Respite Services

Respite Programs offer a temporary break that provides relief for a family member, partner or other person regularly caring for a frail adult.  Respite can range from a few hours, to a full day, or a week or more, depending upon the needs and resources of the family. 

  • The Boulder County Respite and Companion Volunteer Program is jointly sponsored by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging and local senior services from the cities of Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont and Louisville. Screened and trained volunteers are matched to provide one-on-one companionship with an older adult who is experiencing isolation, or some degree of compromised health, thereby providing a respite, or break, for caregivers. 
     

For more information:

Phone: 303-441-1543
Email: infoRespite@bouldercounty.org

Did You Know? 

  • Volunteers are screened, trained and matched in order to visit older adults who are experiencing isolation or some degree of compromised health? For two hours a week, volunteers provide companionship to older adults who live alone or with a family caregiver.
  • Social isolation is a too common and detrimental condition among elders, having a negative effect on quality of life and health?  It can lead to pervasive loneliness, premature death, obesity and economic insecurity.  
  • 43.5 million family 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.
  • The Respite Assistance Program is jointly sponsored by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging and local senior services from Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont and Louisville. The Respite Assistance Program provides 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, Lafayette, Longmont or Louisville. If you live in the mountains or unincorporated Niwot area, contact your local Aging Resource Consultant.

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Contacts

Boulder County Area
Agency on Aging

303-441-3570
Email

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 Aging Services Division
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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