At Colorado Lutheran Home, as a member of our care partner team, you are joining a group of dedicated people who:
â?¢Are committed to creating an environment that promotes the well-being of all, fights to eliminate loneliness, helplessness and boredom, and where decisions are made by those who live here or those closest to them.
â?¢Believe in the value of person-directed care. This is why we have chosen to weave the Eden Alternative Philosophy and Principles deeply within our organization.
â?¢Are a community where becoming well-known and developing close and caring relationships matter.
â?¢The Eden Alternative Philosophy and Principles are embraced to ensure that each personâ??s life can fully be enhanced.
â?¢Keeps the Eldersâ?? preferences and needs at the center of all your decisions, conversations, and actions.
â?¢Being an effective advocate for the Elder and helping them achieve the highest practicable physical, mental and spiritual well-being possible.
â?¢Assists with daily life within the neighborhood in a variety of ways such as helping with fun events, serving meals, spontaneous activities, assisting Elders, leading Learning Circles, and fulfilling daily pleasures.
â?¢Educating, advocating and supporting our culture change efforts which include plants and animals.
â?¢Participate in educational offerings that strengthen your personal and professional skills as required.
Colorado Lutheran Homes and Apartments is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health â?? and hope â?? to our patients.
As a nonprofit residence, our mission is to foster healing and health within our community by providing a wellness way-of-life with quality, efficiency and empathy for those residents entrusted to our care.
Arvada, Colo. (Apartments estab. 1964, Health Care Center estab. 1974)
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Long Term Care
Secured Memory Unit for Women
Excellence in Action award places it in the top 380 nursing homes in the U.S. (out of 16,000+).
Eden Alternative Registered Home
Step One Quality Award from the American Health Care Association
The Resident Advocate for our community promotes and fosters a compassionate psycho-social living environment for the Elders. You are responsible for ensuring that the Elders have meaning and purpose and are the decision-makers in their daily lives. You are a liaison that connects diverse skill sets of those within and outside of our community in order to meet the needs of the Elders. The Resident Advocate brings the whole care partner team (Elders, family, employees, and volunteers) together to promote life and well-being in the community. Your passion for recognizing and eliminating loneliness, helplessness, and boredom will be an example to others as we weave the Principles of The Eden Alternative deeply within our organization.
Collaborating with the neighborhood care partner team to create a home where people are safe, respected, and comfortable.
Supporting the rhythm of daily life under the guidance of the Clinical Advocate and in accordance with the preferences of the Elders and our Well-Being Strategies (policies and procedures), local, state, and federal regulations.
Helping people become well-known in the neighborhood.
Actively participate and facilitate neighborhood Learning Circles, meetings, and events.
Awareness and understanding of the well-being Strategies for this organization.
Will be responsible for admissions to the neighborhood.
Assess the psycho-social needs of Elders on the neighborhood through interviews, observation assessments, social histories, cognitive assessments, depression screens, completion of MDS assessment, and develop an Elder Centered Plan of Care.
Provide education and advocacy of Resident Rights, Advance Directives, and End of Life Care.
Coordination of mental health support services for Elders.
Facilitates on-going services for Elders including transportation and ancillary appointments
Participates in interdisciplinary meetings to develop Elder-centered plan of care. Processes PETI paperwork to ensure Elderâ??s with Medicaid coverage have access to ancillary services.
Advocating for Elders to provide a safe discharge placement that includes appropriate Elder specific services.
Review Policies and Procedures and incorporate the Domains of Well-Being into daily life across the community.
Assist families with community resources to ensure timeliness of Medicaid application.
Understanding of long term care regulations.
Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid and other insurances.
Bachelorâ??s degree in Social work or Human Services related field
Experience in long term care
Two years geriatric experience as well as experience with Medicare and Managed Care
Master's Social Work
Must be able to move freely about, lift, lower, push, or carry greater than 50 pounds, stoop, kneel, and reach.
You must be able to speak, read, and write the English language in an understandable manner.
You need to be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately, so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.
You may experience possible exposure to conditions normally expected of Eldercare areas, such as unpleasant sights, odors, and difficult interpersonal situations.
There are stresses associated with working in a long-term care environment. Examples of these stresses include, but are not limited to, shift rotation, weekend, and holiday duty, unusual or impaired behaviors by Elders, family reactions to having a loved one in the home, death and dying, oversight of State surveyors, Ombudsman and Federal officials, presence of consultants and Attorneys, and variable involvement of medical staff.
Animals and plants make their home in our community
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.