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My name is Nancy Fenimore, and I am the Publisher and your local partner in our mutual quest to share all things senior.  We are thrilled to provide this ‘go-to’ resource, geared toward offering you a myriad of options from Housing to Health at Home and everything else A-Z.  Want to know what’s happening around town?  Looking for a local networking meeting?  Curious about learning more about a Boulder County senior community or service? We hope you will check out all the  features this page offers.  You have my absolute commitment to keep it fresh, relevant and educational. If you know of a business or service that should be added to the Boulder County guide, please email me  and as always, feel free to reach out to me at any time and for any reason.

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Jun 29, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Job Fair at Cinnamon Park Assisted Living

Please come with your resume and be prepared to interview on-site. Scan QR code to view open positions. 

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Jul 13, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

SPARK! In person at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Join us for a gallery tour and engaging discussions about our current exhibitions. A simple art activity inspired by the artwork will follow. All art materials will be provided. This is a free event, and the museum is closed to the general public during this event.At thisSPARK! event, well further tour and explore BMoCAs Summer Exhibitions and create an art project using simple materials.SPARK! is a series of programs specifically designed to make BMoCAs art exhibitions accessible for older people and for those with dementia or early-stage Alzheimers and their caregivers. Parking is available at meters along 13th street. BMoCA is an accessible building.

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Jun 15, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Alzheimer's Men's Caregiver Support Group

This group meets the 3rd Wednesday each month and is for men who have family or friends who are experiencing Alzheimers disease or another form of dementia and seek a safe place to receive support in the difficult journey of dementia. Registration required. Click here to register.

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Sep 16, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Bowl-4-Brains 2022

I hope that you all can join AltaVita this year for ourannual fundraising event for the Boulder County Walk to End Alzheimer's.Bowl-4-Brains is a fun and exciting event where you can wintons of great prizes and help raise money for such an amazing cause. Pleasejoin us this year by having your own bowling team for the event (you don't haveto be a pro), stopping in to participate in our silent auction, or maybe youwould like to make a donation to the event in some form. Learn more informationby visiting: https://fb.me/e/1yJEoOp1wWe hope that you can join us!

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Meals on Wheels of Boulder Offers Project Homecoming

Meals on Wheels of Boulder is offering a new service to Boulder area residents: Project Homecoming, a short-term meal delivery program designed to help patients make the transition from hospital to home.A 2006 study conducted by UC Berkeley Health Research for Action (From Hospital to Home: Improving transitional Care for Older Adults) found care transitions to be an increasingly critical health and social problem for seniors and their caregivers. In addition, some seniors are at very high risk for rehospitalization and increased morbidity and mortality after discharge a situation which puts added and unnecessary stress on the health care system.Hospital homecomings can be stressful even under the best conditions, perhaps in part because a surprising number of all patients may not know where their first meals will come from once they're home. Many are sent home with new dietary restrictions which may be difficult and confusing. Receiving healthy meals can help smooth the transition, relieve anxiety and help patients get well faster. While the study cited refers to seniors, the service from Meals on Wheels of Boulder is designed for patients of any age or income level being released from hospitals or rehabilitation facilities to their homes in the Boulder area, specifically those who do not have immediate plans to provide food for the first five days. It includes a hot meal, delivered at noon, prepared to meet any dietary restrictions delivered by Meals on Wheels volunteers for five days. Frozen meals are available for weekends.The cost of the service? Its free for the first five days with absolutely no strings attached!We plan to add an educational component this year, said Francea Phillips, executive director. Well be working with a dietician to prepare guidelines for patients with some of the most common restricted diets, such as no added salt, no concentrated sugars, low fat, low calorie, and high protein, to name a few.Meals on Wheels of Boulder was founded in 1969 and has delivered more than 1.5 million meals in the past 40 years. Demand for services has increased steadily at about 15% for the past four years, with an enormous increase in need for food among those in the lowest income brackets. Meals on Wheels of Boulder has no waiting list and will not deny food regardless of age or income to any qualified individual in Boulder.For more information about Project Homecoming or any services, please call 303-441-3908, visit www.mowboulder.org, or email info@mowboulder.org.

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What is the Long Term Care Ombudsman program and why does it matter to me?

