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Welcome to the Seniors Blue Book local home page for Pueblo and Southern Colorado. I'm Courtney Ergenbright, your local partner at the Seniors Blue Book. Please let me know how I can help you. Whether you are looking for resources,   looking to promote your business, or just want to know what's happening around town, the Seniors Blue Book website is your go-to!    I know from personal experience from taking care of an aging parent in another state that the search is not easy, aging is not easy. Our healthcare system is difficult to navigate, throw in insurance and legal issues on top, and then manage it all in a crisis… no one should have to do it alone. Let me help you. Call or email me today!

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Apr 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

2024 Pueblo Senior Resource Fair

The Pueblo Senior Resource Fair will be held April 25th at the Pueblo Convention Center from 10:00 to 2:00. Despite the rain during last year's event, we had several hundred seniors join us for our second annual senior fair and have had both seniors and organizations calling to find out when this years event will be. Reserve your spot today! We have a limited number of booths available per industry type. We also have a limited number of nonprofit spots available. This event will be advertised on KKTV, KRDO, Facebook, SeniorsBlueBook.com, AisMedicareAndMore.com, AIS Senior Newsletter and more. We also encourage participants to advertise the event and share it on Facebook. For more information call Jolynn or Jonathan at 719-404-3202. Click the link below for the application. Pueblo Senior Resource Fair Vendor Application

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Mar 12, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

ABCs of Moving

Looking for insider tips and tricks to prepare your home for todays market? Join us for an informative panel discussion on downsizing and making a move with ease. Hear from experts at The Palone Pros Realty Team, iMoveiHaul Moving Company and Hammond Law Group, who will help guide you through all aspects of planning a seamless move. Lunch will be served during the presentation followed by a question-and-answer session for guests. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Mar 06, 2024 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Senior Service Professionals Meeting

The March Networking Meeting is Wed. March 6th and will be hosted by Home Instead at Villa Pueblo in the penthouse. Make sure to go to the right location!!Marlayna Wofford will be sharing how Home Instead is different and what services are provided in our community.If you are participating in the April 25th Senior Fair in Pueblo, I will have registration forms on hand and flyers for you to post. We are almost completely full for the event! Please bring any missing items to complete your registration.RSVP HERE

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Energy Workers Medical Services

Home Medical Equipment & Supplies 140 North 100 East, American Fork, Utah, 84003

Energy Worker's Medical Services provides top of the line medical supplies to those who qualify under the Workers' Compensation plan. Those who have devoted their time and health to the DOL in mining and hauling Uranium. We provide this medical equipment at no cost to you. Our knowledgeable staff is eager to help you get the medical equipment you need as soon as possible. We rely on a team of passionate and dedicated nurses and care givers to help us provide timely and relevant care to our patients. We are here to support you in your efforts to care for America's Workforce.  If you are not sure if you qualify, please contact us.

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FirstLight Home Care

Employment Opportunities 805 Eagleridge Boulevard, Pueblo, Colorado, 81008

At FirstLight Home Care, you get to do something that matters. Something that makes a real difference.FirstLight Home Care hires Caregivers, Home Health Aides, CNAs, Care Coordinators, Companion Care and Personal Care Assistants who have integrity, a great capacity for compassion and empathy, and who value a rewarding career. We look for individuals who can help make everyday activities easier for our clients, and who have a genuine desire to enrich the lives of others and make the world a better place! Do you love helping people? Are you a caring, compassionate, active senior, parent, student, or friend? Looking for part or full time work? If so, we want to meet you! Call us today!

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Belmont Lodge Health Care Center

Skilled Nursing 1601 Constitution Road, Pueblo, Colorado, 81001

Selecting the right skilled nursing facility can be critical to your speedy recovery. Belmont Lodge Health Care Center located in Pueblo, CO, in Pueblo County, offers a variety of therapies and care services to help you regain your independence. Skilled nurses, therapists and licensed care professionals are available to guide you through your personalized therapy. Whether youre recovering after a hospital visit or in need of on-going medical support, Belmont Lodge Health Care Center will help you achieve your personal goals. We care for the people you love.

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FirstLight Home Care

Non-Medical 805 Eagleridge Boulevard, Pueblo, Colorado, 81008

The responsibility of caring for an older parent or relative is a part of life for many adults across the country. At FirstLight, we see caring for seniors as a privilege, not just an obligation. So, when you can't be there, you can count on us to provide the best home care and an understanding smile in a place that's near and dear to their hearts and home.

