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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?
- Receiving a FREE tool kit for future use
The Salute to Seniors is a fun, informative and popular annual event that draws more seniors than any other event in Colorado. For the first time in 2014, admission is free! We offer a reservation system, to make sure that you will be able to attend the event.
A Place for Mom is currently accepting applications for their Senior Care Innovation Scholarship. They will award five $1000 scholarships to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, or long-term care administration.
The deadline to apply is April 30, 2014. The essay topic and more details can be found at www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship.
Colorado legislators, lead be Senator John Kefalas, D-Fort Collins, are considering legislation to make significant changes to the Property Tax, Rent and Heat Credit program to increase eligibility, as well as the amount of the tax rebate. At the recommendation of the Legislative Audit Committee, Senator Kefalas is seeking major reforms in the program that was originally passed in 1977.
The rebate program provides low income seniors and disabled individuals a maximum of $792 in a combination of housing and heat rebates. The proposed legislation would increase the maximum rebate to $892 per year for eligible individuals.
The Audit Committee recommended that the Department of Revenue and the Department of Human Services should collaborate on marketing and outreach to make more people aware of the rebate program. This recommendation is based on a finding that there has been more than a 25% decrease in utilization of the program in the past five years.
The 2014 Second Quarter Assisted Living Owner/Operator Training will be held on June 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2014 Denver Human Services, East Office, 3815 Steele St, Denver CO 80205. Classes will begin at 8:00 am and end at 5:00 pm daily. Attendees must register by Wednesday June 18, 2014 to guarantee a space and materials for the course.
Registration for this class is now open. Interested individuals may register online for the next offered course.