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Aug 08, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Support Groups for Caregivers Northeastern Colorado

To register, please visit www.alz.org/crfor call the 24/7 helpline at 7-800-272-3900.

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

Support Groups for Caregivers Northeastern Colorado

To register, please visit www.alz.org/crfor call the 24/7 helpline at 7-800-272-3900.

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Jul 21, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Nurse Educator's Conference

Register by March 31st for Early Bird Pricing!The past few years have brought into sharp focus the vital role that our nurses, nurse educators and all healthcare professionals play in our society. The world has developed a renewed appreciation for the work of healthcare professionals, but it can still feel like swimming upstream for healthcare workers trying to fulfill their dynamic duties in an ever-changing and most challenging environment.At the 2022 NEC, we will focus on how to turn these challenges into opportunities. Through hands-on learning and invaluable networking with peers our attendees will leave the conference with knowledge and skills to take back to their academic and clinical settings. Most importantly, they will leave feeling inspired and ready to RISE to challenges, EMBRACE changes, and CREATE opportunities for a diverse generation of current and future healthcare professionals.Learn more about the conference atwww.necintherockies.com

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Nov 09, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Brain Health: 2022 - Unlocking the Secrets of the Blue Zones

*For More information or to register, go to:http://dementiacareeducation.com/noco-2/Imagine a place where people routinely live to be 100 and suffer far less incidence of chronic illness and disease than parts of the world. In these five regions of the world (Blue Zones) people are enjoying an extended number of years in optimal health. In this lecture, we will uncover the secrets of the Blue Zones and talk about the lifestyle science that contributes to their optimal longevity.

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Local Aging Options

Good Samaritan Society - Fort Collins Village

Skilled Nursing 508 W Trilby Rd, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525

Established in 1973, the Fort Collins Village has been dedicated to serving seniors for 45 years, providing dignity in care, in living and in spirit. We are a not-for-profit, faith based continuum of care community, offering post-acute rehab, skilled nursing care, assisted living apartments and senior housing with services.Good Samaritan Society Fort Collins Village is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains. We are committed to providing an unprecedented level of quality service, compassionate care and range of amenities to ensure our residents enjoy a care-free, fulfilling lifestyle that is tailored to their needs.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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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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Good Samaritan Society - Loveland Village

Skilled Nursing 2101 S Garfield, Loveland, Colorado, 80537

Loveland Village provides a full range of housing and healthcare services for those 55 and older. We offer three lifestyle arrangements to meet your specific needs: inviting one- and two-bedroom apartments and spacious twinhomes; apartment-style assisted living featuring charming one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with a full bath and kitchenette; and private and semi-private healthcare rooms. On-campus therapy, home health and care companion services provide options for tailoring a lifestyle unique to your personal preferences.Good Samaritan Society Loveland Village puts your needs first. We offer the full range of senior housing and care for those ages 55 and older. Our services include senior living, assisted living, rehabilitation therapy and memory care in Loveland, Colorado.Our 50-acre campus offers a breathtaking view of the gorgeous Rocky Mountains. And with our beautiful landscaping, residents can enjoy a stunning, park-like setting featuring ponds and walking trails.Were dedicated to helping you be at your best. Our campus includes a state-of-the-art wellness center with a pool, juice bar and spa. In addition to our physical wellness offerings, we encourage social growth. Explore the new town center, where residents can browse our library, start a round of billiards in the game room, enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation in the caf, or shop in the country store.Request a tour of our campus to learn more about what Good Samaritan Society Loveland Village has to offer.

