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Senior Living Community has Uncommon Experience

BOULDER, CO:  Frasier, a not-for-profit Life Plan community in Boulder shared the same difficult journey that so many other life plan communities experienced by having to quickly respond to a virus that was proving to be deadly for older adults throughout the world.  And like other communities offering a continuum of care, including a 54-bed nursing care center, restrictions on visitations and other activities began in early March 2020 - almost a year ago.

Frasier was amid a plethora of “rolling” move-ins into The Prairies, which was their brand-new independent living building comprised of 98 large one and two-bedroom apartments. At the time the pandemic struck, The Prairies was nearly 100% pre-sold, with move-ins beginning in January 2020, and scheduled through the rest of the year.  So, what is uncommon?  

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COVID-19: Previous Updates and Resources

To ensure members get the most current information we are now emailing COVID-19 related information directly to members via the COVID-19 Weekly Update. To be added to the distribution list, please contact Sarah McVeigh. To view previously posted information please see below. Please note, this page is no longer maintained so information below may be out-of-date or no longer relevant. 

COVID-19: Updates and Resources from May 20

Colorado Case Summary

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COVID-19: Business Member Resources

  • CliftonLarsonAllen Expense Tracking Tool to Help Economic Relief Fund Recipients Stay Compliant. The Expense Tracking Tool is available for our Members at $750.  

  • Hall Render shares five actions to take now as HHS is Distributing $4.9B in COVID-19 CARES Funding Relief to Skilled Nursing Facilities.

  • Interstate is providing COVID-19 Decontaminations and they are included on the governments list as essential services. View a letter from Interstate's CEO.

  • KEPHART envisions that the design of senior living communities will be forever changed. Read Design for Senior Living in the Age of Pandemics white paper.

  • Morrison Living's Commitment During COVID-19Now and always, we are focused on the safety and wellbeing of our residents, associates, and community. Our commitment is to be the best part of someone’s day—especially when those days may be marked by uncertainty. We understand that we are in a rapidly changing situation; our hearts go out to all those that have been and will be impacted by COVID-19.

  • NextStep has released their National COVID-Ready Caregiver Certification that uses clinically-backed, expert-developed online learning to help develop safety skills during the Coronavirus pandemic. LeadingAge Members are elgible for significant savings using the coupon code LEADINGAGE5 at check-out to access the program for just $5.

  • Plante Moran has developed an on-demand webinar, Strategies for physician groups navigating the COVID-19 recoveryView this on-demand webinar in partnership with Ziegler to understand short-term and long-term strategies your physicians practice should consider to navigate your COVID-19 recovery.

  • Ziegler hosted a webinar on the Paycheck Protection Program for all senior living clients (Powerpoint slide presentation attached). A playback of the presentation is available at this web link

COVID-19 State and Federal Resources

Please see below of a list of curated COVID-19 state and national resources. 

To ensure members get the most current information we are now emailing COVID-19 related information directly to members via the COVID-19 Weekly Update. To be added to the distribution list, please contact Sarah McVeigh.

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Sponsor Spotlights

LeadingAge Colorado's strength is our relationship with our sponsors that believe in LeadingAge Colorado's mission and vision. These companies offer a wide range of products and services – in addition to a wealth of useful information and expertise – for LeadingAge Colorado members.


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LeadingAge Colorado Summary of HCPF Operations Memos in Response to COVID-19 - UPDATED

To make access easier for members to important COVID-19 information and policy changes, LeadingAge Colorado has put together this document listing all operational memos issued by HCPF. The memos are organized by provider with the latest at the top. (April 20)

Advance Care Planning Resources

COVID-19 has brought specific treatment questions into focus.  Even if advance care planning has been completed by your patients/residents in the past, now is a good time to revisit the conversation to address the current pandemic.  This guide and the following resources/tip sheets have been designed to help your patients/residents, their families, and all of us consider specific medical treatments, values and decisions in relation to COVID-19. 

Transfer and Discharge

LeadingAge Colorado, the Colorado Hospital Association, the Colorado Health Care Association, and the Colorado Medical Directors Association jointly released the a letter, transfer form for use when discharging hospital inpatients to long-term care facilities and guidance from the American Health Care Association related to nursing homes accepting hospital transfers during the pandemic. 

