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Fall Prevention

Colorado UCHealth Programs Target Fall Prevention

Colorado ranks 5th in the nation for deaths due to falls. Data such as this is one of the driving reasons why UCHealth Memorial has established the Memorial Injury Prevention and Research Institute (MIPRI), with a goal of improving lives through research and outreach and reducing preventable injury and death as much as possible.

Older Colorado adults can take advantage of that research and outreach in two UCH programs. One is called Aging with Independence & Mobility (AIM), a fall prevention program delivered virtually, along with optional in-person attendance in selected areas.

House and Home

What to Know about Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) in Colorado

We’ve all heard about various options for living situations for older Coloradans — from aging in place at home to independent living communities to assisted living facilities to memory care and nursing homes. But if it can be said that there is a single catch-all location for nearly all of the available options, it might be what’s called a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC. In a CCRC you can choose among different levels of care, taking advantage of both residential and healthcare services  

Fraud & Scams

The Many Facets of AARP in Colorado

AARP Colorado is focused on empowering its nearly 700,000 members in Colorado to choose how they live as they age. You will learn here about AARP National, about AARP’s Elder Watch program, Senior Planet/Older Adult Technology Services from AARP, Wish of a Lifetime from AARP, AARP’s legislative advocacy and get to meet the people behind these groups.

Housing Options & Property Information

Supreme Court Ruling Will Protect Coloradans from “Home Equity Theft”

A unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) back in May 2023 will have national implications in protecting homeowners in financial straits from losing money they are legally entitled to. Colorado is one of several states particularly affected by the ruling, as this article will explain.


National Programs May Help Colorado’s Family Caregivers

Although it has not garnered a lot of media coverage, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Administration for Community Living (ACL), has in place a “National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers” (NSSFC).

Alzheimer's and Other Dementia Disease

Colorado Physicians Weigh in on Alzheimer’s Drug Leqembi®

The headline on the UCHealth Today blog posting summed it up: “First FDA-approved drug offers both promise and challenges.” This was in reference to Leqembi (generic name: lecanemab), a drug designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Prescription Drugs & Supplements

Many Coloradans To Benefit from Negotiated Drug Prices

AARP reports that the names of the first 10 Medicare drugs whose prices the federal government will negotiate directly with manufacturers were released in late August. “It marks the first time in history that the price of life-sustaining medications that millions of older Americans in the nation’s largest health program

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Aprenda cómo evitar algunos de los baches en el camino hacia la planificación para el éxito y la sucesión en su familia y elimine algunas de esas disputas familiares demasiado comunes. Queremos ayudar a los miembros mayores de la familia, pero no se desea toda la ayuda. Obtenga más información sobre cómo abordar conversaciones difíciles con miembros mayores de la familia: sobre salud, dinero, vida, etc.

Alzheimer's and Other Dementia Disease

CMS Plan May Bring Help to Colorado Dementia Caregivers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new voluntary nationwide model designed to support people living with dementia and their unpaid caregivers. It’s called GUIDE, which stands for Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience.

Issues & Support

Colorado Is Exploring the Potential of Robotic Caregivers

One possible way being explored to help fill the caregiving gap is the use of robotic home companions. And one such companion is going through the paces in Colorado at the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Denver. It’s a project being done in collaboration with the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging, an AgeWise Colorado Provider. The robot’s name is Ryan.

Rent Programs and Information

Help Is Available for Coloradans Struggling with Rent Costs

The Urban Institute reported that almost a quarter of older renters spend more than half of their income on rent. This compares to the rule of thumb which says housing costs should not exceed 30 percent of one’s income.

General Health Care

Mobile Eye Care, and Vaccinations and Diagnostic Testing Webinar

Hear about Dr. Jessica Schuman’s mobile optometry practice covering the Denver metro–Mile High Senior Eyecare and Margie Guerrieri of Novir–provider of onsite vaccination clinics, testing and screening, virtual proctoring, and other preventative care offerings to the aging population.

Activities and Excercise

Tai Chi Can Help Colorado Older Adults in Many Important Ways

Imagine if there were a low-cost or even no-cost way to improve your heart health, joint stability, bone density, and even your mental sharpness and mood with simple non-strenuous exercises lasting about an hour or less. According to the Harvard Medical School, there is such a thing. It’s called tai chi, and it is described as being safe, accessible and enjoyable for older adults.

General Health Care

Colorado to Partner with CMS in Forthcoming Primary Care Model

Colorado is joining a pilot program called Making Care Primary (MCP) that was announced by the federal Medicaid and Medicare programs. MCP is designed to offer primary care providers up-front reimbursements and additional resources in exchange for transitioning to value-based care.

Aging Issues

When Medicare Covers In-Home Care for Coloradans Aging in Place

For Coloradans who are aging in place, they may at times have need for medical services provided in the home. Since it is commonly understood that “home health care” is not something Medicare covers generally, that leaves a question of whether or not Medicare will ever pay for in-home services. The answer is Yes — but with qualifiers, as you might expect. In this article we will cover the key things to know, including who can qualify for paid services and under what conditions.

Healthy Aging

“Epidemic of Loneliness” Drawing A Lot of Attention

More and more people — experts in their fields as well as watchful observers in general — are zeroing in on the existence and extent of what’s been called an “epidemic of loneliness.” An epidemic that, like certain other maladies, poses risk for a generalized deterioration in one’s health.

Service Areas Details:

  • Boulder County and City of Boulder
  • Central Mountains: Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake
  • City and County of Denver
  • City of Aurora
  • Colorado Springs Metro area: Counties of El Paso, Park, Teller
  • Denver Metro area: Counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson
  • Eastern Plains: Counties of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln
  • Larimer County and City of Fort Collins
    Las Animas/ Huerfano: Counties of Huerfano, Las Animas
  • Northeast Colorado: Counties of Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma
  • Northwest: Counties of Garfield, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt
  • Pueblo County and City of Pueblo
  • San Juan Region: Counties of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan
  • South Central Colorado: Counties of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache
  • Southeast Colorado: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Prowers, Otero
  • Summit Region: Counties of Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin, Summit
  • Weld County
  • West Central: Counties of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel