Resources for Families
Locating Respite Care Services
Locating respite care services can sometimes be a daunting task for a number of reasons, including lack of trained/reputable providers, location where families reside, lack of financial resources, difference in the time when respite is available and when it is most needed, and not knowing where to start. The CRC is here to offer guidance and resources to assist in the process of finding a respite provider that meets your needs.
Please search our Online Respite Locator for respite providers near you.
If you do not find a suitable respite provider near your home, the following organizations in your community may also help you get in touch with respite care providers:
We have also compiled the contact information for regional Colorado resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. You can find the contact information for Colorado ADRCs (Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado) here.
Adoptive and kinship family resources
GRANDcares - Education, support and mentorship for grandchildren, grandparents and service providers in Larimer County
Support Groups & Local Meetings
Support Groups: Sibling, veteran, and other general support groups
Disability Specific Groups: Local groups, support meetings, state-wide programs for specific disabilities
Colorado Metro Crisis Hotline: 1-844-493-8255
The Friendship Line: 24-hour toll-free hotline/warmline for older and disabled adults
Colorado Medicaid and Waiver Information
Waivers are available for adults and children through Medicaid. Local Community Centered Boards (CCB) are the main contact point for children's services, and offer information and coordination of applying for Medicaid waivers, some of which include respite care services. Services include intake, eligibility, determination, service plan development, arrangement for services, delivery of services, support coordination, monitoring, safeguards, and discharge from services. CCB's also offer Early Intervention services that provide diagnostic and family support for infants with developmental delays or disabilities. Local Aging and Disability Resource Centers or Area Agencies on Aging can provide guidance for adult waivers.
Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado Hotline: 1-844-265-2372
Coming up for air
Coming Up for Air is a family respite weekend held at Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, CO. Easterseals Colorado and the Colorado Respite Coalition have offered the weekend to families with children and teens with special needs and to kinship care, adoptive and foster families. During the weekend, children and teens are matched with counselors and participate in fun, recreational activities, while parents and guardians attend training sessions. Past training sessions have included stress management, self-care, accessing community resources and financial planning. The focus of the event is to connect families facing similar caregiving challenges and provide resources to support them, while also providing respite away from everyday life.
*All Coming Up For Air spots for February and March sessions have been filled*
If you applied for your family to attend, you should hear back from us soon. In case of cancellations, there is a waiting list.
February 9 - 11, 2018: For families with children and teens with special needs and their siblings
March 23-25, 2018: For kinship, adoptive and foster families
Please call 303-569-2333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Betty Lehman, Lehman Disability Planning
Dr. Audrey Boxwell, PhD, CHT
Self Care Resources for Family Caregivers:
Self-Care Powerpoint (coming soon)
Wellness Toolkit (coming soon)
Are you interested in partnering to host a Coming Up for Air?
Easterseals Colorado and the Colorado Respite Coalition are interested in working with agencies to sponsor or co-host future sessions. Do you have a population that hasn't been served by this program in the past? No problem, we'd love to brainstorm! If you are interested in learning more, please contact Meghan Kluth at email@example.com.