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.
Description: Learn about the Contented Dementia approach (the UK originated SPECAL Method). Find out why counter-intuitive strategies make sense Learn about the SPECAL photograph album Discover 3 Golden Rules for creating well-being for your loved one living with dementia (and reducing stress for yourself) Location: Zoom Zoom Meeting ID and Password will be received upon registration and a reminder email with the link the day of. Website: https://dementiatogether.org/calendar/
To register, please visit www.alz.org/crfor call the 24/7 helpline at 7-800-272-3900.
Join us for an evening celebrating our Veterans at the Denver Downtown Aquariums newly redone Nautilus Ballroom! Enjoy a VIP visit and a Paparazzi photo opportunity with the Aquariums Animal Ambassadors and tour the beautiful Aquarium exhibits! Start with delicious appetizers in the fabulous Dive Lounge, enjoy live entertainment from the Denver Dolls, then feast on a full-course dinner in the Nautilus ballroom, complete with wine pairings. The evening with be Emceed once again by Colorados Own Channel 2, Ken Clark, and will feature a signature Shark cocktail, elegant mystery jewelry gift bags, competitive bidding at our fantastic Silent Auction, and enjoy the fun of our famous dessert auction! All proceeds from this fun evening go towards supporting the Healing Warriors Program clinics in Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs, and Longmont.Get your tickets today by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/star-spangled-gala-denver-aquarium-tickets-381953421967 Cocktail attire requested
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Fort Collins Village offers senior housing with services, along with and health and wellness programs. Also, Assisted Living, long-term Skilled Nursing Care, and short-term Post-Acute Rehabilitation services & therapies are all offered in the same building if care needs change. The Good Samaritan Society is a not-for-profit, faith-based community that welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds.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.
Water Valley Assisted Living offers spacious private studio and 1 bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, private baths, personal emergency response system, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, 24 hour staff assistance, 24 hour Nurse availability and chef prepared meals. All utilities except telephone are included. Scheduled spiritual ministries, recreation, social and well-being opportunities are available daily.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.
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.
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.
Although mobility devices can transform an individuals life and give them back some sense of independence and control, they have the potential for injury. Often, the cause is not malfunction, but rather the fact that many individuals choose the wrong device for their needs or use them incorrectly.Consider the following before choosing a mobility device:FIRST, shop for the health care provider that is the right fit for the individuals needs.CANES AND WALKERSConsider the following in choosing the right canes and walkers:How is the individuals balance?Do they have the sensation and strength in their hands to hold the device?Make sure the device is the proper height.Perform routine maintenance checks. WHEELCHAIRSAn individual must be measured properly, and the chair and seating system must fit those measurements:Adjust the chair for the individual. Make sure the individual knows how to operate all functions on the chairReplace worn parts as necessary. STANDERSIt's important to measure the individuals size, functional abilities and the standers purpose. Once delivered, it must be properly adjusted. Do regular routine maintenance checks with parts replacement as needed.RE-EVALUATION, TRAINING, FITTING & REPAIR. It is common for facilities to hold mobility clinics where the individual is evaluated for a device and a prescription is generated. Delivery of the device, re-evaluation, fitting and training will occur.INSURANCEKnowledge of insurance plans and the individual's financial situation is also important. Many plans will cover only one device in a several-year period of time. Understanding of these issues can help in choosing a device that is able to grow and change as needs change.Finding that balance between devices can be very liberating and increase an individuals ability to participate in work, recreation, or other pursuits. Life changes, and so do all of us. It is important to schedule annual visits with a health care professional to evaluate current devices and the potential for new or changes in a mobility prescription. Editors Note: This information was submitted by Beth Bullard, Director of Case Management/Patient Assessment Information Coordinator at Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital in Johnstown. She can be reached at ncrh.ernesthealth.comRead More
If you do not see an aging friend or relative often, changes in his or her health may seem dramatic. In contrast, the primary caregiver might not notice such changes or realize that more help, medical treatment, or supervision is needed. Or, the primary caregiver might not want to accept the fact that the health of his or her spouse or parent is failing. Sometimes a geriatric care manager or other professional is the first to notice changes.To learn more about how to assess key changes that may relate to the onset of Alzheimers disease or another dementia from the National Institute on Aging.Read More
Is it any wonder that the Mature Adults of today are choosing Maintenance-Free Living Communities? The over 55 population is staggering at a whopping 78 million individuals in the United States alone! And, as they have reached their prime age for travel, they have also reached their peak earning years, and now consider travel a necessity and no longer an anticipated luxury. The parents of the so called Baby-Boomers often saved their pennies and waited for retirement to travel, but todays travelers are well-seasoned decades before retirement age has arrived. At this point in life, they are travelers looking for a very specific type of experience as they ready themselves for their next excursion. Some are looking for adventure, others simply want to have fun, and yet many seek the more sophisticated venue in their destinations. Either way, they're all looking for the same thing; immediate gratification! Its important to understand that Mature Travelers are not the passive travelers of yesterday. And, being technically savvy in researching the internet for information, they want to be involved with planning their destinations. They typically have no interest in package deals where they have to visit A, B and C, as they're likely to have already chosen D, E and F. Another commonality is they're after creature comforts. And, no surprise, they're not shy about demanding their version of luxury, be it a quaint and private mountain cabin, the bright lights and sensory stimulation of the Vegas Strip, or the slow, gentle sway of a 2000-passenger ocean liner. They anticipate great food, great views, and, in a nutshell, an all-around great experience. For the majority of them, because they are so interactively minded, the idea of sitting in a tour bus while someone points and describes their current destination, is a complete turn-off to them. This generation of traveler wants the actual experience of feeling, touching and tasting. For this reason, many of the Tour Operators of yesterday have dropped the word Tour from their title and are now promoting themselves as Travel operators. Those once known as Tour Guides are now Destination Experts! My, how things have changed! So, why not choose Maintenance-Free Living Communities, where all you have to do is lock the door behind you while venturing out to your next travel destination!Editors Note: This article was written by Holly Braning, Director of Sales and Marketing for Water Valley Good Samaritan community. She may be reached at 970-674-5515 for more information.Read More
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
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.
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.
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!)
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!Read More
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)Read More
Full Job DescriptionWe are looking for DAY and NIGHT shift LPNsWe offer a starting pay of $30 per hour and a generous night shift differential of $3.00 an hour. Sign on bonus of $7,000. Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan pay off plans. Free Costco or Sam's Club memberships. Free Amazon Prime or Walmart Plus memberships. Additional bonus and overtime potential. More incentives and perks available.About UsThe Center at Rock Creek is a skilled nursing facility that serves patients needing physical rehabilitation and/or complex nursing care. Our new Management team and our highly qualified, caring staff provides care in a beautiful, hotel-like setting to help our patients achieve 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.QualificationsHigh school or equivalent (Preferred)Day Shift (Preferred)Night Shift (Preferred)Overnight Shift (Preferred)Read More
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 email@example.com .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.Read More