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A HIGHER STANDARD OF INDIVIDUALIZED CARE.

What’s a typical day at BrightStar Senior Living®? There isn’t one. No two residents’ needs are alike, so no two days are alike. It’s why we developed the Person-Centered Care approach for our residents. But there are many things residents share here, regardless of their varied health needs. Every day, our attentive Bistro staff provides three wonderful meals. Our life enrichment programming provides experiences and activities on- and off-site. And of course, each resident gets the personalized care and attention he or she needs.

Choose a care path to see a day in the life of a BrightStar Resident:
Assisted Living
Assisted Living is for residents like Simon who don't need constant care, but do need some individualized assistance with daily living, such as medication management, assistance with personal hygiene, meal prep and going out to a play.
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Memory Care
Our Memory Care household provides those like Betty with the same services as our Assisted Living household, along with the memory care expertise to serve the needs of residents with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other memory issues.
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Advanced Memory Care
Advanced Memory Care in the BrightStar Memory Care household means around-the-clock support for residents who need extra special attention, from a specialized behavioral approach to the orchestration of the smallest details of their everyday life.
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Meet Simon
Assisted Living
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Simon enjoys the daily personalized care he receives. He’s a regular with the afternoon cards crew, playing gin rummy and enjoying a coffee in the BrightStar Bistro. Come summer, he lends a green thumb to the herbs in the vegetable garden.
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Preferred Start Bistro Breakfast
9:00 AM
A personalized, freshly prepared meal from our chef starts the day right. We love how the Bistro is where great food and great company come together over a made-the-way-you-like-it breakfast.
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Volunteer - Library Book Delivery
10:00 AM
Our resident library volunteers help keep our reading nook looking great. And with a nice selection of books, our community has plenty of opportunities to read their favorites alone or together.
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Exercise with Caregiver in Suite
11:15 AM
A tailored, supervised program helps the body, heart and mind. Exercise is a part of Simon’s individualized care plan and can evolve and change over time. And families have peace of mind knowing a professional caregiver is right there to guide the session.
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Lunch in the Bistro
12:15 PM
A little small talk at the table goes great with a wonderful chef-prepared midday meal. Chicken Oscar with wild rice, fresh steamed vegetables and some caramel brule torte that’s been specially requested are today’s big hits.
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Outing to FEED Kitchen
1:00 PM
A trip to Madison to learn about a great nonprofit facility. It’s so nice to explore our city and see some of the interesting things happening nearby. We’re still connected to our broader community and look forward to these events each month.
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Appointment with Visiting Podiatrist
4:00 PM
Specialty care delivered right to Simon by outside partners helps address some little things. Foot care, massage and audiology among others provide a variety of services that make life easier to navigate.
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Private Dinner with Family
5:30 PM
A beautiful time together dining with family. It feels like a special night out sitting in the private Gardenside dining room, sharing a lovely meal along with family stories and the latest news about the kids. A highlight of the week.
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Cards with Daughter - Sunroom
6:30 PM
Ahhh, winning is ageless. Always a fun time playing some old favorites and trying a new game once in a while. A little cognitive stimulation goes a long way.
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Meet Betty
Memory Care
Elderly lady poses with coffee
Betty joined our Memory Care household when assisted living could no longer accommodate her memory care needs. She’s staying active. And since Betty misses cooking at home, she looks forward to participating in our weekly cooking classes, whipping up a favorite recipe in the BrightStar Bistro with our community chef.
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Morning Caregiver Check-In
7:00 AM
A caregiver greets Betty each morning with a smile, knowing her abilities and what Betty can do on her own. She combs Betty’s hair, helps her to the bathroom, buttons up her buttons and helps her feel ready for the day.
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Specialized Breakfast in the Bistro
8:15 AM
A healthy breakfast for a specialized diet. There are a number of residents with dietary restrictions, even religious needs, and it’s never a problem to accommodate them.
