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Lucy Crandall

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Welcome to the Seniors Blue Book local home page for Grand Junction and the Western Slope. I'm Lucy Crandall, 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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Dec 08, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

December 2022 CHAMPS

Join us this month for our December Champs meeting hosted by PACE at HopeWest. Come see the day center, learn about the program and enjoy lunch. There will be time for networking, fun and prizes. Hope to see you there!REGISTER HERE

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Nov 29, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS- UNCOMPAHGRE VALLEY, CO

IN-PERSON Support Groups US Bank-1500 E Oak Grove Rd, Montrose, CO 814012nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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Jan 24, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Beneficent Free CEU Educational Class

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

Free Call4All Legal Clinic

Toll Free Clinic Number - 844-404-7400

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Local Aging Options

Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services

Transportation 2809 Bunting Avenue Ste B, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501

At Visiting Angels Grand Junction, we understand the significant role a caregiver from our agency can play in the lives of their clients. When you are living independently and find yourself struggling to perform day to day tasks it can be scary. Knowing you need assistance but wishing to remain at home may seem like conflicting ideals. This doesnt have to be the case. When you call Visiting Angels Grand Junction to inquire about a caregiver from our agency, you will be connected with caring professionals who can help you achieve your goal of living freely at home. By providing dignified care to our clients, we enable them to continue enjoying their current lifestyle.Our comprehensive home care is customized for seniors based on their individual needs and preferences. Our dedicated and reliable caregivers have helped thousands of older adults live happily and safely in the comforts of home while providing their families with peace of mind. If you have a loved one who needs personalized in-home care, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.We know the best service requires hiring the best Care Specialists and we set a high standard when hiring. We have 5 company cars for your convenience.

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La Villa Grande Care Center

Rehabilitation Facilities 2501 Little Bookcliff Dr, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501

La Villa Grande Care Center is located in the heart of the Grand Junction health care community and two major hospitals. La Villa Grande CC provides skilled nursing care on either a long-term or short-term basis, in an environment that contributes to the health and well-being of our seniors. Our skilled nursing facility offers 24-hour nursing care to address our residents many health care needs. It is a warm and welcoming senior living community offering award-winning Bridge to Rediscovery program for people with Alzheimers or related dementias, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, and respite/short stays all in one comfortable, secure, beautifully landscaped location.

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Visiting Angels Living Assistance Service

Non-Medical 2809 Bunting Avenue Ste B, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501

At Visiting Angels Grand Junction, we understand the significant role a caregiver from our agency can play in the lives of their clients. When you are living independently and find yourself struggling to perform day to day tasks it can be scary. Knowing you need assistance but wishing to remain at home may seem like conflicting ideals. This doesnt have to be the case. When you call Visiting Angels Grand Junction to inquire about a caregiver from our agency, you will be connected with caring professionals who can help you achieve your goal of living freely at home. By providing dignified care to our clients, we enable them to continue enjoying their current lifestyle.Our comprehensive home care is customized for seniors based on their individual needs and preferences. Our dedicated and reliable caregivers have helped thousands of older adults live happily and safely in the comforts of home while providing their families with peace of mind. If you have a loved one who needs personalized in-home care, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.We know the best service requires hiring the best Care Specialists and we set a high standard when hiring; we have earned awards to prove to be the best! 

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La Villa Grande Care Center

Skilled Nursing 2501 Little Bookcliff Dr, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501

La Villa Grande Care Center is located in the heart of the Grand Junction health care community and two major hospitals. La Villa Grande CC provides skilled nursing care on either a long-term or short-term basis, in an environment that contributes to the health and well-being of our seniors. Our skilled nursing facility offers 24-hour nursing care to address our residents many health care needs. It is a warm and welcoming senior living community offering award-winning Rising Stars program, secured memory care for people with Alzheimer's or related dementias, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, and respite/short stays all in one comfortable, secure, beautifully landscaped location.

