Home Care Assistance Douglas County and Legacy Hospice to Offer Workshop on New State Mandate for Reporting Elder Abuse and Neglect

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The workshop will be presented by Marilyn Hammerschmidt, RN, BSN on Thursday, June 12th, from 4PM to 6PM at the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.

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Interacting daily with the seniors in our community, I have seen and heard many stories of abuse and neglect.

Home Care Assistance Douglas County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to supporting and protecting elders. The State of Colorado has passed a new law that will go into effect on July 1, 2014 that mandates health, financial and other professional groups working with seniors to report signs of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Home Care Assistance Douglas County has teamed with Legacy Hospice to educate the community on the signs of elder abuse and on reporting information to authorities. The workshop will be presented by Marilyn Hammerschmidt, RN, BSN at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital from 4PM to 6PM on Thursday, June 12th.

"Interacting daily with the seniors in our community, I have seen and heard many stories of abuse and neglect,” said Jonathan Wells, Owner of Home Care Assistance Douglas County. "We strive to be a connection and a resource for older adults in our community. Those who do not report known abuse, neglect or exploitation will now be subject to stiff penalties.”

Home Care Assistance provides hourly and live-in services to seniors, allowing them to remain safely and comfortably in their homes as they age. Staff is available 24/7 to provide experienced, trustworthy caregivers to help with all home care needs. At Home Care Assistance, care plans are tailored to clients’ individual needs and preferences. Clients are also expertly matched with thoroughly trained, screened and conscientious caregivers. With a mission to change the way the world ages, Home Care Assistance helps seniors live well at home through innovative offerings such as their proprietary Balanced Care Method™, which emphasizes scientifically studied lifestyle behaviors of the longest living people on Earth, and the Cognitive Therapeutics MethodTM, an activities-based program designed to delay the onset and progression of cognitive decline.

To RSVP to the workshop, contact Hope Freeman at hfreeman(at)homecareassistance(dot)com or call (719) 422-9320.

For more information about Home Care Assistance Douglas County visit http://www.douglascountyhomecareassistance.com or call (720) 441-3522. The office is located at 3980 Limelight Avenue, Unit H, in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2014 Franchise500® and Inc. 5000 Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com or franchise.homecareassistance.com.

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