Colorado Respite Care Program

What is Respite Care?

Respite care provides temporary relief for family caregivers from the ongoing responsibility of caring for an individual of any age with special needs, or who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. Respite care, the most frequently requested family service, has been shown to provide family caregivers with the relief to maintain their own health, bolster family stability and delay more costly nursing home or foster care placements.

What is the Colorado Respite Care Program?

In August 2011, a Lifespan Respite grant was awarded to Colorado for the purpose of improving the delivery and quality of respite care services offered in Colorado. A second grant was awarded in September 2014, which will support the Program through August 2017. Through a partnership with the Colorado Respite Coalition, the Colorado Respite Care Program is a non-profit that seeks to improve the network of respite care in the state of Colorado.

What is the goal of this program?

The primary goal of this program is to establish a statewide, coordinated system to meet the respite care needs of Colorado’s family caregivers of individuals with special needs regardless of age, income, race, ethnicity, situation or disability.

What are the objectives?

  • Identify and coordinate existing respite resources
  • Establish a lifespan respite program infrastructure
  • Increase the availability of trained respite workers and volunteers
  • Increase awareness about respite services

Who is involved?

  • Colorado Department of Human Services, State Unit on Aging (CDHS-SUA)
  • Easter Seals Colorado (Serving individuals with all disabilities and chronic illnesses)
  • Chronic Care Collaborative (group of 29 chronic disease organizations)
  • Colorado Respite Coalition (More than 180 members comprising of family caregivers and respite providers)

Contact US today

Contact Us:

Colorado Respite Coalition
393 S Harlan St, Ste 108
Lakewood, CO 80226

303-233-1666 Phone
303-233-1028 Fax

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