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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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

Colorado Financial Planner Cautions Against Parents Co-Titling Assets with Adult Kids

ane Young, a Colorado business columnist and certified financial planner, said in a July 2023 column that when seniors begin to think about how they’ll manage their financial assets as they get up in age, they often consider adding an adult child’s name to their bank accounts, their other financial assets, and also possibly to the title on their home. She said this can seem reasonable, especially when the son or daughter is well trusted. But “this can have huge negative ramifications on your finances.” She offered several reasons why.

Affordable Housing Grants Awarded to Multiple Colorado Projects

As recently as two years ago, the Denver Post headlined an investigative report with the title: “Census data showed Colorado as No. 1 state for housing instability among people older than 65.” More than a third of survey respondents 65 and older expressed “slight confidence” or “no confidence” they could make their housing payment. Since then housing prices, including rents, have gone steadily upward, along with the 65+ age population cohort

La comida como medicina: ¿cómo funciona?

Obtenga más información sobre la importancia de comer alimentos que funcionen mejor para USTED, su cuerpo y sus condiciones de salud. Hay grandes personas, como las de Project Angel Heart, que crean comidas que complementan sus medicamentos y, en algunos casos, pueden eliminar la necesidad de algunos de esos medicamentos. Angel Heart ofrece comidas personalizadas a destinatarios calificados. La Oficina de Denver para el Envejecimiento ofrece un programa llamado Fresh Conversations, nuevamente enfocado en alimentos saludables y entregado en español e inglés.

Food as Medicine – How Does that Work/

Learn more about the importance of eating foods that work best for YOU, your body, your health conditions. There are great people–like those at Project Angel Heart–who create meals that complement your medications, and may in some cases eliminate the need for some of t …

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