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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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Jul 20, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Volunteer Attorneys from Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck LLP

For legal help between clinics call Colorado Legal Services at 970-668-9612 Please Note: When a volunteer attorney helps you at this clinic, this does not mean they represent you. Also, the advice they give you is one attorneys opinion and you are free to discuss your case with another attorney. 

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Jun 30, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Nia Dancing Workshop

Have you tried Nia Dancing? Come with friends or a partner for an hour of Nia dancing with our friend, Steve Alldredge. Steve is an experienced Nia teacher and comes with a playlist you can't help but move to! We are delighted to offer this movement class twice a month this summer.

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Jul 20, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

COVID 19 Vaccine and Booster Clinic at the Library

The Colorado Department of Public Healthand Environment Mobile Vaccine Clinic will be in the Conference Room offeringwalk up COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to all eligible, including those ages5-11. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will be available.In partnership withGovernor Polis Vaccines for All efforts.

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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

Cappella of Grand Junction

Assisted Living 628 26 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81506

At Cappella of Grand Junction our assisted living community offers the support to enable each person to live their life to the fullest. With just the necessary amount of assistance, residents can enjoy their day independently and in harmony with others, free from the chores and cares of household maintenance. Our lovely and lively community boasts 40 spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment homes, plus a wealth of inviting common spaces, including a full-service salon, Grab and Go Bistro, Luxurious Spa and a wellness and therapy center.Honoring Each Individual, Enriching Each Day at Cappella

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Cappella of Grand Junction

Memory Care 628 26 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81506

Our Memory Support Neighborhood is carefully designed to support those with Alzheimer`s and dementia in a way that fosters individuality, dignity & personal growth. As a result, residents benefit from:Innovative building design that incorporates advancements in support for those with memory challenges.Rhythms, our affirming and supportive memory support philosophy which honors the individual spirit, life story, and choices of your loved one.Highly-skilled care partners who are wholeheartedly committed to enriching the lives of residents and easing the worries of their loved ones.Honoring Each Individual, Enriching Each Day at Cappella

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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 Bridge to Rediscovery program, secured memory care 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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La Villa Grande Care Center

Memory Care 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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Articles Written By Local Businesses

Want to Keep Living At Home

Want to Keep Living at Home?Find certified designers, builders and other professionals who can make your home safe and comfortableA significant concern as people grow older is that they may have to leave their home. This would mean leaving behind a comfortable setting, familiar community and many memories. In addition a certain amount of control is lost when one leaves home. This "control" provides the underpinning to our feelings of dignity, quality of life and independence. One's home is a strong element in that sense of security.Most American seniors desire to stay in their homes for the rest of their lives. In fact an AARP survey found this number to be greater than 80% of seniors. The aging process is blamed for many problems seniors may encounter with daily activities. However quite often it is the home that creates the difficulties.Oftentimes, staying in your home means making changes or home modifications that can help you live more comfortably and safely. These design changes can range from the easy and simple to the complex. So what can you do to make changes to your home to make it safer and more comfortable. The Person to Reach: A Certified Aging-in-Place SpecialistThe Remodeler's Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in collaboration with the NAHB Research Center, the NAHB 50+ Housing Council, and AARP, developed the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) program to help consumers with the dream of making their houses homes for a lifetime, even if their needs and abilities change.Planning modifications and making changes to your home that can help you continue living there comfortably and safely that is the specialty of Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (or CAPS). These experts have the answers to many of your housing questions and problems. CAPS professionals have learned strategies and techniques for designing and building attractive, barrier-free living environments. Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists:Have been trained to meet the housing needs of the age-50+ populationCan identify and/or make home modifications or changes to help people live independently in their homes at later agesCan find solutions to common obstacles that make houses unsafe or uncomfortableTo find a Certified Aging in Place Specialist in Western Colorado call the Home Builders Association at 970-245-0253.Editors note: This article was submitted by Tile Meister, the Western Slopes Certified Aging in Place Company. For more information they can be reached at 970-244-8453