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Care for the Caregiver

We often hear the term Care for the Caregiver, but most people do not understand the profound depth of what that means. It is documented that the caregiver for someone with a disability or illness often has more urgent medical concerns than the patient themselves. While that may seem odd to some people, just ask a caregiver when the last time they a vacation had, a night to themselves, a day to do nothing or have been to a doctor or dentist appointment. The fact is, that as caregivers, we often give all our energy and resources to the one we care for and at the end of the day, there is very little to give ourselves. Support groups, counseling and educational seminars are wonderful resources, but it has been my experience that some caregivers find the idea of an outing overwhelming. But there is hope. Just like trying to change your exercise habits or lose weight, you have to take small consistent steps and not try to run a marathon on the first day.The first step is to respect and know yourself. When you think about tools and tips that are available, use what works for you but do not be afraid to try something new. If it works, continue to do it, but if doesn't work for you, then be confident enough to move to another technique. Remember that you are more than just a caregiver. You are a valued member of the community, a mother or father, a son or daughter, a sister or brother and a friend. You are important and significant, and you deserve to take care of yourself and be happy. Your job is physically demanding, emotionally draining, time consuming, frustrating and the most wonderful, fulfilling and rewarding job you could ever have.12 Ways for a Caregiver to Stay Healthy and Happy Know what resources are available to you Become an educated caregiver by taking classes and reading articles Know when to ask for help and do not be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help Take care of yourself by going to the doctor and dentist for regular checkups Be realistic with what you are able to do both physically and emotionally Give yourself credit and remind yourself what an amazing job you do for someone in need Eat nutritious meals by snacking on fruits and vegetables instead of foods loaded with carbs and sugars Get regular exercise and fresh air by taking a walk or even just sitting outside for 5-15 min each day Get enough sleep and allow time for self-reflection each evening Talk about your feelings to someone other than who you provide care for Have fun and laugh by finding the humor and beauty in everyday life Stay positive, think good thoughts and give thanks each dayEditor's Note: This article was submitted by Sarah Engels who is the Administrator of Adult Home Care Services and may be reached at 970-874-0136 or by email at SarahE@AHCSColorado.com

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The 2021 Part D Senior Savings Model

One in every three Medicare beneficiaries has diabetes, more than 3.3 million Medicare beneficiaries use one or more forms of insulin. The high cost of insulin is a leading concern for seniors.For diabetics, access to insulin is a critical component of their medical care. Failing to effectively manage diabetes results in increased risk of serious complications, ranging from vision loss to kidney failure to foot ulcers, amputations and heart attacks. Unfortunately, for many seniors the cost of insulin is a barrier to appropriate medical management of diabetes.CMS Part D Senior Saving Model is designed to address President Donald Trump's administration promise to lower the prescription drug costs and provide Medicare patients with new choices of Part D plans that offer insulin at an affordable and predictable cost where a month supply of plan-formulary insulin costs to $35 each.Lower Medicare Part D costs for InsulinMedicare Insulin Coverage Program Details - Senior Savings ModelThe new Senior Savings Program allows for Medicare Part D sponsors to offer a Part D benefit design that includes predictable copays in the deductible, initialcoverage, and coverage gap phases by offering supplemental benefits that apply after manufactures provide a discounted price for broad range of insulins included in the program.The Senior Savings Model aims to reduce Medicare expenditures while enhancing the quality of care for seniors, and to provide beneficiaries with additional Medicare Part D Plan choices. There are participating stand alone Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans.Beginning January 1, 2021, Medicare Part D sponsors that participate in the program will offer beneficiaries Prescription Drug Plans that provide supplemental benefits for insulin coverage in the coverage gap phase of the Medicare Part D benefit. Participating pharmaceutical manufactures will pay the 70% discount in the coverage gap for the insulins that are included in the program (click image above to see which insulin drugs are covered in the new Medicare Insulin Program), but those manufacturer discount payments would now be calculated before the application of supplemental benefits under the program.As a result of the new program, seniors who take insulin and enroll in a plan that is participating in the Seniors Savings Model would now be saving on average $446, in annual Out-Of-Pocket costs of insulin, which is savings of about 66%. This predictable copay will provide improved access and affordability of insulin.Participating Pharmaceutical ManufacturesEligible Pharmaceutical manufactures had the opportunity to volunteer to participate in the Senior Savings Model. The following Pharmaceutical Manufactures are participatingin the Medicare Part D Senior Savings Program in 2021:Eli Lilly and CompanyNovo Nordisk, Inc.Novo Nordisk Pharma, Inc.Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLCAcross the nation, 1,635 Prescription Drug Plans, including both Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans and Stand alone Prescription Drug Plans are participating in the Senior Savings Model for 2021. This covers an estimated 13.2 million enrollees. Seniors who use insulin in all 50 States, D.C., and Puerto Rico will have a choice of a Medicare Part D Senior Savings Model participating plan in their area.