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Morning Stretch in the Wellness Studio
9:00 AM
Supervised, specialized instruction to keep moving in a pleasant setting. Exercise facilitators know just the right pace for each individual.
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Sunroom Art Presentation: Ansel Adams
10:00 AM
Sharing interesting topics sparks lively conversation during these various presentations. The topics are always engaging, covering topics familiar and new.
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Care Connection Meeting - Gardenside Private Dining Room
11:15 AM
A Care Connection check-in to discuss the individualized service plan, any changes or adjustments to it that are needed, and recent progress. The resident and family are updated regularly by the nurse, so everyone is on the same page.
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Lunch - Bistro
12:15 PM
It’s always a treat to see the chef in action! They take care in describing everything on the plate and presenting the food in a simple manner. Today’s meal conjures up a trip down memory lane, and we reminisce about our favorite desserts.
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Salon Appointment with Stylist
2:00 PM
A little touch up goes a long way to feeling your best. Men and women can get a cut, a styling, a shampoo and little luxuries that have them leaving the salon with a little more bounce.
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Resident Forum: Dining Survey
3:30 PM
Feedback is very important here. It keeps the leadership team aware of everyone’s input and allows for residents to contribute some great ideas. The resident council ensures that all kinds of topics are regularly addressed and all voices are heard.
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Dinner in the Bistro
5:15 PM
Yet another delicious, nutritious time in the Bistro with friends. Special seasonal meals, the occasional surprise birthday dinner or just some nice home cooking on a weekend make the Bistro one of the busiest places in the community.
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Evening Affirmations - Garden Cove
6:30 PM
A lovely way to wind down for the day. The team offers so many positive ways for residents to step back and take a moment to reflect on life’s blessings.
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Meet Helena
Advanced Memory Care
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Residents like Helena receive advanced Alzheimer’s care, where we’ve created individualized programs tailored for her round-the-clock needs. She loves her time in the afternoon to paint and looks forward to regular visits from our four-legged Humane Society friends.
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Supervised Whirlpool Bath
6:30 AM
Always one to start the day bright and early, Helena enjoys a whirlpool bath in our spa-like Bathtique. Specialized accommodations and assistance make transitions safe and smooth.
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Freshly Prepared Breakfast - Bistro
8:15 AM
The day starts off healthy and tasty, with caregiver assistance to make things easy for Helena to enjoy a nutritious meal.
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Memory Care News and Views
10:00 AM
Reflecting on the news of the day and reminiscing about headlines from the past create an engaging session directed by our Life Enrichment Coordinator. Personalized attention encourages everyone to participate at their own comfort level.
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Music and Manicures - Wellness Studio
11:15 AM
The research on music and advanced memory care suggests strong connections to familiar rhythms and melodies that make for a wonderfully soothing time to be pampered.
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Lunch in Bistro
12:15 AM
Just the right amount for a specialized midday meal, today Helena enjoys some poached salmon with red potatoes and green beans. And of course, finishing it off with some butter pecan ice cream and a hot cup of coffee.
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Purposeful Rest
1:00 PM
Time to relax the body and mind, and to recharge at one’s own pace to best enjoy the remainder of the day.
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Art Club: Suncatchers - Wellness Studio
2:00 PM
Another hands-on program with some of the neighbors. Every resident is at their own pace, with helpful assistance from staff and special guests. And each resident’s artwork brightens up our suites in so many creative and lovely ways!
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Bagpipe Performance - Dining Room
3:00 PM
Amazing Grace works every time. The special guests who visit us are so wonderful and talented and leave residents smiling every time.
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Dinner in the Bistro
5:15 PM
A crowd favorite delights once again, with some residents enjoying a different meal that meets their dietary needs and is modified for their cognitive and functional abilities. A toast to the chef and the professional caregivers who make it all work!
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Book Club in Sunroom
6:30 PM
Another entertaining evening activity brings us together. Several residents participate as read-aloud volunteers tonight, showing that there are some fine orators in the community!
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