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Outreach to Women Veterans

Currently, women make up a larger percentage of the active force, are serving in all branches of the military, and are eligible for assignment in most military occupational specialties except for direct combat roles. The number of women serving in the military has increased and has significantly impacted the services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Projections show that women now comprise a higher percentage of the veteran population, and these numbers will most likely increase as time goes by. The biggest concern for most women veterans is the lack of women in counseling positions who are available to address their concerns and fears. The most frequently asked questions from women veterans, along with the answers, can now be found on the Center for Women Veterans website www1.va.gov/womenvet/. These 25 questions are the ones we hear most often, said the Director of the Center for Women Veterans. Too many women veterans don't know they are eligible for the full range of VA benefits and too many are unaware of special programs designed just for them. BENEFITS & SERVICES FOR WOMEN VETERANS As a woman veteran, you may be entitled to one or more of the following benefits.Sexual Trauma and Assault Counseling Disability Compensation for service related disabilities Disability Pension for non-service related disabilities Education Assistance Programs Work-Study Allowance Vocational Rehabilitation & Counseling Insurance Home Loan Benefits Medical Inpatient and Outpatient care Substance Abuse treatment and counseling Nursing Home care Burial Benefits Burial in a VA National Cemetery Employment AssistanceSurvivors' Benefit ProgramsFor more information on the above, please contact the Grand Junction V.A. Medical Center at 970-242-0731. Editors Note: This article was submitted by the Colorado state veterans Home in Rifle. They can be reached at 970-625-0842

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Introduction to Certified Aging in Place Specialist

The Certified Aging-in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation was developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in collaboration with the AARP. This program was developed to provide professional training that would enable them to accommodate the needs of people over the age of 50, as well as the knowledge they would need to modify their homes for aging in place. The program focuses specifically on the customer service skills, technical information and business management training needed to properly serve the needs of older adults. In laymen's terms, a CAPS certified professional has trained on the unique needs of seniors, modifying homes so someone can live there longer as they age and addressing the most common barriers in a home.Choosing a CAPS professional is always the right choice for an aging-in-place remodeling project or new home construction for those seniors building the home they want to age in. These professionals have taken part in a training and certification process through the National Association of Home Builders which prepares them to anticipate and meet the needs of older people. Through the use of universal design principles, CAPS professionals can work with you to create a safe, comfortable and more independent life in your home; both now and for the future. But, it doesn't stop with addressing design. CAPS professionals are trained in common remodeling projects and costs, accessibility issues, product recommendations, codes and standards, and the process and resources needed to provide a complete aging in place solution. When you use the services of a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, you can rest assured that this person has been reliably instructed on how to craft solutions that meet the needs of seniors.To find a Certified Aging in Place Specialist in your area call 1-800-368-5242 or the Grand Junction HBA office at 245-0253.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Randy DiDonato, owner of Tile Meister and a CAPS Professional. For further information please contact him at his local store 970-244-8453

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The Cost of Care

With families having two wage earners, and facing tough decisions as to how to care for their aging parents, its important to understand the choices and the costs. Globally, according to a recent MetLife survey, some 10 million children providing care for their aging parents will lose some $3 Trillion dollars in lost wages, social security benefits, and pension funds. That's a lot of money. Now lets look closer at the issue.For those individuals 75+, the remaining mortgage amount as a percentage of the value of the home is low, usually less than 10%. In other words, if their house is valued at $100,000, they typically will owe less than $10,000 on it and have a 90% equity in it. That translates as $90,000 saved in their house. (Source: Capital Research Associates analysis of 1995 Survey of Income and Program Participation data) How long might that $90,000 last in a care community like assisted living or a nursing home?According to a most recent survey by Genworth, the average licensed Homemaker Service Provider makes $18/hour, which translates to $4,860 per month for a nine hour day while the children are at work. Home Health Aides are slightly higher at $19/hour. Adult Day Care averages $60/day or $1800/month, then there's the drop off, pick up and caring for the parent at home. The average assisted living rate is $3200/month, with the added benefit of being 24/7 care with a full complement of services such as meals, activities, assistance with bathing, dressing and security. Nursing homes, typically end of life care, in a semi-private setting cost nearly $6000, and a private room averages about $6400 (Source: CareScout has conducted the Genworth Cost of Care Survey annually since 2004. Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, CareScout has specialized in helping families find long term care providers nationwide since 1997.)So, lets look at the $90,000 that might be available to meet these costs. Under the Homemaker and Home Health scenarios, factoring in there will be income to supplement the home equity, the parents money will last two years. In the Adult Day Care scenario, the money will last about four years. In assisted living the money would last approximately three years. In the nursing home the money would last about one and a half years.In all instances, spend downs do happen, and the care security that comes from Medicaid becomes very important. As a society, it is important that we support Medicaid funding to address those situations when our parents outlive their money.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Robin Avery. Mr. Avery is a Colorado operator of with The Retreat Communities and may be reached at 303-847-2233 or by email at ravy2003@msn.com. For more information visit The Retreat Communities on the web at: www.theretreatcommunities.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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Job Opportunities Near You

