Hi, I'm Vicky Evans, Regional Director for the Seniors Blue Book. I have seen firsthand the valuable resources we provide to the Seniors in our communities as well as the Healthcare workers. I am out meeting all of our advertising partners and have become entrenched in the community to make our resource book the best ever. Please reach out if you want to participate or have a non-profit you think would benefit from letting our readers know about. With the growth in Northern Colorado, we are constantly adding resources, housing options, and dedicated advertisers to make sure our Seniors are well informed. Contact me anytime at Vicky@seniorsbluebook.com.
Stay after the discussion to enjoy a donation-based meal with the Friendly Fork Senior Nutrition program! Lunch is served at 11:00 am. Reservations must be made to attend the lunch. If you would like to make a meal reservation, please call 970-475-1132 no later than 9:30 am the day prior to the meal. Please contact the Weld County Area Agency on Aging Dietitian, Jessi Like, at 970-400-6118 or email@example.com to join the discussion or receive more information about the Fresh Conversations program.
Fresh Conversations is a senior-focused education program that focuses on a new health topic each month. You will learn practical tips to eat well and live well from up-to-date nutrition and health research. You will receive low-cost recipes, easy ways to be active at home, puzzles, and more!Fresh Conversations is a free opportunity to connect with other older adults while discussing nutrition and physical activity. Join us for these upcoming discussions: Cancer Prevention Friday, September 29th, 10:15 to 11:00 am Healthy Bones Friday, October 13th, 10:15 to 11:00 am Fiber Tuesday, November 28th, 10:15 to 11:00 am Muscle Mass Friday, December 15th, 10:15 to 11:00 amStay after the discussion to enjoy a donation-based meal with the Friendly Fork Senior Nutrition program! Lunch is served at 11:15 am. Reservations must be made to attend the lunch. If you would like to make a meal reservation, please call 970-400-6955 or 970-475-1132 no later than 11 am the day prior to the meal. Contact the Weld County Area Agency on Aging Dietitian, Jessi Like, at 970-400-6118 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the Fresh Conversations program.
Learn how Beneficent connects Seniors and Disabled Adults to funds that pay for the high-quality care Senior Care Industry Professionals provide.Case Managers, Social Workers, & Certified Senior Advisors can EARN 1 CEU CREDIT through our 1- HOUR FREE ZOOM CLASSScan to RSVP or contact Kim Searles, (CSA)Director of Education Kim@DoingGoodForOthers.com 719.645.8350
Designed for individuals age 55 and older. A number of comfortable housing options such as apartments and twinhome duplexes are available at Estes Park Village . Residents can participate in the activities they enjoy while benefiting from many recreational, educational and social opportunities. Senior living at Estes Park Village offers community and togetherness.Good Samaritan Society Estes Park Village is situated on 18 acres with spectacular mountain views and a variety of lifestyle options. Village residents enjoy an impressive selection of valuable services and amenities in a popular resort community known as the Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.Our friendly, professional staff is dedicated to enhancing your life, bringing you joy and creating opportunities that care for your whole person - body, mind and spirit.
Assisted living brings together a combination of housing, personal care and other supportive services. It is an option for people who want to remain in a homelike environment and who do not require the level of medical care found in a traditional nursing center. Assisted living residents benefit from flexible staffing, supportive services and custom healthcare options. At the Good Samaritan Society, the difference isnt in the building or the amenities. Were a place you can truly feel at home and at peace.Good Samaritan Society Loveland Village puts your needs first. We offer the full range of senior housing and care for those ages 55 and older. Our services include senior living, assisted living, rehabilitation therapy and memory care in Loveland, Colorado.Our 50-acre campus offers a breathtaking view of the gorgeous Rocky Mountains. And with our beautiful landscaping, residents can enjoy a stunning, park-like setting featuring ponds and walking trails.Were dedicated to helping you be at your best. Our campus includes a state-of-the-art wellness center with a pool, juice bar and spa. In addition to our physical wellness offerings, we encourage social growth. Explore the new town center, where residents can browse our library, start a round of billiards in the game room, enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation in the caf, or shop in the country store.Request a tour of our campus to learn more about what Good Samaritan Society Loveland Village has to offer.