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Articles Written By Local Businesses

Alzheimer's: Finding a Cure

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimers disease. Alzheimers is the most common form of dementia in the world and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.It is projected that by 2050, the number of people living with the disease will rise to nearly 13 million as baby boomers continue to age and people are living longer overall. In fact, over the past decade, the average life expectancy has dramatically increased around the world. In the 1950s, the average global life expectancy was estimated to be 47 years. As of 2020, the global average life expectancy is 73 years, with the trend expected to grow to 77 years by 2050.Although the risk of Alzheimers disease increases with age, it is not a normal part of aging or something that should be expected in older people. We still have no cure for Alzheimers and it seems that our progress on developing medications and treatments for the disease has hit a standstill.Read more about the facts, Alzheimers research, and thedifficult path ahead for finding the cure

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Seniors Thriving Together: The Influence of Organizations on Health

In the tapestry of aging, senior-focused organizations weave a crucial thread of support, contributing significantly to the health and well-being of our older generation. These entities create vibrant communities by fostering connections through social events, support groups, and shared activities. By combating loneliness and providing a sense of purpose, they positively influence mental and physical health. Additionally, these organizations serve as valuable hubs for health education, offering workshops and resources that empower seniors to make informed decisions about their well-being. Tailored fitness programs and recreational activities further contribute to physical health while fostering a positive atmosphere for social interaction.Moreover, senior organizations go beyond routine engagement by providing volunteer opportunities, allowing seniors to share their wisdom and skills with the community. This not only enhances their sense of purpose but also positively impacts mental and emotional well-being. In times of crisis, these organizations act as pillars of support, ensuring that seniors have access to assistance and resources. By advocating for seniors' rights and needs, these groups play a vital role in addressing the unique challenges faced by this demographic. In celebrating the wisdom and experience of our seniors, it's essential to recognize and appreciate the pivotal role that organizations play in fostering a community where seniors can truly thrive together. 

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Don't Be The Last to Know

It may seem odd, but you may be unaware that you have a hearing loss -- or, not aware of the impact its having on others. This is because hearing loss is subtle and progressive. You lose hearing very slowly over a long period of time, and then you one day you realize you have to strain to hear your wife in a restaurant. You may think she's decided not to speak up anymore, but in reality she's speaking to you like she always has. Or, maybe one evening she says, please turn down the TV -- its hurting my ears! And, you think the volumes set like always.So, here are a few key questions to evaluate if you have lost some hearing. Each question is designed to gain an understanding of impact your loss may be having on your daily life. These are the things that can become very frustrating for your friends and family -- even though you may not realize it. So, here you go:Do you have a problem hearing over the telephone?Do you have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time?Do you have trouble understanding things on TV?Do you get confused about where sounds come from?Do you especially have trouble understanding the speech of women and children?Do people seem to mumble?Do people get annoyed because you misunderstand what they say?If your answers to these questions raise concerns, I encourage you to get a free hearing checkup. For most people, there's no need to live with these problems. Todays hearing aid technology is truly remarkable!Editors Note: This article was submitted by DigiCare with offices throughout Southern Colorado. For further information please see their ad on the Inside Front Cover or they can be reached at 719-676-3277 or via their website at www.digicarehearing.com

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

One grandmother recently stated that she went through all the trials and tribulations if raising children just so she could have the joys of grandchildren. Little did she know at that time that she would be raising those grandchildren. The phenomenon of grandparents raising grandchildren is increasing and becoming more prominent in the legal system. Colorado law provides various legal avenues to afford grandparents rights to raise their grandchildren, make medical and educational decisions for their grandchildren, etc. The least expensive and most expeditious manner to give grandparents rights is where a parent may give a grandparent a document known as a Minor's Power of Attorney. The grandparent can use this document to seek medical attention or make educational decisions. This special power of attorney can last up to twelve (12) months and can be revoked at any time by the parent.The other avenue for grandparents is to seek court assistance. Court intervention provides more stability for the child(ren) and grandparents than a power of attorney. There are two statutory provisions that a grandparent may use to gain rights over a grandchild. The first is the Domestic Relations statutory provisions which allocate parental responsibilities to the grandparents. The second way is through the Probate statutory provisions where a grandparent can seek guardianship over the grandchild. Both of these avenues will afford grandparents extended rights to make important decisions regarding their grandchildren without terminating the rights of the parents and which can only be changed by court order. It is some times daunting to have to raise your grandchildren, but the law provides one with many options.Editors note: This article was submitted by Jolene L. DeVries, Attorney at Law. For further information she can be reached at 719-275-4424.

