About the Coalition

Our Mission

to promote statewide understanding of elder/at-risk adult abuse and the rights and protections available to elder and at-risk adults.

About

Since 1993, the Colorado Coalition for Elder Rights and Abuse Prevention (CCERAP) has established a secure reputation throughout Colorado for providing exceptional training opportunities and in-depth information, addressing the most challenging issues facing the elderly. CCERAP’s activities focus on the identification, prevention and treatment of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (including financial exploitation). CCERAP provides education, training opportunities for professionals in the aging services network, and resources and referrals for all citizens of Colorado.

This is accomplished by quarterly training meetings, newsletters, a website, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies.

Please note: CCERAP is not a reporting site for the Mandatory Reporting law CRS 18-6.5-108.

Quarterly Trainings

TWO FREE ONLINE WEBINAR TRAININGS: Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Getting to Know the Colorado Office of Public Guardianship Pilot Program

Presented by: Sophia Alvarez, Director of Colorado Office of Public Guardianship

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
9am-10am
ONLINE!

Sophia Alvarez will speak about the legislative history of the Colorado Office of Public Guardianship (OPG), the statutory eligibility requirements of Colorado OPG clients, and the reporting requirements to the Colorado General Assembly for its determination to continue, expand, or discontinue the Pilot Program. She will also speak to guardianships in general, including best practices.

Who Should Attend? Social work practitioners, medical, psychologists and mental health, legal/judicial, law enforcement officials and personnel, home care placement agencies, court-appointed guardians and conservators, community-center board staff and clergy. All of the above – whether paid or unpaid.

Professional development CEU’s are available.

Crisis Standard of Care and Covid-19

Presented by: Eileen Doherty, Executive Director of The Colorado Gerontological Society

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
10am-11am
ONLINE!

In the past 15 years, Colorado policy makers have developed Crises Standards of Care to meet the needs of Coloradans in times of crises such as fires, war, and pandemics. The purpose of Crises Standards is to allocate resources with the intent to save the most lives. Crises Standards of Care have to be approved by a committee and activated by the Governor. As part of COVID-19, Governor Jaret Polis has activated Crises Standards for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Crises Standards for Intensive Care Beds/Ventilators have not been activated. Work is currently underway to develop Crises Standards for Hospice/Palliative Care and Behavioral Health. This session will provide an overview of the standards, how decisions for care are triaged, and how services are delivered.

Who Should Attend? Social work practitioners, medical, psychologists and mental health, legal/judicial, law enforcement officials and personnel, home care placement agencies, court-appointed guardians and conservators, community-center board staff and clergy. All of the above – whether paid or unpaid.

Professional development CEU’s are available.

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Support

CCERAP is supported by a grant from the Older Americans Act program within the Division of Aging and Adult Services, State Unit on Aging, Colorado Department of Human Services. CCERAP has received a grant from the Colorado Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board, an organization devoted to providing education that supports continued transformation and evolution of long term care in Colorado.

The Cigna Foundation and the Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund have provided grants for technical support of CCERAP activities during FY 2012-13.

Steering Committee

Troy Larson – Co-Chair

Dayton Romero – Co-Chair

Program Manager of Case Management Services

Silver Key Senior Services,

1625 S. Murray Blvd. Colorado Springs, Co. 80916

719-884-2349

Betsy Hardy – Treasurer

Kyra Lanphier – Member

PACE Ombudsman

Denver Regional Council of Governments

Emily Heindel – Member

Adult Protection Caseworker

Larimer County Department of Human Services, APC

Fort Collins, Co.

970-498-6568

Jenni Creasey – Member

Jewish Family Service/Senior Solutions Dept. Senior Solutions Operations Manager

3201 S. Tamarac Drive
Denver, CO 80231-4394

720-248-4622

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