Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups

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    Mutual support groups whose members are family, friends, significant others, non-familial caregivers or attendants who are caring for someone who has a temporary, chronic, life-threatening or terminal illness or disability or who is elderly and increasingly unable to provide for his or her own care. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants ensure their own well-being while remaining involved in the intense care of a loved one. Also included are care receiver support groups that help people who have a caregiver cope with the fact that they require care. Care receiver support groups are often offered in conjunction with caregiver support groups and are structured to allow care receivers to participate in their own group while their caregiver attends another.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Adult Day Care - Elderhaus Adult Day ProgramOffers a structured day program for adults who need therapeutic, health, and social activities as an alternative to institutionalization, or to postpone long term care placement. Transportation can be facilitated through Yellow Cab, SAINT, Heart and Soul, or Elderhaus transport from Loveland and Berthoud into Fort Collins to LaPorte. Other services include: - Respite/support groups specifically for caregivers. - Life skills training in areas of local travel planning and cooking - Men's group - Medical equipment loan closet - Veterans assistance Larimer CountyElderhaus Adult Day ProgramElderhaus Adult Day Program
    Alzheimer's Resources (Fort Collins) - Alzheimer's Association Colorado ChaptersProvides education, support and connections to resources for persons with Alzheimer Disease and other dementias, as well as their families and caregivers. Information on local support groups also available (See Helpful Tips below).Larimer CountyFort Collins - Alzheimer's Association Colorado ChaptersAlzheimer's Association Colorado Chapters
    Cancer Patient/Caregivers Support Groups - (McKee Medical Center) - Banner HealthProvides educational support groups for cancer patients, anyone impacted by cancer, and the caregivers of cancer patients.Larimer CountyMcKee Medical Center - Banner HealthBanner Health
    Cancer Support - PathfindersPathfinders is a support program for cancer and chronically ill patients, caregivers, and anyone experiencing grief and loss. Some of Pathfinder's many services include: - One-on-one counseling & skills training - Navigation, advocacy and resource referral - Support groups - Grief & loss counseling - Palliative care and end-of-life planning - The Angel Volunteer program - The Survivor-to-Survivor program - Emergency financial aidPitkin County189 Meadowood Dr. Aspen - PathfindersPathfinders
    Caregiver and Bereavement Support Groups - Denver HospiceSupport groups are offered to caregivers, adults, teens, and children of persons with terminal illness and for persons grieving the loss of a loved one. Groups meet weekly or monthly at differing times and locations.Denver CountyDenver HospiceDenver Hospice
    Caregiver Connections Support Group - Hospice & Palliative Care of Western ColoradoThis group is designed to help caregivers learn more about available resources and allows participants to connect with others facing similar situations. Sessions will cover understanding how the caregiving role changes relationships, advance directives, community resources, learning to care for the caregiver, anticipatory grief and decision making. Mesa CountyHopeWest Hospice & Palliative Care (Mesa County)HopeWest Hospice & Palliative Care
    Caregivers Support GroupOur Support Groups gives Caregivers a chance to talk about themselves, their loved ones, and their problems. We meet one on one the first meeting. On Average we have up to 12 people per meeting. We offer free talk at the beginning of meeting then we move into a subject matter.Garfield County1901 Grand Ave. Glenwood Springs - HomeCare & Hospice of the ValleyHomeCare & Hospice of the Valley
    Caregivers Support Group - FootprintsProvides an emotional support group for persons caring for sick, elderly or disabled persons in their home or other facility.Arapahoe CountyFootprintsFootprints
    Caregiver Support Group - Rocky Mountain Stroke CenterProvides education and support for spouses and caregivers of stroke survivors.Arapahoe CountyRocky Mountain Stroke CenterRocky Mountain Stroke Center
    Caregiver Support Group - Stepping Stones Adult Day ProgramProvides a caregiver support group open to the community for caregivers of individuals with dementia. Respite care is complimentary during support group meetings. Sponsored by Alzheimer's Association. Larimer CountyStepping Stones Adult Day Program - Stepping Stones Adult Day ProgramBanner Health
    Caregiver Support Program - Northwest Colorado Options for Long Term CareOffer financial assistance to NW Colorado towards respite, education, equipment, and or private case management in supporting the caregivers ability to provide care. This includes people in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult day care centers. Caregivers select services needed and hire providers of their choice. Funding cannot exceed 100 dollars a day and 500 dollars per caregiver and client for the calendar year.Garfield CountyNorthwest Colorado Options for Long Term Care - Northwest Colorado Options for Long Term CareNorthwest Colorado Options for Long Term Care
    Caregiver Support, Respite Care and Healthcare Options (Veterans Affairs Medical Center) - Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office, Washington, DCProvides the following services for eligible individuals: - caregiver training - caregiver support (in-person and over the phone) - respite care (in-home care, VA community center, adult day facility) - home health care (skilled assistance, homemaker assistance, primary care) - adult day health care Denver CountyVeteran Affairs Medical Center - Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office, Washington, DCDepartment of Veterans Affairs Central Office Washington DC
