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Hi, I'm Vicky Evans, Regional Director for the Seniors Blue Book. I have seen firsthand the valuable resources we provide to the Seniors in our communities as well as the Healthcare workers. I am out meeting all of our advertising partners and have become entrenched in the community to make our resource book the best ever. Please reach out if you want to participate or have a non-profit you think would benefit from letting our readers know about. With the growth in Northern Colorado, we are constantly adding resources, housing options, and dedicated advertisers to make sure our Seniors are well informed. Contact me anytime at Vicky@seniorsbluebook.com

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Nov 12, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Senior Seller and Downsizing Seminar - 11/12

Please RSVP at least one week prior to the event by scanning the QR code on the flyer or call 970-518-7019.

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Jul 17, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Senior Seller and Downsizing Seminar - 7/17

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Apr 25, 2024 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Joy on the Journey 2024

Please RSVP by April 18th by scanning the QR code on the flyer or online at dementiatogether.org

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Apr 17, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Senior Seller and Downsizing Seminar - 4/17

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Amada Senior Care - Northern Colorado

Non-Medical 2850 McClelland Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525

Amada Senior Care, Northern Colorado & North Denver is committed to enriching lives by providing nurturing, compassionate non-medical in home care. We provide complementary assessments on both Long Term Care Insurance and VA Aid & Attendance benefits. Please feel free to call for a no obligation meeting.

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BrightStar Care - Northern Colorado

Non-Medical 918 13th Street, Greeley, Colorado, 80631

We provide 24/7 live voice. We have RN oversight on EVERY CASE! No Minimums, no deposits, and no contracts! Compatibility with your caregiver is guaranteed. Our Nurses, Nurse Assistants, and Caregivers are fully screened. We provide non-medical and medical services. We are," A Higher Standard of Home Care".

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Dignity Hospice of Colorado

Hospice 251 Boardwalk Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525

Hospice affirms the belief that it is important to make every moment of life as fulfilling and meaningful as possible, from the first days of a life-limiting illness to the last; it is a special way of caring for people who are in the final stages of life. Dignity recognizes that a terminal illness can be an emotional and frightening experience for everyone involved. For this reason, we utilize an entire team to provide comfort and assistance to you and your loved ones. Dignity Hospice's dedicated and experienced staff share common values, vision, and purpose for each patient we have the honor of serving. Preparation, education, and support with Dignitys care team helps bring peace of mind during this difficult time. We strive to be exceptional partners in care with a focus on an individuals unique needs.

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Good Samaritan Society - Fox Run Senior Living

Independent Living 1720 60th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado, 80634

We believe senior living is about more than just a maintenance-free lifestyle, its about living life to the fullest and having the chance to experience the joy of being alive. Its the difference between finding somewhere you can stay and a home you never want to leave.When Northern Colorado residents are in need of quality retirement care, they turn to Good Samaritan Society Fox Run Senior Living for seniors in the beautiful community of Greeley, Colorado.Good Samaritan Society Fox Run Senior Living in Greeley, Colorado, is a faith-based community providing resort-style living at its best, including golf courses, retail/business centers, and walking trails all within close proximty.We offer one and two bedroom floor plans from 940 to 1210 square feet. These beautiful apartments include full kitchens, washer/dryer combos, walk-in closets and private balconies. Some apartments feature beautiful mountain views.Our friendly, professional staff is dedicated to enhancing your life, bringing you joy and creating opportunities that care for your whole person - body, mind and spirit.

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Navigating the Sunset Years: Wisdom, Wellness, and Wholeness for Seniors

As the golden years approach, life takes on a new hue. It's a time of reflection, of embracing the wisdom garnered over the years, and of cherishing the moments that truly matter. Navigating the sunset years can be a transformative experience when approached with the right mindset and a focus on well-being. In this blog, we explore the essence of this beautiful phase of life - a journey marked by wisdom, wellness, and wholeness for seniors.Embracing Wisdom:With age comes a wealth of experiences and knowledge. The sunset years offer a unique opportunity to share this wisdom, not just with the younger generations but also amongst peers. Engaging in activities that stimulate the mind, such as reading, puzzles, or learning new skills, can keep the brain sharp and vibrant. Moreover, the wisdom acquired over the years can provide a sense of purpose through mentoring, volunteering, or simply spending quality time with loved ones, imparting valuable life lessons.Cultivating Wellness:Physical and mental well-being are paramount at every stage of life, but they take on special significance as we age. Regular exercise tailored to individual abilities can improve mobility and overall health. Activities like yoga, swimming, or even gentle strolls in nature can do wonders for both the body and soul. A balanced diet rich in nutrients, coupled with regular health check-ups, ensures that the body remains resilient.Equally important is nurturing mental health. Engaging in hobbies, socializing with friends, and staying connected with family can combat feelings of loneliness and depression. Embracing mindfulness practices like meditation or tai chi can bring a sense of peace and serenity, enhancing emotional well-being.Fostering Wholeness:Wholeness in the sunset years encompasses the harmonious integration of the mind, body, and spirit. Pursuing passions and hobbies, be it painting, gardening, or music, fosters creativity and a sense of fulfillment. Exploring spirituality, whether through organized religion, meditation, or spending time in nature, can provide solace and a deeper understanding of lifes mysteries.Maintaining a sense of purpose is vital. Volunteering for charitable causes, engaging in community activities, or pursuing lifelong dreams and aspirations adds meaning to life. Embracing technology can also provide avenues for connection and learning, bridging generation gaps and opening new horizons.

