The 2017 Year at a Glance
Year Established: 1923; 1989 the Agency became a nonprofit charity
organization with a 100% paid professional lay
Clients Served: 130 in-home patients with 4,543 visits
569 low-income seniors at Wellness Clinics with
2,850 visits at no charge 1,093 community members
in need were loaned items of Durable Medical Equipment
Volunteers: Over 148 volunteers gave of their time.
Funding Sources: Generous individuals, corporations, foundations,
churches and bequests provide our funding.
Our Impact: Often, without our interventions, our patients would
unnecessarily be placed in nursing homes, homeless,
continually rehospitalized, or would die of neglect.
Our In-Home and Community-based Programs:
- In-Home Nursing Care – Nursing care and health-related services encompass the physical, psychosocial, emotional assessment and treatment by Registered Nurses, Certified Nurse Aides, and Personal Care Providers. These clinicians care for patients with a variety of chronic illnesses and disabilities by providing medication management, personal care, and other supports with activities of daily living.
- Pastoral Care/Friendly Visitor Program – Volunteers provide multi-denominational spiritual support for unmet psychosocial needs, enhancing both the mental and physical health of our patients.
- Patient Assistance and Non-Patient Referral Services – Extraordinary medical crisis needs can be mitigated through a Patient Assistance Fund to keep people living safely and independently.
- Food for Patients Program – Our caregivers can deliver nutritious food and commodity boxes through partnerships with local Catholic churches.
- Wellness Clinics – Monthly nurse-run clinics for low-income seniors in subsidized senior housing sites in Metro Denver provide blood pressure checks, blood glucose monitoring, heart/lung assessments, medication review, and health care instruction/education. Patient Health Advocates assist the seniors and disabled residents with a connection to resources to meet basic needs and keep them living independently at home.
- Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program – Medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, bedside commodes, bath/shower benches, transfer chairs, hospital beds, among others allow enhanced mobility and independence for aging patients and people in the community who
have limited or no other resources.