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Activities & Events In Your Area

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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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Sep 18, 2024 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

The Golden Gallery Art Show

The Golden Gallery Art show is an event intended to promote the art of Weld County's artists age 50+. For more information and to apply to enter, please contact the Greeley Active Adult Center at 970-350-9437 or email Sheri.Lobmeyer@greeleygov.com

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Sep 05, 2024 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September Volunteer Training Friendly Fork

Please contact Jason Koban to register and for more information at 970-400-6136 or email jkoban@weld.gov

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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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Senior Helpers

Non-Medical 3101 Kintzley Court, Laporte, Colorado, 80535

Senior Helpers offers a comprehensive suite of programs and services that support aging in-place. Senior Helpers proudly serves all of Larimer and Weld Counties, including Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Wellington, Windsor, Estes Park and Longmont. We provide professional and compassionate in-home care so that our seniors can age in place. Whether your family needs us for a few hours or around the clock, we will always provide the kind of quality and responsive care that lets your loved one enjoy living independently at home. From light housekeeping and errands to bathing/showering and other personal care needs, we are there when you need us. We specialize in Alzheimer's and Dementia care, as well as Parkinson's Disease care, and are proud to partner with Teepa Snow, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation in these areas.More than 90% of seniors want to be able to age in their own home with dignity but getting the right type of care can seem daunting. At Senior Helpers we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. We recognize the growing need for in-home care services, and with our passion for helping others, we are committed to delivering the best possible care to seniors in the Fort Collins community. We take the opportunity to provide care in your home seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible. We have built an exceptional team of care professionals, each committed to remaining at the forefront of the in-home care industry through our proprietary ongoing training and education programs. You can feel confident that your loved one is in good hands with Senior Helpers.

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Good Samaritan Society - Colorado Home Care

Home Health 2101 South Garfield Avenue, Loveland, Colorado, 80537

Home healthcare services from the Good Samaritan Society help clients remain in their homes as long as possible. Home healthcare assistance promotes health and independence for people of all ages while offering support and respite for their loved ones. Staff members include registered nurses, certified nursing assistants and rehabilitation therapists.Gone are the days of needing to move to a long-term care or assisted living community just because you're recovering from surgery, an illness, or a new diagnosis. You may have friends and family helping out now. But they can feel overwhelmed by the new pressures and may have not been trained to provide you with the medical treatments you need for a safe and timely recovery.Home Health may be the solution you need to stay in the comfort and security of your home for as long as possible, with a schedule that suits you. Home health provides a wide range of medical services available seven days a week for most individuals of all ages.

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Good Samaritan Society - Estes Park Village

Assisted Living 1901 Ptarmigan Trail, Estes Park, Colorado, 80517

Assisted living brings together a combination of housing, personal care and other supportive services. It is an option for people who want to remain in a homelike environment and who do not require the level of medical care found in a traditional nursing center. Assisted living residents benefit from flexible staffing, supportive services and custom healthcare options. At the Good Samaritan Society, the difference isnt in the building or the amenities. Were a place you can truly feel at home.Good Samaritan Society Estes Park Village is situated on 18 acres with spectacular mountain views and a variety of lifestyle options. Village residents enjoy an impressive selection of valuable services and amenities in a popular resort community known as the Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.Our friendly, professional staff is dedicated to enhancing your life, bringing you joy and creating opportunities that care for your whole person - body, mind and spirit.

