HealthSET

Care. Compassion. Life.

2420 West 26th Ave.
Suite 460 D
Denver, Colorado 80211

39.7543063, -105.0162463

Latitude: 39.7543063, Longitude: -105.0162463

HealthSET

Care. Compassion. Life.

Our Programs

Empowering the lives of the low-income seniors

HealthSET is a nonprofit organization that serves and empowers the low-income and frail elderly in the Denver metro area by providing vital nursing care, health education, and advocacy in order to transform and significantly improve the quality of their lives.

HealthSET cares for clients through two main programs – the Health Promotion Clinics and the Client Advocacy program. These critical programs give seniors the tools to maintain their health and independence. Each month, our nurses, community health advocates, and team of dedicated volunteers conduct free senior wellness assessments, monitor health problems, provide counseling, educate clients about nutrition and other good health practices, and provide referrals to other community resources.

HealthSET impacts our clients through:

  • Free wellness assessments, client advocacy, and follow-up care
  • Medication management
  • Facilitating referrals to primary and specialty care
  • Financial assistance for durable medical equipment, including eyeglasses and walkers
  • Empowering seniors to manage their own health through education and advocacy

Our mission

At HealthSET, our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ by serving and empowering the low-income elderly in the Denver metro area through nursing, education, and advocacy to transform the quality of their lives.

Our history

HealthSET has been serving and empowering the low-income elderly in the Denver Metro area through nursing, education, and advocacy for over 29 years. HealthSET was founded by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters in 1988, with our initials standing for Service, Empower, and Transform. The Sisters recognized an unmet need in their community and founded HealthSET to attend to the needs of the underserved including the poor, frail, elderly population. Our first health promotion clinic was held that year at a Denver Housing Authority (DHA) subsidized senior residence, Thomas Bean, and included basic wellness checks and health screenings.

Today, we have expanded our reach to over 24 low-income senior living facilities, and have extended the services we provide to include advocacy and connections to community resources. Our services have always been provided at no cost to our clients.

About HealthSET programs

Health Promotion Clinics

Volunteers and staff nurses provide free, essential, life-saving monthly health screenings for low-income elderly who reside in 20 rent-subsidized apartment buildings throughout metro Denver. Learn more.

Client Advocacy

For our clients with more complex needs our Client Advocates provide assistance to support older adults and those with disabilities as they strive to cope with complex medical needs, psycho-social crisis, and life transitions which require direct collaboration with health care providers and diverse community resources so that they may continue to live independently, with dignity. Learn more.

HealthSET is emphasizing proactive wellness through community Health Coaching. HealthSET staff and trained volunteers provide heath coaching to clients who have an unmanaged chronic condition and need support to become their own heath advocates. Ultimately, improving quality of life as they learn how to manage their condition so that they stay out of the Emergency Department and hospital and continue to live independently.

Snapshot of HealthSET clients - FY 2014 Snapshot of HealthSET Clients - FY 2014

As the client advocate at HealthSET, I am struck by how frequently I find myself asking, “If not us, then… who?”

HealthSET is a community health non-profit dedicated to the idea that the lives of the low-income elderly matter. We live this ideal out by providing free healthcare services to low-income elderly residing in subsidized high rise buildings throughout the Denver metro area. Read more.