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Space Age Therapy is Here Today

We are NOW living in the future space age healing concepts.   One system of biofeedback is not just checking increased heart rate or changes in breathing this new scanner listens to your voice.  Yes, your voice.  Why?  Think about it when you call a friend or family member you can tell something is wrong just by their voice.  We reflect our state of health through our voice.  This new scanning system identifies what those stressors are by identifying the 3 highest tones and the lowest tone.   Its surprising what information is gained from just your voice.   Just like a lie detector, you cant deceive anyone by your words when your voice gives you away.By identifying the 3 high tones it reflects our most current emotional state and any conflicts with those emotions that we may be feeling.  So, what then?  The goal in health is to maintain homeostasis or balance in our system.  This scanning system offers 4 corrective or balancing frequencies to bring more emotional balance to the client.  One person who used this type of therapy indicated that by listening to the balancing tones for a couple of weeks a couple of times a day, they felt it had done better than 10 years of psychotherapy.  Listening to the harmonizing tones a couple of times a day, before going to bed or starting your day, can shift your emotional and mental state.  The scans are individualized for each person.Even Einstein and Nikola Tesla recognized that everything was influenced by energy.  When the body is given a harmonizing frequency, it can change not only our mental/emotional health but our bodies chemistry and health. We accept equipment like an EKG, EEG, PET Scan and other frequencies for diagnostic testing Its now time to recognize that we have even newer methods for identifying and balancing our health and wellness.  Star Trek and futuristic methods are here today.  Get rid of the stressors and pain.If you were to look back on your life, whether young or old, and identify the stressors in your life, that will give you a great measuring tool for your current state of health.  Take action to clear old and current stress so that you can live life to the fullest! Editors Note: This article was submitted by Jodie MacTavish, CBP, ATC, Certified Biofeedback & Auricular Therapist with Healthful Transformations. She may be reached at: 360-624-3332 or by email at:  jodietransformlife@gmail.comFor more information visit the website at: www.HealthfulTransformations.com

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Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Move to Assisted or Skilled Care

Moving to an assisted or skilled living facility is a challenging task requiring forethought. We know, because we help clients with their transition. From our experience, here is a checklist of questions you need to ask yourself before moving day. If you answer any question No then you have some work to do before making your move. Seek professional advice if you need help with any of the items listed below.1. Are my advance directives up-to-date? Make sure you have the correct person(s) named to assist you in your medical and financial powers of attorney.2. Does my will name the person I want to administer my estate after I am dead? If not, then you will need to make a change to your will.3. Have I determined how I will pay for this move? The average cost of skilled care in Colorado is $7,023 per month.4. Is my will and/or trust up-to-date? Make sure the heirs set out in your will are the ones you want to inherit your estate.5. Have I carefully read through the admissions contract to make sure I understand it? The admissions contract is binding, so make sure you understand the terms.6. If I have a revocable trust estate plan, are all of my assets titled in the name of my trust? You must coordinate the titles and beneficiary designations of retirement accounts and insurance policies with your trust.7. If I have a will estate plan, are my assets titled properly? If you are titling assets in joint tenancy even if it is just to provide assistance in bill paying you may defeat the terms of your will. Be careful!8. Have I consolidated my investment accounts, making it is easier for my agent to manage them?9. Is my stuff in order? Use a personal property memorandum to identify the heir to receive specific items of personal property.10. Have I reviewed my plans with my attorney, accountant and investment advisors to make sure everything is coordinated and my wishes are reflected?If you are able to answer the above questions with Yes, then you have covered most, if not all, of the legal questions to ask yourself to ensure your move is as worry-free as possible.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Baird B. Brown, Esq. Baird is an attorney with Brown & Brown, P.C. and may be reached at 970-243-8250 or by email at baird@brownandbrownpc.com

