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Ho Ho Holiday Events!

    The Arc Pikes Peak Region is one of the hundreds of chapters of The Arc, the nation’s largest volunteer organization that advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization strives to be a resource for individuals and their families and provide them access to information, advocacy, and the necessary skills to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lives.      Next week, the Arc Pikes Peak Region will be hosting a variety of holiday events for kids and the family. The Arc Pikes Peak Region is partnering with The Cool C.A.T.S (Children of All Types Succeeding), a community that encourages kids of all abilities to get involved and participate in events...

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The COVID-19 Booster Shot

    Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19, other variants of the virus have evolved, including the Delta variant, which is said to be more contagious, causing two times as many infections. Studies show that after getting COVID-19 vaccinated, protection against the virus and the ability to prevent infection may decrease over time. The CDC attributes this to the combination of decreasing protection as time passes from when you were first vaccinated and the greater infectiousness of the Delta variant. For those interested, the booster shot is available to those who have been vaccinated and want increased protection against the virus.        There are different recommendations depending on which COVID-19 vaccine you received. For those who received the...

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What Are Some Case Management Agencies That Voyager Works With?

    In Home Support Services (IHSS) is a program provided under the Colorado Medicaid Elderly, Blind, and Disabled (EBD) waiver that allows families to be financially compensated for the care they provide to their loved ones. Colorado statute defines IHSS as “services that are provided by an attendant and include health maintenance activities, support for activities of daily living, personal care services, and homemaker services.” Health maintenance includes assistance with skilled health-related activities that are typically provided by a certified or licensed attendant (e.g., CNA, LPN or RN); personal care is activities such as bathing, dressing or eating; and homemaker services are general household activities needed to maintain a healthy and safe living environment, such as housekeeping, meal preparation,...

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Alzheimer's Awareness Month

    November marks Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and show support for the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s, a type of degenerative brain disease that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. It is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities that interfere with every day life. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, a leading health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research, Alzheimer’s accounts for 60%-80% of dementia cases. In 1906, Dr. Alois Alzheimer discovered this disease in a woman who showed symptoms of memory loss, language problems, and unpredictable behaviors. After her death, he examined her brain and found abnormal clumps and tangled bundles of fiber, now...

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Voyager Nurse Aide Program

Voyager Nurse Aide Program A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides various levels of care to individuals who are unable to take care of themselves in hospital, facility, and home settings. It can be a rewarding profession, providing individuals entrance into the medical field, useful skills, job security, competitive pay, among other benefits. The first step on your journey to becoming a CNA is enrolling in a state-accredited CNA Program. Voyager Nurse Aide Program is a unique state-accredited CNA Program which allows students to take classes in an online format while enabling them to attend in-person labs and clinical. The program meets state and government standards which ensures each student receives the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain a CNA license. Per...

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