Our Caregiver Initiative empowers and supports caregivers and care partners through their caregiving journey. We provide valuable information, resource coordination, and referrals to caregivers. We host ongoing educational events and special events. 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).
We provide periodic caregiving training programs to support caregivers as they move through their caregiving journey as well as self-care for the caregiver. Learn more about our Caregiver Education Series here.
If you are interested in upcoming Caregiving Training opportunities, please contact us at infoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org.
You can also check out upcoming Caregiver training opportunities, the “Caregiving Corner”, and our other programs by signing up for our monthly newsletter, Aging Well in Boulder County. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Resource Navigators are able to provide information, answer questions, and make referrals for older adults, adults living with disabilities, family and informal caregivers, veterans, and service providers. All calls are free and confidential. Opción disponible en Español. Click the link above for further information.
Check out www.BoulderCountyHelp.org where you can find agencies, programs, or facilities near you.
Caregiver Respite Services
These services look different during the time of COVID-19. Please contact us for further information.
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.
Our Respite Services 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 depending on the needs of the care recipient. Our agency partners with local senior and older adult services from the cities of Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont and Louisville to offer the following two respite programs.
Respite Assistance Program
Financial assistance for respite services to family, friends, and informal caregivers of older adults in Boulder County. Grants 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 or older adult services agency.
- City of Boulder Older Adult Services (303-441-4388)
- City of Lafayette Senior Services (303-661-1499)
- City of Longmont Senior Services (303-651-8716)
- City of Louisville Senior Services (303-335-4919)
If you live in the mountains or unincorporated area, contact the BCAAA Resource Line at 303-441-1617.
Respite and Companion Volunteer Program (This program is currently on hold.)
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 more information on the Respite & Companion Volunteer program web page.
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