Choosing Your Next Level of Care

Many times after a serious injury or illness, the need for additional 24-hour medical assistance is needed to help a person heal, properly rehabilitate and ensure that he or she is in stable condition before returning home. What most people don’t know is that there are different options when choosing a continued care provider after your primary acute hospital stay. Each organization can vary by the length of stay, therapy intensity and type of medical

Connecting With Relay Colorado

Making calls through Relay Colorado is liberating, enjoyable and convenient. Relay Colorado, a no cost, 24-hour service, allows callers who are deaf, hard-of -hearing, deaf-blind or those who have a speech disability to call anybody using relay services.   All calls are confidential, and no records are kept. Relay Service-Dial 711 and call anyone, anywhere, anytime with Relay Colorado. The Communication Assistance (CA) will dial the other party’s number and the CA will relay the conversation

Medicare Advantage Plans and Non-Medical Home Care

Seniors have the option to “opt out” of traditional Medicare plans and “opt in” to a Medicare Advantage plan. These plans are rapidly growing because they offer benefits not covered by traditional Medicare including: eyeglasses, dental care, and non-medical home care. 2019 is expected to be the year in which this new benefit will be introduced and is expected to gain momentum with more plans offering the enhanced benefit over the next 2 to 3

The National Placement Referral Alliance – NPRA

The National Placement Referral Alliance – NPRA, is a national membership organization formed to protect family choice for older adults. They provide education, promote best industry practices to pursue ethical and professional responsibility in the communities their members serve. The NPRA provides a platform locally from which their members can express their views on industry practices, legislation, rules, and regulations. “At the NPRA, our driving force is to improve the processes for the nation’s senior

Palliative Care Means More Good Days

Palliative (pal-lee-uh-tiv) medicine is a specialty for anyone of any age living with a chronic or serious illness. This care helps people live each day as fully as possible by relieving pain and other distressing symptoms and providing support to the patient and family. Who provides care? The palliative team may include a physician, RN or advanced practice nurse and a social worker. Providers are skilled at helping patients and families navigate the often complex

Diabetes and The Eye

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among people between 25 – 74 years old. Half of people with diabetes are unaware they have it. Of those who are aware only 50% get appropriate eye care. Most people think that blood sugar levels are the most important risk factors for vision loss in Diabetes Mellitus. However, blood glucose control only accounts for 10% of the risk of vision loss in DM. Other factors such as