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Caregiver Briefcase for Psychologists

Welcome to the Caregiver Briefcase American Psychological Association • apa.org/pi/about/publications/caregivers Caregiving responsibilities will touch almost all of us at some point in our lives. With an aging population and with many caring for ill and disabled children and young adults, an increasing number of people are family...

What is Malnutrition?

Malnutrition is defined by the WHO as deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients. The term covers two broad groups of conditions – undernutrition and overweight. Specific to Older Adults 1 in 2 older adults are at risk for malnutrition 300%...

Resources for Caregivers

[su_row][su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Colorado Resources Colorado Eldercare Planning Council (CoEPC) carecolorado.net CoEPC provides a list of companies and individual providers such as; eldercare services, caregiver resources, transportation services, long-term care facilities and information about Medicare, Medicaid, Aging Services, and a Veterans Benefits called the Aid & Attendance Pension...

End-of-Life Resources

[su_row][su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Colorado Resources Colorado’s End-of-Life Options Act disabilitylawco.org On December 16, 2016, Governor Hickenlooper signed the End-of-Life Options Act, known as the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act," known as Proposition 106 (2016), making it effective as Colorado’s Death with Dignity Law. Colorado is the sixth state to...

Long-Term Care Resources

[su_row][su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Colorado Resources Colorado Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program disabilitylawco.org A program of Disability Law Colorado. The term Ombudsman (om-budz-man) is a Swedish word meaning “one who speaks on behalf of another.” Ombudsmen protect the rights of people living in nursing homes and assisted living residences. They...

Mental Health and Healthcare

Definition The following resources include both mental health, including Hoarding Disorder, substance abuse and other health care related services. Many have resources focusing on elders and at-risk adults and their families. [su_row][su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Colorado Resources Medicare/Medicaid medicare.gov The official U.S. Government website for Medicare includes; sign up and change...

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