Information and Assistance

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Need information for an aging relative or yourself but don't know where to start? DRCOG's Community Resource Specialists are experts in the field of aging and disability.  We can provide information, assistance and advocacy over the phone and by email to help you understand your benefits and connect you with local providers for a wide range of services.  Some of the topics people call us about include:

  • What kind of supports are available to help care for your parents, friends or spouse
  • Ideas for finding a job or volunteer opportunity
  • Explanation of housing options including independent living, reverse mortgages and home sharing
  • Options for legal assistance and filling out your advance directives
  • Long-term care facilities including assisted living and skilled nursing facilities
  • Help with Medicare costs and understanding your benefits
  • Options for people who have lower incomes including Medicaid
  • Community centers and meal sites
  • Help in contacting Social Security to understand your benefits
  • Education on what services can support you in the home, including palliative and end-of-life options
  • Connections to disease-specific resources and education such as the Alzheimer's Association or Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
  • Ideas for how to get transportation if you decide to stop driving
  • How to search for your own providers using our online service directory, Network of Care
  • Resources for pet owners
  • How to have a family conversation about what you'd like to have happen as you get older