    Family Caregiver Support / Area Agency on Aging (Weld)The Family Caregiver Support Program offers support, resources and information to assist family caregivers in finding relief and assistance through a variety of respite and support programs.Weld CountyArea Agency on Aging (Weld)Department of Human Services (Weld)
    La Plata Senior Center (Durango) - La Plata County Senior ServicesThe Durango Senior Center is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all adults age 60 years and older and helping them age with dignity and purpose. Activities and services include: HOME CHORE SERVICES which include: - Installation of grab bars and handrails - Correction of trip hazards - Minor step and porch repair - Small home repairs - Heavy house cleaning - Spring and Fall yard clean-up - Limited snow removal assistance - Firewood for low income families ***Services are limited. Not able to address roof repairs, structural problems and major furnace, plumbing or electrical problems. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES provides door-to-door assisted transportation for: - Medical appointments - Senior Center lunch and activities - Exercise classes - Other shopping needs ***Medicaid clients may use our services for medical transportation with an approval from Medicaid. MEAL PROGRAMS which include: - Meals on Wheels-home delivered meals to seniors age 60+ and their spouses Monday-Friday - Dining at the Durango Senior Center-reservations must be made by 9:30 am for that day. Lunch served at 12:00 pm SUPPORT GROUPS every month: - Family Caregiver support group - for people who serve as caregivers for family members or loved ones. Meet twice per month. - Vision Impaired (VIP) support group - for people who are blind or who are visually impaired. Meets monthly. - Disabled American Veterans (DAV) support group - facilitated by the Veteran's Service Officer. Meets monthly. - Widow/Widower's support group - Meets twice per month. - TOPS (Take off the Pounds Sensibly) - Members support each other with their effort to lose weight and keep it off. Meets weekly. ***For details on different meeting times, see the monthly newsletter for the schedule or call for details. RECREATIONAL ACTIVITES include: - Learn to use computers - Practice Tai Chi, Zumba, Yoga, Line Dancing and more - "Watch Your Step" class for fall prevention and to improve overall fitness - Play cards, BINGO and other games - Play billiards and table tennis - Study history, music, language and healthy living - Join the quilting group, craft group or writing group - Participate in dog training classes in the summertime ***See newsletter on the website for more events and activities guide. COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND INFORMATION for seniors age 60 and older.La Plata CountyLa Plata Senior Center (Durango)La Plata County Senior Services
    Reach to Recovery - American Cancer SocietyOur Reach To Recovery volunteers are specially trained to help people through their experience by offering a measure of comfort and an opportunity for emotional grounding and informed decision making through face-to-face visits or by phone. Reach To Recovery volunteers provide support to individuals who are: -Facing a possible breast cancer diagnosis, recurrence, or advance-stage breast cancer -Considering or have had a lumpectomy, mastectomy, or breast reconstruction -Experiencing lymphedema -Under going or have completed treatment, including chemotherapy and radiationMesa County2754 Compass Dr. Grand Junction - American Cancer SocietyAmerican Cancer Society - Nationwide
    Senior Resources (East) - Boulder Senior ServicesProvides the following to seniors and their caregivers: - Case consultation - Assessments - Information and referrals to community resources - A peer volunteer program - Extracurricular and enrichment activities for adults - A variety of support groups for older adults and caregiversBoulder CountyEast - Boulder Senior ServicesBoulder Senior Services
    Senior Resources (West) - Boulder Senior ServicesProvides the following to seniors and their caregivers: - Case consultation - Assessments - Information and referrals to community resources - A peer volunteer program - Extracurricular and enrichment activities for adults - A variety of support groups for older adults and caregiversBoulder CountyWest - Boulder Senior ServicesBoulder Senior Services
    Senior Services (Community and Senior Center) - Summit County Department of Health and Human ServicesOffers a wide range of activities, programs, and services for seniors in the community, including: - Monday night dinners - Tuesday and Thursday lunches - Computer Classes - Indoor/outdoor activities and monthly trips - Legal assistance - Resources for senior care and caregiver respite support - Colorado Life Trak - Home health and in-home assistance - Meal delivery - General and medical transportation - Wellness testing - Timberline adult day servicesSummit CountyCommunity and Senior Center - Summit County Department of Health and Human ServicesSummit County Department of Health and Human Services
    Support Groups (Senior Center) - Broomfield Health and Human ServicesVarious support groups exist for: - Grief - Multiple Sclerosis - Diabetes - Parkinson's - Parkinson's Carepartner's - Visually Impaired - Cancer - Dementia Caregivers - Older Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC)Broomfield CountySenior Center - Broomfield Health and Human ServicesBroomfield Health and Human Services Department
    Support Services (Senior Services) - City of LongmontSupport services for older adults and caregivers of older persons are offered, including: - Counseling/emotional support, including one-on-one counseling - Couples counseling - Grief support groups - Adjusting to Life's Changes Support Group - Caregiver support groups - Caregiver education programs - One-on-one caregiver consultations - Family meetings - Information about and referrals to resources - Assistance in accessing resources - Money Management Program - Parkinson's Support - Early state Dementia social program - Low vision supportBoulder CountySenior Services - City of LongmontCity of Longmont

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