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Feb 10, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Arrange Your Own Valentine's Day Bouquet!

Please join 55 Resort Greeley on Friday, February 10th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm to "Arrange Your Own Valentine's Day Bouquet!" Light refreshments will be provided.Limited Space Available. RSVP to 970-999-8789

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May 21, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Healing Warriors 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run Supporting Veterans at Spring Canyon Park

The Healing Warriors 2nd Annual 5k Fun Run/Walk is a fun, family & pet friendly event held at the beautiful Spring Canyon Park. This professionally timed event is perfect for serious runners who may be looking to improve a time, or just have a fun time running, jogging or walking to support our Veteran families. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and race begins at 10:00 a.m.Each registered participant will receive a branded race shirt*, and goody bag. Activities at the Park begin at 9:00 a.m., snacks, food, music and much more! This is a 2 lap 5K race, view the trail here: https://us.mapometer.com/running/route_5370131.htmlPacket Pickup is Race Day at 9am.  *while supplies last. Must register prior to May 10 to receive shirt.Become a Sponsor- Increase Community Social Responsibility, Support the Health & Wellness of our Veterans, Gain Valuable Exposure and Make a Difference. Click the Sponsor Tab in the main menu for details or click to secure your SPONSORSHIP HERE  All proceeds from the race will benefit Healing Warriors Program Clinics whose Mission and role is to lessen the factors that lead to veteran suicides.  We do this by providing FREE treatment care, home self-care tools, gun locks, and Client Care navigation services to assist in connecting our veterans with community resources and counseling services. We solve problems together as a community, and our fundraising events focus on education, awareness and removing barriers for our veteran families in obtaining care.

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Aug 10, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Adult Children Caregiver Support Group - Younger Onset

Second Wednesday of each month. To register https://bit.ly/AdultChildrenALZSupportGroup

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Feb 09, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

INVALUABLE INFORMATION FOR SENIOR CARE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

Learn how Beneficent connects Seniors and Disabled Adults to funds that pay for the high-quality care Senior Care Industry Professionals provide.Case Managers, Social Workers, & Certified Senior Advisors can EARN 1 CEU CREDIT through our 1- HOUR FREE ZOOM CLASSScan to RSVP or contact Kim Searles, (CSA)Director of Education Kim@DoingGoodForOthers.com 719.645.8350

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North Range Behavioral Health

Mental Health & Counseling 1300 N. 17th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado, 80631

North Range Behavioral Health is dedicated to helping seniors and members of our community. We have been a part of Weld County for many years, always seeking innovative and effective ways to treat behavioral health challenges. When seniors require services to live a healthy and productive life and improve their mental health, we are available to provide counseling, peer support, and addiction treatment to help you or a loved one looking for help. You are not alone. We invite you to learn about our services by visiting NorthRange.org. If you or anyone you care about needs mental health or addiction treatment, please contact usat 970.347.2120.If you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health crisis call 844.493.TALK (8255), text Talk to 38255, call 970.347.2120, or come to 928 12th St. in Greeley -24/7/365

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Good Samaritan Society - Services@Home

Non-Medical 2101 S Garfield Avenue, Loveland, Colorado, 80537

You're not ready to leave home. But you're realizing that staying there is becoming a challenge. With Services@Home from the Good Samaritan Society, you can get the help you need to stay comfortable in the place that means so much to you. If this sounds familiar, non-medical home care services may be what you're looking for These services can include everything from lending a hand around the house to giving your loved one some extra social time. Our services might also include respite care, companionship, light housekeeping, and assistance with dressing, personal hygiene and grooming.Good Samaritan Society Services@Home provides tailored care when and where were needed. We offer nonmedical, in-home care personalized to our clients needs, day or night.From meal preparation to medication reminders, light housekeeping to companionship, our team customizes our services to fit your loved ones unique needs. And they wont have to leave the comfort of home to get the care they need.

