Medicare Launches Red Hand Symbol Citing Nursing Home Abuse

Placing a family member in a nursing home is often fraught with fear, concern over care that will be provided, and safety.  Family members who are placed in a nursing home are vulnerable, sick, and often unable to advocate for themselves. Making decisions and finding the nursing home that meets a loved one’s unique needs is complex.  In addition to …

The Future Needs of Elders Requires Planning and Resources

By 2030, Colorado can expect that more than 1 million individuals will be over age 65 compared to today when only about 500,000 individuals are over age 65. Many things contribute to this change but the main reason is the healthy lifestyles of Baby Boomers and those in the Greatest Generation. The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, a statewide …

As older population grows, need for Alzheimer’s cure becomes more pressing

Here at the Colorado Gerontological Society, we are devoted to providing the best care possible to senior citizens. We provide advocacy, information and assistance to Colorado seniors, connecting older patients with physician providers and assisting with Medicare forms. One in four Coloradans lives with chronic disease, and this number is much higher among seniors. However, life expectancy for these diseases, …

Placing a Loved One in Long Term Care

Moving a loved one to an assisted living residence or a nursing home brings multiple emotions and feelings to your loved one, other family members and yourself.  The transition to long term care maybe met with resistance by your loved one, as well as some family members. When moving a loved one to long term care, expect that your loved …