Changing Aspen Leaves - RMNP

Larimer County Offices, Courts, District Attorney, Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste, and Recycle Center are all closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015.
County Offices are also closed on Friday, November 27 while the Courts, District Attorney, Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste, and Recycle Center are open. Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.


Caregiver Consultation and Respite Care

Caregiver Consultation

  • Are you unsure of what questions to ask?
  • Are you concerned about leaving your loved one?
  • Are you feeling overwhelmed with your current situation?

Schedule an in-home consultation with our Caregiver Support Coordinator and get the answers you are looking for.

Respite Care

What is Respite Care?

  • Respite care is temporary care. It gives caregivers support, rest and relief.
  • Respite care can be at home or outside the home. It can be for a few hours or all day.
  • Respite care can be provided through agencies, or it can be arranged through family or friends.
  • Respite care will help you — and the person you are caring for.

Respite Assistance – It can help

A respite grant of $300 (every six months) can be given directly to you, the family caregiver. This grant may be used in the home to pay for help from a home-care agency, neighbor, friend — or at an adult day program. It may be used for a short respite stay in a long-term care facility. Remember, respite care relieves burnout and reduces caregiver stress.

You may fill out a Caregiver Assessment. There are two options:

After completing, please mail or fax to:

Caregiver Support Program Coordinator
Larimer County Office on Aging
2601 Midpoint Drive, Suite 112
Fort Collins, CO. 80525

Fax: (970) 498-7625

If you have received a respite grant before, you may fill out the shorter Caregiver Re-assessment Form. There are two options:

For further information or to request the caregiver consultation and respite grant contact: Lynette McGowan (970) 498-7758 or

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Background Image: Changing Aspen Leaves in Rocky Mountain National Park by Jeremy Hollis. All rights reserved.