Search Out Available Colorado
Senior Services for
Your Aging Parent
Colorado Senior Services cover a wide range of possibilities for your
aging parents. Now is the time to explore these options as you continue
your conversations with aging parents. You can make sure the plans your
parents have put together are thorough.
You can, also, gain a broader
perspective on the conversations that you have with your parents and
insure that the plans they have made include the possibility of support
programs at a variety of levels.
Colorado State Department of Human Services --
Division of Aging Services
These Colorado Senior Services are available:Nutrition Services
- Provides communal meals at senior centers, senior apartments,
recreation centers, or churches. At home meal deliver, nutrition
screening and education
Transportation Services -transportation to elders who no longer drive and whose physical condition prohibits them from using public transportation.
Information and Referral - connects older persons, families, and community agencies to available services.
Family Caregiver Support
- Provides information to caregivers about available services. Assists
caregivers in gaining access to supportive services such as respite care
or help with home modifications and assistive devices.
Legal Assistance - provide legal advice, counseling, assist eligible individuals in assistance in understanding their rights and choices
In-home Services Program for Frail Elderly
- homemaking, chore services and personal care are available to
individuals who are homebound due to illness. Some home health care
Long Term Care Ombudsman - In
Colorado, long-term care ombudsmen are advocates for residents of
nursing homes, assisted living residences, and similar licensed adult
long-term care facilities. They work to resolve individual resident
issues and to bring about changes at the local, state, and national
level to improve long-term care.
Community Based Services - programs such as Friendly Visitors, Telephone Reassurance and Door-to-Door Outreach
Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP)
- provides job skills training for individuals that are trying to get
back into the workforce. A person must meet the financial guidelines of
125% of poverty or more.
Colorado Area Agency on Aging Regions
- This is a downloadable PDF with active contact links that allows you
to find which of the 14 Area Agency on Aging Regional Offices is closest
to your parents' home. You can contact them to get detailed information
on the Colorado senior services available close to their home, and
eligibility requirements for both state and local programs.
Colorado’s Long-Term Care (LTC) Partnership
(link to Frequently Asked Questions) The Colorado LTC partnership is an
alliance between the private insurance industry and the state government
to help Colorado residents plan for future long-term needs without
depleting all of their assets to pay for care. It is designed to
encourage and reward Colorado residents for planning ahead for future
Colorado Long Term Care Planning Support
- A downloadable PDF document that helps consumers ask all the
questions about Long Term Care, how to pay for it; how and where to shop
for Long Term Care Insurance.
Adult Protective Services
- Abuse, neglect (including self-neglect or neglect by others), and
exploitation are serious problems facing many vulnerable adults who, due
to age and/or disability, are unable to protect themselves. APS allows
any adult to report suspected abuse and provides investigative and
protection services for older adults.
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