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Protecting Your Legacy

We work hard over a lifetime to build a financial legacy. Your legacy may entail property, business endeavors, investments and retirement accounts, collectibles and jewelry, just to name a few. The details look different for everyone, yet we all have a need to plan for what happens with everything weve worked hard for when we pass it on to our spouse, children, other family members, or friends. Unfortunately, if we dont have a plan the state has one for us.   Two of the biggest concerns may be providing for a loved one with a disability or special need and how to ensure any gift you hand down is used in the manner you intend. First, when you have loved ones with disabilities a lump sum from an inheritance could impact their ability to receive care. If they are accessing disability benefits (typically based on resources) inheriting a large amount of money can upset the balance of their accounts and kick them off existing benefit plans. Having a Special Needs Trust (SNT) as part of your comprehensive estate plan can protect any inheritance received by individuals with disabilities, allowing them to access funds for things the government wouldnt otherwise pay for through public benefits. A SNT puts the trustee of your choice in the role of gatekeeper, allowing the individual named to ask for financial support and be provided for without having an inheritance dwindle unnecessarily.  Choosing a compassionate, financially wise person for this role is crucial. A second way to protect your beneficiaries and ensure your financial legacy doesnt end up part of a divorce settlement, used for an addiction, or spent when creditors come calling, is creating a heritage trust (a specific type of Dynasty Trust). Setting up heritage trusts for your beneficiaries can preserve your financial legacy for multiple generations; protecting what you give your children (or grandchildren) from their creditors, lawsuits, divorce, and in some cases even estate taxes. Editors Note: This article was submitted by Andrew P. Stone, Esq. Andrew is the principal attorney with Stone Law, LLC and may be reached at 877-897-6591 or by email at andrew@stonelawllc.com

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Senior Health Synergy: Collaboration Amongst Organizations

In an era where the aging population is on the rise, addressing the complex needs of seniors requires a united front. Senior Health Synergy, a collaborative effort among healthcare providers, community organizations, and government agencies, emerges as a vital approach to ensure the holistic well-being of our elderly citizens. Healthcare providers, including hospitals and clinics, form the cornerstone of senior health, delivering specialized medical care. When seamlessly integrated with the support provided by local community organizationsoffering social activities, transportation, and essential servicesa comprehensive system emerges. Government agencies contribute by creating supportive policies and frameworks. Breaking down organizational silos through technology facilitates the exchange of information, ensuring seniors receive personalized care. Promoting awareness and education is key to fostering a shared understanding of the challenges seniors face and the benefits of collaborative efforts. In essence, Senior Health Synergy is not just a concept; it's a necessary paradigm shift to guarantee our aging population lives a life of health, dignity, and fulfillment.As we navigate the future, the success of senior health programs will be measured not merely by individual achievements but by the strength of collaborative endeavors. By embracing a united front, we can create a web of support that comprehensively addresses the diverse needs of seniors, ensuring they enjoy their later years with the care and attention they deserve. The synergy among healthcare providers, community organizations, and government agencies, fortified by technology and widespread awareness, paves the way for a future where seniors thrive in an environment of collective well-being and understanding.

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The Final Season

Ive often heard the phrase, Getting old isnt for sissies, from my mom and her friends. When someone reaches their end-of-life season, they frequently need extra help with things like cooking, cleaning, personal care, household chores, and more. Its exhausting, and its hard.When this final season begins, it puts extra stress on family who may be providing the care themselves or trying to find quality caregivers to help. Elderly people may move in with a relative or find placement in a facility or a home where assistance is provided.Even though this final season of life can be a beautiful time for the whole family to enjoy, it is often overshadowed by the pressures of daily caregiving. If this is happening for you, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Choose what is best for your situation so that everyone can soak up all the goodness that is available during the finale of your elderly family members life. Its worth it.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Becky Davis. Becky is the CEO and Administrator at Ms All, an elder care home in Loveland, CO. She may be reached at (970) 549-0600 or by email at becky@masalla.life.

