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The Role of a Hospice Social Worker

Social Workers play a crucial role in providing patients and their families with quality, compassionate care and help bridge the gap between caregivers and doctors. In hospice care, their presence on every care team is very important. At VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, our social workers are vital members of the interdisciplinary team, which is comprised of nurses, physicians, chaplains, volunteers and other specially trained palliative care experts. Their purpose is

Heart Disease Beware: Five Reasons to Scan and Assess Your Risk for Heart Disease

Heart disease is the top killer among men and women, and a low-cost 15-minute coronary calcium scan can provide quick, easy-to-understand results that can help determine yours or a loved one’s risk for having a heart attack. The top five reasons to schedule a scan:   The coronary calcium scan is fast, painless and effective. The imaging test takes 10-15 minutes, and you receive your results within 48 hours. Knowledge is power. Even if your

Looking For an Active Adult Community in South Metro Denver?

As more and more baby boomers find themselves nearing retirement, many empty-nesters consider downsizing into something more manageable. Moving out of the family home can seem like an overwhelming prospect. And once you do tackle the sale, where do you go from there? There are many options throughout the South Denver Metro area for seniors who are interested in living in low-maintenance, age-restricted neighborhoods. The active adult lifestyle communities featured below offer a plethora of