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Good Samaritan Society - Water Valley - Memory Care

Memory Care 1831 Compassion Ct, Windsor, Colorado, 80550

Our one-story, 16-bed licensed memory care assisted living (MCAL) community will uses a family home model that includes 16 private resident rooms with private baths. The resident rooms are centered around a shared community/dining room area, enclosed resident courtyard, purpose-built resident programming areas and staff support spaces. The common areas will also include a chapel/multi-purpose activity room, dining room, fitness area and salon.Good Samaritan Society - Water Valley Senior Living Resort is home to some of the most spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and Lake Water Valley. Its location within Water Valley South is steps away from lakes, walking trails and two golf courses.We are committed to providing an unprecedented level of quality service, compassionate care and range of amenities to ensure our residents enjoy a care-free, fulfilling lifestyle that is tailored to their needs. 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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Articles Written By Local Businesses

How I Spent My Summer

I have just spent the last two months as the interim manager of an independent living. My take away from that time is still on my mind.Residents at my facility had been in the building for either a few months or up to 14 years. Each of their apartments was decorated as uniquely as they are. Some spent quite a bit of time and talent in displaying their statement at the front doors of their apartments. I have gone over and back in my mind what will my statement be? The most fun that I had was spent with the residents. They are current and engaged. There is a dichotomy in their passion for the world. They are worried about the changes they see. Yet, celebrate the progress and the swiftness in which the world now operates.The feeling that has settled into my soul is the community the residents have made for each other. If you are a new resident they want you to know how it all works so that you can be a happy and engaged member of your new world. Cards are sent to residents who are not feeling well. Prayers are said for those who would benefit from more support.Joking and laughter are the order of the day. At the monthly birthday celebration, a resident told me that she had decided to get dressed up put on her half girdle! A resident checked us out by staying in a guest apartment. She was waiting for our van to take a group to the grocery store. She asked if I thought she could handle shopping for herself. She stated she had not shopped for herself in two years. I encouraged her to give it a try!Later on, I saw her pushing the grocery cart having put her own groceries away she had purchased. The smile on her face and the sense of pride in being able to do more for her (at 92!) was exhilarating for both of us to witness. She is now working out the details to join in the community of independent living.I truly believe that we extend the life of those who are in the 80s and 90s by the amenities, lifestyle, companionship, and camaraderie offered in the amazing world of independent living. I am still honored to have spent my summer as the interim manager.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Yvonne Myers, she is the Health Systems Director with Columbine Health Systems and may be reached at 970-482-0198 or by email at yvonne.myers@columbinehealth.com.

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Beating Caregiver Stress

Are you an informal or family caregiver for an elderly person? If you are, you are not alone. Most Americans will be informal caregivers at some point during their lives. Each year more than 44 million Americans (21% of the adult population) provide unpaid care to an elderly or disabled person 18 years or older. This is significant! It represents 80 percent of all long-term care in the United States. Most caregivers are middle-aged or older women who have jobs outside of caring for an elderly person. Most of these women have changed hours or working conditions in order to care for their elderly family member. Sound stressful? It is.Ways to Reduce Caregiver StressFocus on the rewards of care giving, and giving back to a loved one. Being a caregiver strengthens your relationship with the person receiving care and makes you feel needed, boosting your self-confidence. Talk to a counselor, psychologist, or other mental health professional right away if your stress leads you to physically or emotionally harm the person you are caring for.Find out how to deal with your loved ones disease. Do research with doctors, nurses, on websites, and at the library. The more information you have, the easier it will be to prepare for issues that arise.If you do find that you are under stress from caring for your loved one, try these stress reducing tips: Get help from community care giving service providers for:Transportation, meal delivery, home modification, legal servicesand financial counseling Accept help from friends and family this includes financial help. Say "no" to volunteer tasks, such as hosting holiday meals. Do the best you can and don't feel guilty about not being perfect. Prioritize your tasks and establish a daily routine. Stay in touch with family and friends. Join a support group for caregivers facing the same condition or disease. Try to keep your sense of humor. Check with the human resource office at your job. Employees covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act may be able to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to care for relatives. When you need a break (and you will), give a professional home care service, like Visiting Angels, a call. They will come to your loved ones home and perform any number of household chores, personal grooming chores, and provide companionship for your loved one for a very affordable fee.Visiting Angels is owned and operated by a local couple who have been offering their services in Northern Colorado since 2005. Call them for more information at 970-292-5668.Article submitted by Tandi Dawson, Director-Visiting Angels

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Larimer County Caregiver Support Program