If you were living in a nursing home or an assisted living home anywhere in the country, from Florida to Oregon to New Hampshire, you have access to a local Long Term Care Ombudsman. The Ombudsman is an independent confidential resident advocate. The Ombudsman works to empower residents in the resolution of their concerns or complaints and works to protect the rights of the residents. The Ombudsman works with families too and supports the development of Family Councils. The Ombudsman confers with staff on resident rights, provides educational in-service trainings.Resident rights include the right to: be treated with dignity and respect; to have privacy and confidentiality honored; to participate in decisions about care; to make independent choices; to raise concerns and complaints without fear of retaliation; to appeal a notice of a discharge from a nursing home.Long Term Care Ombudsmen promote resident-centered care, meaning that the voice of the resident is sought, is honored and respected. How would you recognize resident-centered care? Here are just a few examples. Staffing: do the care giving staff care for the same group residents each time they work? Yes, allows for the caregivers to remember the routines and preferences of each individualized resident and provide individualized care. Morning routines: can the resident be awakened in the morning according to their lifelong pattern? Yes means that staffing practices follow the residents preferences rather than the other way around. Recreational activities: what type of activities are offered here? Scheduled activities that are based on current residents interests, provided 7 days a week, improves quality-of-life.Call the Ombudsman for: Information on options before a choice of a facility is made Talking through a concern or a complaint Assistance in resolving a complaint Attendance at Care Plan meetings where care goals are reviewed Educational presentations to residents, families, staff on: Resident Rights, Role of an Ombudsman303-441-1173 is the confidential Boulder County Long Term Care Ombudsman

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Life Testaments or Ethical Wills

Life Testaments, or ethical wills, are a way to share our values, blessings, life's lessons, hopes and dreams for the future, love, and forgiveness with our family, friends, and community. Although these names frequently cause confusion, Life Testaments are simply writings intended to provide loved ones with more formal and tangible expressions of those values, guiding principles, and wishes than conversations that may be planned but never held. Life Testaments are not new. Their use may be found, for example, in both Hebrew Scriptures (Genesis 49) and Christian Scriptures (John 15-18) and may be transmitted orally or otherwise. If in written form, they are not considered legal documents in the sense that they do not convey wishes in the event of a terminal condition or irreversible coma as may be found in a Living Will; nor do they express wishes as to materials possessions as may be found in a Will or Revocable (Living) Trust. Rather, they are personal expressions of values at life's turning points, responses to challenging life situations and transitional life stages. These personal documents reflect the voice of the heart and are as unique as the person writing it. Life Testaments share some common themes: Preserving family history; conveying important personal/spiritual values and beliefs; bestowing hopes and blessings for future generations; relating life's lessons; expressing ones love, forgiving others, and asking for forgiveness. Couples and parents may use a Life Testament to help clearly understand each others values so to build a foundation of common values for the relationship and childrearing, as well as to launch adult children and enter into a new relationship phase; an opportunity to harvest life experiences, convert these experiences into wisdom, and allow for the fulfillment of the responsibility of passing this wisdom on to future generations. Each of us may use the Life Testament as a link to future generations, a legacy of values and beliefs for a time when we are gone. A Life Testament complements our estate plan will or trust, durable general and healthcare powers of attorney, living will. It is a living document, ever changeable, constantly evolving; a challenge to create, a relief to complete; a blessing to give.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Dan Kapsak of Kapsak Law Firm LLC. He may be reached at 303 651-9330 or by email dkapsak@kapsaklaw.com

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Understanding the Distinctions Between Different Types of Home Care Providers

Do you know the differences between Home Care Agencies, Home Care Placement Agencies, and Independent Home Care Workers? Knowing these key differences can help you, or your loved one, get the care you need while protecting yourself from liability. First, some definitions: Home Care Agencies employ trained staff who provide medical home health or non-medical personal care services in the home care consumers temporary or permanent home or place or residence. Home Care Placement Agencies (a.k.a., registries) make referrals of Independent Home Care Workers to home care consumers seeking services. Independent Home Care Workers are unaffiliated individuals who may or may not have home care training who hold themselves out to the public as providing home care services.In order to better ensure the safety of home care consumers, Gov. Bill Ritter signed legislation in the summer of 2008 requiring all Home Care Agencies to be licensed by the State of Colorado. This new law requires that all medical Home Care Agencies become licensed prior to January 1, 2010 and all non-medical Home Care Agencies become licensed prior to January 1, 2011.In order to become licensed, Home Care Agencies must comply with a significant set of requirements that are designed to protect the rights and safety of home care consumers. These requirements include carrying general liability insurance or a surety bond, and training, scheduling, supervising, disciplining, and performing background checks on all home care workers. Home Care Agencies must also pass an extensive onsite survey by the State of Colorado Department of Health. As the employer of record, Home Care Agencies are also required to withhold and remit federal and state income taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, and provide unemployment insurance and workers compensation insurance for all home care workers.By comparison, since they are not legally the employer of the home care workers whom they refer, Home Care Placement Agencies are not required to withhold payroll taxes or provide unemployment or workers compensation insurance for those home care workers. This means the consumer can be held directly and personal liable for any unremitted payroll taxes and any medical expenses should a referred home care worker become injured while providing care for the consumer. Likewise, since they are not the employer of record, Home Care Placement Agencies cannot be required to train, schedule, supervise, or discipline their referred home care workers. Generally speaking, because Home Care Placement Agencies are not able to exercise management and control over the performance of their referred home care workers, the State of Colorado does not currently allow Home Care Placement Agencies to become licensed.While some Independent Home Care Workers choose to accept referred assignments from Home Care Placement Agencies, others choose to work exclusively on their own. For those working on their own, all background checks, training, scheduling, supervision, and discipline become the responsibility of the consumer. And, as in the case of Home Care Placement Agencies, the consumer can be held directly and personal liable for any unremitted payroll taxes and any medical expenses should an Independent Home Care Worker become injured while providing care for the consumer. Caveat Emptor. Consumers are strongly encouraged to request an Agency Disclosure Form, which the Colorado Department of Health requires all Home Care Agencies and Home Care Placement Agencies to provide to consumers, and which specifies whether a provider is a Home Care Agency or a Home Care Placement Agency and lists the consumer safeguards that the home care provider is responsible for as well as the responsibilities of the home care consumer.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Lorin Chevalier, Managing Director of the licensed Home Care Agency, Senior Helpers, and a member of the Home Care Association of Colorado, the National Private Duty Association, and the Colorado Gerontological Society. He may be reached at 303-452-6500 or at www.SeniorHelpersBoulder.com

