$732,000 grant will aid Springs senior-care centers

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The University of Colorado Aging Center has received a $731,872 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation.

The agency will use the money to expand partnerships with Peak Vista Community Health Centers and other Pikes Peak area senior-care providers.

The three-year grant will  increases the Colorado Foundation’s support of the center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs by more than 55 percent.

Services at the center include client and caregiver counseling, psychological and cognitive screenings, and neuropsychological assessments. In 2005, the center partnered with Peak Vista to launch the first local integrated care program focused exclusively on seniors.

“Renewal of this Colorado Health Foundation grant is a strong endorsement of our pioneering work in integrated services for seniors, and will help enrich our community partnerships and

In addition, this Colorado Health Foundation grant will enhance integrated care for overburdened caregivers by increasing communication between Aging Center clinicians and the caregiver’s other health providers, and by supporting the development of coordinated care plans. The grant also will help the Aging Center develop and implement new training modules to optimize senior-care delivery and coordination for Peak Vista and PACE site staff.