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Hi, I am Nancy Fenimore, your local Publisher of the Seniors Blue Book. For nearly 40 years the Seniors Blue Book has been the trusted source for all things Senior. Whether you are a Senior, a Caregiver, or a senior care provider looking to connect with Seniors and other local professionals, you have found the right place. If you are searching for resources, looking to promote your business, or simply want to know about senior activities in the Denver Metro area, the Seniors Blue Book website is your ‘go-to’ source for everything related to Aging Well and caring for your older loved ones!  Contact Us directly for any questions you may have. Enjoy! 

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Nov 03, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Veterans Salute 2022

Save the date for the city of Auroras annual Veterans Salute Thursday, Nov. 3. Join us in honoring our veterans at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center, 13200 E. 14th Place, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This years event will be especially memorable as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Air Force! Guests will have the opportunity to interact and learn about different community organizations prior to a formal ceremony and luncheon. The tentative schedule is as follows:  9 to 11 a.m.: Vendor fair 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Formal ceremony and luncheon Tickets cost $10 and are on sale now. To learn more about the event and how to purchase tickets, visit AuroraGov.org/Salute.

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Nov 03, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Senior Connection Show

WestWind Productions has been producing community senior trades shows for the past fourteen years in three southwestern states. All shows are free admission for our guests, feature vendors with products and services for today's seniors, entertainment on stage by seniors, door prizes, and a free dessert bar.Advertising includes local senior newspapers, direct mail invitations to past guests, email blasts, community newspapers, and flyers to area retirement communities and senior centers.Call Denise to reserve your space (505) 892-6047

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Oct 25, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Senior Connection Show

WestWind Productions has been producing community senior trades shows for the past fourteen years in three southwestern states. All shows are free admission for our guests, feature vendors with products and services for today's seniors, entertainment on stage by seniors, door prizes, and a free dessert bar.Advertising includes local senior newspapers, direct mail invitations to past guests, email blasts, community newspapers, and flyers to area retirement communities and senior centers.Call Denise to reserve your space (505) 892-6047

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Oct 20, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Denver through the Decades: The 1950s

Denvers next decade of expansion was different from those previous, with a rapacity that would make enemies for future decades. The promise of the Atomic Age saw the shininess of the new, distracting many in Denver from the decay and loss at its core. June 3rd, 1950, a sad day that haunts the city still, saw the first of many mighty empires fall to dust in Denver. Above the maelstrom, skyscrapers rose and suburbs spread. A hundred years old, Denvers centennial would not see everything as rosy.This presentation is free! Register online attreasureboxtours.com/upcoming-presentations.

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Concordia on the Lake Cottages

Independent Living 6155 S Ammons Wy, Littleton, Colorado, 80123

Getting more out of life starts with getting more out of where you live . . . When it comes to living, Concordia is perfect for active adults seeking a fun, vibrant lifestyle. With maintenance-free rental apartments and cottage homes, you'll have time for socialization, culture and recreation activities, community volunteerism, shopping and much more. Can you remember a time when you lived life doing the things that made you happy? For information about Concordia on the Lake call 303-933-3449.

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The Ridge Pinehurst

Memory Care 7205 W Quincy Ave, Lakewood, Colorado, 80235

At The Ridge Pinehurst, we believe Alzheimers and dementia care should be rooted in a reverence for every residents personal story. Its the reason our Lakewood memory care professionals work tirelessly to provide the comforts of home and the compassion of family. And unlike other, more traditional memory care facilities in Denver, CO, we utilize empathy, insight, and technology to react and redirect based on individual needs and desires. Even the physical environment encourages residents to find a meaningful sense of belonging, purpose and security with the seamless protection of assistive monitoring technology.

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Village at Belmar - The Vista

Assisted Living 7825 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, Colorado, 80226

Village at Belmar is a locally owned and operated community designed to provide an unparalleled lifestyle experience for seniors. Our innovative Village boasts enticing Independent Flats, innovative Assisted Living suites and a charming memory care with private suites, all dedicated to embracing dignity and respect, through wellness-based activities, in a pampered, caring place to call home. We call this philosophy Meaningful Connections TM. It is truly our passion and privilege to provide an elevated quality of life for those we serve through meaningful connections with residents, families, associates while providing quality care for our residents. With 24 hours of nursing daily, we are able to provide a much higher quality of care- including diabetic management.