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Meet Our New Publisher Courtney Ergenbright

My name is Courtney Ergenbright and I am excited to join the Seniors Blue Book team as the Regional Director for Colorado Springs, Southern Colorado and the Western Slope.  I bring over 20 years of advertising and marketing experience to the position and have helped businesses and organizations of all sizes achieve great results from their various campaigns.  I have also worked in community relations with many nonprofits, and I am passionate about helping businesses and nonprofits "do good" in the local community.  This is one of the many reasons why I am looking forward to my new role at Seniors Blue Book as it provides such a great service to the Seniors community.  I hope to meet as many of you as possible in the near future and discuss how Seniors Blue Book can help elevate your brand and increase exposure of your business with our various print and online advertising opportunities. Call her at anytime at 800-201-9989.

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KKTV 11 interviews AIS Medicaid & More and Seniors Blue Book

KKTE 11 interviews AIS Medicaid & More and Seniors Blue Book on their morning show

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Gym Memberships and Medicare

This month with KKTV we discussed gym memberships and Medicare. Lyndsey Pouncey of the YMCA joined us in discussing what the YMCA and the Senior Center of Colorado Springs have to offer to Seniors and how to gain access at no cost with your Medicare plan.Medicare plans with gym membershipsA lot of Medicare plans now offer free gym memberships as a part of their benefits package. These free gym memberships come in a variety of names, but if your plan offers a free gym membership the end result is the same. you get to go to a gym at no cost, such as the YMCA and the Senior Center of Colorado Springs.Medicare plans such as Medicare Advantage plans (Medicare Part C) or Medicare Supplement plans provide these gym memberships. If you are unsure if your current Medicare plan is providing the free gym membership benefit, give our office a call and we can let you know if you have access or let you know how to get access. Many beneficiaries on Medicare do not even realize what benefits actually are a part of the plan they chose, let alone if there is a free gym membership included. So, do not feel alone if you are unsure what benefits your Medicare plan is providing to you.That is what our offices in Southern Colorado are here for. With our local offices you can schedule reviews of your plan options and benefit reviews to ensure you take advantage of everything that is available in your area at no cost. We can also let you know what gyms are near you that will allow you to utilize your no cost membership benefit.YMCA and the Senior CenterThe YMCA and the Senior Center of Colorado Springs were able to join us this month for KKTV to go over some of the great benefits their buildings provide. If you have not been to a YMCA recently it is definitely worth the trip. The YMCA is providing daily Silver Sneaker programs, group exercises, pool therapy, racquetball games, cycling, and much more. They are very involved with the community and try to provide as much resources as possible to the senior community.There are several YMCA buildings around Southern Colorado that provide a ton of senior oriented services. Take a look at the local YMCA locations and join one today at no cost with your free gym membership!Veterans and Free Gym MembershipsVeterans with VA access or Tricare for Life do not get a gym membership (unless you want to go to the base with all the trainees) included with their coverage benefits when they get Medicare. HealthCare coverage with Tricare and service-connected veterans can be top-notch, but when it comes to some of the ancillary benefits such as a free gym membership the government is not providing it.The great thing is there are plans available for Veterans that provide the gym membership benefits, along with many other benefits. If you have not had a chance to review your Medicare & Tricare or VA access coverage, then you should reach out to us because you are missing out on benefits that you are eligible for. We know it can seem daunting and seem too good to be true, but there are plans available for Veterans that do not affect the government provided HealthCare to enhance the benefits provided.Thank you to KKTV 11 ConnectsWe are very happy to be a part of the KKTV 11 connects family and to be able to provide these valuable interviews with them. If you have not had a chance to take a look at what KKTV 11 connects is doing in the community, take a look at KKTV 11 connects page. We look forward to next months interview and hope you will enjoy it. (Get excited: we will be joined by a great person, helping an organization do great things for those with Alzheimers- can you guess who it is, or what organization?)As always if you have any more questions, you are more than welcome to reach out to our office and talk with one of your local Medicare Brokers. We have several offices throughout Southern Colorado.You can call us directly at 719-404-3202Or navigate to our contact page and we can reach out to you.

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AIS Medicare & More and The Seniors Blue Book

11 Connects Samantha Basirico, along with Jolyn Allen with AIS Medicare & More and Courtney Ergenbright with the Seniors Blue Book highlight the Southern Colorado Seniors Blue Book and talk about the amazing resources available to the senior and professional community. 

