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Should Coloradans Rely on Apps and Chatbots for Mental Health “Therapy”?

In the area of mental health services for Coloradans, at least three forces are altering the landscape at once. One is the mandate that insurers must offer parity between mental and physical health coverage. Another is the severe ongoing shortage of mental health professionals to meet growing patient demand—including the increasing numbers of older Coloradans who are dealing with mental health challenges. And a third force is the emergence of various technology “substitutes” for patients to consult in lieu of seeing professional therapists in person.

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Frontotemporal Disorders Pose Challenges for Colorado Caregivers

Anyone providing care for loved ones living with frontotemporal disorders (FTD), sometimes called frontotemporal dementia, faces a host of challenges. (Frontotemporal dementia has gained celebrity attention in 2023 after it was revealed that actor Bruce Willis was diagnosed with it.) A person with FTD can exhibit a range of symptoms, including unusual behaviors, emotional problems,…

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Home Modification Tax Credits for Coloradans Are Underutilized…

By CO statute, the credit’s purpose is “to make retrofitting a residence for health, safety, and welfare more affordable.” To be eligible for the credit, taxpayers must have a taxable family income at or below $153,000 in 2022, which is adjusted for inflation each year. Eligible home modifications must improve ease of access and

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Property Tax Savings and Deferral Programs for Coloradans

While the old adage may be true that the two most certain things are death and taxes, Colorado offers a number of ways to let you lower or postpone the taxes. (Sorry, the death piece is yours to handle on your own.) In this article we’ll look at options you have regarding property taxes. Pay close attention to the qualifying criteria, the deadlines for applying, and the directions for where applications are to be filed or sent

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Colorado Anesthesiologist Says Be Candid about Marijuana Use if You Need Surgery

Erin Emery, writing for the medical news hub UCHealth Today, confirms that anesthesiologists can find it more challenging to properly sedate patients who use marijuana—whether that be smoking, vaping, eating edibles or using tincture. The simple fact is marijuana can affect how anesthesia works. This is particularly true for chronic users, defined as those who use marijuana at least once a week.

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Cuidados paliativos y de hospicio en detalle, ayuda médica para morir: todo está aquí

Para cualquiera que vaya a morir algún día, hay MUCHO que necesita saber. Mire esto y aprenda: ¿Qué son los cuidados paliativos? ¿Cómo se proporciona? ¿Cómo funciona realmente el hospicio? Aprenda más sobre el proceso de la muerte: lo que le sucede a nuestros cuerpos. Lo que necesita saber sobre la ley de Ayuda Médica para Morir de Colorado. 0:00:00 Introducción y descripción general 0:05:10 Dr. Maurice “Scotty” Scott, Servicio de Medicina Paliativa de la UC 0:11:07 Evan Hyatt, vicepresidente de marketing y desarrollo de Care Synergy Network 0:21:26 Julie Hayes, Directora Ejecutiva, Aviant Healthcare 0:46:55 Alyssa Trujillo, Directora de Asociaciones Comunitarias con Dignity Hospice of Colorado

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Trends in Assisted Living Populations in Colorado

“The nature of the clientele in assisted living has changed dramatically,” but there are no widely accepted standards for addressing these evolving physical and mental health needs. The panel report made more than 40 recommendations to address the gaps in care, based on input from patient advocates, assisted living providers, and specialists in medical, psychiatric and dementia care.

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Mental Health Resources for Colorado Older Adults

…Despite the fact that research indicates up to 15% of people age 65 and older who live outside of nursing facilities have a diagnosable anxiety condition. An editorial in the journal JAMA Psychiatry stated only about one-third of seniors with anxiety disorders receive treatment. Which is concerning since such disorders can have links to stroke, adverse heart conditions, and neurodegenerative problems such as dementia. Other anxiety disorders in seniors can include phobias, panic disorder, social anxiety, hoarding, fear of falling, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Make Your Digital Life Part of Your Estate Planning in Colorado

Often a key challenge faced by people responsible for carrying out an individual’s estate plan is lack of adequate information provided by the person for whom the plan was created in the first place. In modern times, one area where these information gaps frequently arise is the handling of digital assets such as digitally stored photos or music, social media accounts, emails, financial and medical records, etc.

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PACT Act Gives Colorado Military Veterans Benefits for Conditions Related to Toxic Exposures

Rachel Sauer, writing for the University of Colorado Cancer Center at the UC School of Medicine / Anschutz Medical Campus, reports that the PACT Act which went into effect at the beginning of 2023 enables many U.S. veterans to access benefits for an expanded list of health conditions presumed to be caused by exposure to toxic substances. This is particularly true for several head and neck cancers.

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Coloradans Should Be Wary of “Early Retirement” Scams

Retirement can be an alluring stage of life, a time when, as a psychologist once put it, you can stop doing the things you have to do and start doing the things you want to do. But living that ideal life requires a steady stream of income that lasts as long as you do. The earlier you retire, the more important it is to manage your retirement assets wisely.

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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