Argentum, ASHA Launch FastMatch for Displaced Workers

Argentum and the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) have announced a new resource, Senior Living FastMatch, to help workers who have been displaced due to the fallout from COVID-19 find a new employment opportunity in senior living. More than a traditional job board, however, the Senior Living FastMatch resource, hosted at the Senior Living Works website, uses artificial intelligence to evaluate the best fit for candidates and identifies the top jobs for them in their geographic region. The recruitment tool is powered by Arena, a leading software company that applies big data and predictive analytics to help companies make more successful hiring decisions. In addition, OnShift, a human capital management software company for the senior living industry and Argentum’s partner for workforce development, created an expanded resource toolkit to help senior living organizations recruit and hire employees during this emergency. Read more.

Expert Panel Session on Operational Strategies for Success Under PDPM

Don’t miss the expert panel session on Operational Strategies for Success Under PDPM coming in August in our Moving Mountains Series! SNF experts in MDS coding, software, reimbursement, accounting, compliance and legal issues will share tips and strategies to conquer the PDPM implementation process and thrive under the new payment model.

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LeadingAge Colorado Workforce Summit - Early Bird Deadline Tomorrow

July 31 • Covenant Village of Colorado • Westminster
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Now is the time to make employee retention a priority and get all your leaders on the same page! Join us July 31st for another powerful program with our workforce retention partners from Crescendo Strategies with a combination workshop of big-picture thinking about today's employment landscape along with immediately actionable strategies for reducing employee turnover across your organization. We'll dive deeper into why staff REALLY leave (beyond pay and schedules), learn ways to communicate with team members more effectively, and discuss how to maximize the time we have with each and every new hire to improve retention and reduce issues of continuity of care from so much staffing churn! 

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Colorado’s New 40-Hour Assisted Living Administrator Course

Meet the 40-hour training requirement to become an assisted living residence administrator as set forth in the revised Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) licensing regulations governing assisted living residences, which became effective in mid-2018.  This course is also recommended for owners, administrator designees, CEO’s, COO’s, resident services directors, nurses, social workers, and marketing/admissions staff.  Read more.

LeadingAge Colorado Career Center

The best and brightest industry professionals are out there. Access this targeted and qualified pool of talent by advertising your jobs on the LeadingAge Colorado’s new Career Center.

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New ALR Resource Page

Reminder: Members are encouraged to check the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s (CDPHE) new ALR resource page designed to help keep ALRs informed about the implementation of the new licensure regulations. The page contains continuously updated information on important dates, training, FAQs and the Assisted Living Advisory Committee (ALAC).

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Annual Conference Draws Rave Reviews!

More than 250 attendees, speakers, and business partners attended the annual conference last week. Here is a link to session presentations.

In addition to outstanding educational sessions and a packed exhibition floor, the renewal of friendships with colleagues and the introduction to first-time attendees were made.

"Connect19 is one of the best conferences that I have been to! The conference did a great job encouraging new networking and making it engaging for young professionals". - Kate West, Eaton Senior Communities

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Annual Conference Registration #CONNECT19

Experience cutting-edge education, network with colleagues, and celebrate with individuals whose work makes their communities the best in senior care and services. This year's Annual Conference and Exhibition promises to be another success.

When: May 13-15, 2019
Where: Hotel Talisa, Vail, CO

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Only 3 Spots Left - LeadingAge Colorado Exhibit Hall

The 2019 conference will be held May 13-15, 2019 with the exhibit hall being open on May 14th at the Hotel Talisa in Vail, CO. View exhibit and sponsor prospectus.

Colorado Real Estate Journal 2019 Senior Housing & Care Conference

Colorado Real Estate Journal will hold their 2019 Senior Housing & Care Conference on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center (I-225 & Colfax Avenue, across from Children’s Hospital).  

LeadingAge Colorado is proud to be a Trade Association Partner in this event.

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Assisted Living Hot Topics Webinar

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM MST

Join LeadingAge Colorado and Matt Ullrich, health law attorney with Caplan and Earnest, LLC for a webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. to learn about the latest legal issues facing assisted living residences. Learn about changes to labor laws, insurance requirements and how your marketing materials could be used against you (required topics in the new 40-hour administrator course). Matt will also cover social media policies, why you need a “granny cam” policy now and how the new Colorado Adult Protective Services (CAPS) employee check can impact your hiring practices. Register now.  

Members: $49
Non-Members: $99

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LeadingAge Colorado Annual Conference and Exhibition

Exhibitor registration for the 2019 LeadingAge Colorado Annual Conference & Exhibition to be held May 13 - 15, 2019 is now open. The EXPO will take place May 14, 2019. For additional details and/or inquiries, please see attached or visit