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. Thank you for using the Seniors Blue Book!
Contact Anne Jensen 719-321-1971 email@example.com For information on sponsorship.This is a free event for Seniors and will be an amazing opportunity for sponsors to connect with 50+ adults, Boomers, caregivers, and other aging service professionals. Attendees will be able to meet and interact with a variety of sponsors and exhibitors who specialize in various areas of senior care to include Senior housing options, medical providers, home health and hospice care, nursing services, financial and estate planning, real estate, mortgage, mobility accessories, medical supplies, transportation, Medicare Insurance and so much more!
Amada Senior Care is a preferred provider of non-medical senior care services. We specialize in helping folks with Long-Term Care Insurance. We can work miracles with LTC policies. We focus on serving aging and disabled adults who elect to remain in their own homes with a caregiver, or who need assistance finding an alternative care environment. Nothing compares to the warmth and security of familiar surroundings. At Amada, we strive to enhance the home care experience with our committed staff, cutting edge communication tools, and unmatched customer service.
At CarePatrol we help families find Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, and In-Home Care. We review the care and violation history of the communities we work with. We are a free service and exist to provide the safest care options for seniors across America.
Dr. Frederick Guerra, a trusted dentist in Colorado Springs is the former Director of Dental Services at the United States Air Force Academy, offers a variety of ways to improve and maintain your best oral health, including laser cavity detection, low-radiation digital X-rays, tooth-colored fillings, dental implants, extractions and single-visit root canals. Dr. Guerra also provides cosmetic dental services including Invisalign, porcelain veneers, all-ceramic dental crowns and Zoom! teeth whitening. His experience allows him to treat nearly all of your dental health concerns right in our office, with little need to be referred for specialized care. We hope you will see why many of our patients say that we are the top dentist in Colorado Springs.
Gentle Shepherd Home Care is a best-in-class, locally-owned Home Care provider serving Colorado Springs. What makes us different is our people! Our caregivers must pass rigorous skills testing, qualifications, and a criminal background check, drug screening and driving. Gentle Shepherd Home Care was founded because of our experience and is based on the principal that we only place caregivers we would feel comfortable placing with our own loved ones. We can provide you and your loved one with the individualized, compassionate care that only a hometown agency can provide, enabling your loved one to stay in the comfort of their own home.
In 1938, a movie starring Bob Hope and Shirley Ross made its debut on the big screen. It was called The Big Broadcast of 1938. But what really made this movie memorable was its theme song Thanks for the Memory written by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin. It won the 1938 Academy Award for Best Song!Even though Ive never seen the movie (but after doing this research, I sure want to!) I do remember the song. Since Dorothy Lamours first solo recording of it in 1937, this song has been sung by the likes of Bob Hope & Shirley Ross, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney and Rod Stewart, just to name a few. It continues to be a popular song to record to this day. Why is that? I think its because memories are sometimes the only things we have left of loved ones who have passed on or who no longer have the ability to share them. A personal regret of mine is not asking my own parents more about their memories growing up. I find myself thinking about the littlest of things that sadly, I will never know the answer to. Heres a few random things I wish I knew about my parents, but never thought to ask: 1. Who was your favorite teacher during your school years? What was your favorite subject? 2. Did you have pets growing up? What kind of pets, and did you have a favorite? 3. How old were you when you saw your first motion picture and what movie did you see? Who did you go with and do you remember how much it cost? 4. Tell me about your first date and how that went! Do you remember how old you were? 5. What is your first memory of a road trip you took as a child? If you have aging parents, I encourage you to spend some time thinking of your own questions for them, or feel free to use mine! Ill bet they will be great conversation starters and who knows, their answers just may surprise you! If you enjoyed reading this or it spurred any conversations with your family members, Id really love to know about it! Just send me (Marsha) a note in the contact us section of this website. And if we can answer any questions about our in-home Senior Care Services, we would be happy to do that as well.|Respectfully,Marsha Thorson (Email:Marsha@GoodLIfeSeniorCare.com)GoodLIfeSeniorCare (Phone: 719-266-4799)Read More
Maintaining good oral hygiene is important for overall health, especially as we age. However, many seniors face challenges in accessing dental care, such as transportation issues or mobility problems. In-home dental care provides a solution by bringing dental professionals and equipment directly to the patient's home. Read on to know how in-home dental care works, the services in-home dental care can provide, and how to prepare for an in-home dental care appointment.The Process of In-Home Dental CareThe process of in-home dental care typically begins with completing an online registration and scheduling an appointment with a dental provider who offers in-home services. During the scheduling process, the provider will ask questions about the patient's dental history and any concerns they may have. This information helps the provider determine the equipment and supplies they will need to bring to the appointment. On the day of the appointment, the dental professional will arrive at the patient's home with all the necessary equipment and supplies. They will set up a portable dental chair, light, and any other instruments needed for the procedures. The dental professional will then perform a routine dental exam, which involves checking the patient's teeth, gums, and mouth for any signs of decay, infection, or other dental issues. After the exam, the dental professional will clean the patient's teeth, removing any plaque or tartar buildup. They may also polish the teeth to