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Local Business Videos

Senior Spotlight - Food Bank of the Rockies

It's a tough time of year for folks without food. But Western Slope - Food Bank of the Rockies is here to help. In partnership with direct providers, the Food Bank of the Rockies is here to ensure everyone has access to nutritious food. Food boxes are available, there could be a truckload of food in your area... or maybe you want to help by donating or volunteering? Find it all on their website- https://www.foodbankrockies.org/weste... or call 970.464.1138 or 877-953-3937 (toll-free)

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Dementia Care, The Visiting Angels way

The number of people diagnosed with Dementia grew to 3.8 million (eff, 2017) and will continue to grow as our senior population increases. Visiting Angels provides specialized Dementia care across America providing families with the peace of mind that has been missing in their lives. To learn more, visit www.visitingangels.com or call for more information. 800.365.4189 Call Today!

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Visiting Angels Caregivers Wear Many Hats

Do you have a heart of gold and treat others by the Golden Rule? Seniors need daily assistance to remain independent today. Caring for seniors today has never been more important in providing families Peace of Mind knowing their loved one is being cared for with one to one care. Visiting Angels and Debbie Harrison have been providing the best of home care since 2008. We know the best service requires hiring the best Care Specialists and we set a high standard when hiring. 

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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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Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse

Full Job Description The Center at Foresight is looking for RNs/LPNs to join our nursing team for the following positions: Numerous 4p-12p options available - every day of the week. We are also considering PRN RNs/LPNs at this time Pay depends on experience. About Us: The Center at Foresight is a new skilled nursing facility that serves patients needing physical rehabilitation and/or complex nursing care. 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. Job Summary: The Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Practical 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: RNs/LPNs inform nursing personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignment and any other pertinent information to prepare for arrival Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions-work closely with the C.N.A team to make every new admission feel comfortable and welcomed Communicate with physicians, care team, residents and family members effectively Requisition and arrange for diagnostic and therapeutic services, as ordered by the physician, and in accordance with established procedures RNs/LPNs consult with the residents physician and the care team in providing the residents care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., as appropriate Notify the proper staff, personnel and agencies when the resident is involved in an accident or incident Carry out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help and care. Answer call lights and assists residents in a timely manner Administer services within the applicable scope of nursing practice Ensure resident is following dietary allowances. Report problem areas to the Nurse Supervisor and Dietary Supervisor Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as appropriate Assist in arranging transportation for residents as appropriate Be familiar with the rights of residents in a skilled nursing facility and act in a manner consistent with and respectful of those rights Maintain Relias training and in-service requirements Follow drug administration protocol, to include the disposal of drugs and narcotics as required, and in accordance with established procedures Perform charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures and applicable state and federal regulations Assist in planning the nursing services portion of the residents discharge plan as appropriate Chart 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 Review care plans daily to verify that appropriate care is being rendered. Communicate to the Care Team when necessary Education Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved RN/LPN program Specific Requirements Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN and/or LPN 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, PRN Pay: $22.00 - $38.00 per hour APPLY HERE

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Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN at Mesa Manor Center

