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Friday, April 29, 2016

Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for

Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for Larimer County Jail

        A severe shortage of psychiatric hospital beds in Colorado is putting a large burden on county jail facilities. When mentally ill inmates commit crimes, the issue of competency may be raised. The process of determining competency can take six months or longer. If the individual is deemed incompetent, the wait list for treatment at the hospital to provide restoration of competency can be longer. Someone with significant mental health concerns could be incarcerated ... Full Story

“Answers on Aging Resource Guide”

“Answers on Aging Resource Guide” available

Larimer County, Colorado - The 2010-2011 version of Larimer County’s Office on Aging “Answers on Aging Resource Guide,” is now available on paper and online at www.larimer.org/seniors, (click on publications). This free booklet contains useful information on local resources and programs for older adults and their families. Topics include: income tax filing legal issues transportation options senior centers volunteer opportunities financial help flu shots hearing and vision ... Full Story

Mental health care is vital too

Mental health care is vital too

As our nation and our community continue to study the impact of health care reform legislation, I would like to take this opportunity to share my thoughts about the need to ensure that behavioral health care is central to these conversations. As Vice President of Business Development at Poudre Valley Hospital and a Board Member of Larimer Center for Mental Health (LCMH), I am well-acquainted with the costs and results of untreated mental health and addictive disorders in our community.   ... Full Story

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