At Stone Law, we support you and your family with any aging and disability concerns. We can help make sure you have a solid plan for these and other what ifs to give you peace of mind. Our primary goal is to advocate for the elderly so no one can take advantage or manipulate a situation to their benefit. We aim to make sure your needs and wishes are met. We will always be sensitive to your needs and emotion. We also recognize that issues and concerns are broader than simply addressing legal needs and can help facilitate partnerships with other helpful agencies.
Assisted living brings together a combination of housing, personal care and other supportive services. It is an option for people who want to remain in a homelike environment and who do not require the level of medical care found in a traditional nursing center. Assisted living residents benefit from flexible staffing, supportive services and custom healthcare options. At the Good Samaritan Society, the difference isnt in the building or the amenities. Were a place you can truly feel at home.Good Samaritan Society Estes Park Village is situated on 18 acres with spectacular mountain views and a variety of lifestyle options. Village residents enjoy an impressive selection of valuable services and amenities in a popular resort community known as the Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.Our friendly, professional staff is dedicated to enhancing your life, bringing you joy and creating opportunities that care for your whole person - body, mind and spirit.
Are You A Caregiver? Are you a daughter or son caring for your aging parent? Are you a husband or wife caring for a spouse? Are you a friend or neighbor caring for an aging friend? If you are, you are not alone. Family caregivers play a vital role in providing care for their older relatives, who wish to remain home for as long as possible. In fact, 80% of non-medical assistance is provided by families. These family caregivers across the country currently provide an estimated $306 billion in unpaid caregiving services.There are many challenges facing family caregivers; they often find themselves suddenly faced with the responsibility of providing care and aren't always prepared for the emotional and physical toll. Caregivers often feel stressed and alone, trying to balance their own needs with those of their loved ones. Over and over again, family caregivers report that they are in need of information about what resources are available to themselves and the care receiver. Help is AvailableLarimer County's Office on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program is here to assist family caregivers who are caring for an older adult at home. This program is where caregivers need to start, in order to find the answers they so desperately need. The Family Caregiver Support Program can: Connect family caregivers with appropriate community resources Provide a free caregiver consultation which offers support and planning Assist in finding helpful and appropriate respite care services Help promote the dignity and independence of the person receiving careRespite CareAre you a caregiver who needs some time off from your caregiving duties for a few hours or a few days?The Family Caregiver Support Program will provide a respite grant which can be used to purchase respite care in the home, in an adult day program, or an overnight stay in a community long term care facility.What Else Is Available?The Caregiver Support Coordinator can help you connect with the following services:Adaptive / Assistive EquipmentCaregiver Education and TrainingCounselingDementia ResourcesLegal / FinancialMinor home safety modificationsCaregiver Support GroupsAre you looking for other caregivers who share the same challenges, frustrations and rewards? We can refer you to community support groups where you will learn from people in similar situations and find our you're not alone.Asking for help is a sign of strength and an acknowledgement of ones abilities and limitations. If you are a caregiver, you have a resource at Larimer County Office on Aging, Call - Lynette McGowan, the Caregiver Support Coordinator at 498-6820, or email: email@example.comRead More
Learn how our senior caregivers are helping seniors in Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor and surrounding areas in Colorado stay safe by encouraging them to incorporate healthy habits into their everyday routine.As confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aging adults and those with various chronic conditions are at a higher risk of developing medical complications from the novel coronavirus.Now more than ever, it is of vital importance that we help seniors in our community to stay healthy and safe during self-isolation by taking all necessary steps to strengthen their immunity. At Visiting Angels Loveland, were committed to helping seniors throughout Colorados Northern Front Range stay safe during this difficult time. Our senior caregivers are encouraging clients to incorporate simple changes to their everyday routine that can help them stay healthy and boost their immune system. When you choose Visiting Angels Loveland as your partner in home care, you can have peace of mind that your loved one is in safe hands.The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Routine for Seniors in Loveland and Surrounding AreasBy adhering to a healthy at-home routine, your loved one can improve their overall health. The routine itself does not have to be complicated. You can encourage your mom or dad to simply focus on:Getting a good nights sleep While some seniors can develop different sleep patterns in their golden years, the majority of older adults need around 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep, just like younger adults. Our senior caregivers can help your loved one stick to a healthy nighttime regimen and prepare for bed.Eating healthy By eating a well-balanced diet, your loved one can keep their immune system strong. At Visiting Angels Loveland, our senior caregivers can go grocery shopping and prepare nutritious meals for your parent.Exercising regularly Right now, staying physically active is especially important for seniors as they need to spend most of their time at home. Home care experts from Visiting Angels Loveland can assist Mom or Dad