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Department 5035P.O. Box 20,000Grand Junction, CO 81502-5001
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As of July 1st o f this year, reporting elder abuse will be mandated by Colorado State Law. Senate Bill SB13-111 was passed last year and will be implemented statewide by July 1, 2014. Before July Coloradoans will need to know who is a mandatory reporter and how to report suspected abuse. Mesa County Department of Human Services is offering this training on mandatory reporting of at-risk elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. The training will answer questions about the new law and provide information on the following:
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing announced today it will partner with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement a new program designed to better coordinate care for clients who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. The State Demonstration to Integrate Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees (Demonstration) will integrate and coordinate physical, behavioral and social health needs for Medicare-Medicaid clients. Colorado is one of 10 states to enter into an agreement with CMS to implement the Demonstration and is now eligible to receive up to $12.5 million in first year funding to implement the program. The Department expects to enroll clients into this new initiative in the summer of 2014.
The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has received $300,000 from its national partner Casey Family Programs to help foster youth find a loving, caring family.
Chances are you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling. A “Matter of Balance” is a proven fall prevention program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. Classes are taught by trained volunteer coaches. Home Care of the Grand Valley, Mesa County Department of Human Services, and the Adult Resources for Care and Help (ARCH) have partnered to bring the “Matter of Balance” program to Mesa County and are now looking for participants to take the FREE class.
After a full year of construction, the new Mesa County Workforce Center is celebrating their Grand Opening-Open House.
When: Tuesday February 11, 2014
Where: 512 29 ½ Rd, Grand Junction, Adjoining the Department of Human Services Building