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Good Samaritan Society - Loveland Village

Skilled Nursing 2101 S Garfield Avenue, 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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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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Causes of Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease, neurological evaluation

Unsure if your relative is in need of Alzheimer's care? As we age, many of us have an understandable fear of memory loss and whether it is a sign of Alzheimer's disease a progressive and fatal brain disease. Memory loss is commonly thought of as a normal part of aging. However, serious memory loss may be a sign of another medical problem. These can include:InfectionVitamin deficiencyIssues with the thyroid glandAn emotional problemStrokeDementia.Dementia is a general term for memory loss. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia. Signs of Alzheimer's Disease The Alzheimer's Association provides this list of 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's contrasted with typical changes related to age. Memory loss that disrupts daily life especially forgetting recently learned information. A typical age-related change: Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later.Challenges in planning or solving problems such as losing track of monthly bills. A typical age-related change: Making occasional errors when balancing a checkbook.Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work or leisure such as forgetting the rules to a game. A typical age-related change: Occasionally needing help to use settings on a microwave or to record a television program.Confusing with time or place sometimes forgetting how they got to a certain location. A typical age-related change: Getting confused about the day or date but figuring it out later.Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships including judging distance. A typical age-related change: Vision changes related to cataracts.Problems with words in speaking or writing or calling things by the wrong name. A typical age-related change: Sometimes having trouble finding the right word.Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps, which can get frequent over time. A typical age-related change: Misplacing things now and then like glasses or the remote control.Decreased poor judgment such as giving excessive money away to telemarketers or paying less attention to personal hygiene. A typical age-related change: Making a bad decision once in a while.Withdrawal from work or social activities. A typical age-related change: Sometimes feeling weary of work, family and social obligations.Changes in mood and personality. A typical age-related change: Developing specific ways of doing things and becoming irritable when routine is disrupted.People with memory loss should receive a thorough examination from a physician including a careful review of the persons clinical history, a physical and neurological evaluation, a review of medications and cognitive testing. An appropriate treatment plan can be made once a diagnosis is determined.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Gene Haffner of Banner Health . He may be reached at 970-350-6133 or for more information visit Banner Healths website at www.bannerhealth.com

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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 Consultants Daily Hospitalist RoundingPulmonologistsNephrologistsSurgical SpecialistsPhysiatrists (PM&R)Procedures DialysisBronchoscopies & Chest Tube ManagementX-RayLine Placement (Central lines, PICC lines)Telemetry/Cardiac Monitoring & Continuous Pulse OximetryWound DebridementMedications Pharmacist on siteIV therapies (abx, etc.)IV Drips InsulinPressors (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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Keeping Clients, Families, and Caregivers Safe During COVID-19 at Amada Senior Care

Health and Safety Will Always Be a Top Priority. At this point, COVID-19 has already had a significant impact on many of our lives. From closed down schools to sold out home essentials, were all feeling its effects in some shape or form.Since the elderly are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, we want to ensure our clients, their families, and our staff that we are closely monitoring this situation and are taking every precaution necessary to help prevent the spread of this virus. The health and safety of our clients, communities and caregivers will always be a top priority at Amada Senior Care.What We Are Doing About ItAmada Senior Care caregivers are trained on how to reduce the risk of infectious diseases.This training is something we continually stress in order to ensure its implementation. As we have always done, we strongly encourage staff and caregivers to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to prevent the spread of this illness. Hand washing, remaining home when sick and taking extra precautions when working with clients who are sick are especially important during this time.Questions? We Have AnswersIf you have questions on the preventative measures your local Amada Senior Care provider is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please reach out to us and we will be delighted to speak with you about what we are doing to infectious disease prevention: 970-682-3847.