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How Residents Are Transitioning From Independent Living to Assisted Living: Grace Pointe of Greeley’s Continuum of Care

Life is a journey filled with transitions, and one of the most significant transitions many individuals face as they age is transitioning from independent living to assisted living. This transition can be a challenging decision, but it often becomes necessary when daily tasks and self-care become more difficult to manage alone. In this blog, we will explore the steps and considerations for patients and their families when making the move from independent care to assisted living, with a special focus on the Grace Pointe Continuum of Care difference.Assessing the Need for Assisted LivingThe first step in transitioning to assisted living is recognizing the signs that indicate a need for additional support. These signs may include:Difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and meal preparationMemory problems or cognitive decline that impact safety and well-beingFrequent falls or injuries due to mobility issuesSocial isolation and lonelinessMedication management challengesThe need for regular medical supervision and assistance Open CommunicationOnce the need for assisted living becomes apparent and the process of transitioning from independent living to assisted living begins, it is essential to have open and honest discussions with the individual who will be making the transition. This may involve a family meeting or conversations with healthcare professionals. It is crucial to listen to the concerns and preferences of the person who will be moving, as their input should be valued throughout the decision-making process. Navigating the Continuum of Care with Grace Pointe: Your Assurance of a Smooth TransitionAs weve discussed earlier, the decision to move from independent care to assisted living, marking the transition from independent living to assisted living, is a significant one, and its natural to have concerns about the future. Many individuals and families worry about whether theyll receive the care they need as their health requirements change.At Grace Pointe of Greeley, we understand these concerns and are committed to ensuring a seamless transition through our Continuum of Care. Lets explore how Grace Pointes approach is different and how we provide residents with the assurance they deserve.The Continuum of Care Approach: A Personalized PathwayOne of the key features that sets Grace Pointe apart is our Continuum of Care approach. This approach is designed to help residents and their families identify their current care needs and anticipate future requirements. Ongoing assessments are done by our care team to help create a personalized care plan that evolves with the individuals changing needs. This means that residents at Grace Pointe who are looking into transitioning from independent living to assisted living are not locked into a specific level of care, and theres no need to worry about a dishonest bait and switch scenario.Heres how the Continuum of Care approach works:Initial Assessment: When a resident joins Grace Pointe, we conduct a thorough assessment of their health, preferences, and care needs. This forms the foundation of their care plan.Regular Reassessment: We understand that health can change over time. Thats why we commit to regular reassessments of our residents. If their care needs increase or decrease, we adjust their care plan accordingly.Transparent Communication: We foster open and transparent communication with our residents and their families. If a change in care level is required, we discuss it thoroughly and collaboratively.To provide you with a deeper understanding of the exceptional care and support offered at Grace Pointe of Greeley, we invite you to read testimonials from residents and their families who have experienced our continuum of care firsthand. These heartfelt accounts will shed light on the compassionate and personalized care that sets Grace Pointe apart in the journey and benefits from independent living to assisted living.The benefits of independent living at Grace Pointe of Greeley are clear; here, residents can enjoy a worry-free life without the burden of household maintenance while maintaining a healthy level of independence. Yet, when it comes to transitioning to higher levels of care, such as assisted living or nursing care, the process can be emotionally challenging for both loved ones and their families. This shift can be accompanied by mixed feelings, as it often involves adapting to new routines, healthcare requirements, and a shift in the level of autonomy. Grace Pointes Continuum of Care approach supports each transition without the need for residents to physically relocate. Instead, they add necessary services while remaining in their current living units, tailored to each individual and their family for the ultimate peace of mind.Your Peace of Mind at Grace Pointe of GreeleyAt Grace Pointe of Greeley, we are deeply committed to our residents well-being. The transition from independent living to assisted living should not be a source of anxiety. At Grace Pointe of Greeley, we go above and beyond to ensure that residents have peace of mind about their care journey. Experience the Grace Pointe difference through our Continuum of Care approach, where we tailor each transition, ensuring that your family member moves seamlessly from one living arrangement to another with care, compassion, and a deep sense of belonging.We understand that everyones care needs are unique, and we are dedicated to providing the right level of care at the right time, tailored to you and your familys needs. With Grace Pointe, you can be confident that you or your loved one will receive the care and support needed to thrive at every stage of life.