remove surface stains and improve their appearance. If the patient needs any additional dental procedures, such as a filling or a root canal, the dental professional will perform those as well.Services Offered in In-Home Dental CareDental professionals who offer in-home care are equipped with portable dental chairs, lights, and instruments, which allow them to provide comprehensive dental care in a patient's home. This means that any services typically provided by a dental office, such as cleanings, denture work, fillings, x-rays, crown and bridge work, extractions, root canals, night guards, and any other dental procedures that are deemed clinically necessary. In-home dental care can therefore provide any dental services that are needed by those who cannot make it into a dental office.Preparing for an In-Home Dental Care AppointmentSeniors who are preparing for an in-home dental care appointment can take a few steps to ensure a smooth and successful experience. First, they should make sure their home is prepared for the dental professional's visit. This may involve clearing a space for the dental chair and light and ensuring that there is an electrical outlet nearby for the dental equipment. Seniors should also make sure they are comfortable during the appointment. They may want to wear comfortable clothing that allows the dental professional to access their mouth easily. They should also let the dental professional know if they have any physical limitations or medical conditions that may affect the appointment. Finally, seniors should be prepared to discuss their dental history and any concerns they may have with the dental professional. By providing as much information as possible, seniors can help the dental professional tailor the appointment to their specific needs and address any issues that may be affecting their oral health. If youre looking for in-home dental care, reach out to the specialists at Enable Dental. We will make certain that you or your elderly loved one has the best oral hygiene care possibleall from the comfort of their own home! Call us for more information or to book an appointment.Read More
There is a common phrase that most people have heard and repeated many times, You cant teach an old dog new tricks. With the research of today, we now know that this is simply not entirely true. Old dogs can learn new tricks! Your brain has a remarkable way of mastering new skills, whatever your age. Newer research has shown that the brain never stops changing in response to learning.You may or may not have heard the buzz regarding brain neuroplasticity that has been growing in the last decade. So, what is it? Why is it important? What can you do in order to improve your own neuroplasticity?Neuroplasticity is a broad umbrella term that refers to the brains ability to change and adapt due to experiences. Neuroplasticity allows nerve cells to be malleable, change, or adjust. However, the brain is not infinitely malleable. Damage in critical areas of the brain such as movement, speech and cognition can result in deficits in those areas. While some recovery may be possible, it is simply not possible for another area of the brain to take over those functions. Benefits of neuroplasticity include, but are not limited to:- The ability to learn new things- The ability to enhance existing cognitive capabilities- Recovery from strokes and traumatic brain injuries- Strengthening areas where function is lost or has declined- Improvements that can boost brain fitness and enhance memory abilitiesWhat can you do to help enhance neuroplasticity? Check with your local Senior Center to see what classes are offered that can encourage your brain to adapt and change.- Travel and explore new places to expose your brain to new environments and open up new pathways in the brain.- Create art. Be creative and engage in oil painting, watercolors, acrylics, sewing, gemstone faceting, and more!- Physical activity and Dancing.o Find an exercise class that suits your current activity level. Check your local Senior Center for offerings like Silver Sneakers classes, Zumba, Swimming, Yoga, Pilates, Taijifit, Flyswatter Volleyball and more!o Get up and dance! There is a variety of dance classes suitable to all!o Try a sport that challenges hand eye coordination like ping-pong, pickle ball, racquetball, or even juggling. For an extra challenge to strengthen the connectivity between neurons, use your non-dominant hand to play!- Get adequate sleep.- Learn how to play an instrument.- Learn a new language.- Reading Fiction. This can increase connectivity in the brain as well as expand vocabulary, which activates the visual, auditory, and memory processes.- Intermittent fasting. Research has shown an increase in synaptic adaption, promotion of neuron growth, improvement with overall cognitive function, and the decreased risk of neurodegenerative disease. Always consult with your physician to see if intermittent fasting is appropriate for you. About the author:Sara Tucker, MA, CTRS is the Director of Senior Programs at the Colorado Springs Senior Center. Sara has degrees in Therapeutic Recreation and Recreation Administration. Prior to joining the Senior Center, Sara was a clinical Recreation Therapist specializing in neurological rehabilitation. If you have any questions, please call Sara at 719-955-3400.Read More
RecentGraduate Moving Out? Empty Nesters Looking to Reclaim Unused Spaces In YourHome? Transitioning to an Adult Community?Gale ForceOrganizers specializes in Move Management - helping clients through one of life'smajor stresses! We offer decluttering, organizing, packing prep, space planningand reimaging, and even a complete unpack of your new home in the ColoradoSprings area.Call TodayTo Get On the Summer Schedule (719) 653-5610Read More
Beneficent creates solutions for senior and disabled adults to pay for Long-term Care Services - INCLUDING HOME CARE, ASSISTED LIVING, OR SKILLED NURSING. Our clients benefit from step-by-step guidance which results in minimizing spend down, preserving assets, and limiting out-of-pocket expenses. BENEFICENT HAS OVER 200 FIVE-STAR REVIEWS ON GOOGLE AND THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU. During our FREE initial consultation, you'll walk away with certainty on your next steps moving forward regarding how to pay for long-term care. Go to our website to learn more. www.DoingGoodForOthers.com
This year, Rocky Mountain Health Care's PACE program has a lot to make up for. Their signature fundraising event has been postponed to May 19th, but you can still help out through the Indy Give Campaign. Use the QR code to make your donation! Call 719-314-2327 for more information.
