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Welcome to the Seniors Blue Book local home page for Pueblo and Southern Colorado. I'm Courtney Ergenbright, your local partner at the Seniors Blue Book. Please let me know how I can help you. Whether you are looking for resources,   looking to promote your business, or just want to know what's happening around town, the Seniors Blue Book website is your go-to!    I know from personal experience from taking care of an aging parent in another state that the search is not easy, aging is not easy. Our healthcare system is difficult to navigate, throw in insurance and legal issues on top, and then manage it all in a crisis… no one should have to do it alone. Let me help you. Call or email me today!

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Jun 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Fremont County Senior Resource Fair

For Fremont County Seniors and Those who care for them Featuring 40 local organizations. Come learn more about community resources in your area.For more information call 719-404-3202 or email info@aismedicareandmore.com

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Jun 21, 2024 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

CarePatrol 4th Annual End Alz Golf Tournament Announcement

Please join CarePatrol of Colorado Springs & Pueblo in our 4th annual #ENDALZ Golf Tournament to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association - Walk to End Alzheimer's 2024.This year the tournament is on June 21st, following the longest day of the year, June 20th. For most people, long days mean warm weather and good times! The longest day of the year is usually the hardest day for those living with Alzheimer's and their families. Spend the long day of light this year fighting the darkness of Alzheimer's with CarePatrol! Register in a team of 4 or single, sponsor a hole or a golf cart and join us in the fight to #ENDALZ! There will be games, a raffle, and even a costume contest. Join in on the fun and the good cause. Hurry and register - spots will fill up fast! When: Friday, June 21st at 8:00 am (check-in at 7:00am) Where: Desert Hawk Golf Course of Pueblo West. 251 McCulloch Blvd, Pueblo West, CO 81007Register: https://loom.ly/HNrI0_Y

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Jun 21, 2024 07:00 AM - 12:00 PM

4th Annual End Alzheimer's Golf Tournament Pueblo

Scan QR code on flyer to register!Questions? Call or Text Riana Shaver at 719-500-1030 or email Rshaver@carepatrol.com

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Jun 14, 2024 07:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PAR-TEE FORE A PURPOSE Golf Tournament 2024

Register by calling Michelle Earnest at 719-534-0908 or by email michelle.earnest@homeinstead.com Deadline for registration is June 1st.

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AIS Medicare & More

Medicare Advantage Plans 117 West 3rd Street, La Junta, Colorado, 81050

For seniors seeking health insurance coverage, the abundance of information regarding Medicare can be completely overwhelming. Seniors in Colorado who are looking for a Medicare care plan that suits their needs should at least understand some of the basics. Medicare is broken down into different plans with each plan having different qualification requirements. Allen Insurance Services has independent insurance agents available in Colorado to help you. If you have any questions about getting a Medicare insurance policy, contact our agents in the La Junta office for assistance. Give us a call today at 719-363-1502 to hear more about how our services work.

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FirstLight Home Care

Non-Medical 805 Eagleridge Boulevard, Pueblo, Colorado, 81008

The responsibility of caring for an older parent or relative is a part of life for many adults across the country. At FirstLight, we see caring for seniors as a privilege, not just an obligation. So, when you can't be there, you can count on us to provide the best home care and an understanding smile in a place that's near and dear to their hearts and home.

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AIS Medicare & More

Medicare Advantage Plans 2615 Main Avenue, Durango, Colorado, 81301

For seniors seeking health insurance coverage, the abundance of information regarding Medicare can be completely overwhelming. Seniors in Colorado who are looking for a Medicare care plan that suits their needs should at least understand some of the basics. Medicare is broken down into different plans with each plan having different qualification requirements. Allen Insurance Services has independent insurance agents available in Colorado to help you. If you have any questions about getting a Medicare insurance policy, contact agent Jolynn Allen for assistance. Give us a call today to hear more about how our services work.

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FirstLight Home Care

Employment Opportunities 805 Eagleridge Boulevard, Pueblo, Colorado, 81008

At FirstLight Home Care, you get to do something that matters. Something that makes a real difference.FirstLight Home Care hires Caregivers, Home Health Aides, CNAs, Care Coordinators, Companion Care and Personal Care Assistants who have integrity, a great capacity for compassion and empathy, and who value a rewarding career. We look for individuals who can help make everyday activities easier for our clients, and who have a genuine desire to enrich the lives of others and make the world a better place! Do you love helping people? Are you a caring, compassionate, active senior, parent, student, or friend? Looking for part or full time work? If so, we want to meet you! Call us today!