LCSW, Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapists

Covell Care and Rehabilitation is a one-of-a-kind mobile outpatient practice offering physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as counseling. We are expanding along the Front Range and are looking to add more licensed therapists. This is a great opportunity for a therapist who is looking to manage their own caseload and work with a unique group that offers various development opportunities, while always putting the patient first.We promote independence, safety, and quality of life to patients in their homes, senior living communities, and community settings to treat them in the most optimum setting for learning, trust, and comfort. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, most other insurances, and private pay.Job Purpose: To complete therapy with patients by establishing and following the therapy plan of care, following all recommendations, and staying in compliance with federal, state, and practice rules and regulations.Key Responsibilities:Provide communication with the office staff as neededCommunicate about availability in covering patients when askedAttend therapy treatment sessions on time, in-person or via telemedicineEvaluate and provide therapy to patients in ethical, appropriate provisions adhering to practice and privacy standardsMaintain updated licensure in good standingComplete therapy documentation within 24-48 hrs of treatmentMaintain all requested HR documentsOther duties may be requiredPay Structure: Therapists receive a percentage of reimbursement for the insurance collected and come on as an independent contractor.Company Values: Compassion, Communication, Trust, FUN!Contact us today to learn about our outpatient therapy opportunities or visit https://www.covellcare.com/joincovell.

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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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Come Work for Volunteers of America Colorado

Areyou looking for a career with great benefits and pay? Are you interested innon-profit work? Are you interested in a company that has 126 years provensuccess? Come work for Volunteers of America Colorado. We are hiring for allpositions across our portfolio, Front Range and Western Slope. We offer.....403B matched up to 3%Pension-fully paid by VOACOPaid Life insurance, plus you can purchase moreTuition assistanceA selection of Health care plans including HSAVision and Dental, even Pet insuranceAD&D, long and short-term disabilityEmployee Assistance/Work Life Balance ProgramEmployee Discount ProgramLifeLock with NortonPublic Service Loan ForgivenessComing Soon: Fully Company Paid Unlimited Mental Health Benefits for Employeeson the VOAC Health PlanIn addition to these benefits we also offer; Vacation TimeSeparate Sick TimePaid HolidaysFloating HolidaysPersonal DaysVolunteer/Wellness DayGenerally one trip per year for National Conference and lastly, while raises are not guaranteed, in the 7 years I have been withthis company, I have never NOT received a raise and they have always been 3-5%.Again, not guaranteed but our team works hard for the attainment and retentionof quality employees. So, please check us out and if you are interested, applyonline, complete the profile and upload your resume and maybe we've got justthe right spot for you! Locally, for the Western Slope, we need staff in Delta and Montrose but also inDurango. Click the link below to view all the jobs VOA has available! https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/All/d7b428f5-f33f-4f94-9668-0c0d28365a98/VOLUNTEERS-OF-AMERICA-INC

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Caregiver

Helping Others Has Never Been So Important! This position is specific to helping seniors in there own home.Searching for:Daytime long shifts....You let us know when you can work, whether a few hours or full time...and we will find clients that fit within your availability!Overnights- providing protective oversight or minimizing risk of wanderingWeekends- a few chores, errands or personal care assistanceApply Here: https://msgsndr.com/widget/form/H1Al19z68hqnRIKFxeKJor Call our office at 970-241-8818 and ask to speak with AlisonCaregiver Benefits:Mileage Reimbursement for client errands and transportationTravel Time Reimbursement for appointments within 45 minutes of each visitAnnual Bonuses and PTO Gifts (Up to $500/year!)Flexible schedules, clients close to YOU at times YOU ARE available to helpTapCheck - Access to your earned pay immediatlyFREE counseling - and therapy for all employeesSick Time -Time and a half on holidays--DOUBLE TIME on Thanksgiving and ChristmasHealth & Dental Insurance after 90 days (Full Time Employees)Referral bonus - Caregiver and Client programs401k with company match - Retirement Planning andEssential duties and responsibilities of the Comfort Keeper include:CompanionshipPersonal care (training provided)Cooking and meal preparationShopping/ErrandsQuality Care planning (training provided)Caregiver skills and qualificationsEmpathy and the ability to care for the client's social, emotional, physical and mental healthAbility to multi-task, be flexible and organizedExceptionally patient, good at listening and responding to others' needsProficient in some domestic chores such as preparing meals and cleaningTrained in specialized areas of care, for example, dementia or Alzheimer's diseaseOther job titles/similar job positions; Home Health Aide (HHA), Personal Care Aide (PCA), Personal Care Worker (PCW), Homemaker (HMK), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Personal Care Assistant, Companion

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