February 1, 2023
Caregivers and Caregiver Stakeholders Welcome
The Colorado Respite Coalition (CRC), a program of Easterseals Colorado, is a network of families and community partners who have joined together to support Colorado families who are caring for individuals of all ages with any extensive are needs. We believe that family caregivers need a break and deserve our support. The CRC understands the unique joys and challenges that family caregivers face. We strive to improve respite access and awareness across the state.
The CRC is a program of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Easterseals Colorado, which partners with individuals and families to reduce the impact of disability or health challenges and to enhance quality of life. The CRC is primarily funded by state and federal grants, with oversight by the Colorado Department of Human Services - State Unit on Aging.
As more communities across the country begin to re-open in the midst of the ongoing pandemic, many respite care agencies and other respite providers are also planning to resume services. The guidelines provided in this document are designed to assist you with careful and thoughtful planning and implementation strategies to provide and receive respite care as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the toolkit here.
Nearly 4 in 10 Americans now have a caregiving role. With the rise of a pandemic, that number is most certainly higher. Unfortunately, caregivers often worry about their own health and wellness last. Caregivers face a higher rate of depression, anxiety, and chronic medical conditions than non-caregivers. Incorporating self-care techniques into a daily routine is a must to help caregivers stay healthy – physically, mentally and emotionally, especially in the midst of a Stay at Home order.
Our Caregiver Wellness Toolkit will provide you the resources to manage the challenges of providing care and information on how to
better take care of yourself. Download it here.
Explore respite funding sources, compensation for caregivers, and resources
The Navigating Respite Care in Colorado Guide is for family caregivers and professionals to help navigate the respite system and caregiver supports in Colorado. This guide is a great starting place to learn about your options and what resources are available to caregivers.
The guide is available in English and Spanish, in hard copy and online.