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Paying for Hospice

Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care bills directly to Medicare, Medicaid, and/or private insurance. Your insurance usually covers 100 percent of all aspects of hospice care including medications, care visits, supplies, and equipment related to the illness.Medicare Hospice Care Part A will pay for Services Related to the Diagnosed Illness:Doctor and nursing careDrugs for pain managementCounseling services for patient and family13-months of grief care for familyMedical Supplies Related to the Diagnosed Illness:Hospital beds and routine mattress changesCanes, crutches, and walkersLiftsShower/bath chairsBedside commodesCatheters, syringes, dressings, and latex glovesIncontinence suppliesSangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative care is a non-profit organization committed to serving the needs of the community. If a patient does not have health insurance coverage, we will provide services based on need, regardless of ones ability to pay.

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Advance Directives: Sarah’s Story

Sarah was young, in her thirties. She had been in a horrific car accident, left a quadriplegic, unable to speak or do anything for herself.She was being kept alive by a feeding tube inserted in her nose. The liquid meals, while keeping her alive, left her more than uncomfortable.Her place of residence was now at a long-term nursing care facility, operated by a hospital. She, like so many of us, had her own story. She didnt have any family to speak for her. Her only way of communicating was by having a pen placed in her mouth and shuffling-out, hard-to-read scribbles.With an attorney by her side, her day had come. She wrote her wishes, asking that her artificial feedings come to an end, her discomfort come to an end, and she be allowed to start comfort care. Sarah was of sound mind, knowingly asking that the regular feedings she received, the dichotomy of her existence, come to a halt and that she receive care to make her comfortable until she could pass. The hospital denied her wishes, and they were within their rights. If death should become imminent, even if the patient is of sound mind when making such a request, it can be denied by way of protection.Talk to your loved ones and make your wishes known. Everyone, over the age of 18 should have their Advance Directives or Colorado Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST form) completed. This can include a Medical Durable Power of Attorney (MDPOA): this person, also known as your health agent, is able to make decisions for you, regarding your health, if you are unable to do so: guidelines for CPR, medical interventions for treatment and comfort care, full, selective or comfort focused; and information on artificially administered nutrition, long-term/permanent, short-term/temporary or no artificial nutrition by tube.Sarah maintained that the feeding tube was placed against her will; she never wanted it, and had she known the state of which the accident would have left her, she would have been more prepared, would have made her wishes known ahead of time. The artificial feeding afforded her life. But at what costs? Thats to be determined individually. Medically, it would have added fifteen to 2o years to her life. She noted many stomach inconsistencies. She was uncomfortable.Sarahs case was escalated to the state Supreme Court where her wishes were granted. Her regular, artificial feedings were stopped. She was then given small increments of food, spoon feedings, by mouth and medications to make her comfortable.Its not my desire to place judgment on Sarah or her wishes. Only to provide comfort and support to those in need; be-it to patients with serious illnesses, family members grieving the loss of a loved one and in need of support; or quite possibly, to those who have been in a serious car wreck and seeking quality of life and wanting to be comfortable during their remaining days.Editors Note: This article was written by Gina Paradiso with Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care and may be reached at 719-542-0032.

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Efficient Moves, Happy Lives: Senior Move Management Delivered

