Virtual Dementia Tours: Lisa Loehr at Home Instead, Lorri Flint at Synergy Home Care, and Patti Walter at Right At Home in Fort Collins.
Eldercare Network--Eldercare Resource Day: April 7 , 2018 8:00 AM-2:30 PM, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Call 970-495-3442 with questions. Senior Law Day, August, 2018 Date TBA.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Click here to see current class offerings in Larimer County. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Call Lynette McGowan 970-498-7750 with questions
HIS NEIGHBOR PHIL, a touching film about one family's and one community's experience in living with someone with dementia. Presented by Synergy Home Care in partnership with Good Samaritan Village in Fort Collins.
DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY LEADERs in Dementia Care organizations are those organizations with staff who have completed a minimum of eight hours of dementia training each year. We encourage you to investigate every organization and facility on your own prior to entrusting yourself or your loved one to their care.
By listing these organizations/agencies here, it does not imply endorsement by Dementia-Friendly Communities NoCo, however, the willingness to invest into education to increase competence and job satisfaction of the staff (and decrease turnover rates) DOES indicate the priority of leadership in the organizations you are considering to hire for their privilege in working with you and/or your loved ones.
Our goal is to encourage raising the standard of dementia care in senior care facilities and agencies throughout Northern Colorado. To that end, we, in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association and other agencies, are providing staff from these organizations 2-3 hour educational sessions (total 8 hours/year) three times a year at no charge in 2018 to the organizations or individuals so that organizations in Northern Colorado can more readily earn "Dementia-Friendly Leader" designations. 2018 CLASS REGISTRATIONS ARE FULL for the 3 classes that are offered at no charge (on March 23, June 25, and Sept 28.) Call Cyndy 970-213-4548 or Katie 970-472-9798 for more details. If your organization is interested in other educational options (outside the 3 classes offered at no charge) to provide staff training and gain Dementia-Friendly Leader designation, administration fees will apply.
Current organizations with 2017-2018 "Dementia-Friendly Leader" designation: These are listed with links to their websites on the page with a list of trained businesses as well:
- Seniors Helping Seniors; Fort Collins (866) 477-3715
- Senior Helpers (970) 514-4454
- Right at Home In Home Care; Fort Collins (970) 494-1111
- Home Instead Senior Care; Fort Collins (970) 494-0289
- Senior Life Solutions; Fort Collins (970) 282-7975
- Larimer County Office on Aging (970) 498-7750
- Pathways (970) 663-3500