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Julie Nunley Joins Colorado VNA as President

To learn more about Halcyon at Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, CLICK HERE. Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is pleased to announce that Julie Nunley joined the organization as president Sept. 7. “We are excited to have Julie join Colorado VNA,” said Tim Bowen, president and CEO of the Care...

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NPR: Hospital Care For Serious Conditions Is Moving Into Homes

To learn more about Halcyon at Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, CLICK HERE. Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has cared for our patients in their homes for over 100 years, and that model of care is gaining renewed attention from hospitals and physicians nationwide. National Public Radio recently...

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50 Celebration of Life Ideas for Mom

To learn more about Resthaven Funeral Home and Memory Gardens - A Dignity Memorial Home, CLICK HERE. Moms wear many hats. They may be caretakers or breadwinners, dream weavers or cheerleaders. They are often tireless supporters and miracle workers. And though you might remember yours for her big accomplishments,...

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Funeral Planning Checklist

To learn more about Resthaven Funeral Home and Memory Gardens - A Dignity Memorial Home, CLICK HERE. What to do when someone dies: a funeral planning checklist We know how difficult losing a family member or friend is and how overwhelmed you can feel. The responsibility of funeral planning can be challenging,...

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Need Extra Funds in Retirement?

To learn more about Mutual of Omaha Mortgage, CLICK HERE. The HECM Reverse Mortgage Line of Credit is still relatively new and consumers should be interested!  When you have a Line of Credit, you have money available to you to use — but you only accrue interest on the money you withdraw.  This means...

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Living Well With Dementia

To learn more about Dementia Together, CLICK HERE. DEMENTIA TOGETHER, formerly Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado, is a nonprofit organization with the mission:  No one has to walk the dementia journey alone. Through education and enrichment, we work with others to make living well...

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Keeping Your Brain Healthy

To learn more about Kaiser Permanente, CLICK HERE. Many people expect to live to age 90 and beyond. The chances of developing Alzheimer’s (the most common type of dementia) or other types of dementia increase as we get older. Many of my patients ask me, “How do you keep your brain healthy?”    It would...

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Guidance in Finding the Right Senior Living Community

To learn more about Senior Living Advisors of Colorado, CLICK HERE. Ninety percent of all Americans have the desire to age in place in their current home.  However, many older adults find that health challenges and increasing needs makes it difficult to do so.  In-home care can get expensive, and there...

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Guardianship and Conservatorship: What You Need to Know

To learn more about Stone Law, LLC, CLICK HERE. As we age, issues of guardianship and conservatorship may come up. If at some point an individual is no longer able to make financial or medical decisions a court may designate a guardian, conservator, or both. The court’s decision to appoint a guardian...

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Four Common Myths About Hospice

To learn more about Banner Fort Collins Medical Center - Banner Health, CLICK HERE.  Myth #1: Hospice is a place.Fact: “Hospice is not a place but rather, a philosophy of care,” Dr. Payne said. “Hospice comes to you wherever you call home, surrounding you and your caregivers with the support you need...

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Caring for the Whole Person Through Holistic Care and Integrative Wellness

To learn more about Vivage, CLICK HERE. Providing care at any level should go beyond simply treating a person’s ailment or condition. While the phrase “health and wellness” may lead some to focus on physical aspects, it really refers to the well-being of the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Wellness...

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A Checklist for When a Spouse or Parent Passes

To learn more about RTI Wealth Management– Anthony Cisneros, CLICK HERE. When you lose a spouse, partner, or parent, the grief can be overwhelming. In the midst of that grief, life goes on. There are arrangements to be made, things to be taken care of – and in recognition of this reality, here is a...

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The Reality of Opioid Abuse

To learn more about Oasis Senior Advisors - Northern Colorado, CLICK HERE. As people age, illnesses that cause severe pain are more likely to develop. One of the most effective ways to treat pain is with opioids, but it’s also the most dangerous. When a highly addictive substance is taken there’s...

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Powers of Attorney, Explained

To learn more about Oasis Senior Advisors - Northern Colorado, CLICK HERE. Most of us don’t know what powers of attorney are until we need them. But we should all have at least one so decisions don’t need to be made on the fly — or by the courts. When someone can no longer make decisions, it can...

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Why Are We Amazing

To learn more about AmazingCare Home Health Services, CLICK HERE. This is an easy question to answer. It’s our employees!  Amazing Care was founded in 2004 with the guiding principle that our great asset is our employees.  Since 2004 we have grown from a small little company in Aurora to a rapidly-growing...

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Caregiver Support: Knowing When and How to Ask for it

To learn more about Fairacres Manor - Vivage, CLICK HERE. As a family caregiver, there is no shame in acknowledging that you need a break from time to time or that you need someone to help share (or take over) your caregiving responsibilities. To maintain a healthy, loving relationship with your parent...

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Vivage Explores the Benefits of Animal Interactions

To learn more about Fairacres Manor - Vivage, CLICK HERE. Whether you have a dog or a cat, you love your pet pig or enjoy riding horses, animals help us lead healthier, more active lifestyles. Vivage offers memory care and other long-term care services throughout Colorado and Missouri, and we have...

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Tips for Selecting a Home Healthcare Agency

To learn more about BrightStar Care - Larimer County, CLICK HERE. When the time comes to choose home health care, a lot of tough decisions become part of the equation. Researching home care providers and taking the steps to hire the right agency that best meets your needs, can help ensure that your...

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Trauma Informed Care - Why it is Vital Now

To learn more about Columbine Health Systems, CLICK HERE. I recall when the world COVID journey started, our Medical Director said we could be in “COVID-mode” for the next two years.  What?  I thought to myself, please don’t say that out loud.  Don’t send it out into the universe!  Deep down, I knew...

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When Alzheimer’s Affects Your Loved One

To learn more about Oasis Senior Advisors - Northern Colorado, CLICK HERE. Understanding the challenges, diagnosis and options available  Alzheimer's disease can be one of the most emotional and devastating diagnoses that effects an individual and their family.  As a progressive brain disorder, the...

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