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Jaxpointe at Allison Ct Memory Care Home

Memory Care 3525 Allison Ct , Wheat Ridge, Colorado, 80033

Jaxpointe is a residential assisted living home entering it's 13th year of caring for individuals with memory loss including Alzheimer's, dementia, strokes, and Parkinson's. Eight residents are cared for by 2 daytime and 1 awake night caregivers providing a safe and secure environment. Incredibly affordable all-inclusive pricing, great activities, outings, fun and so much love...

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How to Pay for the Nursing Home Without Going Broke

With the monthly cost of care in a nursing home averaging $6,500 in the Denver metropolitan area, one of the greatest challenges faced by elders and their families is how to pay for such care. For many, the Medicaid Program is there to help. To qualify for Medicaid for long-term care, the Medicaid applicant: (1) must need a nursing home or assisted living level of care; (2) have gross monthly income of less than $6,572 (the income of the well spouse is not included in this calculation); and, (3) not have more than $2,000 in countable assets. Countable assets do not include: a home, an automobile, pre-paid burial/funeral plans, small life insurance policies, medical equipment, and most personal property. For married couples, there are some very important protections. First, the well spouse is entitled to keep $1,821 of the couples income (increased to a maximum of $2,739 if the well spouse has certain additional qualified expenses). Then, in addition to the home, car, personal property and other exempt assets, the well spouse is also permitted to retain up to $109,560 in countable assets. If a Medicaid applicant has countable assets in excess of the permissible amount ($2000 if single; $109,560 if married), there are Medicaid planning strategies which can be used to protect your estate. One set of strategies involves converting excess countable assets into exempt assets. For instance, the well spouse might use some of the assets in excess of $109,560 to make improvements to the home, purchase a newer automobile, prepay burial/funeral plans for both spouses, etc. The other set of strategies involves giving away assets. This only works if it's done just right. The law has severe penalties for people who give away their assets to create Medicaid eligibility. If done properly, however, a portion of a persons assets can often be preserved. This article was submitted by the law firm of Vincent, Romeo & Rodriguez (303) 604-6030, www.elderlawcolorado.com. Because Medicaid is a very complex and rapidly changing area of law, and this is only a brief summary, individuals considering Medicaid should seek the assistance of a knowledgeable Elder Law attorney prior to acting on any such information.

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New Colorado Law for Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse

Colorado has a new law that requires mandatory reporting of abuse and exploitation of at-risk elders. (C.R.S. 18-6.5-108) In 2013, the general assembly expanded the law to create mandatory reporting requirements so that at-risk elders are afforded more protection under the law. Beginning on July 1, 2014, mandatory reporting shall take effect and it has penalties for those persons that fail to report abuse or exploitation of at-risk elders. An at-risk elder is any person who is seventy years of age or older.[i] Now when certain persons observe abuse or exploitation or if they have reasonable cause to believe that the at-risk elder has been abused or exploited, or even if they believe there is an imminent risk of abuse or exploitation, that person is required to make a report to a law enforcement agency within twenty-four hours of making the observation or discovery.Those persons required to report are a long list of professionals identified by the law including: medical and mental health professional, social workers, dentists, law enforcement officials, guardians and conservators, clergy (with some exceptions), caretakers, home health providers and professionals associated with care facilities, personnel at banks or financial institutions, fire protection personnel and others. These professionals, whether paid or unpaid, must report the abuse or exploitation to law enforcement. Willfully violation of this law is a class 3 misdemeanor. Reporting is not required if the person knows that another person has already reported the abuse or exploitation. Law enforcement must notify the county department and the district attorneys office within twenty-four hours of receiving the report and law enforcement shall complete a criminal investigation when appropriate. Immunity from suit and liability for damages is given to the person making the good faith report, except that no immunity is given to the alleged perpetrator of the abuse or exploitation.At-risk elders now have more protection because many more people in the elders life are required to make a report to law enforcement within twenty-four hours. The days of looking the other way, minding your own business or assuming that someone else is reporting the abuse or exploitation are gone now. A mandatory reporter that observes or has reasonable cause to believe that an at-risk elder has been abused or exploited is required make a report within twenty-four hours. This law penalizes a person for not reporting, whether they were working for the elder or not.Editors Note: Jennifer S. Gormley, Esq. is an elder law attorney and advocate for elders, at-risk adults and persons with disabilities. Ms. Gormley is also an Adjunct Law Professor at University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she teaches elder law. To contact Jennifer Gormley, please call 303-783-9600 or email, Jennifer@elderlawsource.com. The Law Office of Jennifer S. Gormley, P.C. is located in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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Why Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Are Good Places to Live