Welcome to A Call to Order Professional Organizer, where we understand the emotional complexities of senior transitions and specialize in providing compassionate support and efficient move management services. In this heartfelt guide, we'll explore the importance of efficient moves in creating happy lives for seniors as they embark on new chapters in their journey. From meticulous planning to thoughtful execution, our team is dedicated to ensuring that every move is a positive and empowering experience for our senior clients.The Emotional Impact of Senior MovesSenior moves are often accompanied by a whirlwind of emotions, from excitement and anticipation to anxiety and uncertainty. Leaving behind familiar surroundings and cherished memories can stir up feelings of sadness and loss, while the prospect of starting anew in an unfamiliar environment may evoke apprehension and fear. At A Call to Order Professional Organizer, we recognize the emotional toll that senior moves can take and are committed to providing compassionate support to our clients every step of the way.Tips for Efficient and Happy Senior MovesStart Early and Plan Thoroughly: The key to a successful senior move is meticulous planning and preparation. Start early by creating a detailed moving timeline and checklist, outlining all the tasks that need to be completed before moving day. Break down the process into manageable steps, such as decluttering, packing, and coordinating logistics, and allocate sufficient time for each task to avoid last-minute stress and overwhelm.Declutter with Sensitivity: Downsizing and decluttering are essential aspects of senior moves but can also be emotionally challenging. Approach this process with sensitivity and empathy, acknowledging the sentimental attachment that seniors may have to their belongings. Encourage seniors to keep items that hold special meaning or bring them joy while gently guiding them to let go of unnecessary clutter that may weigh them down in their new home.Personalize the New Home: Help seniors feel at home in their new environment by personalizing their living space from the start. Arrange familiar belongings and cherished mementos in prominent places, creating a sense of continuity and comfort amidst the change. Consider incorporating elements of their previous home's dcor into the new space to evoke a sense of familiarity and belonging.Provide Emotional Support: Moving can be an emotionally charged experience, and seniors may need extra support and reassurance during this time of transition. Be present for your loved ones, offering a listening ear, a shoulder to lean on, and words of encouragement. Validate their feelings and concerns, acknowledging the bittersweet nature of saying goodbye to the past while embracing the opportunities that lie ahead.Celebrate New Beginnings: Moving to a new home is a milestone worth celebrating, and seniors should be encouraged to embrace the excitement and possibilities of their fresh start. Plan a housewarming gathering or intimate celebration to mark the occasion and welcome seniors into their new community with open arms. Focus on the positive aspects of the move, highlighting the opportunities for growth, adventure, and new experiences that lie ahead.Follow Up with Care and Support: The transition to a new home doesn't end on moving dayit's an ongoing process that requires continued care and support. Check in with seniors regularly after the move, offering assistance with unpacking, organizing, and settling into their new environment. Show them that they are not alone in this journey and that you are there to support them every step of the way.At A Call to Order Professional Organizer, we understand that efficient moves are the foundation for happy lives for seniors. Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing personalized move management services that prioritize the emotional well-being of our clients. Let us be your partner in creating a seamless and positive moving experience, ensuring that seniors can embrace their new beginnings with joy, confidence, and peace of mind. With our expertise and heartfelt support, we'll help seniors transition to their new homes with grace and happiness, setting the stage for a fulfilling and rewarding chapter ahead.

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SRDA’s Active Adult Center…the “Silver Lining”

SRDA has been blessed in many ways in 2016.We have prevented helplessness through the Lifeline medical alarm program. Our other programs have fed hungry elders, transported folks to medical appointments, grocery stores and in some cases, life-saving dialysis treatments. We have provided light housekeeping, Medicare counseling, volunteer opportunities, grandparent mentoring to children, and even mowed lawns. These are all necessary services that enable our SRDA family to age safely and comfortably in their homes. While these programs are bright spots in the lives that we impact, SRDAs Active Adult Center is truly the Silver Lining.When Joseph H. Edwards generously gifted to the Pueblo Senior Community the senior center, his vision was to have a place where seniors could eat, meet, get off their seat and participate. Through the years, aging has evolved and for some, the 70s are the new 60s, 60s the new 50s, 50s the new 40s and what is the answer to the change? Healthier lifestyles that include activity is certainly one part of the equation.The SRDAs Active Adult Center located on the 2nd floor of the Joseph H. Edwards Active Adult Center is buzzing with activity. We are doing our part in preventing chronic conditions through our comprehensive healthy living classes such as Seniors in Motion, Zumba, Tai Chi and Line Dancing. There is a fine array of treadmill, stair stepper and bicycle equipment available for cardio fitness. Art and computer classes help to round out the active lifestyle by exercising the brain through creativity and critical thinking.We can find a Silver Lining in every program offered at the SRDA and the Active Adult Center significantly makes a difference in whether our older community maintains their independence and ages with dignity. Please join us at the SRDA Active Adult Center and participate in the healthy living classes available. For class dates, times and fees call the SRDA recreation program at 553-3445.Editors Note: Submitted by Nicky Nicholas, Development Director with SRDA and may be reached at 719-553-3442 or by email nicky@srda.org.