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Caregiver - Same Day Pay!

Your Rewarding Career as a Caregiver Community Hero!Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference? Click here to see how we express our feelings about our caregiver heroes on the homefront.FirstLight provides comprehensive caregiver training, flexible schedules and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others! At FirstLight Home Care, you get to do something that matters - that positively impacts your world - and makes a real difference. FirstLight Home Care is putting an emphasis on caring for our caregivers so we can continue to serve our communitiesHere is What We Are Doing to Keep You Safe During COVID-19:Follow all CDC guidelinesProvide personal protective equipment (PPE)Daily monitoring of symptoms of caregiversIncreased training around infection control protocolsRegular checks with clients and families to identify any symptoms Your FirstLight Rewarding Benefits:Flexible Hours that fit YOUR schedule!A Great Culture of Care Work Environment where you can thrive!Free Learning, Development, & Recertification opportunities!Career Advancement that rewards and celebrates YOU!Competitive Pay for your career choiceMeaningful Work to make a positive difference in the lives of others, just to name a few!Community involvement A Day in the Life of a FirstLight Caregiver:Providing companionship conversationPreparing and serving mealsHelp with mobility, bathing and groomingLight housekeeping and laundryShopping, errands and transportationGrocery shoppingSorting/organizing mail and assisting with bill payingYou Are a Great Fit for This Role When You Have:Previous caregiving experience (preferred), capes optional!A passion for caregiving and a desire to help othersA commitment to being present and providing quality careEmpathy, patience, kindness and respectWant to join our dynamic culture? Apply Today!

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Registered Nurse Operating Room Circulator

Full Job DescriptionWork Schedule:Full-Time positions availablePRN/Per-Diem positions availableNo Weekends/No Holidays/No CallSummary:RN provides competent and skilled nursing care to patients throughout the three stages of perioperative care by performing the following job responsibilities.Essential Job Responsibilities with demonstrated competency:Communication of procedures and treatments with patient and significant others to gain cooperation, understanding, and trust and allay apprehension while reaching mutual consent in care approach.Communicates patient education based on individualized needs of the patient, as requested by Physician and/or facility policy to optimize the patients preparation for surgery and continued care upon discharge.Directs care of the patient in accordance with physician orders, including astute assessment of patient responses to medical treatment, therapeutic response to prescribed medications, ability to recognize significant conditions and adverse reactions, and effectively communicates patient's condition, progress, and reaction to drugs, treatments, and or significant change in condition with physician, peers & family.Obtains concurrent vital signs to detect deviations from expected normal values and assesses condition for changing patient status and independently intervenes with appropriate care.Plans and delivers direct patient care based upon evidence-based standards, facility policies, procedures, protocols or processes.Maintains awareness of specific needs of patient including but not limited to: comfort; pain relief; anxiety relief; cultural and spiritual diversity; age specificity; protection of tissue and nerve damage by proper body positioning while under anesthesia; prevention of surgical site infection; hydration; thermoregulation; hemodynamics; accurate management of specimens; prevention of URO and protection against burns; and plans interventions accordingly.Verifies patient identification; patients understanding of planned procedure by cross reference to signed consent; correct procedure site, side, & supplies; allergies and special needs before proceeding with planned procedure.Applies experiential knowledge for making decisions specific to efficiencies and cost containment to optimize workflow and protection of business assets.Accurately communicates continuum of direct patient care verbally and in writing of initial assessment of baseline medical and surgical history, allergies and physical conditions and re-assessments of treatments, medications administered, and general patient progress.Prepares operating / procedure rooms with specific equipment, sterile instruments and supplies based on physician preferences and the accumulative knowledge based on experiences to optimize workflow, efficiencies and cost containment strategies.Consistently performs hand hygiene practices for the prevention of infection.Concurrently participates in facility quality assessment and performance improvement activities identified by the organization.Other responsibilities may be assigned by management.Education/Experience:Associate Degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year accredited School of Nursing orBaccalaureate Degree (B.S.) from four-year accredited School of NursingCurrent license from State Board of NursingCurrent BCLS certificationCurrent ACLS certification (to administer Moderate Sedation or PACU position)Current PALS certificationAdvanced knowledge in critical thinking, and applied critical care nursing practiceSpecialized knowledge, skill and abilities in empirical & practical perioperative nursing.Specific knowledge, skill and abilities in aseptic techniques, use and application of surgical instrumentation and specialty surgical equipment & supplies.Advanced knowledge in aesthetic practice of nursing.Orthopedic and/or Spine OR experience required.Able to work independently in a fast-paced outpatient surgical center.Job Types: Full-time, PRNPay: From $36.00 per hourBenefits:401(k)Dental insuranceDisability insuranceEmployee assistance programFlexible scheduleFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid sick timePaid time offVision insuranceMedical specialties:SurgeryPhysical setting:OutpatientStandard shift:Day shiftWeekly schedule:Monday to FridayApplication Question(s):Are you willing to relocate to Colorado Springs, CO?Experience:Operating Room: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification:RN License (Required)Work Location: On the roadAPPLY HERE