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Local Business Videos

Understanding Dementia - A deeper dive into their world

Join AltaVita for another webinar by Dr. Haleh Nekoorad-Long as we take a deeper dive into understanding Dementia. We will cover various topics through this free educational seminar such as: Proper physical approach and why its important How to speak dementia best ways to communicate with individuals while protecting their dignity Therapeutic lies, when and how to use them Understanding their reality vs our reality.For more information, please visit us at https://www.altavitaliving.com/

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Introduction to AltaVita Senior Residences

Welcome to AltaVita Senior Residences. Enjoy this brief introduction to the AltaVita community. We hope to see you soon! AltaVita Senior Residences is family oriented with your loved ones in mind. Our approach is comprehensive, careful, and kind as we honor everyone. The communities are locally-owned and conveniently located in Longmont, Colorado, with easy access anywhere along the Front Range. AltaVita Senior Residences was designed to be respectful of seniors and the aging process. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional dining, housekeeping, and care services. AltaVita services are tailored to each individual and their needs.For more information, please visit us at https://www.altavitaliving.com/

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Senior Care Spotlight: Introducing Donny Sepin of BrightStar Care - Boulder!

Check out this episode of #SeniorCareSpotlight featuring Donny Sepin, Owner of BrightStar Care Home Care. By choosing BrightStar, families receive support that includes specially trained caregivers, skilled home health care, therapies, companionship, medication reminders, respite care, and individualized care plans. BrightStar Care takes to heart the task of matching the right professional to the individual needs of each client. Donny says he is in awe of his amazing caregivers and shares about a national award his corporation won (for the 9th year running!).Tune in to hear about this Joint Commission Enterprise Champion of Quality award, and how BrightStar Care can help you or your loved one to remain safe in their home. To contact Donny, call 720-890-7777

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Job Opportunities Near You

LCSW, Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapists

Covell Care and Rehabilitation is a one-of-a-kind mobile outpatient practice offering physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as counseling. We are expanding along the Front Range and are looking to add more licensed therapists. This is a great opportunity for a therapist who is looking to manage their own caseload and work with a unique group that offers various development opportunities, while always putting the patient first.We promote independence, safety, and quality of life to patients in their homes, senior living communities, and community settings to treat them in the most optimum setting for learning, trust, and comfort. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, most other insurances, and private pay.Job Purpose: To complete therapy with patients by establishing and following the therapy plan of care, following all recommendations, and staying in compliance with federal, state, and practice rules and regulations.Key Responsibilities:Provide communication with the office staff as neededCommunicate about availability in covering patients when askedAttend therapy treatment sessions on time, in-person or via telemedicineEvaluate and provide therapy to patients in ethical, appropriate provisions adhering to practice and privacy standardsMaintain updated licensure in good standingComplete therapy documentation within 24-48 hrs of treatmentMaintain all requested HR documentsOther duties may be requiredPay Structure: Therapists receive a percentage of reimbursement for the insurance collected and come on as an independent contractor.Company Values: Compassion, Communication, Trust, FUN!Contact us today to learn about our outpatient therapy opportunities or visit https://www.covellcare.com/joincovell.