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KKTV 11 interviews AIS Medicaid & More and Seniors Blue Book

KKTE 11 interviews AIS Medicaid & More and Seniors Blue Book on their morning show

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Long-term Care Solutions - Dale's Life Changing Testimonial

Life's toughest challenges can be its greatest teachers. Our client at Beneficent has shown us the power of resilience and understanding, even in the midst of his wife's difficult fight with dementia. Their story is both inspiring and moving - we invite you to share it with us! #LoveAndStrength #DementiaAwareness

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Long-term Care Solutions - Lisa's Life Changing Testimonial

Beneficent creates solutions for senior and disabled adults to pay for Long-term Care Services - INCLUDING HOME CARE, ASSISTED LIVING, OR SKILLED NURSING. Our clients benefit from step-by-step guidance which results in minimizing spend down, preserving assets, and limiting out-of-pocket expenses. BENEFICENT HAS OVER 200 FIVE-STAR REVIEWS ON GOOGLE AND THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU. During our FREE initial consultation, you'll walk away with certainty on your next steps moving forward regarding how to pay for long-term care. Go to our website to learn more. www.DoingGoodForOthers.com

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Gym Memberships and Medicare

This month with KKTV we discussed gym memberships and Medicare. Lyndsey Pouncey of the YMCA joined us in discussing what the YMCA and the Senior Center of Colorado Springs have to offer to Seniors and how to gain access at no cost with your Medicare plan.Medicare plans with gym membershipsA lot of Medicare plans now offer free gym memberships as a part of their benefits package. These free gym memberships come in a variety of names, but if your plan offers a free gym membership the end result is the same. you get to go to a gym at no cost, such as the YMCA and the Senior Center of Colorado Springs.Medicare plans such as Medicare Advantage plans (Medicare Part C) or Medicare Supplement plans provide these gym memberships. If you are unsure if your current Medicare plan is providing the free gym membership benefit, give our office a call and we can let you know if you have access or let you know how to get access. Many beneficiaries on Medicare do not even realize what benefits actually are a part of the plan they chose, let alone if there is a free gym membership included. So, do not feel alone if you are unsure what benefits your Medicare plan is providing to you.That is what our offices in Southern Colorado are here for. With our local offices you can schedule reviews of your plan options and benefit reviews to ensure you take advantage of everything that is available in your area at no cost. We can also let you know what gyms are near you that will allow you to utilize your no cost membership benefit.YMCA and the Senior CenterThe YMCA and the Senior Center of Colorado Springs were able to join us this month for KKTV to go over some of the great benefits their buildings provide. If you have not been to a YMCA recently it is definitely worth the trip. The YMCA is providing daily Silver Sneaker programs, group exercises, pool therapy, racquetball games, cycling, and much more. They are very involved with the community and try to provide as much resources as possible to the senior community.There are several YMCA buildings around Southern Colorado that provide a ton of senior oriented services. Take a look at the local YMCA locations and join one today at no cost with your free gym membership!Veterans and Free Gym MembershipsVeterans with VA access or Tricare for Life do not get a gym membership (unless you want to go to the base with all the trainees) included with their coverage benefits when they get Medicare. HealthCare coverage with Tricare and service-connected veterans can be top-notch, but when it comes to some of the ancillary benefits such as a free gym membership the government is not providing it.The great thing is there are plans available for Veterans that provide the gym membership benefits, along with many other benefits. If you have not had a chance to review your Medicare & Tricare or VA access coverage, then you should reach out to us because you are missing out on benefits that you are eligible for. We know it can seem daunting and seem too good to be true, but there are plans available for Veterans that do not affect the government provided HealthCare to enhance the benefits provided.Thank you to KKTV 11 ConnectsWe are very happy to be a part of the KKTV 11 connects family and to be able to provide these valuable interviews with them. If you have not had a chance to take a look at what KKTV 11 connects is doing in the community, take a look at KKTV 11 connects page. We look forward to next months interview and hope you will enjoy it. (Get excited: we will be joined by a great person, helping an organization do great things for those with Alzheimers- can you guess who it is, or what organization?)As always if you have any more questions, you are more than welcome to reach out to our office and talk with one of your local Medicare Brokers. We have several offices throughout Southern Colorado.You can call us directly at 719-404-3202Or navigate to our contact page and we can reach out to you.