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CNA Certified Nursing Assistant FT

The Center at Park West is looking for: Certified Nursing AssistantsDays and Alt Weekends orNights and Alt Weekends (pays and additional shift differential!)About Us:The Center at Park West is a new, 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 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.CNA- Why Join Our Team? We offer beautiful, new, 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 Tuition Reimbursement Programs available to qualified candidates PTO 401K Health, dental, vision and other ancillary benefitsCNA - Job Summary: The Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing direct 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.CNA- Essential Job Functions: Prepares for new admissions by ensuring rooms are ready and welcome packets are prepared Greets new admissions and makes them and their family members feel welcome and comfortable. Gets patient settled and follows new admit protocol. Communicates with nursing staff and care team effectively, both verbally and in writing Prepares resident for therapy services, appointments and meals Keeps residents room tidy and free of clutter Assists with ADLs Takes vitals and record them according to protocol Carries out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help and care. Answers call lights and assists residents in a timely manner Administers services within the applicable scope of practice Ensures resident is following dietary allowances. Report problem areas to the Nurse Supervisor Assists in arranging transportation for residents as appropriate Compliant with the rights of residents in a skilled nursing facility and act in a manner consistent with and respectful of those rights Maintains Relias training and in-service requirements Performs charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures and applicable state and federal regulations Charts 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 Takes direction from charge staffCNA - EducationMust possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Assistant certification for the State of Colorado.CNA - Specific Requirements Must possess a current, unencumbered, active certification to practice as a C.N.A in the applicable state-must report any situations that may arise in which the certification could be effected Requires 4 shifts per week - 12 hour shifts Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug testJob Type: Full-timePay: Up to $21.00 per hour depending on skill level and experienceBenefits:401(k) matchingDental insuranceHealth insurancePaid time offVision insuranceSchedule:12 hour shiftDay shiftNight shiftOvertimeWeekend availabilitySupplemental Pay:Bonus payDifferential payOvertime payAbility to commute/relocate:Pueblo, Colorado 81008Education:High school or equivalent (Preferred)License/Certification:CNA (Required)CPR Certification (Preferred)Work Location:One locationEnvironment:InpatientQualifications:CNABLSEMR Used:Not listed / OtherUniform:Nurses wear own scrubsRelocation Assistance Provided:NoBenefit Conditions:Waiting period may applyOnly full-time employees eligibleWork Remotely:NoCOVID-19 Precaution(s):COVID Vaccine will be required per CDPHE regulationsPersonal protective equipment provided or requiredTemperature screeningsSocial distancing guidelines in placeSanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place''Work Location: One location Work Remotely NoJob Type: Full-timePay: Up to $21.00 per hourBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceDisability insuranceFlexible scheduleHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offVision insuranceMedical specialties:GeriatricsPhysical setting:Nursing homeStandard shift:Day shiftNight shiftSupplemental schedule:HolidaysOvertimeWeekly schedule:Weekend availabilityCOVID-19 considerations:All staff will be required to have their full COVID vaccine as an employee of The Center at Park WestAbility to commute/relocate:Pueblo County, CO: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)License/Certification:CNA certification for Colorado (Required)Work Location: In personHealth insuranceAPPLY HERE

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Nursing Home Administrator - Must be willing to locate to La Junta, CO

