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Senator Michael Bennet and the We Work For Health contact group.
On July 16-18, the We Work For Health Colorado advocacy group met with Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Representative Cory Gardner in their Washington, DC offices to discuss major issues related to health care and elder care. The WWFH group included representatives of the Colorado Gerontological Society, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado Bioscience Association and others.
The Colorado Legislature, in an election year continued their support of senior citizen issues in property tax relief, continuation of licensure for home care agencies, and expansion of research efforts for Alzheimer’s Disease.
As the nation continues to struggle with increased costs and devastation to individuals from Alzheimer’s Disease, the Colorado legislation appropriated $250,000 to the University of Colorado to support the new research initiatives to study the relationship between Down’s Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease. Fueled by national research efforts this research is seen as leading the way to looking for solutions to the dreaded disease.
On July 1, 2014 the new mandatory elder abuse reporting law went 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 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?
- Receiving a FREE tool kit for future use
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: How the Medicare-Medicaid Demonstration Project Will Affect Seniors by Matt Vedal, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, Denver.