Aging and Disability Resources of Colorado (ADRC)

The Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) helps consumers make educated decisions about available resources and assists with planning that promotes independence and quality of life. ADRC is an area partnership of over 40 organizations designed to provide easy access to supports and services for disabled adults 60 years and older. Counselors are available throughout Region 10’s six-county service area.

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Services include:

Information, application, and referral assistance

Benefits counseling

Long term planning and follow up

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Legal Services: simple wills, advance directives, landlord disputes, and non-criminal issues.

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

The Area Agency on Aging programs and services are designed to help adults 60 and over live independently while maintaining their dignity and health in their community of choice. As one of 16 Agencies on Aging in Colorado, Region 10 receives funding to provide these supportive programs through the Colorado Unit on Aging and the Older Americans Act.

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Services include:

Transportation

Nutrition programs such as congregate meals at senior centers, and home delivered meals.

In home services: homemaker, personal care, shopping, and companionship.

Caregiver Support: support groups, caregiver respite, and caregiver education.

Health Promotion: evidence-based health and wellness education such as Matter of Balance and Powerful Tools for Caregivers.

Legal Services: simple wills, advance directives, landlord disputes, and non-criminal issues.

Material Aid: minor home modifications, glasses, hearing aids, and dental care.

Volunteer opportunities.

Long-Term Care Advocates

Region 10’s Long Term Care Ombudsman (Senior Advocates) work to resolve problems individual residents of care centers face. They are trained advocates who protect and promote the rights and quality of live for people who reside in nursing homes, assisted living residences, and similar licenses long-term care facilities. These advocates effect change at the local, state, and national levels to improve the quality of care.

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In addition to investigating and resolving complaints, their responsibilities include:

Educating about resident rights, good care practices, and about long-term services and supports. Ensuring resident have regular and timely access to Ombudsman services.

Providing technical support for the development of resident and family councils.

Advocating for changes to improve residents’ quality of life and care.

Providing information to the public regarding facilities and services, residents’ rights and legislative and policy issues.

Represent resident interests before governmental agencies.

Seek legal, administrative and other remedies to protect residents.

Senior Companion Program

Senior Companions assist adults 60 and older who may be homebound, frail, socially isolated, or in need of some friendly support. Our Senior Companions are active adults, 55 and over, who are paired with clients in need of support. Companions also provide respite for caregivers. Companions serve on a scheduled basis of 3-30 hours per week and may qualify for an hourly stipend, mileage reimbursement, paid time off, and accident and liability insurance.  

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Grants That Help Support The Work Of Community Living Services Include:

Companions are 55 years or older

Companions serve 3-30 hours/week

Contact Madison at (970) 765-3125

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers local, personalized counseling, and assistance to people with Medicare and their families. Region 10’s SHIP counselors can also help answer your Medicare questions, including benefits, coverage, premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance, as well as joining or leaving a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO), any other Medicare health plan, or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D).

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Services Include:

Medicare benefits education and counseling

Medicare fraud assistance

Unbiased, free assistance to help Medicare consumers save money and have appropriate healthcare insurance