Caregiver Programs

Caregiver Programs provide a variety of services for family caregivers, from special events to information and referral. Programs are offered to caregivers of any age who assist a person age 60 or older (or of any age if the person has dementia).
 

Annual Caregiving Symposium

This event is a countywide educational event for families and friends of elders or for anyone interested in caregiving issues.

Care Connections

This bi-monthly hard copy and e-newsletter provides "information and inspiration" for family caregivers of older adults. Each issue contains articles about the practical and emotional aspects of caregiving, as well as information on local resources, classes, and events.

Caregiver Training

The National Caregiver Training Program helps family caregivers acquire the skills needed to provide safe, confident home care for frail older loved ones.  The Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes provide caregivers with tools for self-care.

Information and Assistance

Trained staff provides information, assistance, and support to family caregivers. 

Caregiver Library

This lending library contains a wide selection of books, videos, DVDs, and other resources about caregiving. Items may be checked out by Boulder County residents for one month or more.

Caregiver Respite Services

Respite Programs offer a temporary break that provides relief for a family member, partner or other person regularly caring for an older adult. Respite can range from a few hours, to a full day, or a week or more, depending on the needs and resources of the family. Boulder County Area Agency on Aging partners with local senior services from the cities of Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont and Louisville to offer two respite programs:

The Respite and Companion Volunteer Program

Screened and trained volunteers are matched to provide one-on-one companionship with an older adult who is experiencing isolation or compromised health, thereby providing a break for caregivers. Volunteers visit two hours once a week and focus on companionship; they do not provide hands-on care.

Interested in volunteering? Make a connection with an older adult and help provide crucial support to a caregiver. Find the volunteer job description and apply here: http://www.bouldercounty.org/jobs/vol/pages/jobdetails.aspx?jobID=48
           
For more information:
Phone: 303-441-1543
Email: infoRespite@bouldercounty.org

Respite Assistance Program

Financial assistance for respite services to family caregivers of older adults in Boulder County. Grants of up to $500.00 per year are awarded and may be used in the home to reimburse a relative, friend, neighbor or professional care providers, at an adult day program, or in a long term care facility for a limited stay.

For more information Contact your local senior services agency if you live in the cities of Boulder (303-441-4388), Lafayette (303-661-1499), Longmont (303-651-8716) or Louisville (303-335-4919). If you live in the mountains or unincorporated Niwot area, contact the ADRC Resource Helpline at 303-441-1617.

For more information:

Phone: 303-678-6116
Email: infoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org

Did You Know?

  • You can find helpful forms and checklists for family caregivers at the National Caregiver Library?
  • You can learn about organizing a group to care for someone who is seriously ill at Share the Care?
  • Many older adults experience social isolation, which can lead to pervasive loneliness, premature death, obesity, and economic insecurity. Some experts compare the negative effects of social isolation on health to the effects of smoking.
  • 43.5 million caregivers take care of an older adult an average of 20 hours a week, and need regular breaks from their caregiving. This break is called respite. 

 Helpful Links


Contacts

Boulder County Area
Agency on Aging

303-441-3570
Email

Subscribe to the Aging Well e-newsletter.

Location

Sundquist Building
3482 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO 80304

Map and directions
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

 

Mailing Address

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

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