Tai Chi(add TM) classes - a wonderful and effective exercise for maintaining health of body and mind, at low physical impact, and chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations. We love to host holiday parties, birthday parties, BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties and resident karaoke nights. We offer inter-generational programs that have many benefits for both children and seniors - that emphasize the joys of human connectivity and propagate longer and happier. We offer Dakim BrainFitness(add TM), a clinically-proven brain-training program to help their residents improve and preserve mental functioning. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports(add TM) Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. Residents may participate in community service programs. For residents who are reluctant to participate in social or recreational activities, we offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating alternative. Residents may engage in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being and instructive community cooking classes. Residents can also join our gardening club. Our community activities cycle includes trivia nights, regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, and dances and "Senior Proms". Care-givers at our community use the Montessori Method(add TM) to provide the most effective care possible for residents with dementia and/or anxiety. Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie.

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement for resident mobility. Our community grounds is comprised of an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours and indoor and outdoor walking paths for the pleasure and convenience of our residents.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are a nice, quiet place to enjoy the company of fellow occupants or just to relax. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a movie room, a fully-stocked arts and crafts center, and our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles. Our community is secured to ensure our residents are protected.

Languages Spoken at Bear Creek Senior Living

Spanish speaking staff members are present at our community.

Location Attributes at Bear Creek Senior Living

Living Options and Amenities

We offer 1 and 2-bedroom units for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, 1-bedroom units, 2-bedroom units, for potential residents seeking a roommate, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-exposure and ground floor rooms are available. We have free wi-fi for all of our residents. To accommodate our residents, our community has WanderGuard capability, and air conditioning and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes so that residents can make their own food. Resident lodgings featuring roll-in and wheelchair accessible showers are available. The facility also offers free cable satellite TV to all residents.

Available Services at Bear Creek Senior Living

Transportation

We provide complimentary transportation services at our community. All of our residents have access to our transportation services at a reasonable cost.

Personal Services

Our lobby has a dedicated concierge available to handle the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. We offer grocery shopping services to eliminate the need for trips to the store.Our convenient on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments. We offer laundry and dry cleaning services as well.

Religious Services

We offer on-site devotional services, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Catholic and Protestant religious services are available, provided by a visiting chaplain. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

Pet Care Options

Pet care is offered for our residents' beloved pets.

Medical Care Services

Our staff is awake and available 24 hours a day to assist your loved one with any time-sensitive needs that may arise. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners who are on staff 24/7. There are licensed nurses on-site to administer injections when needed. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. On-site RN's and LPN's are available. We have registered nurses on our community staff. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. The facility offers 2-person assisted transfers, including sitting-to-standing, standing-to-sitting, etc. We are not licensed by the state to offer medication dispensing services, however, residents are supported in their self-medication efforts as much as possible. Our caregivers receive specialized training in all applicable fields. Our lobby has a dedicated concierge available to handle the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We offer on-site home care to our residents to ensure all healthcare needs are engaged. A visiting optometrist is at hand to provide comprehensive eye care. We offer skilled nursing care by licensed nurses, fully equipped to handle responsibilities such as wound care, tube feedings, and monitoring. At our community we offer adjunct therapies, such as reminiscence therapy, which stimulates sight, sound, smell, and touch faculties to encourage memory recall and the enjoyment of sensory experiences. Additionally, we offer sensory-based programming (like Snoezelen therapy) that creates relaxing and stimulating spaces for residents coping with anxiety or agitation. Our residents can schedule reminders and exceptions for both medications and care activities. On-site hospice care is provided. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. This community provides ADL assistance, medication administration, and licensed nurses are onsite to administer injections when needed. We can administer a sliding scale program to monitor insulin levels via glucose tests, and adjust medications based on the results. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed and receive support in living a healthy lifestyle, and that no one's needs are neglected. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours. Restless residents may wander to cope with the anxiety caused by Alzheimer's disease and dementia - our facility features a locked and secured neighborhood to ensure the safety of all. Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise.

Community information at Bear Creek Senior Living

Community Certifications

Our community is licensed for 171 residents. The building was built in 2000, and most recently renovated in 2011. We accept residents from the age of 60 and above.