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Local Business Videos

One on One with Jenna Girton from Dignity Hospice of Colorado

Today we speak with Jenna Girton from Dignity Hospice of Colorado She discussed their expansion into Northern Colorado in Hospice care. Hospice care is passionate end of life care. Dignity specializes in Massage Therapy, 24 hour CNA care, personalized plans of care. 

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Reimagine The Mirasol Green House Homes

The Weinberg Green House homes in Loveland, CO are empowering lives, and they are on a quest to build more homes that serve low-income elders within the housing authority. To learn more or schedule a tour call the community today at (970) 342-2400.

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One on One with Cyndy Luzinski from Dementia Together

Meet Cyndy Luzinski of Dementia Together as she explains the many benefits of this non-profit organization. Formerly, Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado, our new name seeks to reflect that sense of together-ness. But even though our name is new, our mission remains the same: No one has to walk the dementia journey alone. Were the same organization helping to cultivate joy and connection for people living with dementia and their care partners. Were still committed to listening to the experts those living with dementia.We are working hard on developing new educational programs, and exploring new ways to bring people together across all points of the dementia journey. (We even have a new method for online giving!)

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Aspyre Rock Creek Featured On Ability Home Health Care Community Connection

Aspyre Rock Creek has one goal: deliver a better quality of life for seniors. With personalized service, engaging programs, and best-in-class amenities, Aspyre Rock Creek elevates the entire memory care experience.

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Nursing Home Administrator (NHA)

The Green House Homes is recognized as a national leader driving high quality service for seniors, their families, and our employees. "Vivage means "celebrating aging inspiring our focus to create innovative and customer-driven models filled with personalized and meaningful living experiences. We are a senior health care, solution driven company servicing 30+ facilities in the state of Colorado.WHATS IN IT FOR YOU AS A VIVAGE EMPLOYEE?Competitive SalaryFlexible working hoursDaily Pay Advance Option AvailableHoliday Pay (when working on a major holiday)Sick time pay accrualPaid Time OffHealth, Dental, Vision, 401k and MoreOVERVIEW OF THE ROLEThe primary responsibility of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, coordinate and manage the overall operations of the community in accordance with federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations and in accordance with Vivage Management policies and procedures. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to;Program, Policies and Procedure Duties:Direct and implement community safety-included but not limited to; Workers Compensation, Emergency Preparedness, OSHA requirementsRecruit, train and lead an effective, professional community leadership team. The team should implement programs and services which reflect Vivage Managements values, goals and ethics and are in compliance with regulatory guidelines as well as Vivage Management standards, programs, policies and systems. Programs should support financial growth and stabilityParticipates in governmental agency facility surveysPromote Vivages philosophy of culture change and person-centered care model to ensure residents have the opportunity to grow and live enriched livesCollaborate with the sales and marketing team to implement a marketing plan to maintain facility viability and success. Maintains occupancy and payor mix to maximize financial outcomesParticipates in various facility, corporate and external committees and task forcesReporting Duties:Complete required reports and projects accurately and timely. Including but not limited to; Vivage required reports, regulatory reports and personnel reports.Provide timely documentation regarding performance, counseling and guidance to department managers while promoting growth and competency in a positive and nurturing environmentAbility to communicate policies, procedures, regulations, reports, etc., to personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and government agencies.Department Support Duties:Assure departmental response and follow-up to Vivage required reports. Assure Vivage operational objectives are met.Provide effective leadership and direction to department managersManagement Duties:Develop positive working relationships with staff and maintain an environment conducive to building teamsResponsible for the overall financial performance of the facilityTHE MUST HAVES:Bachelors Degree in Health Care or related fieldPreferred minimum of (3) three years supervisory experience in long term care or skilled nursing community.Nursing Home Administrator license in good standingKnowledge of computer systems included but not limited to; LCTTT, PointRIght, PCC, Paylocity,Strong financial management skillsWorking knowledge of long-term care and skilled nursing state and federal regulations, Medicare, Medicaid, employment law, OSHA and Workers CompensationBasic computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Googledocs and email.Knowledge of laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to nursing facility administrative proceduresMust maintain valid, unrestricted Colorado drivers licenseAbility to pass a criminal background check as well as Colorado CAPS background check.COVID Vaccine Required or Valid Exemption.APPLY HERE