Families often struggle to honor their parents wishes; to help mom and dad stay at home as long as possible. But oftentimes, moving into a more structured environment creates a step up in quality of life for seniors. While people may feel reluctant to leave their homes for a nursing or assisted living facility (ALF) in Denver, seniors in these settings are often happier, healthier, more functional, socially active, and live longer than those who continue to stay in their homes.These facilities are professional at caring for seniors and provide a valuable spectrum of services, including:Structure in daily routine and care.Experience in caring for the elderly, especially those who may be frail or unwell.Employees who feel a special calling to work with older people; they are dedicated to their work and the residents.Natural opportunities for social interaction, activities, and recreation.Healthy, nutritious food.An extra set of eyes watching to be sure medications are administered appropriately and are having the intended effect.Rehabilitation and therapy services readily available to those who need them.There has recently been a movement around culture change and resident-centered care aimed at making nursing homes and ALFs a more desirable place to live. This philosophy puts the needs and desires of the resident first and foremost and gives them more control over their lives, so they can live more like they do at home with more freedom and appropriate independence, making more of their own lifestyle choices. For example, residents may choose to:Say up late or sleep in late without being disturbedTake the nutritional supplements they desireChoose their own clothingClose the door for privacyIf you are confronting the important decision about whether to move to a nursing home or assisted living in Denver, don't be afraid to ask plenty of questions. Inquire about culture and attitudes. And remember that most facilities offer a good, supportive alternative to living alone at home.Mike Wasserman, MD, is a co-founder of Senior Care of Colorado, PC, a primary care medical group serving the needs of older adults throughout the Denver Metro region. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 303-306-4321.

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Dispelling the Myths of Hospice Care

Hospice care focuses on controlling pain and other symptoms of illness so patients can remain as comfortable as possible near the end of life. Hospice care is highly individualized based on the persons goals for end-of-life care. The hospice team is comprised of doctors, nurses, certified nursing assistants (CNAs), social workers, clergy and volunteers. Expenses may be covered by Medicare, Medicaid or other health insurance plans.There are many misconceptions regarding hospice and hospice care. Some of the most common are:Hospice is a place.Truth: Hospice is not a place, but rather a philosophy of care in which medical, psychological and spiritual support are provided to patients and their families. Hospice care can be provided in a variety of settings, including a persons home, assisted living, nursing homes, hospice in-patient care centers and hospitals.Home hospice always provides a nurse around the clock.Truth: In home hospice, patients receive visits from nurses, certified nursing assistants, chaplains, social workers and volunteers several times per week, but around the clock care in the home setting is not common. Nursing staff is typically on-call 24 hours a day to provide support to patients. Additional resources for care may be needed, such as a non-medical home health care or private duty nursing if the person is in need of 24 hour care at home. 24 hour nursing oversight and care is provided in hospitals, nursing homes and in hospice acute in-patient care centers.If I choose hospice, I am giving up.Truth: Hospice focuses on caring and comforting, not curing. The goal of hospice is neither to hasten nor postpone death. If the persons condition improves, hospice can be discontinued. Choosing hospice does not mean giving up, but rather that the goals of treatment have changed.Many patients and families have chosen hospice care and resources to support them through an end-of-life journey or health crisis. It can be the right option for some patients when the time comes.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Robin Hartman of Liaison-Marketing for Exempla Lutheran Hospice at the Collier Hospice Center. For more information Robin may be reached at 303-425-8000 or by email Hartmanr@sclhs.net

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More Good Days

When you're managing a serious or ongoing condition, there are good days and bad days...days when you can almost forget you're sick, and others when you wonder if you'll ever feel well again. Palliative care specializes in giving you more good days. The Agape Palliative team works closely with individuals and their families, providing support and relief, directed by one important question: What does a good day look like for you?