with exercises suitable for a home setting. This can include anything from stretching and low-impact weightlifting to floor exercises.Keeping tabs on medication and fluid intake If needed, our expert senior caregivers can offer medication reminders and make sure your loved one drinks sufficient amounts of water to stay well-hydrated.Handwashing To avoid the risk of COVID-19, the CDC recommends washing hands frequently, especially after nose blowing, coughing, or sneezing.Improve Health by Reducing StressAs the pandemic progresses, more and more people are feeling anxious and stressed. Needless to say, this constant buildup of stress can have negative effects on the overall health of people, seniors in particular.Here is how your loved one can reduce their stress levels:Connecting with loved ones through Skype, FaceTime or social mediaTaking an occasional break from the news about the pandemicTaking better care of their body through a senior-friendly exercise regimen and healthy dietFocusing on favorite activities and relaxing as much as possibleShould your loved one happen to feel overwhelmed at times, plenty of resources are available for those in need of support, advice or guidance. For example, senior loved ones can opt to reach out to a therapist and participate in online sessions or they can get in touch with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSAs) Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.Call our Loveland, CO office today to learn more about how our senior caregivers can help your loved one remain safe and healthy during the pandemic. We are happy to be your partners in home care!Read More
In my past career as a Physical Therapist, I did a lot of Rehab on folks that had suffered a fall (or falls) at home.Many times, the falls could have been avoided by minimizing risk factors ahead of time. There are many causes of falls and many ways to minimize the risk. I want to cover just one of those risk minimizers in this short time we have: Down-sizingBy definition it means to simplify, de-clutter or take up less space. From the point of view of Rehab it might mean returning someone back to home to Age in Place. It may also encompass changing where you live.So, why Downsize?*Safety: de-cluttering your living space may reduce risk of falls. A more efficient living space may also help.*Accessibility: Modifying your current space might make it easier to move about in your daily activities OR rent/purchase something that suits your physical needs (i.e.: NO stairs; all living space on one level, etc.). A Physical or Occupational Therapist specializing in Accessibility is helpful.*Energy Conservation: less to clean. Focus on the want-tos vs. have-tos that come with a large house or tons of stuff. Spend more of your energy taking care of you (develop your hobbies, exercise, socialize, learn, travel) instead of spending most of your energy caring for your habitat.You have worked hard now, enjoy!Editors Note: This article was written by Dawn Mathis, SRES, GRI, ABR - Associate Broker @Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. She can be reached at 970-481-5263.Read More
For many families, there comes a point when moving a loved one into a skilled nursing facility is the right decision. Even so, and even if the elder is looking forward to the move, the transition can be hard on caregivers. Knowing how the move is likely to play out and having a plan for dealing with the strong emotions that arise can be beneficial.What to Expect When Moving an Elder Into a Skilled Nursing FacilityWill you be helping a loved one select a skilled nursing facility? Will you then help them prepare for the move and ultimately get settled in their new community? If so, as their caregiver, you can expect a wide range of feelings, including:Regret about the move.No matter how wonderful an elders new community is, its very common for a caregiver to feel some remorse about moving them out of their house (or yours) and into their new accommodations. In the same way that you are reassuring them that this is the right long-term strategy, you should keep reminding yourself of that fact as well.Loss of control.While you are intentionally accepting the assistance of the skilled nursing facility, it may still feel uncomfortable to no longer have the same level of input into your loved ones daily activities. Focusing on the fact that they are in good hands will help.Guilt about enjoying yourself.As you start to think about what youll do with the additional time youll have available to pursue your own interests and activities, you may feel a strange mix of excitement and guilt. Keep in mind that your loved one surely appreciates all youve done for them to date and will want you to pursue your passions wholeheartedly.Concern about their safety.Is your loved one being cared for properly? Are staff members in their elder care community attending to their needs? Is the property safe and secure? Will you be contacted promptly if any issue arises? Because you have chosen a top-quality community, the answer to all these questions is surely, Yes!Your Partner in Enabling a Smooth TransitionOur team at Green House Homes at Mirasol understands what youre going through in moving your loved one into a skilled nursing facility. Its a very significant life milestone for both of you, and, were eager to assist with the transition every step of the way. Plus, once the elder is settled, we ensure that both you and our new resident are comfortable with their environment and confident they are getting attentive and compassionate care.Read More
Meet Cyndy Luzinski of Dementia Together as she explains the many benefits of this non-profit organization. Formerly, Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado, our new name seeks to reflect that sense of together-ness. But even though our name is new, our mission remains the same: No one has to walk the dementia journey alone. Were the same organization helping to cultivate joy and connection for people living with dementia and their care partners. Were still committed to listening to the experts those living with dementia.We are working hard on developing new educational programs, and exploring new ways to bring people together across all points of the dementia journey. (We even have a new method for online giving!)
