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PACE Programs in Colorado Help Seniors Age in Place

One of the more robust programs to help Colorado’s seniors age in place is also one of the lesser known sources of such support. It is formally called the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE.

Former AARP CEO Looks at Issues Affecting Colorado Family Caregivers

Bill Novelli, a form CEO of AARP calls attention to how millennials and GenXers in particular are having to grapple more and more with being caregivers while also still working. He notes that even prior to the COVID pandemic, more than one in six full-time workers in the U.S. were caregivers, and that figure is only growing as the population ages.   

National Legislation Could Help Colorado Caregivers

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) have introduced legislation at the federal level that would require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Social Security Administration (SSA), and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to review their eligibility, processes, procedures, forms, and communications to reduce the administrative burden on family caregivers in Colorado and across the nation. Their bill is titled the Alleviating Barriers for Caregivers (ABC) Act.

Investigative Report Cites “Neglect” in Nursing Home Care for Colorado Veterans

In early October the Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper published findings of its investigative report, which it said included a lack of consequences for allegedly neglectful care given in nursing homes to Colorado veterans and troubling questions about how the Department of Veterans Affairs awards contracts to nursing homes in order to meet the growing needs of aging veterans in the state.

The Many Facets of AARP in Colorado

AARP Colorado is focused on empowering its nearly 700,000 members in Colorado to choose how they live as they age. You will learn here about AARP National, about AARP’s Elder Watch program, Senior Planet/Older Adult Technology Services from AARP, Wish of a Lifetime from AARP, AARP’s legislative advocacy and get to meet the people behind these groups.

National Programs May Help Colorado’s Family Caregivers

Although it has not garnered a lot of media coverage, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Administration for Community Living (ACL), has in place a “National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers” (NSSFC).

Colorado Is Exploring the Potential of Robotic Caregivers

One possible way being explored to help fill the caregiving gap is the use of robotic home companions. And one such companion is going through the paces in Colorado at the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Denver. It’s a project being done in collaboration with the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging, an AgeWise Colorado Provider. The robot’s name is Ryan.

When Medicare Covers In-Home Care for Coloradans Aging in Place

For Coloradans who are aging in place, they may at times have need for medical services provided in the home. Since it is commonly understood that “home health care” is not something Medicare covers generally, that leaves a question of whether or not Medicare will ever pay for in-home services. The answer is Yes — but with qualifiers, as you might expect. In this article we will cover the key things to know, including who can qualify for paid services and under what conditions.

Employed Coloradans Who Also Serve as Family Caregivers are Part of a National Phenomenon

In late spring of 2023 the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on this growing trend in America that sees more and more people who find themselves having to combine regular employment with the added “job” of caring for adult family members. In many cases, these employees may also have their own children to look after at the same time, making these workers part of what’s been called the “sandwich generation” as they simultaneously care for both older and younger family members

Frontotemporal Disorders Pose Challenges for Colorado Caregivers

Anyone providing care for loved ones living with frontotemporal disorders (FTD), sometimes called frontotemporal dementia, faces a host of challenges. (Frontotemporal dementia has gained celebrity attention in 2023 after it was revealed that actor Bruce Willis was diagnosed with it.) A person with FTD can exhibit a range of symptoms, including unusual behaviors, emotional problems,…

Colorado Support Foundation Offers Help for Family Caregivers

When it comes to family members who choose to provide care for loved ones afflicted with challenging conditions such as Alzheimer’s, other dementias, nerve disorders, brain failure, and the like, one of the big questions that arises is: Who will care for the caregivers? It’s a question that AgeWise Colorado (AWC) itself has been created to help provide an answer for by offering relevant guidance and steering caregivers to pertinent resources.

Self Care for Caregivers!

Have you noticed that “self-care” has become one of those buzzwords everyone is using? In fact, between 2019 and 2020, Google Search Trends shows a 250% increase in searches using the term. It’s not like self-care is a new concept. It seems to be on everyone’s mind lately. The chaos

Home Care for Older Adults

Ann and Bill are happily retired, empty nesters. Their kids are grown with kids of their own. Each of their adult children is very busy with careers and their own kids. Ann and Bill are both very much into traveling, volunteering, spending time with their grandkids, and socializing with the

Aid When Needed: Veterans Receive Help to Stay at Home

Veterans are one of our greatest assets in the United States. The courageous men and women who put aside their own lives to protect our country are all heroes. But while their service for our country took courage, navigating today’s healthcare systems as they age takes stamina.  According to a

In Home Care for Yourself or a Loved One as You Age in Colorado: What You Need to Know

Prepare to be surprised at what you will learn as you join AgeWise Colorado for a lively panel discussion about the costs and various ways of providing in-home care for loved ones.

Join our panel of in-home care experts and get your questions answered. This is a great way to learn about the differences in in-home care before you make that first call.

Service Areas Details:

  • Boulder County and City of Boulder
  • Central Mountains: Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake
  • City and County of Denver
  • City of Aurora
  • Colorado Springs Metro area: Counties of El Paso, Park, Teller
  • Denver Metro area: Counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson
  • Eastern Plains: Counties of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln
  • Larimer County and City of Fort Collins
    Las Animas/ Huerfano: Counties of Huerfano, Las Animas
  • Northeast Colorado: Counties of Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma
  • Northwest: Counties of Garfield, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt
  • Pueblo County and City of Pueblo
  • San Juan Region: Counties of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan
  • South Central Colorado: Counties of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache
  • Southeast Colorado: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Prowers, Otero
  • Summit Region: Counties of Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin, Summit
  • Weld County
  • West Central: Counties of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel