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LeadingAge Colorado Affinity Groups

LeadingAge Colorado’s affinity groups exist as an opportunity for like-minded members with similar professional experience and interests to meet, share ideas, and learn from each other. We strive to connect professionals in the assisted living sphere and present assisted living workforce resources however we can.

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How to Find Senior Living Career Opportunities

While finding a job in any industry can be difficult, careers in senior living, caregiving, and healthcare can be especially competitive and hard to come by. We’re here to help reduce healthcare shortages in Colorado by providing helpful assisted living workforce resources and tools to assist in the job search process.

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LeadingAge Annual Meeting and EXPO


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Get Involved in Advocating for Senior Care Public Policy Initiatives

At LeadingAge Colorado, we firmly believe that advocating for our members is one of the best ways to ensure that Colorado seniors not only receive the best care possible, but to have access to housing and service options that best align with their needs. We make it a priority to provide LeadingAge Colorado members with all the information, resources, and connections necessary to properly adapt to the evolving landscape of senior services and care. Assisted living advocacy is our bread and butter, it’s our mission to help.

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Keep Your Senior Care Licensing Up to Date

Just like in other public health fields, it’s imperative to keep your assisted living administrator licensing current and updated. It’s a fundamental part of ensuring that the public receives proper care!

Plus, keeping your senior care licensing up-to-date will make sure that that you are well informed of the most current business operations, laws and regulations, ethical practices, and more, which helps residents receive the highest level of care possible.

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LeadingAge Colorado Assisted Living Courses

LeadingAge Colorado provides the only online 40-hour assisted living administrator training course in Colorado. We offer this virtual service to administrators and leaders who wish to stay current with licensing requirements while also adhering to COVID-19 stay-at-home and safe-at-home orders. As many individuals are introduced to LeadingAge Colorado for the first time at our 2022 Annual Conference and Exhibition, we invite those in the Colorado Assisted Living Association and beyond to learn more about this flexible, simple coursework! 

Colorado Assisted Living State Requirements 

According to the revised Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) licensing regulations governing assisted living residences, LeadingAge's 40-hour virtual course is required for assisted living administrators. However, assisted living administrators are not the only individuals who can benefit from this course. CDPHE recommends the curriculum for owners, administrator designees, CEO’s, COO’s, resident services directors, nurses, social wokers, and marketing/admissions staff.

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LeadingAge Colorado Career Center

If you haven’t done so already, please take time to visit our New Career Center - a premier resource to connect career opportunities with aging services talent. The Career Center is designed to provide you with a better overall recruitment experience through a modern design and an intuitive interface.

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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