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Registered Nurse Operating Room Circulator

Full Job DescriptionWork Schedule:Full-Time positions availablePRN/Per-Diem positions availableNo Weekends/No Holidays/No CallSummary:RN provides competent and skilled nursing care to patients throughout the three stages of perioperative care by performing the following job responsibilities.Essential Job Responsibilities with demonstrated competency:Communication of procedures and treatments with patient and significant others to gain cooperation, understanding, and trust and allay apprehension while reaching mutual consent in care approach.Communicates patient education based on individualized needs of the patient, as requested by Physician and/or facility policy to optimize the patients preparation for surgery and continued care upon discharge.Directs care of the patient in accordance with physician orders, including astute assessment of patient responses to medical treatment, therapeutic response to prescribed medications, ability to recognize significant conditions and adverse reactions, and effectively communicates patient's condition, progress, and reaction to drugs, treatments, and or significant change in condition with physician, peers & family.Obtains concurrent vital signs to detect deviations from expected normal values and assesses condition for changing patient status and independently intervenes with appropriate care.Plans and delivers direct patient care based upon evidence-based standards, facility policies, procedures, protocols or processes.Maintains awareness of specific needs of patient including but not limited to: comfort; pain relief; anxiety relief; cultural and spiritual diversity; age specificity; protection of tissue and nerve damage by proper body positioning while under anesthesia; prevention of surgical site infection; hydration; thermoregulation; hemodynamics; accurate management of specimens; prevention of URO and protection against burns; and plans interventions accordingly.Verifies patient identification; patients understanding of planned procedure by cross reference to signed consent; correct procedure site, side, & supplies; allergies and special needs before proceeding with planned procedure.Applies experiential knowledge for making decisions specific to efficiencies and cost containment to optimize workflow and protection of business assets.Accurately communicates continuum of direct patient care verbally and in writing of initial assessment of baseline medical and surgical history, allergies and physical conditions and re-assessments of treatments, medications administered, and general patient progress.Prepares operating / procedure rooms with specific equipment, sterile instruments and supplies based on physician preferences and the accumulative knowledge based on experiences to optimize workflow, efficiencies and cost containment strategies.Consistently performs hand hygiene practices for the prevention of infection.Concurrently participates in facility quality assessment and performance improvement activities identified by the organization.Other responsibilities may be assigned by management.Education/Experience:Associate Degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year accredited School of Nursing orBaccalaureate Degree (B.S.) from four-year accredited School of NursingCurrent license from State Board of NursingCurrent BCLS certificationCurrent ACLS certification (to administer Moderate Sedation or PACU position)Current PALS certificationAdvanced knowledge in critical thinking, and applied critical care nursing practiceSpecialized knowledge, skill and abilities in empirical & practical perioperative nursing.Specific knowledge, skill and abilities in aseptic techniques, use and application of surgical instrumentation and specialty surgical equipment & supplies.Advanced knowledge in aesthetic practice of nursing.Orthopedic and/or Spine OR experience required.Able to work independently in a fast-paced outpatient surgical center.Job Types: Full-time, PRNPay: From $36.00 per hourBenefits:401(k)Dental insuranceDisability insuranceEmployee assistance programFlexible scheduleFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid sick timePaid time offVision insuranceMedical specialties:SurgeryPhysical setting:OutpatientStandard shift:Day shiftWeekly schedule:Monday to FridayApplication Question(s):Are you willing to relocate to Colorado Springs, CO?Experience:Operating Room: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification:RN License (Required)Work Location: On the roadAPPLY HERE

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Nursing Home Administrator - Must be willing to locate to La Junta, CO

