Training Video Downloads

Many of CCERAP’s training meetings are recorded and posted on our web site.  These trainings qualify for Continuing Education Units (CLE) for long-term care ombudsmen and social workers.   Each training video has supporting information available to download.

Format of the videos is mp4.  Many of these are large and may take some time to download. 

To play video you may either:
  • click on the article title, click on download link, a new window will appear and the video will begin shortly after or;
  • to download to view later, click on the article title, right-click on download link, choose "save link as", then choose location to save

PEAK & The Affordable Care Act

The Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) is the flagship tool that will allow the State to meet these new service needs.

Facing the Challenges of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most heartbreaking and burdensome diseases this country is facing, especially for families and caregivers.

Senior Hunger in Colorado: An Aging Population, A Growing Need

Hunger is a major problem within the senior community.  In Colorado, the number of older adults experiencing a threat of hunger has increased 78% from 2001 to 2010.

The Hidden Costs of Elder Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse decimates incomes both great and small, engenders health care inequities, fractures families, reduces available health care options, and increases rates of depression among elders.  Elder financial abuse can impact an older person by eradicating nearly all of his or her financial resources and unlike younger people, older adults have little or no time to recoup those losses.

Elder Abuse and Medical Care: A Public Health Issue

Elder Abuse as a public health issue is expected to grow as our population ages. Find out more. An emergency room nurse, an elder law attorney, the Director of the Denver DA's Consumer Fraud Program, and Denver's Adult Protective Services provide key information and resources on how medical professionals and others are dealing with the medical implications of elder abuse, including financial exploitation.

CCERAP Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse

Most states have mandatory reporting of elder abuse. Colorado does not.


The aging of America is the most significant demographic trend of our time. It’s expected that by 2030 the U.S. population of people over 65 will have more than doubled from 35 million in 2000 to 71.5 million. This “aging of America” will also bring an increase in the number of people with cognitive disabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other health conditions that will require guardianship of incapacitated older adults.

Transforming the Culture of Aging: Self-Directed Living in all Settings

Self-directed living, person-centered care, culture change...
These are terms used to define a dynamic movement that is taking place in how we relate to and care for older people, whether the care takes place in one’s own home or in a long-term care setting.

Intimate Partner Abuse in Later Life

Three jurisdictions in Colorado received grant funds from the Office on Violence Against Women to address elder abuse.  Speakers from each jurisdiction discuss their grant project and how they have addressed the unique challenges of providing services to victims of intimate partner abuse in later life.

Why Are You Not Like Me? The Generational Gap in the Workplace

A challenge for professionals working with older adults and their families is trying to manage and communicate in a multigenerational workplace.  Today’s workplace is more complicated than ever with as many as five generations working together.  Kerry Mitchell, M.A.,  Lead Faculty, Regis University, discusses the differences among generations, their work styles, and how effective communication can reduce cross-generational conflict.

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: An Invisible Epidemic

Substance abuse among older adults is one of the fastest growing health problems facing the country.  Beverly Gmerek of Peer Assistance Services, Inc. discusses the dangers associated with prescription drugs and other medications: effects due to age-related changes in metabolism, interaction among drugs and alcohol and how to find appropriate treatment.

Looking at Competency in Older Adults: Clinical and Legal Perspectives

Manfred Diehl, Ph.D., Professor, Colorado State University; John Crumblin, Ph.D, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; and M. Carl Glatstein, Elder Law Attorney, Denver, discuss what families and individuals can do to prepare for cognitive decline in a loved one including understanding the kinds of evaluations necessary when competency is an issue.

Reaching Out: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Older Adults

Vickie Rodgers and Teresa Legault of Senior Reach talk about how to reach isolated, frail adults who may need mental health and care management services.  Senior Reach is a model program that provides an innovative way for communities and local service agencies to work together to provide care management or mental health services.

YOU and the New Uniform Power of Attorney Law-Part I & Part II

Part I: The New Law and Colorado
Part II: Implications of the UPOA (Questions and Answers)

Mary Catherine Rabbit, The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People; Tom Rodriguez, Elder Law Attorney; Scott Storey, District Attorney, 1st Judicial District; Dave Bernhart, Adult Protection Attorney for Denver; and Theresa Bradbury, Investigator, Colorado Attorney General’s Office share their perspectives on Colorado’s Uniform Power of Attorney Law which took effect in January, 2010.  The new law provides important new safeguards and avenues of prosecution.