Full Job DescriptionGenesis HealthCare is one of the leading providers of healthcare services from short-term to long-term care and a wide variety of living options and professional clinical services. We are changing how care is delivered by bringing together people like you -- passionate, highly skilled and motivated to make a difference. Join our clinical team as a Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN where you will change the lives of patients and residents each day. You'll have the chance to build meaningful relationships with not just your patients, but their family too. Being part of an interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, social workers, dieticians, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, is a great way to see what other providers do and how each works together to achieve the best patient outcomes.Position Highlights *Deliver efficient and effective nursing care while achieving positive clinical outcomes and patient/family satisfaction. *Evaluate patients to collect data, observe condition and report changes in condition. *Contribute to nursing assessments and care planning. *Supervise and monitor patient care provided by unlicensed staff. *Administer medications and performs treatments per physician orders.Why Genesis? *We improve the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion! *We Care Deeply about YOU! Guided by our Core Values, Code of Conduct and Ethics program, we foster a culture of care and compassion. We focus on improving the quality of care through creativity and innovation, honesty and integrity in all we do. *We Develop YOU! We provide career ladders, education and training opportunities so you can build a long and successful career with Genesis. *We Appreciate YOU! We value your contributions to the Genesis mission and vision and instill an environment of teamwork and enjoyment in working together. We recognize and celebrate our shared successes. *We are Committed to YOU! We know you are the vital link between Genesis, our patients and residents! We inspire you to be your best self. *We Protect YOU! We take great pride in meeting or exceeding CDC and CMS standards.We strive to provide our employees with a comprehensive and affordable benefits package including Medical and Prescription Drug, Dental, Vision Care, Wellness Program, Telemedicine Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Account, Company-Paid Group Life Insurance, Voluntary Term Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability, Group Auto and Homeowners Insurance, Pet Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Commuter Benefits, Modified Compensation (Mod Comp) or "pay in lieu of benefits," and Planned Time-Off (vacation, holidays, sick, and state sick). Such benefits, as well as bonus and variable compensation plans, are based on applicable state law and factors such as pay classification (full-time, part-time, or casual), job grade, location, and length of service.SHARENLN1Qualifications: * Must be a graduate of an approved school for practical or vocational nursing. * Must be currently licensed by the State Board of Nursing or pending licensed practical nurse licensure. * Experience is preferred in rehabilitative or geriatric nursing. * Must maintain current BLS/CPR certification if employed at a skilled nursing center or as required by the state of practice if an assisted living facility. *To protect the health and safety of our patients, residents, employees, family members, and the communities we serve, Genesis has implemented a universal COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employees, care partners and onsite vendors.#57148Requisition Number: 418451Pay Target: $26.00-$31.00APPLY HERE

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Placement Agent in the Grand Junction/ Montrose Area

Senior Placement Agency looking for a placement agent in the Grand Junction/ Montrose area.  Clinical background is preferred but not required. Great opportunity to make your own schedule while serving seniors and their families by helping them find the best senior living options (assisted living, memory care, senior independent living...). Please send all resumes to: seniorsoftherockies@gmail.com. 

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Registered Nurse

Full Job Description POSITION TITLE: Registered Nurse (RN) REPORTS TO: Director of Nursing (DON) DEPARTMENT: Nursing The primary responsibility of your job position is to provide direct nursing care to residents and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and skilled nursing facilities. You are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care will always be provided to our residents. *KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Care and Care Coordination Coordinate resident care with other departments. Communicate changes in residents condition with employees, physician, resident and family members. Perform administrative duties such as: completing medical documents, reports, evaluations, studies, charting etc. Admit, transfer and discharge residents as required Complete accident/incident reports Assure adequate supplies are available including but not limited to pharmaceuticals, resident personal supplies and equipment Assure that resident abuse does not occur Complete rounds to assess, develop and implement various types of care needs on each resident including but not limited to; wound care, behavior management, respiratory care etc. Provide treatments and care to medically complex residents in collaboration with the physician Attend care plan meetings as assigned Provide care plan updates as necessary to assure appropriate resident care Provide resident care according to physician orders and care plan. Administer medications and treatments according to physician orders and standard of practice. Respond to all resident call lights regardless of assignment Coordinate with outside agencies including but not limited to; hospitals, hospice, home health, lab, x-ray etc. APPLY NOW

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