We empower and support caregivers and care partners through their caregiving journey. We provide valuable information and resources and make referrals. 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).
Am I a Caregiver?
A caregiver is someone who partners with or supports a person who needs help managing their health and other aspects of their life. Caregivers might support someone temporarily or long-term. Caregivers might also support someone even if they don’t live in the same location.
You might be a caregiver if…
- You pick up groceries for someone who can no longer do so themselves.
- You make sure a family member’s bills are being paid (or you pay those bills yourself).
- You have helped someone with getting dressed, preparing meals, taking a shower, or using the toilet.
- You organize someone’s medication for them and/or take them to medical appointments.
- You have a family member who could not live safely in their home without your help.
Connect and Collaborate
Call 303-441-1617 to learn about resources in the community including:
- Help in the home
- Housing and Long-Term Care options
- Options for caregivers to take a break (respite)
- Legal support
- Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid
- Public assistance benefits, services, and programs
- Guidance and tips on accessing services
- Plan for emergencies
- Family and informal caregiver support training
- …much more!
All calls are free and confidential. Opción disponible en Español.
You can work one-on-one with us when you are not sure where to begin, have multiple caregiving concerns, or need one-on-one support.
Collaborate with our team to:
- Complete a holistic assessment specifically for family and informal caregivers to identify your needs and strengths,
- Develop a plan of action to meet your needs and guide you towards options, and
- Connect you with resources and services based on your unique situation and eligibility.
Office Hours with Caregiving Resource Specialists
Informal caregivers of adults 60+ or caregivers of those with dementia can walk-in to our open office hours to meet one on one with a Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Resource Specialist. The resource specialist can provide information and referrals and help caregivers coordinate resources to support their caregiving related needs. Resource specialists can guide caregivers to the next steps in their caregiving journey, help them make a respite plan, give information on end of life and estate planning, and provide resources for wellness and self-care. They can help caregivers locate meaningful support groups and other county and community resources for caregivers.
When: First and Third Mondays, Feb. 5 through June 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Louisville Senior Center in the Imperial Room (900 West Via Appia Way, Louisville)
Questions? Please contact us at infoCaregiver@bouldercounty.gov or 303-441-3945.
Check out the “Caregiving Corner” in our monthly newsletter, Aging Well in Boulder County. Interested in receiving our newsletter in your email inbox? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out past issues of Aging Well with the “Caregiving Corner” feature:
- Jan. 2024 – Developing Dementia
- Dec. 2023 – Final Holiday Season
- Nov. 2023 – Prescriptions for Care Recipients
- Oct. 2023 – End of Day Struggles for Those Living with Dementia
- Sept. 2023 – Giving Up Firearms
- Aug. 2023 – Traveling with a Care Recipient
- July 2023 – Balancing Caregiving with Family
- June 2023 – Reducing Risk of Cognitive Decline
- May 2023 – Staying Safe in Summer Heat
- April 2023 – Caring for Yourself When Saying Goodbye
- March 2023 – Why Get a Dementia Diagnosis
- Feb. 2023 – Moving to Long-Term Care