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Senior Care Spotlight featuring Kirsten Tedla of The Denver Hospice

Senior Care Spotlight featuring Kirsten Tedla, Director of Business Development with The Denver Hospice . As one of the largest not-for-profit providers of life-enhancing hospice and palliative care services in the metro area, The Denver Hospice supports families during end of life transition.For over 40 years, TDH offers hospice support wherever you call home, or in their Denver area inpatient care center.To contact Kirsten, call 720-237-5099

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Successful Aging with Dr. Roger Landry – Webinar

We hope you were able to join us for a Successful Aging webinar by Dr. Roger Landry, preventative medicine physician, President of Masterpiece Living, and author of award-winning Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging. As a Certified Center for Successful Aging, learn how Someren Glen residents and team members cultivate a culture of growth through unique programming, active lifestyle, and meaningful community connections.

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One on One with Robin Avery Retreat at Church Ranch

The Retreat at Church Ranch aspires to be the very best assisted living by delivering high-quality personalized care for its residents, and also providing a high-quality place to work for its staff. Assisted living is a high trust venture, and ethical standards lay at the heart of the Retreat at Church Ranches business model. Doing what's right, and demonstrating great judgment sets us apart. Call us today for more information (303) 469-7178.

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Volunteers Needed! 33rd Annual Colorado Artfest

If you are available to serve our booth and work a shift during the week, please reach our Volunteer Coordinator, Maria Seibert at 720-733-2292.

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Program Manager - Bilingual

This position is responsible for implementing the chapters volunteer-powered program delivery strategy, engaging with organizations to encourage community mobilization and supporting the chapters health systems initiatives. Based along the front range in Colorado, this position requires frequent travel throughout the assigned territory in Greeley, Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo.Core Characteristics and CompetenciesDemonstrated success managing volunteer-led community education programs and support groups, with experience in recruitment, training, engagement, supervision and evaluation of volunteersDemonstrated success working on a team to identify, create and launch strategic partnershipsDemonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers, staff, and external contacts to build and maintain successful teamsAbility to anticipate, identify, organize and/or analyze growth opportunities and make programmatic recommendations to Chapter leadershipAbility to coach and develop volunteer talentStrong communication skills in person, print, and electronicallyAbility to make data-driven decisionsJOB RESPONSIBILITIESCommunity Programs (50%)Lead and conduct Community Forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service deliveryGuided by the Community Development Model, increase reach of Alzheimers Association Common Programs with special emphasis on increasing participation among communities that have typically had low rates of engagementBuild and expand the impact of Alzheimers Association Community Educators, Alzheimers Association Community Representatives, Support Group Facilitators and other Community VolunteersEngage, train and manage relationships with community volunteers to expand the Alzheimers Associations visibility and programmatic reach within assigned areaOversee program and service delivery and materials in Spanish in key markets and virtuallyRepresent the chapter as needed at community events and networking groupsCommunity Partnerships (50%)Develop new, sustainable strategic community partnerships and volunteer supporters in an effort to increase the reach of the AssociationBuild referral partnerships with social service agencies, service providers and congregations to identify prospective volunteersAnalyze service data to identify gaps in delivery and create opportunities for increased volunteer engagementSupport the implementation of the chapters health systems strategy by serving as a member of the account management team in an effort to engage health systems as needed.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSMust be fluent in Spanish in speaking, writing, and reading and willing to present to groups of any size in both English and Spanish.Bachelors degree in Education, Social Work, Human Services, Gerontology, Nursing, Public Health, or volunteer management1 year of experience in managing volunteers1 year of experience managing program implementation1-2 years of experience in community outreach, community mobilization or organizational capacity building projects/initiativesAbility and willingness to travel up to 50% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfill the job goals.While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required. Must have a valid drivers license, access to reliable transportation, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the jobStrong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products, Google suite and; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn the Personify CRM database and volunteer management systemJob Title:  Program Manager-BilingualLocation: Hybrid, but located along the front range in Colorado (Greeley, Denver, or Pueblo preferred)Full time based on 37.5 hours agoGrade: 205 ($42,000 - $53,700)Reports To: Kelly Osthoff, Senior Director of Programs Who We Are:The Alzheimers Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimers care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.At the Alzheimers Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimers and those at risk for the disease.We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimers, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row. POSITION SUMMARY:Be part of the movement to end Alzheimers.Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimers. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimers Association, were relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, were advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.The Alzheimers Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work for by The Nonprofit Times ten years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you.Employees working 24 hours/week, or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.Full time employees (37.5 hours/week) will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.The Alzheimers Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.#LI-SL1 #LI-Hybrid Application Instructions - Program Manager - Bilingual | Alzheimer's Association Careers (ultipro.com)Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Dignity Hospice Training