Aspyre Rock Creek has one goal: deliver a better quality of life for seniors. With personalized service, engaging programs, and best-in-class amenities, Aspyre Rock Creek elevates the entire memory care experience.
Today we speak with Jenna Girton from Dignity Hospice of Colorado She discussed their expansion into Northern Colorado in Hospice care. Hospice care is passionate end of life care. Dignity specializes in Massage Therapy, 24 hour CNA care, personalized plans of care.
The Center at Rock Creek is looking for a dedicated, quality-driven nursing professional to join their growing Leadership Team and lead our staff of talented nursing professionals to success!About Us:The Center at Rock Creek is a skilled nursing facility that serves patients needing physical rehabilitation and/or complex nursing care. Our highly qualified, caring staff provides care in a beautiful, hotel-like atmosphere to help our patients achieve maximum strength and functionality. Skilled nursing care, family involvement, psychological care and discharge planning complement a well-rounded, individualized program and encourages each patients transition to their highest functional level. With state-of-the-art equipment and unparalleled comfort and amenities, our physician-driven care plan is designed to maximize the quality of our care.Why Join Our Team?We offer beautiful, new, state of the art facilitiesPhysician driven care plans designed to maximize the quality of careWe offer an environment that encourages team involvement and fosters new ideasRelocation packagesExcellent payPTO401k matchingMedical, dental, vision, along with the other ancillary benefitsJob Description: The primary responsibility of the Director of Nursing is to plan, coordinate, and manage the nursing department in order to ensure that the highest level of patient care is provided and maintained.Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:Ensures Nursing Department is compliant with federal, state, and local regulations.Ensures patient records and reports are maintained in accordance with federal, state, local and Companys regulations.Provides education and training for nursing staff on the Centers' related policies and procedures.Manages the Nursing Department and staffing within the budget.Makes written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator and HR as required concerning the operation of the Nursing Department.Coordinates and participates in care plan meetings.Handles complaints/issues in a timely manner.Performs administrative duties as required by the position.Monitors the facilitys survey reports and assist in developing plans of action to correct potential or identified problem areas.Responsible for, in conjunction with HR, the recruitment and selection of Nursing Staff.Experience and Specific Requirements:Must be a licensed RN, BSN preferred.Minimum 3 years experience in a leadership position in skilled nursing facilities.Excellent communication skills and the ability to have difficult conversations while maintaining compassion.Must be self-motivated and have excellent follow-through.Have the ability to multi-task and keep a calm demeanor in chaotic situations.Must be able to maintain confidential information.Be a champion of positivity and high morale.Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check/drug screen.Work RemotelyNoJob Type: Full-timePay: $95,000.00 - $120,000.00 per yearBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offRetirement planVision insuranceSchedule:Day shiftMonday to FridayOn callEducation:Bachelor's (Preferred)Experience:SNF: 5 years (Preferred)Nurse management: 3 years (Preferred)License/Certification:RN (Preferred)Work Location: One locationAPPLY HERERead More
The Green House Homes is recognized as a national leader driving high quality service for seniors, their families, and our employees. "Vivage means "celebrating aging inspiring our focus to create innovative and customer-driven models filled with personalized and meaningful living experiences. We are a senior health care, solution driven company servicing 30+ facilities in the state of Colorado.WHATS IN IT FOR YOU AS A VIVAGE EMPLOYEE?Competitive SalaryFlexible working hoursDaily Pay Advance Option AvailableHoliday Pay (when working on a major holiday)Sick time pay accrualPaid Time OffHealth, Dental, Vision, 401k and MoreOVERVIEW OF THE ROLEThe primary responsibility of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, coordinate and manage the overall operations of the community in accordance with federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations and in accordance with Vivage Management policies and procedures. