Education on Demand

LeadingAge Colorado is committed to connecting members with opportunities to hone skills, develop programs and stay current on timely issues. Information and links to our education partners is provided below.

Now Availabe: LeadingAge Insights

We’re excited to announce the launch of LeadingAge Insights, a collection of tools to help you better understand your performance and market position. With the added advantage of easy access to experts in the field, these tools are designed to help you improve your competitiveness. The best part is, they are FREE for members to access. LeadingAge Insights includes:

  • Market Position Reports by Avalere Powered by Vantage CPS—these reports allow post-acute care providers to understand how Medicare beneficiaries and health systems are using hospitals, SNFs and home health in their local markets.
  • Ask the Avalere Expert—members may submit two questions via email every month about their reports to receive timely written answers from experts in the field.
  • State Survey and Certification Reports—data reports for member nursing homes with a member’s individual facility data, compared to others in the state and nation.
  • Ask the MDS Expert—a feature that allows members to receive real-time responses to MDS issues. Answers are provided by Judy Wilhide Brandt, R.N., B.A., RAC-MT, a nurse and master teacher on MDS.
  • LeadingAge Quality Metrics—interactive data tools to assist nursing homes in analyzing how they measure up to their peers, demonstrate value, and improve performance.

Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed)

LeadingAge Colorado has partnered with the Institute for Professional Care Education to bring additional education and training opportunities to our members. These comprehensive training programs will help you keep your team in compliance with Colorado regulations. 

IPCed and LeadingAge Colorado have partnered to offer the Alzheimer’s Association Leaders in Dementia Care course at an exclusive low rate.  When 75% of your Assisted Living Community staff members complete this online Leaders in Dementia Care course, your community is eligible to be placed on the Colorado Alzheimer’s Association website as a Leader in Dementia.   To receive your discount for this individual purchase, contact LeadingAge Colorado at  Go to to purchase the course today!   For group discount information, contact the aQuire Training Solutions division of IPCed at 877-843-8374.

Our partnership also provides access to Medifecta Training DVDs, Textbooks and Work Books for caregiver compliance training.  Go to to view what Medifecta has to offer.  Email us at to receive a special member discount code for your Medifecta purchase!

Mather Lifeways Institute on Aging

Mather Lifeways Institute on Aging is a developer of award-winning, evidence-based education programs.  Give your staff access to quality training and professional development 24/7 with on-demand webinars. Current topics include:

  • Dimensions of Wellness
  • Empowering a Culturally Competent Workforce
  • Essentials of Culture Transformation
  • Insight into Memory Loss
  • LEAP for Long Term Care Communities: Improving Workforce Retention and Resident Quality of Life
  • Person-Centered Care Essentials
  • The Power of Resilience: The ‘X’ Factor in Aging Well
  • PREPARE: Emergency Preparedness and All Hazards Disaster Planning
  • It’s All About Relationships: Cultural Diversity, Communication, and Teamwork in Senior Living
  • SAFE-TI: Falls Reduction

For more information, or to purchase a webinar series, please contact Louise Lyons at 847.492.7433, or

How to Start an Adult Day Care

Starting an adult day center is not an easy task. Keeping one going after it has been launched is filled with challenges, too. But for those of us who know from our own experiences what day services mean for impaired adults and their family caregivers, the results are well worth the time, money and effort. Fortunately, many have gone before you and a number of excellent resources are available to you from the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) as you learn how to start an adult day care.

Calendar of Events

Information regarding webinars and education programs offered by LeadingAge Colorado and our National Partners may be found on our Calendar of Events.

Volunteers of America has facilities in Western Colorado and Colorado Springs.  Finding a website to post open positions on in Colorado for all of our programs poses a challenge.  We were so excited to find Leading Age Colorado that allows us to post FREE job postings for any of our positions.  From Activities Assistants to Executive Directors, we love having this resource available to us.

  • Ashley Krebs
  • HR and Recruiting
  • Volunteers of America