For More inforamtion email Alyssa at dignityuniverisy@dignityco.com

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Director of Operations

Position Title: Director of Operations|Classification: Exempt Reports To: CEO Date Created: June 9, 2022 Starting Pay Range: $105,000 - $145,000Senior Housing Options, Inc., a non-profit providing affordable, safe housing and care for seniors and people with disabilities, has a great opportunity for a Director of Operations to join our team. The Director of Operations directs the management and operations of all Senior Housing Options, Inc. properties including assisted living residences and HUD apartment properties. This position will ensure excellent quality of resident care at assisted living properties, safe and appropriate maintenance of all properties, proactive planning for continuing legal and regulatory compliance, and development for all staff members at the administrator and property manager level.What We Offer: 15 Days of Paid time-off annually and paid holidays Health, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account plan, Life, LTD and STD insurance benefits 403(b) retirement plans with 2% match   Opportunities for training, career growth and leadership development   An employer with a mission you can believe in and a team that works together to achieve it! You will love working in our lower downtown corporate office in a historic Denver building, less than two blocks from Union Station with easy access to light rail. Parking is also provided!Key Duties: Hire all assisted living administrators and HUD apartment property managers, and ensure that they receive appropriate onboarding, training and oversight Manage ongoing performance and development needs of all assisted living administrators and HUD apartment property managers, including providing advice on complex staff issues on their teams Drive development of new policies and procedures as needed to ensure high quality of care, safety of buildings, and compliance of activities at assisted living residences and HUD apartment properties Stay abreast of and provide proactive support for compliance with all applicable current CDPHE, HCPF, HUD, CHFA and all other federal, state and local regulations governing the operation of assisted living residence and HUD apartment properties by attending appropriate industry and association trainings and committee meetings Advocate for Senior Housing Options, Inc. in response to proposed regulatory changes and educate staff and the board of directors on these issues on an ongoing basis Ensure all properties are in compliance with plan of correction (POC) requirements arising from survey deficiencies, and monitor implementation through the assisted living and HUD apartment property Quality Management process; assure that deficiency items remain corrected on an ongoing basis through Quality Management Oversee maintenance of Medicaid certification for all assisted living properties Ensure Occurrence Reports required by CDPHE are submitted by assisted living properties for appropriate action and follow-up Oversee budgeting process for all assisted living and HUD apartment properties, using expertise to maximize revenue and occupancy at each property Evaluate capital needs for properties and plan for physical plant and equipment replacement with maintenance department Ensure that high quality resident services are being provided at all properties and that buildings are maintained in good condition through the Quality Management processQualified Candidates Will Have: 4-6 years experience in a management role in a HUD Apartment living or Assisted Living Residence, Long Term Care or Nursing Home setting; management experience with both HUD Apartment properties and medical care settings highly desired Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Healthcare Administration, Gerontology, Nursing, or related field preferred Basic understanding of and prior experience with all applicable regulatory requirements for assisted living and HUD/Section 8 apartments preferred Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language fluently, and communicate verbally and in writing at a professional level Must have a valid driver's license Must be within 20 miles driving distance from Denver Metro facilities in the event of an emergency LIHTC Certification preferred Assisted Living Administrator Certification preferred Experience and knowledge in Yardi and Point Click Care systems Expected Hours of Work: This role is considered full-time and exempt from overtime. Must be available outside of business hours. Must be able to work primarily out of the home office. To apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1139596

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