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Medicare in Colorado: What You Need to Know

There are thousands of providers of Medicare in Colorado, so navigating the programs benefits and requirements can be difficult. At Grace Point Senior Care Community, we want you to have all the information you and your loved ones need. Below are answers to the frequently asked questions regarding Medicare in Colorado. If youd like more information about Medicare please contact us for more information. Contact Us.Whos eligible for Medicare?People 65 or olderCertain people under 65 with disabilitiesPeople of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)How does someone enroll in Medicare?Most people who are over the age of 65 and receiving Social Security benefits, will be automatically enrolled in Medicare.If they arent automatically enrolled, they can:Sign-up at a local Social Security OfficeCall 1-800-MEDICARE and speak with a Medicare RepresentativeWhat does Medicare Cover?Below are some examples of what Medicare covers:Basic hearing careBasic vision careDental careHome health careHospice careHospital inpatient careHospital outpatient carePreventative care and servicesWhat assisted living expenses are covered by Medicare?Medicare does not cover long-term care. The closest thing Medicare pays for is short-term skilled care for up to 100 successive days of care if it is determined necessary by the doctor.More Information about Medicarehttps://www.medicare.gov/https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/11306-Medicare-Medicaid.pdfhttps://cms.caring.com/medicare/medicare-advantage-vs-medicare-supplement-plans/

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The Importance of Financial Self-Care

When navigating the world of healthcare, we often find ourselves making daunting financial decisions. Dont neglect to care for yourself financially!Keep track of expenses. Many retirees are on a fixed income, so tracking outflows is essential.Let the data complement your emotions. Our emotions can run the gamut, from optimistic and confident to overwhelmed and anxious. Be sure you have accurate numbers for your income, assets, obligations, and expenses to either calm your nerves or inform you of the need for change.Surround yourself with people you trust. Like a good health team, a good financial team presents the pros and cons of your options. Make sure your financial team is committed to acting in your best interest, and looking at more than just investment returns. Build a team of advisors that can model the impact that a given decision will have on your cash flow, taxes, and your heirs.Securities offered through The O.N. Equity Sales Company, Member FINRA/SIPC, One Financial Way Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 (513) 794-6794. Investment Advisory services offered through O.N. Investment Management Company.Editors Note: Article written by Elisabeth Olson, CLTC, Financial Advisor. She may be reached at 970-484-2425, or by email at: eolson@fcg360.net

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The Benefits of Working Out Go Deeper Than Just Looking Good…

Workout sessions may have changed for you since the 1970s, but an active lifestyle remains vital for your health and well-being. Tethering a daily workout routine with a work out buddy makes the gym seem less daunting. Having a gym that is easily accessible eliminates excuses and increases the likelihood to get your sweat on.In addition, daily physical activity is the best thing you can do to reduce the risk of dementia and arthritis. Just because your workouts look different doesnt mean you cant work out.Trade in the bench press for a yoga ball.Trade in a run for some low impact salt-water aerobics fun.Physical activity is one way to take care of yourself; the other is taking care of your mental health. Loneliness is a dark friend who comes to visit from time to time. Then depression sets in, and some days just getting out of your chair feels like a win. Life doesnt feel so dark when community surrounds you.Affinity offers a variety of ways to improve both your physical and mental health, with on-site fitness centers and social clubs to suit every interest. Book a tour to learn more about our community, and take a step towards a healthier, happier you!

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Local Business Videos

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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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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One on One with Sarah Harlow from Home Instead

Today we're speaking with Sarah Harlow of Home Instead She had this to say: As a company that provides in-home care to older adults, hiring is of utmost importance. Our goal is to hire, train and retain trusted caregivers to provide consistency, quality care, and compassion to our clients. We have a dedicated recruiting coordinator and dedicated trainer on staff. Our hiring process begins with getting to know that applicant and their desires to work for Home Instead. . Once the caregiver has been hired, the new caregiver is brought into the Home Instead training process to have them learn all about serving our clients

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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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Delivery Person for Seniors Blue Book

Our beloved Seniors Blue Book delivery guy, Ken, will be retiring after 20+ years of service to SBB. Very flexible hours. After first round of deliveries are made one a year, the job consists of restocking racks on a bi-monthly basis. Great for a retiree looking for a little side hustle. 

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