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Elderhaus History

By Dr. Donald W. Lambert, Founding board memberIn the late 1970s professional leaders in the American Baptist Church of Fort Collins heard of a new concept of daycare for adults being practiced on the western and eastern coasts, but not in the Rocky Mountains and midlands.  The church began research through national adult daycare services, then Colorado State University, the local Office on Aging, and gave attention to needs in the local community.   One member of the congregation and professional teacher, Betty Moseley provided many days and hours researching the concepts, issues, and possibilities of meeting the needs of adults in the Fort Collins community and beyond.Professional leaders in the church, former president of the University of the Philippines, Dr. Fred Chambers, and his wife and surgeon Dr. Dorothy Chambers who had established a new hospital in Assam, northeast India inquired of Dorothys sister in Seattle, about a late new concept of daycare for adults already established on the west coast and east coast to discover success was already apparent for such a new venture of service.Under the pastorate of Dr. Donald W. Lambert the church formally adopted the new mission concept and voted to release church properties across Shields Street for the birthplace of Elderhaus.  On the first day alone, the congregation provided 74 volunteers to upgrade and insulate the properties for the new venture of community service, the first of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region.   Many other church members volunteered to serve Elderhaus with music, games, and built a new outdoor picnic shelter. Nearby communities soon came to copy similar ventures in their own cities.Local attorney, veteran and church member, Joe Mears became the first president of the Elderhaus board of leaders.   Methodist minister, Rev. Frances Bigelow served as the first Director, while Shirley Taladay served as the first nurse, and other leaders, all without pay served as leaders of Elderhaus in its beginning stages.  In 1980 the church provided total funding for the program and has continued its funding and services to the present day.At the end of 1980 there were four part-time participants and at the end of 1981 there were 15 near-fulltime participants, while staff soon became paid, and a program director was secured.  Fort Collins community churches and Fort Collins Interfaith assisted in promotion and publicizing of Elderhaus to the wider community and the city of Loveland.  Vans began to provide transportation to the Shields Street properties and were used for day outings for participants.  These were the formative years.

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Google ranks Seniorsbluebook.com in the top 1% of 41M+ domains worldwide, your business can benefit

Google ranks Seniorsbluebook.com in the top 1% of all 41M+ domains worldwide - Why these matter to our SBB partners -SBB Article Library-SBB Video-SBB Social Media Presence-SBB Partner Dashboard-How to get the most out of your print ad-SBB Media Digital SolutionsLearn how your business can benefit from this. Visit SeniorsBlueBook.com for more information!

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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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Beneficent for SW and Case Managers

Beneficent:Adj. - Doing good for othersAre you or a loved one a senior or disabled adult and need long-term care?We know that applying for long-term care financial programs can feel like you are in a maze. We quickly navigate you to the best financial program to help pay for senior care, including assisted living, adult day care, home care, nursing homes, or senior living for you or your loved one.   Call Beneficent today to learn more 719-645-8350 or join our monthly educational meetings hosted by Kim Searles for Social Workers, Care Providers and the Senior Community. 

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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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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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Interim Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

Accel at Longmont in Longmont, CO is actively seeking a Nursing Home Administrators to join our team! Its time you worked for a company thats just as passionate about quality senior care as you are!Accel at Longmont provides support services to over 35 state-of-the-art senior care communities located in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma. We are seeking exceptional Administrators to join our facilities that make the difference in our residents lives!Bring your management career to Accel at Longmont and experience the difference. In this key management role, you will manage overall operations while ensuring profitability, without sacrificing quality care and exceptional service. Together, we can change senior living!As the Nursing Home Administrator, you will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team that is recognized for their achievements and contributions. Come be a part of our mission to provide superior clinical care, rehabilitation, wellness, and supportive services that meet the wants, needs, and expectations of our patients and residents.At Accel at Longmont in Longmont, CO you will be a part of a well-respected facility that is making an impact in the lives of our residents, our team, and the community in which we serve. We look forward to you joining our team!Job Responsibilities:As a Nursing Home Administrator, you will be responsible for the overall operation as well as the clinical and financial success of the healthcare facility. Areas of responsibility include:Budget complianceOperationsStaff recruitment and retentionRegulatory complianceResident and family relationshipMarketing and supervision of each department within the facilityJob Requirements:Current and active Nursing Home Administrator license3+ years of administrator experience in a skilled nursing facilitySolid knowledge of Managed Care and high-volume Medicare buildingsCapable of making mature, professional judgmentsMust be able to collect, analyze, and manage dataMaintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.COVID vaccine is required to work in all Colorado Health Care FacilitiesBase Pay: Starting at $110,000 per year (Experience Based)APPLY HERE