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Director of Nursing at Center at Rock Creek

The Center at Rock Creek is looking for a dedicated, quality-driven nursing professional to join their growing Leadership Team and lead our staff of talented nursing professionals to success!About Us:The Center at Rock Creek is a skilled nursing facility that serves patients needing physical rehabilitation and/or complex nursing care. Our highly qualified, caring staff provides care in a beautiful, hotel-like atmosphere to help our patients achieve maximum strength and functionality. Skilled nursing care, family involvement, psychological care and discharge planning complement a well-rounded, individualized program and encourages each patients transition to their highest functional level. With state-of-the-art equipment and unparalleled comfort and amenities, our physician-driven care plan is designed to maximize the quality of our care.Why Join Our Team?We offer beautiful, new, state of the art facilitiesPhysician driven care plans designed to maximize the quality of careWe offer an environment that encourages team involvement and fosters new ideasRelocation packagesExcellent payPTO401k matchingMedical, dental, vision, along with the other ancillary benefitsJob Description: The primary responsibility of the Director of Nursing is to plan, coordinate, and manage the nursing department in order to ensure that the highest level of patient care is provided and maintained.Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:Ensures Nursing Department is compliant with federal, state, and local regulations.Ensures patient records and reports are maintained in accordance with federal, state, local and Companys regulations.Provides education and training for nursing staff on the Centers' related policies and procedures.Manages the Nursing Department and staffing within the budget.Makes written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator and HR as required concerning the operation of the Nursing Department.Coordinates and participates in care plan meetings.Handles complaints/issues in a timely manner.Performs administrative duties as required by the position.Monitors the facilitys survey reports and assist in developing plans of action to correct potential or identified problem areas.Responsible for, in conjunction with HR, the recruitment and selection of Nursing Staff.Experience and Specific Requirements:Must be a licensed RN, BSN preferred.Minimum 3 years experience in a leadership position in skilled nursing facilities.Excellent communication skills and the ability to have difficult conversations while maintaining compassion.Must be self-motivated and have excellent follow-through.Have the ability to multi-task and keep a calm demeanor in chaotic situations.Must be able to maintain confidential information.Be a champion of positivity and high morale.Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check/drug screen.Work RemotelyNoJob Type: Full-timePay: $95,000.00 - $120,000.00 per yearBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offRetirement planVision insuranceSchedule:Day shiftMonday to FridayOn callEducation:Bachelor's (Preferred)Experience:SNF: 5 years (Preferred)Nurse management: 3 years (Preferred)License/Certification:RN (Preferred)Work Location: One locationAPPLY HERE

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Infection Prevention - RN

Full Job DescriptionAre you a person who believes in providing great care? Do you believe in having a positive impact on other people's lives? Are you a team-player, quick-thinker, and ready to be a part of an organization that supports your growth?WHAT WE'RE ABOUTWe believe care goes beyond a medical chart. With kindness and integrity as our guide, we strive for excellence in every interaction.Requirements:You care.POSITION SUMMARYResponsible for the facility infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP), which is designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections. Facility located in Pueblo, CO.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESDemonstrates commitment to company's mission, values and standards of ethical behavior.Develops, implements, evaluates, and directs the facility's infection prevention and control program in accordance with current company policies and procedures, ensuring that facility is in compliance with current CDC, OSHA, and local regulations concerning infection prevention and control.Participates in facility surveys made by authorized government agencies as requested.Monitors infection prevention and control practices and procedures to ensure that all personnel are implementing standard operating procedures for tasks involving exposure to blood/body fluids.Makes rounds of nursing units for the purpose of case findings, review of environmental sanitation procedures, and supervision of isolation precautions/practices.Reviews and analyzes infectious disease laboratory reports and consults with DON to assure that aseptic techniques are implemented.Ensures that all personnel follow established procedures for disposal of infective and contaminated materials.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS1-3 years' experience providing direct care to multiple patients/residents preferred; previous experience as Charge Nurse in Skilled Nursing environment desirable; supervisory experience preferred.Nursing degree from accredited college or graduation from am approved RN program required.Current unencumbered license to practice as an RN in ColoradoCurrent, valid CPR certificationKnowledge of, or training in, adult learning or previous training experience preferred.If performing infection prevention and control duties must possess a working knowledge of epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, and aseptic technique to include universal precautions.Supervisory and training experience highly desirableAPPLY HERE

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