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The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national member-based organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious illness. CAPC provides health care organizations with the tools, training, technical assistance and metrics needed to support the successful implementation and integration of palliative care.
Project Visibility is a training program developed in 2004 by Boulder County Aging Services, after the agency conducted extensive focus groups with area LGBT elders. These seniors wondered which service providers were “safe and friendly” and feared many could be unwelcoming, even hostile. The goal of Project Visibility is to co-create an aging services community that is informed, sensitive to, and supportive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender elders. The training is designed for administrators and staff of nursing homes, assisted living residences, home care agencies, and other senior service providers, as well as the friends and families of LGBT elders.
The Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter is committed to helping service providers improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia and their families. Organizations that have completed Leaders in Dementia Care training have met the following requirements: a minimum of 8 hours in Alzheimer's specific care techniques annually, and attendance by 90% of staff in stand-alone memory care or 75% of staff in all other settings. Leaders in Dementia Care recognizes a commitment to training staff in order to better care for those affected by Alzheimer's disease, this is not an endorsement.
We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (link is external) (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (link is external) (VA), invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships and VA facilities to join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. By recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, community providers, in partnership with VA staff, will learn how to accompany and guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization, which accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The mission of the Joint Commission is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
The mission of the Elder Care Network of Northern Colorado is to assist seniors by providing information, resources and support to caregivers and to professional service providers. The network is made up of family members and community professionals who host and promote activities intended to assist family caregivers and seniors in making informed decisions.