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Hospice Chaplain

Dignity Hospice of Colorado serves patients, their families and the communities where they live throughout Denver and the Front Range, and has expanded into the Greeley, Loveland, and Fort Collins area in 2021. At Dignity, our mission is to provide exceptional care and customer service to our patients and their families. We take pride in providing these services in an environment of dignity and respect for every person.Overview: The Chaplain coordinates spiritual and/or religious services that are provided to assist patients, families, and caregivers cope with the losses that occur during the illness and eventual death of the patient. Provide spiritual and/or religious interventions to patients, families, and caregivers who need spiritual companionship and counseling as it relates to end-of-life care.Reports to: Chaplain CoordinatorQualifications/Educational Requirements: Completion of Masters level education in theology, spiritual counseling, or other pastoral care related studies. Completion of 1+ units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE/ACPE) and/or experience with hospice spiritual counseling preferred. Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team Ability to schedule and complete tasks independently Ability to provide care in an interfaith and multi-cultural setting and network with local clergy and faith communities Excellent written and verbal communication skillsResponsibilities/Essential Functions:1. Conducts spiritual assessment of patients, families and/or caregivers in the hospice program and ensures appropriate services are rendered within state, company, and hospice guidelines.2. Completes the individual Plan of Care by participating in the comprehensive assessment to meet identified spiritual needs within state, company and hospice guidelines.3. Visits the patient/family at intervals designated by the patient's Plan of Care. Available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. and on-call on evenings/weekends as assigned4. Attends patient care conference and interdisciplinary team meetings as a member of the interdisciplinary team5. Attends all trainings and in-services as required; make up materials when missed as directed.6. Coordinates with outside resources, including the patients religious community, as needed/requested to meet spiritual care needs and clearly documents all contact in progress notes.7. Functions as a patient advocate assuring patients rights to information, always providing patient safety, and following HIPAA guidelines.8. Participates in the bereavement program by contacting the patient/family as needed or requested by Dignitys Bereavement Coordinator. Assist with the development of the Bereavement Plan of Care when requested and be available for family services for the patients family up to 13 months after the death of the patient.9. Performs spiritual/religious services such as memorials, funerals, grief groups, etc. as requested by patients, family, or staff members.10. Performs and contribute to the spiritual care of Dignity staff members, including blessings and reflections before meetings, memorial services, spiritual program planning, staff outreach and counseling.11. Outwardly present a professional, non-anxious presence, demonstrate emotional maturity, and pastoral authority, advocate for the needs of the patient in accordance with their belief systems during coordination of care meetings, IDT meetings, care conferences and all direct care provided.12. Adheres to the ethical standards of hospice care and the Dignity Hospice Mission & Vision statements.13. Follows mandatory reporting standards while also remaining sensitive to maintain patient confidentiality.The above list reflects the essential functions and other job functions considered necessary of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job or assigned by supervisory personnel.Work environment: General offices, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and patient home settings will be the primary locations of the Chaplains activities. Exposure to infectious diseases is possible and universal precautions should be taken at all times. Travel is a requirement of this position.Scheduling and Case Loads: Chaplains are expected to work one (1) on-call weekend per month and 3 Holiday shifts in a 12-month period. Anticipated case load of 1-24 patients for part-time Chaplain. Position will be reviewed for transition to full-time when case load reaches 20-24 patients.Continuing Education Requirements: Employee is expected to participate in ongoing continuing education as requested by their immediate supervisor and/or required by policy. In addition, the employee is expected to accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities. Employee must attend mandatory in-services, or complete make-up sessions within 30 days of original presentation.Compensation & Benefits: Part-time compensation includes a per-visit rate of $24-$29 (DOE), and an assessment rate of $30-$35 plus mileage and cell phone reimbursement. Bonus/premium for on-call visits, paid gym membership.We look forward to hearing from you!www.dignityco.comJob Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $25.00 - $29.00 per hourBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingEmployee assistance programFlexible scheduleSchedule:8 hour shiftOn callExperience:Hospice care: 2 years (Preferred)Work Location: Multiple LocationsAPPLY HERE

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