Can a senior care program really be all inclusive and take care of ALL needs? Listen to Carolyn Wilson from Rocky Mountain Health Care's PACE Program and learn the answer is Yes! Families can rest at ease knowing their loved one's every need is being met- from personal care, to social outings, to toe nails clipped and meds dispensed. Call Carolyn today to see if the PACE program is right for you or your loved one!Call today for more information, 719-314-2327 or RMPace.org
Aging with Dignitys Five Wishes program and its partner organization, Silver Key Senior Services a resource organization that improves the quality of life for those in nursing homes, shared how the Five Wishes program has been a helpful resource to their community. Silver Keys commitment to whole person care includes planning for the future the Five Wishes advance care program is a valuable resource in serving their mission.Call the Silver Line at (719) 884-2300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Job DescriptionCompany DescriptionDo you have HEART? We are looking for individuals who can embrace our mission to purposely brighten and enrich the lives of those we serve with HEART; Hospitality, Excellence, Appreciation, Respect & Teamwork. In these roles you will be responsible for planning and implementing programs and events which provide socialization opportunities, fitness and wellness activities, educational and recreational programs, as well as spiritual life support based on the needs and preferences of the residents at the community. This position is for our Skilled Nursing Level of Care.Job DescriptionPlan, develop, and implement resident lifestyle programming within the community as well as through outside trips and events.Survey and interview residents to determine their past and present interests and talents, as well as their satisfaction with the communitys programs and activities.Recognize the individuality, diversity, and spirituality of all residents when planning activities and celebrating holiday functions.Develop individualized care plans for each resident and be a part of the interdisciplinary team care conferences.Document and file resident participation.Develop relationships with residents to encourage their participation in activities that enhance their quality of and appreciation for life.Observe residents function and behavior and reports significant changes or concerns to appropriate staff.Utilize outside community resources and independent contractors to enrich the variety of programs made available to residents.Attend interdisciplinary team meetings.Keep up to date with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment Regulations.Assist with developing and managing the annual department budget.Reports directly to Director of Resident Programs.Assist with managing Resident Program Assistants as needed in the absence of the Director of Resident Programs.QualificationsMust be an activity professional certified by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals as an Activity Director Certified (ADC) or Activity Consultant Certified (ACC), ORAre registered by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist having at least one year of experience in providing activity programming in a nursing care facility.You are able to professionally communicate and listen to residents, guests, and coworkers.Perform work tasks in a manner that preserves each residents dignity, privacy and confidentiality.You are an enthusiastic person and enjoy building relationships with the residents and co-workers that you work with and for.Additional InformationSenior Lifestyle offers a comprehensive benefits plan to eligible team members including health, dental, vision, retirement benefits, short-term disability, long-term disability, and paid time off. All Senior Lifestyle positions are eligible to use DailyPay, an application that allows you to access your earned but unpaid wages before your next payday.Job Type: Full-timePay: $17.00 - $19.00 per hourBenefits:401(k)Dental insuranceFlexible scheduleFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceHealth savings accountPaid time offReferral programTuition reimbursementVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftMonday to FridayWeekend availabilityAbility to commute/relocate:Colorado Springs, CO 80921: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Experience:planning or activities: 1 year (Preferred)Long term care: 1 year (Preferred)APPLY HERERead More
Our PEARLS program of Colorado is looking for compassionate, dedicated, and skilled Director for: El Paso County. The director needs to be highly focused and mission-driven, and believe in the goals of PEARLS program of Colorado and embody the core values when interacting with employees, and business contacts. A creative and visionary spirit, considering the long-term path of the organization. Job details:v Competitive Salaryv Parttime: approximately 20- 30 hours a month (hours and times are based on need and staff availability) v Identify, recruit, train and develop a talented team of employees who can lead critical departments and manage strategic business functions.v Supervise PEARLS program Coaches as outlined by UW PEARLSv Develop the organizational culture and promote transparency and collaboration throughout the organization.v Offer continuing support to coaches and volunteers as needed by the individuals.v Represent the company at social and corporate events in ways that strengthen the brand and communicate the companys message. Attend Programs that might offer referrals such as SRC and SNP.v Monitor company operations and ensure employees and business practices comply with regulatory and legal requirements.v Take donations and grant checks to the bank as well as write checks as needed to pay for program needs and pay staff with bookkeeper. Send thank you notes for donations. Qualifications:v MSW/BSW or equivalent experience in human services working with older adultsv Direct care with geriatric population: 5+ year (preferred)v Multilingual (preferred)v U.S. work authorization (required)v Valid drivers license, current automobile insurance, reliable vehicle to use for visits (required) v Mileage reimbursement We look forward to hearing from you! Ways to apply:Call Cynthia Margiotta Director 719 459-2017 or email email@example.comRead More