Are You A Caregiver? Are you a daughter or son caring for your aging parent? Are you a husband or wife caring for a spouse? Are you a friend or neighbor caring for an aging friend? If you are, you are not alone. Family caregivers play a vital role in providing care for their older relatives, who wish to remain home for as long as possible. In fact, 80% of non-medical assistance is provided by families. These family caregivers across the country currently provide an estimated $306 billion in unpaid caregiving services.There are many challenges facing family caregivers; they often find themselves suddenly faced with the responsibility of providing care and aren't always prepared for the emotional and physical toll. Caregivers often feel stressed and alone, trying to balance their own needs with those of their loved ones. Over and over again, family caregivers report that they are in need of information about what resources are available to themselves and the care receiver. Help is AvailableLarimer County's Office on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program is here to assist family caregivers who are caring for an older adult at home. This program is where caregivers need to start, in order to find the answers they so desperately need. The Family Caregiver Support Program can: Connect family caregivers with appropriate community resources Provide a free caregiver consultation which offers support and planning Assist in finding helpful and appropriate respite care services Help promote the dignity and independence of the person receiving careRespite CareAre you a caregiver who needs some time off from your caregiving duties for a few hours or a few days?The Family Caregiver Support Program will provide a respite grant which can be used to purchase respite care in the home, in an adult day program, or an overnight stay in a community long term care facility.What Else Is Available?The Caregiver Support Coordinator can help you connect with the following services:Adaptive / Assistive EquipmentCaregiver Education and TrainingCounselingDementia ResourcesLegal / FinancialMinor home safety modificationsCaregiver Support GroupsAre you looking for other caregivers who share the same challenges, frustrations and rewards? We can refer you to community support groups where you will learn from people in similar situations and find our you're not alone.Asking for help is a sign of strength and an acknowledgement of ones abilities and limitations. If you are a caregiver, you have a resource at Larimer County Office on Aging, Call - Lynette McGowan, the Caregiver Support Coordinator at 498-6820, or email: lmcgowan@larimer.org

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Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH'S)

Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital (NCLTAH) provides specialized medical, nursing and rehabilitation services for patients who need more advanced care for their recovery process, but who no longer require services in a traditional acute care hospital. Patients typically have a chronic or medically complex medical condition that requires hospitalization for an average of 25 days or more in a facility that offers a 24/7 specialized treatment program.LTACs are Post Acute Care hospitals they are not to be confused with Nursing Homes (SNFs).Appropriate conditions treated in the Long Term Acute Hospital are:Medically ComplexRespiratory Disorders including TracheostomyVentilator DependentCardiac/Cardiovascular ConditionsRenal DiseaseOncologyWound CareReconstructive and Extended Post Surgical CareRehabilitation Related Diagnoses with Complex or Tertiary NeedsThe top admitting diagnoses in the Long Term Acute Hospital are:Respiratory Failure (Ventilator weaning, high flow oxygen)Infectious Disease (IV abx, infection monitoring)Extensive Wound Management (Ulcers, Fistulas, Surgical)Parenteral Nutrition (Abd wounds, Post Op)Multiple Trauma (Multiple fracture/deconditioning/malnutrition)Head Injuries (CVAs, TBIs)Dialysis (ESRD, ATN)Medically Complex PatientsThe following differentiates LTACs from other levels of care:Attending Physician and ConsultantsDaily Hospitalist RoundingPulmonologistsNephrologistsSurgical SpecialistsPhysiatrists (PM&R)ProceduresDialysisBronchoscopies & Chest Tube ManagementX-RayLine Placement (Central lines, PICC lines)Telemetry/Cardiac Monitoring & Continuous Pulse OximetryWound DebridementMedicationsPharmacist on siteIV therapies (abx, etc.)IV DripsInsulinPressors (Dopamine, Levophed, etc.)LasixJoint Commission AccreditationTherapies:Respiratory Therapists on-site 24/7Speech TherapyDietitianPhysical & Occupational TherapistsWound Care NursesEditors Note: This article was written by Daniel Asadi, DO, Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine and Medical Director at Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital, Johnstown, CO. The NCLTAH team of professionals can be reached at 970-619-3663.

