Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park
 

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 lmcgowan@larimer.org

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Background Image: Rocky Mountain National Park by Sue Burke. All rights reserved.