Partnership with Parkinson Association of the Rockies and others Elevates Jackson Creek Senior Living’s Resident Care

Partnership with Parkinson Association of the Rockies and others Elevates Jackson Creek Senior Living’s Resident Care

Approximately 17,000 people in Colorado are living with Parkinson’s disease. This estimate reflects the significant prevalence of Parkinson’s within the state, aligning with the broader trend observed across the United States, where about one million people are affected by this condition. As a result, Jackson Creek Senior Living sought to elevate its understanding of Parkinson’s disease and become a hub for families in the Colorado Springs area affected by this disease. Jackson Creek formally calls this effort Partners for Parkinson’s.

This effort led Jackson Creek to a enter unique partnership with the Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR), Enhabit Home Health & Hospice, and Bloom Healthcare to share resources for individuals, families and caregivers affected by Parkinson’s disease in the Tri-Lakes region. This collaboration was launched April 11 on World Parkinson’s Day. Jackson Creek became one of only four preferred organizations in Colorado to partner with PAR to offer free resources, including family consults, educational programs, support groups, and exercise classes specifically for those living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

Since April, a lot has happened at Jackson Creek with these trusted experts. The community’s staff has received two training sessions with Jodi Brown, CEO of PAR, and these quarterly training sessions will continue as team members apply these best practices in the care of residents.

Enhabit Home Health & Hospice, which has an office in Colorado Springs, has begun facilitating a new Parkinson’s Support Group at Jackson Creek Senior Living every second Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. This support group, free and open to the public with a reservation, has become the most popular support group the community offers in just a few months.

Bloom Healthcare, based in Lakewood and Monument, provides direct primary care services tailored to the needs of Jackson Creek residents living with Parkinson’s, enabling them to age in place comfortably. This too has become a popular and valuable resource for residents.

“We are extremely pleased to expand this partnership with these respected organizations to support families in the Tri-Lakes region,” said Lauren Hart, executive director, Jackson Creek Senior Living. “Collaborating with these expert organizations, with Jackson Creek as the hub where services and programs are being delivered, has already exceeded our expectations and the feedback from residents, families and community members has been nothing but positive.”

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