QualificationsLicensed Nursing Home Administrator license (Required)Full Job DescriptionBluestem Village is a newly built state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility is designed with the Resident in mind that focus on the needs of individuals in a home-like environment located at 1 Darlene Drive, La Junta, CO 81050. We are looking for an innovative Nursing Home Administrator to head this exciting brand-new facility. The start date for the ideal candidate would be December 2022.The primary responsibility of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, coordinate and manage the overall operations of the nursing home in accordance with federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations and in accordance with Vivage Management policies and procedures.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Program, Policies and Procedure Duties: 50% timeDirects and implements safety practices including emergency preparednessAssures department managers plan, organize, develop, implement, evaluate and direct facility programs and activitiesRecruits, trains and leads an effective professional team of managers who implement programs and services which reflect Vivage Managements values, goals and ethics, and which support financial growth and stabilityManages Workers Compensation program in coordination with the HR DirectorParticipates in governmental agency facility surveysAssures adherence to all Vivage Management standards, programs, policies and systemsChairs the facilitys Performance Improvement Committee and assures appropriate follow-upEnsures the communication and enforcement of residents rights; reviews resident complaints and grievances; prepares written reports of action taken; discusses with resident and family as appropriatePromotes Vivages philosophy of culture change and person-centered care model to ensure residents have the opportunity to grow and live enriched lives in a non-traditional nursing home setting.Develops and implements 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 forcesAbility to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret relevant programs, goals, objectives, policies and proceduresKeeps abreast of industry trends through continuing education, committee involvement, journals, networking and other available avenuesMust possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., necessary for providing quality care and maintaining a sound operationCompletes special projects as assignedReporting Duties: 20%timeMonitors procurement and utilization of equipment and supplies sufficient to provide safe, sanitary, and quality resident services in all areasEnsures that an adequate number of appropriately trained staff are on duty at all times to meet the needs of the residentsCompletes all required reports and projects in a timely, efficient mannerProvides timely documentation regarding performance, counseling and guidance to department managers while promoting growth and competency in a positive and nurturing environmentDevelops and maintains written job descriptions that accurately reflect job responsibilities and are in compliance with regulatory requirementsMust be able to communicate policies, procedures, regulations, reports, etc., to personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and government agencies/personnelDepartment Support Duties: 15% timeAssures departmental response and follow-up to Vivage Managements Consolidated Site ReportsAssists department managers with staff counseling and performance evaluations.Provides effective leadership and direction to department managersMaintains appropriate communication with Vivage Management regarding all clinical, financial and operational issuesEnsures facility and personal involvement within the communityManagement Duties: 15%timeDevelops effective working relationships with staff and maintains an environment conducive to building teamsFunctions as the homes chief public relations officerResponsible for the overall financial performance of the facilityPurchases all equipment and capital items in accordance with Vivage Management approval protocol and facility governing bodyMust possess the ability to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnelTALENT:Relationship BuildingDemonstrate friendliness and enthusiasmBuild relationships with all types of peopleHave empathy, a caring attitude and sincere interest in othersInfluencingCommunicate clearly and effectivelyExecutingAbility to organize and prioritize workloadDetail oriented and follow throughStrategic ThinkingSolve problems effectivelySKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:Knowledge of computer systems, system applications, and other office equipmentStrong financial management skillsWorking knowledge of long-term care state and federal regulations, Medicare, Medicaid, employment law, OSHA and Workers CompensationBasic computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and emailKnowledge of laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to hospital and nursing facility administrative proceduresEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Education: Bachelors Degree (Masters Degree) preferred in Health Care or related field; Eden Associate also preferred.Experience: Must have a minimum of (3) three years supervisory experience (5) years preferred in a long-term care facility Experience as a Nursing Home Administrator (strongly preferred)License: Nursing Home Administrator license in good standing in the state of Colorado preferred.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hand and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hearSpecific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focusMust be able to assist in the evacuation of residentsSits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during working hoursMust be able to lift, push, pull, and move a minimum of 50 poundsWORK ENVIRONMENT:Majority of time spent in an office environment that is heated and/or air-conditioned.Position requires some exposure to facilities, which involves exposure to healthcare environmentWorks in all areas of the buildingMoves intermittently during working hoursIs subject to frequent interruptionsCommunicates with personnel, facility staff, and other department supervisorsIs involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstancesIs subject to difficult and emotionally upset personnel, visitors, etc.Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays as necessaryIs subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.)Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminantsMay be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicalsMust be able to work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facilityOTHER:Ability to travel to offsite meetings and educational events, including those requiring overnight staysMust possess a valid and unrestricted Drivers LicenseClassification: ExemptMaintains safe work environment and exhibits safe work practicesMust not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplaceAbility to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays as necessaryPass background, CAPs and pose no direct threat to the health or safety of individuals in the workplaceCOVID Vaccine or Qualifying Exemption RequiredJob Type: Full-timePay: $110,000.00 - $120,000.00 per yearSchedule:On callWeekend availabilityLicense/Certification:Licensed Nursing Home Administrator license (Required)APPLY HERE

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Social Workers Needed!!!

