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On July 1, 2014 the new mandatory elder abuse reporting law goes into effect in Colorado.
Mandatory reporters include medical professionals, counselors, financial organizations, social workers, law enforcement agencies and many more. Join us at a workshop to learn about the new law and how it impacts you and your organization. Get your tool kit and prepare yourself for July 1 by attending our Elder Abuse Reporting Workshops.
The Workshops will cover:
- Identifying multiple types of elder abuse
- Determining your responsibility as a mandatory reporter
- Who to contact and how to report suspected elder abuse
- Identifying who, what, when, where, and why from law enforcement officers
- Learning procedures from Adult Protective Services
- What happens after reporting?
Most of us have heard the predictions that Medicare will run out of money at some point in the future, most recently the prediction was in 2026. One way to save money for Medicare is to reduce hospital readmissions. Thus, hospitals are actively engaged in looking at ways to reduce readmissions of Medicare patients.
Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicare is able to fine hospitals if they have too many readmissions of Medicare patients within a 30-day period. Thus hospitals are working hard to make your discharge safe.
The Senior Issues Briefing is a monthly meeting for professionals and seniors that features a presentation on a currently pressing topic. There is time for questions, networking and information dissemination.
The Senior Issues Briefing is held at Heritage Club Mountain View, 8101 E Mississippi Ave, Denver, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am on the second Tuesday of every month.
The topic for this month's meeting is: The New Federal Assisted Living Rules Under Home and Community Based Services by Eileen Doherty, Colorado Gerontological Society, Denver.
The Colorado Gerontological Society would like to thank the dozens of supporters whose generous assistance made possible this year's Holiday Basket project. Over 50 volunteers helped to deliver 220 baskets to low-income seniors who spent the holidays alone. This year was particularly remarkable as we received so many extra donations that we were able to provide an extra 20 individuals with baskets at the last-minute.
The Medicare Advantage Work Group is a bimonthly meeting that includes representatives of the insurance industry, state and federal government and consumer advocates who come together on a regular basis to discuss updates to Medicare policy, industry concerns and consumer issues.
The meeting is open to the public. To RSVP, respond by e-mail
The meeting will be held on March 7, 2014 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, at United Health Care, 6465 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Suite 300, Centennial, CO 80111.
The 2014 First Quarter Assisted Living Owner/Operator Training will be held on March 25, 26, 27, and 28, 2014. Classes will begin at 8:00 am and end at 5:00 pm daily. Attendees must register by Wednesday March 19, 2014 to guarantee a space and materials for the course.
This session will be held at Denver Human Services, East Office, 3815 Steele St, Denver, 80205 (Map).
Registration for this class is now open. Interested individuals may register online for the next offered course.