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HCAC Statewide Members Only Conference Call Is Friday, July 27

HCAC Statewide Members Only Conference Call Is Friday, July 27

Posted: July 26, 2018

Join us on Friday, July 27 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Call in and learn the latest about Home Care in Colorado from HCAC leaders.

Legislative and regulatory updates from the lobbying team of Eliza Schultz, Ellen Caruso and Betsy Murray, and association update from Don Knox, HCAC Executive Director.

Gather your staff for this valuable update on the state of Home Care in Colorado! 

Members...click here for the 'join' information.

No RSVP required. No cost to call in!

For questions, contact the HCAC office at [email protected] or 303-848-2521.

 
Next West Slope Forum Will Be On Friday, July 27

Next West Slope Forum Will Be On Friday, July 27

Posted: July 26, 2018

MARK YOU CALENDAR!

The next West Slope Forum meeting and statewide members only conference call will take place on Friday, July 27. 

Location: Home Care of the Grand Valley 
1131 N 21st St
Grand Junction, CO 81501

AGENDA

9:30 a.m.:  Welcome, Introductions, Networking, Review of Agenda; Guests will be several social workers from the VA. 
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.:  HCAC Statewide Members Only Conference Call
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.:  Lunch and networking
1 p.m.: Adjournment 

For questions and to RSVP, please contact West Slope Forum Chair:
Sarah Andrews, RN
970-208-8359
[email protected] 

 

 
HCAC Members: Next Electronic Visit Verification Meetings Detailed

HCAC Members: Next Electronic Visit Verification Meetings Detailed

Posted: July 26, 2018

The Home Care Association of Colorado is a great source for news and bulletins surrounding the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification in our state. 

Members: Please click here to see the next EVV subcommittee and working group meetings (you must be signed in to view). 

Also, agencies can join the members-only EVV discussion circle here. 

 
Colorado Ranked Third-Best State For Aging

Colorado Ranked Third-Best State For Aging

Posted: July 26, 2018

Health & Fitness Cheat Sheet says here are 10 states you should consider moving to for the sake of your health as you grow older, as well as the five states you should completely avoid.

Colorado ranks third overall and the best for physical activity and family caregiver support. 

"You’ve probably heard good things about Colorado if you haven’t yet been there," the publication says. "And for aging seniors, it might just be the perfect place to settle down. U.S. News & World Report ranks the state No. 3 for overall health, and it also has the fifth lowest number of residents with mental distress. As far as physical activity and able-bodiedness are concerned, the state ranks extremely well in these two areas, too.

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Judson Haims: What Happens To Your Health Care When There's No Nurse

Judson Haims: What Happens To Your Health Care When There's No Nurse

Posted: July 26, 2018

The United States is in a nursing profession shortage, and it is impacting the delivery of care, Judson Haims writes in The Vail Daily. 

On Wednesday, July 18, Gov. John Hickenlooper's administration and the Commission on Higher Education met to discuss the state's growing shortage of nurses. One of the concerns they addressed was the ever-increasing cost of higher education. Because the tuition cost for a four-year nursing bachelor's degree is so expensive, many people interested in becoming a nurse only complete a two-year associate degree in nursing, often at a community college.

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