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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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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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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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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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Registered Nurse

We offer starting a pay at $40.00/hr for day shift 6a-6p. Sign on Bonus of $7,000k. Tuition reimbursement and tuition repayment plans. Free Costco or Sam's memberships. Free Amazon Prime or Walmart Plus memberships.***Potential to earn up to $100,000+ per year***About UsThe Center at Rock Creek is a skilled nursing facility that serves patients needing physical rehabilitation and/or complex nursing care. With an all new Management team and skilled, caring staff, we are able to provide optimum care if a beautiful, hotel-like setting. 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, state-of-the-art facilities Physician-driven care plans designed to maximize the quality of care We offer an environment that encourages team involvement and fosters new ideas Excellent pay PTO 401k matching Medical, dental, vision, along with the other ancillary benefits Job Summary: The Nurse is responsible for providing direct nursing care to the residents. Such care must be delivered in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be required by the Director of Nursing Services designee.Essential Job Functions: Communicates with physicians, care team, residents and family members effectively. Consults with the residents physician and the care team in providing the residents care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., as appropriate. Notifies the proper staff, personnel and agencies when the resident is involved in an accident or incident. Answers call lights and assists residents in a timely manner. Administers services within the applicable scope of nursing practice. Is familiar with the rights of residents in a skilled nursing facility and act in a manner consistent with and respectful of those rights. Follows drug administration protocol. Performs charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures and applicable state and federal regulations. Charts nurses notes in professional and appropriate manner that timely, accurately and thoroughly reflects the care provided to the resident, as well as the residents response to the care. EducationMust possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved RN programSpecific Requirements Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN in this state-must report any situations that may arise in which the license could be effected. Must be able to pass a drug screening and background check.' Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, PRNPay: $40.00 - $45.00 per hourBenefits: 401(k) matching Dental insurance Disability insurance Health insurance License reimbursement Life insurance Loan forgiveness Paid time off Referral program Relocation assistance Tuition reimbursement Vision insurance Schedule: 12 hour shift Day shift Holidays Night shift Overtime Rotating weekends Supplemental Pay: Bonus pay Differential pay Overtime pay Signing bonus Education: Associate (Preferred) Experience: Nursing: 1 year (Preferred) License/Certification: BLS Certification (Preferred) RN (Preferred)

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RN or LPN- Nurse- FT- Skilled Nursing

Full Job DescriptionCreate Your Career with UsFor over 100 years, the Good Samaritan Society and Sanford Health have incorporated Christian faith into the heart of the culture and putting the needs of others before their own. Within our nursing family of RNs and other caregivers, we provide compassionate care and service to our residents and build meaningful relationships that will last a lifetime.Facility: GSS CO LovelandLocation: Loveland, COAddress: 2101 S Garfield Ave, Loveland, CO 80537, USAShift: 12 Hours - Night ShiftsJob Schedule: Full timeWeekly Hours: 36. 00Salary Range: $30.00 - $41.50Department DetailsBeautiful 50 acre campus with walking trails, fishing ponds, swimming pool, workout equipment and more, available for staff and resident enjoymentJob SummaryWe re looking for qualified Registered Nurses who are dedicated and committed to serving the residents that we welcome into our long-term care facilities. Our RNs are relied upon for their assessment skills, critical thinking and holistic approach to healthcare delivery to support our residents physical and emotional needs. As a Registered Nurse at Good Sam and Sanford, you will have the opportunity to supervise and support your team of care providers while also furthering opportunities for your own professional growth and advancement in the nursing field.ResponsibilitiesAssesses plans, implements and coordinates a plan of care for residentsAssures medications and treatments are administered to assigned residentsAssures physicians orders are processed and physicians notified in a timely mannerDirects and assists with resident, family/significant other educationRespond promptly to resident call lightsUse transfer equipment and handling techniques properlyQualificationsGraduate from a nationally accredited nursing program preferred, including, but not limited to, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). Bachelor s Degree in nursing preferred.Currently holds an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possess multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.BenefitsThe Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordcareers.com/benefits .The Good Samaritan Society is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .The Good Samaritan Society has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

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