Navigating a new situation or place of residence can be daunting, especially when life throws you those unexpected curve balls. New chronic illness diagnoses or other medical setbacks and changes in functional mobility affect the caregiver and families, as well as the patient.
Supporting caregivers in their attempts to maintain their own physical, mental, and emotional health is crucial for all involved. And being connected with community and area resources is paramount.
I happen to live in an amazing and connected community with folks who reach out to others and tons of public and privately funded social programs. However, not all neighborhoods are created equal. And, more and more, I'm discovering that the variability of access to state and local resources is huge. Below is a list of just a few local and national organizations for you to peruse. Hopefully, you or someone you know can benefit.
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CAREGIVER HELPLINE: CALL 1-855-227-3640 or chat with them (Caregiver Action Network) HERE
Centennial Home Care Assistance
This company's vision is to "help older adults and seniors with non-medical activities of daily living including meal preparation, assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, light housekeeping, medication reminders, transportation and much more." Their office is located in the Willow Creek Community, in Centennial, south of Denver. Website
Colorado Respite Coalition
This is a vital Colorado-wide resource program for caregivers of adults and children with extensive care needs. A division of Easterseals Colorado, they coordinate with a huge array of partners, and promote awareness of and access to respite care services and resources that impact the lives of caregivers and care receivers, alike. Website: ColoradoCaregiving.org Phone: 1-844-265-2372
Lutheran Family Services
Their older adult and caregiver services (OACS) program provides senior care management to older adults, their caregivers, and families. Rocky Mountain Region Website
NEW!!! Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This government agency, titled SAMHSA for short, offers innumerable fact sheets about various forms of mental illness and substance abuse, as well as information on how to deal with each as caregivers, parents, and other support persons. They also have pages of information on dealing with infectious diseases. Definitely worth a look, especially in light of COVID-19.