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Active Minds is hiring teachers

Part-time teaching for Active MindsWorld Affairs, History, etcSeeking dynamic part-time instructors to teach seminars to mature adults at various locations in the greater Denver and Boulder areas (must live in area). May include some virtual teaching as well. Teaching experience, a bachelors degree, and familiarity/comfort with Zoom required. Degree or background in History, Political Science, International Studies, or Geography (or similar discipline) preferred. Most topics focus on Current World Issues/History/Politics. Training and curriculum are provided. We offer instructors exciting opportunities to teach intellectually engaged participants without the pressures of curriculum development or grading papers/tests. Hours are flexible, but daytime availability is required. Please do not apply if you already have or are seeking other full-time employment. If interested, please send an e-mail to info@activeminds.com with a resume and cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position and answer the following question: How does teaching part-time fit into your life in the foreseeable future? More information at www.activeminds.com.

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LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) NEW WAGE INCREASE!!

Full Job DescriptionLicensed Practical Nurse (LPN)-looking specifically if you have worked in a skilled unit before!!Hours: Days, Evenings, and Nights; full-time and part-time shifts availableBlock ScheduleBoulder Canyon Health and Rehabilitation is seeking a full-time LPNs to join our team!Our facility now under NEW MANAGEMENT!!! We strive to promote a culture here that will foster the best working environment for our staff, because when staff is happy and feel supported the level of care for residents improves. Creating a place for our residents to call home means creating a working environment that staff are excited to come to.Benefits:Health/Dental/Vision/Disability/Life Insurance401 (k) Plan and MatchingEmployee Discounts on Cell Phone service, Hotels, Movie Tickets, etc.Vacation Time, Holiday Pay and Sick TimeEndless professional and educational growth opportunities with tuition assistance!Job descriptionDuties may include but are not limited to: * Welcome residents and orient them to the environment.Perform an assessment evaluation and a complete in-depth physical examination. Use assessment techniques including observation, inspection, auscultation, percussion, and palpation. Perform optic and ophthalmic examinations.Record physical findings, and formulate plans and prognosis based on residents condition. Report these to the attending physician.Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess residents clinical problems and health care needs. Report these to the attending physician.Assist with other nursing functions assigned by the DON and EDRequirements:Active LPN license in COExperience in LTC or SNF is preferred.Boulder Canyon Health and Rehabilitation4685 Baseline RoadBoulder, CO 80303https://bouldercanyonhealth.com/Job Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $28.00 - $34.00 per hourBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceFlexible scheduleFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offReferral programVision insuranceMedical Specialty:GeriatricsPhysical Setting:Long term careSchedule:12 hour shift8 hour shiftDay shiftEvening shiftNight shiftCOVID-19 considerations:Must be vaccinated or willing to get vaccinated against Covid-19License/Certification:LPN License (Required)Apply HERE

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RN (Registered Nurse)

$2,500 signing bonus for evening and night shift RN (Registered Nurse). We offer shift differential pay for evening and night shift!''SAME DAY PAY''Work today, get paid today!!! Hiring immediately!As an RN (Registered Nurse), you will be required to manage, administer and record the care given to residents. The RN (Registered Nurse) will monitor and implement resident care plans and is responsible for the direct supervision of CNAs, ensuring that they comply with the facility mission, is always providing good customer service, is compassionate and is always being attentive. Immediately hiring!RN (Registered Nurse) Day-to-Day Responsibilities: Provide management and nursing care to patients Assure all medications and treatments are administered as ordered in a timely fashion according to facility policies and schedules Monitor work of caregivers in each house to ensure that their assignments are completed and assist with tasks as needed Participate in shift change meetings. RN (Registered Nurse) General Responsibilities: Development, revision, and accuracy of patient care plans. Record and monitor progress of patients and communicate with physicians according to facility policies. Be a liaison for primary physicians, nursing staff, and families of patients. Transfer and discharge patients with appropriate and accurate information. Monitor personal and staff compliance to all State and Federal requirements including bloodborne pathogens, hazardous materials, infection control and fire safety. Monitor personal and staff compliance to patient rights. Ensure adequate staff is available on nursing units. Ensure that all areas are maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner. Ensure that procedures for storage and control of medication and supplies are being followed. Follow through on patient incidents and grievances by taking appropriate action and reporting immediately to a supervisor. May be delegated/assigned to the "charge nurse" by the Director of Nursing or Unit Manager. Perform other duties as required. RN (Registered Nurse) Qualifications: Current state (RN) Registered Nurse license. RN (Registered Nurse) Working Conditions: Long-term care, skilled nursing, or assisted living environment. May require standing and walking for up to 90% of the time. Required to use assistance when attempting to lift or carry objects over 25 lbs. Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, PRNPay: $35.00 - $41.00 per hourBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Disability insurance Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Pet insurance Vision insurance Schedule: 12 hour shift 8 hour shift Day shift Evening shift Monday to Friday Night shift Rotating weekends Weekend availability Supplemental Pay: Differential pay Signing bonus License/Certification: RN license (Preferred) APPLY HERE

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