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to;Program, Policies and Procedure Duties:Direct and implement community safety-included but not limited to; Workers Compensation, Emergency Preparedness, OSHA requirementsRecruit, train and lead an effective, professional community leadership team. The team should implement programs and services which reflect Vivage Managements values, goals and ethics and are in compliance with regulatory guidelines as well as Vivage Management standards, programs, policies and systems. Programs should support financial growth and stabilityParticipates in governmental agency facility surveysPromote Vivages philosophy of culture change and person-centered care model to ensure residents have the opportunity to grow and live enriched livesCollaborate with the sales and marketing team to implement a marketing plan to maintain facility viability and success. Maintains occupancy and payor mix to maximize financial outcomesParticipates in various facility, corporate and external committees and task forcesReporting Duties:Complete required reports and projects accurately and timely. Including but not limited to; Vivage required reports, regulatory reports and personnel reports.Provide timely documentation regarding performance, counseling and guidance to department managers while promoting growth and competency in a positive and nurturing environmentAbility to communicate policies, procedures, regulations, reports, etc., to personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and government agencies.Department Support Duties:Assure departmental response and follow-up to Vivage required reports. Assure Vivage operational objectives are met.Provide effective leadership and direction to department managersManagement Duties:Develop positive working relationships with staff and maintain an environment conducive to building teamsResponsible for the overall financial performance of the facilityTHE MUST HAVES:Bachelors Degree in Health Care or related fieldPreferred minimum of (3) three years supervisory experience in long term care or skilled nursing community.Nursing Home Administrator license in good standingKnowledge of computer systems included but not limited to; LCTTT, PointRIght, PCC, Paylocity,Strong financial management skillsWorking knowledge of long-term care and skilled nursing state and federal regulations, Medicare, Medicaid, employment law, OSHA and Workers CompensationBasic computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Googledocs and email.Knowledge of laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to nursing facility administrative proceduresMust maintain valid, unrestricted Colorado drivers licenseAbility to pass a criminal background check as well as Colorado CAPS background check.COVID Vaccine Required or Valid Exemption.APPLY HERERead More
Full Job DescriptionAre you a person who believes in providing great care? Do you believe in having a positive impact on other people's lives? Are you a team-player, quick-thinker, and ready to be a part of an organization that supports your growth?WHAT WE'RE ABOUTWe believe care goes beyond a medical chart. With kindness and integrity as our guide, we strive for excellence in every interaction.Requirements:You care.POSITION SUMMARYResponsible for the facility infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP), which is designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections. Facility located in Pueblo, CO.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESDemonstrates commitment to company's mission, values and standards of ethical behavior.Develops, implements, evaluates, and directs the facility's infection prevention and control program in accordance with current company policies and procedures, ensuring that facility is in compliance with current CDC, OSHA, and local regulations concerning infection prevention and control.Participates in facility surveys made by authorized government agencies as requested.Monitors infection prevention and control practices and procedures to ensure that all personnel are implementing standard operating procedures for tasks involving exposure to blood/body fluids.Makes rounds of nursing units for the purpose of case findings, review of environmental sanitation procedures, and supervision of isolation precautions/practices.Reviews and analyzes infectious disease laboratory reports and consults with DON to assure that aseptic techniques are implemented.Ensures that all personnel follow established procedures for disposal of infective and contaminated materials.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS1-3 years' experience providing direct care to multiple patients/residents preferred; previous experience as Charge Nurse in Skilled Nursing environment desirable; supervisory experience preferred.Nursing degree from accredited college or graduation from am approved RN program required.Current unencumbered license to practice as an RN in ColoradoCurrent, valid CPR certificationKnowledge of, or training in, adult learning or previous training experience preferred.If performing infection prevention and control duties must possess a working knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, and aseptic technique to include universal precautions.Supervisory and training experience highly desirableAPPLY HERERead More