QualificationsLicensed Nursing Home Administrator license (Required)Full Job DescriptionBluestem Village is a newly built state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility is designed with the Resident in mind that focus on the needs of individuals in a home-like environment located at 1 Darlene Drive, La Junta, CO 81050. We are looking for an innovative Nursing Home Administrator to head this exciting brand-new facility. The start date for the ideal candidate would be December 2022.The primary responsibility of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, coordinate and manage the overall operations of the nursing home in accordance with federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations and in accordance with Vivage Management policies and procedures.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Program, Policies and Procedure Duties: 50% timeDirects and implements safety practices including emergency preparednessAssures department managers plan, organize, develop, implement, evaluate and direct facility programs and activitiesRecruits, trains and leads an effective professional team of managers who implement programs and services which reflect Vivage Managements values, goals and ethics, and which support financial growth and stabilityManages Workers Compensation program in coordination with the HR DirectorParticipates in governmental agency facility surveysAssures adherence to all Vivage Management standards, programs, policies and systemsChairs the facilitys Performance Improvement Committee and assures appropriate follow-upEnsures the communication and enforcement of residents rights; reviews resident complaints and grievances; prepares written reports of action taken; discusses with resident and family as appropriatePromotes Vivages philosophy of culture change and person-centered care model to ensure residents have the opportunity to grow and live enriched lives in a non-traditional nursing home setting.Develops and implements 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 forcesAbility to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret relevant programs, goals, objectives, policies and proceduresKeeps abreast of industry trends through continuing education, committee involvement, journals, networking and other available avenuesMust possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., necessary for providing quality care and maintaining a sound operationCompletes special projects as assignedReporting Duties: 20%timeMonitors procurement and utilization of equipment and supplies sufficient to provide safe, sanitary, and quality resident services in all areasEnsures that an adequate number of appropriately trained staff are on duty at all times to meet the needs of the residentsCompletes all required reports and projects in a timely, efficient mannerProvides timely documentation regarding performance, counseling and guidance to department managers while promoting growth and competency in a positive and nurturing environmentDevelops and maintains written job descriptions that accurately reflect job responsibilities and are in compliance with regulatory requirementsMust be able to communicate policies, procedures, regulations, reports, etc., to personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and government agencies/personnelDepartment Support Duties: 15% timeAssures departmental response and follow-up to Vivage Managements Consolidated Site ReportsAssists department managers with staff counseling and performance evaluations.Provides effective leadership and direction to department managersMaintains appropriate communication with Vivage Management regarding all clinical, financial and operational issuesEnsures facility and personal involvement within the communityManagement Duties: 15%timeDevelops effective working relationships with staff and maintains an environment conducive to building teamsFunctions as the homes chief public relations officerResponsible for the overall financial performance of the facilityPurchases all equipment and capital items in accordance with Vivage Management approval protocol and facility governing bodyMust possess the ability to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnelTALENT:Relationship BuildingDemonstrate friendliness and enthusiasmBuild relationships with all types of peopleHave empathy, a caring attitude and sincere interest in othersInfluencingCommunicate clearly and effectivelyExecutingAbility to organize and prioritize workloadDetail oriented and follow throughStrategic ThinkingSolve problems effectivelySKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:Knowledge of computer systems, system applications, and other office equipmentStrong financial management skillsWorking knowledge of long-term care state and federal regulations, Medicare, Medicaid, employment law, OSHA and Workers CompensationBasic computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and emailKnowledge of laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to hospital and nursing facility administrative proceduresEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Education: Bachelors Degree (Masters Degree) preferred in Health Care or related field; Eden Associate also preferred.Experience: Must have a minimum of (3) three years supervisory experience (5) years preferred in a long-term care facility Experience as a Nursing Home Administrator (strongly preferred)License: Nursing Home Administrator license in good standing in the state of Colorado preferred.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hand and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hearSpecific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focusMust be able to assist in the evacuation of residentsSits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during working hoursMust be able to lift, push, pull, and move a minimum of 50 poundsWORK ENVIRONMENT:Majority of time spent in an office environment that is heated and/or air-conditioned.Position requires some exposure to facilities, which involves exposure to healthcare environmentWorks in all areas of the buildingMoves intermittently during working hoursIs subject to frequent interruptionsCommunicates with personnel, facility staff, and other department supervisorsIs involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstancesIs subject to difficult and emotionally upset personnel, visitors, etc.Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays as necessaryIs subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.)Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminantsMay be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicalsMust be able to work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facilityOTHER:Ability to travel to offsite meetings and educational events, including those requiring overnight staysMust possess a valid and unrestricted Drivers LicenseClassification: ExemptMaintains safe work environment and exhibits safe work practicesMust not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplaceAbility to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays as necessaryPass background, CAPs and pose no direct threat to the health or safety of individuals in the workplaceCOVID Vaccine or Qualifying Exemption RequiredJob Type: Full-timePay: $110,000.00 - $120,000.00 per yearSchedule:On callWeekend availabilityLicense/Certification:Licensed Nursing Home Administrator license (Required)APPLY HERE

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