Local Emergency Assistance

Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond.

Local Area Amenities

There are shopping centers and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors.

Pricing at Bear Creek Senior Living

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Private
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Semi-Private
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Bear Creek Senior Living

4 of 5 Average rating
42 Reviews
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(23) A Place For Mom
(19) SeniorAdvisor.com
  • Death by neglect

    My Father-in-law was in Bear Creek for 7 days with a broken leg. He died at the end of it all. Unfortunately, they are understaffed I guess and participate in a "pass the buck" workplace philosophy. I understand being busy but rudeness from the staff left our family frightened at the prospect of the lack of care he would receive because he is 80 and OCD. Our fears were confirmed when we came in the day before he died and a CNA came in placed his food by his bed and my husband said, he can't feed himself, it looks like he had a stroke!! The nurse looks down and says, yeah maybe he did. INCOMPETENT!!! So many more stories in those few short days. If you want your loved one mistreated or killed, send them to this 5 star [language removed].

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Death by neglect

    My Father-in-law was in Bear Creek for 7 days with a broken leg. He died at the end of it all. Unfortunately, they are understaffed I guess and participate in a "pass the buck" workplace philosophy. I understand being busy but rudeness from the staff left our family frightened at the prospect of the lack of care he would receive because he is 80 and OCD. Our fears were confirmed when we came in the day before he died and a CNA came in placed his food by his bed and my husband said, he can't feed himself, it looks like he had a stroke!! The nurse looks down and says, yeah maybe he did. INCOMPETENT!!! So many more stories in those few short days. If you want your loved one mistreated or killed, send them to this 5 star [language removed].

  • Outstanding senior living facility

    Bear Creek Senior Living is an outstanding facility! We have been so impressed with the clean facility, very caring staff, attentive doctors/PA, good food, etc. We just can't say enough good things about the nurses and CNAs! They are so caring and attentive, and you can tell they genuinely care about their patients. I can't imagine there is a better senior facility around. I can't recommend Bear Creek Senior Living high enough!

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Outstanding senior living facility

    Bear Creek Senior Living is an outstanding facility! We have been so impressed with the clean facility, very caring staff, attentive doctors/PA, good food, etc. We just can't say enough good things about the nurses and CNAs! They are so caring and attentive, and you can tell they genuinely care about their patients. I can't imagine there is a better senior facility around. I can't recommend Bear Creek Senior Living high enough!

  • DO NOT MOVE INTO THIS FACILITY

    I just moved my mother OUT of this facility. Moving her in was the worst experience. Brookdale is more concerned about corporate profits than they are about a quality living environment for their residents. They are extremely understaffed and the staff they do have is poorly trained and lazy. On more than one occasion my mother was left unattended while preforming bathing, which means they left her alone naked in the bathroom while in the middle of bathing for up to 30 minutes. The staff is slow in responding to call buttons. The average response time was 15 to 20 minutes. The Administration is unresponsive when concerns are addressed to them and there is no attempt to fix issues. The nursing staff is lazy and untrained. Do not move into this Assisted Living Facility.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    DO NOT MOVE INTO THIS FACILITY

    I just moved my mother OUT of this facility. Moving her in was the worst experience. Brookdale is more concerned about corporate profits than they are about a quality living environment for their residents. They are extremely understaffed and the staff they do have is poorly trained and lazy. On more than one occasion my mother was left unattended while preforming bathing, which means they left her alone naked in the bathroom while in the middle of bathing for up to 30 minutes. The staff is slow in responding to call buttons. The average response time was 15 to 20 minutes. The Administration is unresponsive when concerns are addressed to them and there is no attempt to fix issues. The nursing staff is lazy and untrained. Do not move into this Assisted Living Facility.

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Community Details at Bear Creek Senior Living

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    • Bear Creek Senior Living Amenities

      • Vegetarian
      • Activities Offsite
      • Activities Onsite
      • Indoor Common Areas
      • Kosher
      • Meals Provided
      • Devotional Services Onsite
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Outdoor Common Areas

    Senior Housing Types Provided at Bear Creek Senior Living

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      • Assisted Living
      • Memory Care
      • Nursing Home
      • Care Homes
      • Independent Living
      • Home Care
      • Senior Apartments