Do you have your MSW? Are you interested in traveling for work? Consider coming to Pueblo, CO to work at a Mental Health Facility! If interested, please send me an updated resume posommer@maximstaffing.comPosition: Social Worker | MSWLocation: Pueblo, COShift: 40 hr/wk | 5 x 8 hrStart: 2/20 or first week of MarchTravel Pay: $1,937/wk-Stipend: $1,057/wk-Weekly Wage: $880/wkPolly Sommersposommer@maximstaffing.comCall (303) 481-7686 | Text (720) 460-908

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CNA Certified Nursing Assistant FT

The Center at Park West is looking for: Certified Nursing AssistantsDays and Alt Weekends orNights and Alt Weekends (pays and additional shift differential!)About Us:The Center at Park West is a new, 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 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.CNA- Why Join Our Team? We offer beautiful, new, state of the art facilities Physician driven care plans designed to maximize the quality of care We offer an environment that encourages team involvement and fosters new ideas Excellent pay Tuition Reimbursement Programs available to qualified candidates PTO 401K Health, dental, vision and other ancillary benefitsCNA - Job Summary: The Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing direct care to the residents. Such care must be delivered in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing Services designee.CNA- Essential Job Functions: Prepares for new admissions by ensuring rooms are ready and welcome packets are prepared Greets new admissions and makes them and their family members feel welcome and comfortable. Gets patient settled and follows new admit protocol. Communicates with nursing staff and care team effectively, both verbally and in writing Prepares resident for therapy services, appointments and meals Keeps residents room tidy and free of clutter Assists with ADLs Takes vitals and record them according to protocol Carries out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help and care. Answers call lights and assists residents in a timely manner Administers services within the applicable scope of practice Ensures resident is following dietary allowances. Report problem areas to the Nurse Supervisor Assists in arranging transportation for residents as appropriate Compliant with the rights of residents in a skilled nursing facility and act in a manner consistent with and respectful of those rights Maintains Relias training and in-service requirements Performs charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures and applicable state and federal regulations Charts notes in professional and appropriate manner that timely, accurately and thoroughly reflects the care provided to the resident, as well as the residents response to the care Takes direction from charge staffCNA - EducationMust possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Assistant certification for the State of Colorado.CNA - Specific Requirements Must possess a current, unencumbered, active certification to practice as a C.N.A in the applicable state-must report any situations that may arise in which the certification could be effected Requires 4 shifts per week - 12 hour shifts Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug testJob Type: Full-timePay: Up to $21.00 per hour depending on skill level and experienceBenefits:401(k) matchingDental insuranceHealth insurancePaid time offVision insuranceSchedule:12 hour shiftDay shiftNight shiftOvertimeWeekend availabilitySupplemental Pay:Bonus payDifferential payOvertime payAbility to commute/relocate:Pueblo, Colorado 81008Education:High school or equivalent (Preferred)License/Certification:CNA (Required)CPR Certification (Preferred)Work Location:One locationEnvironment:InpatientQualifications:CNABLSEMR Used:Not listed / OtherUniform:Nurses wear own scrubsRelocation Assistance Provided:NoBenefit Conditions:Waiting period may applyOnly full-time employees eligibleWork Remotely:NoCOVID-19 Precaution(s):COVID Vaccine will be required per CDPHE regulationsPersonal protective equipment provided or requiredTemperature screeningsSocial distancing guidelines in placeSanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place''Work Location: One location Work Remotely NoJob Type: Full-timePay: Up to $21.00 per hourBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceDisability insuranceFlexible scheduleHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offVision insuranceMedical specialties:GeriatricsPhysical setting:Nursing homeStandard shift:Day shiftNight shiftSupplemental schedule:HolidaysOvertimeWeekly schedule:Weekend availabilityCOVID-19 considerations:All staff will be required to have their full COVID vaccine as an employee of The Center at Park WestAbility to commute/relocate:Pueblo County, CO: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)License/Certification:CNA certification for Colorado (Required)Work Location: In personHealth insuranceAPPLY HERE

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