Policies and Services | Colorado

State System of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Caregiver Assessment in Medicaid HCBS Waiver Program No
At Least One State Program with Consumer-Directed Option for Family Caregivers Yes
Lifespan Respite Grant Yes
State Respite Coalition Yes - Colorado (formerly was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, underwent a major redesign and became However, the program's mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.

Colorado Respite Coalition

Coalition of organizations that promote services and support for family caregivers. Coalition website serves as a resource for caregivers and those who work with caregivers providing online respite provider lists by county and information on respite helpline.

Colorado Legal Services

Provides free consultation for legal issues such as: Family, housing, immigration, benefit programs, and elder law. Senior services include: Living wills, medical durable POA, etc. 

Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI)

Offers comprehensive medical care (diagnosis, treatment and follow-up) to people with complex neurological disorders and injuries. Other services include:
- Research projects, including new surgical techniques
- Education (patient, family, and community)
- Support groups for patients and their family caregivers
- Outreach to rural communities

Adult Protective Services (APS)

Adult Protective Services assist vulnerable and elder adults to stop and prevent abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Anyone can make a report about suspected abuse to the Hotline.

Nutrition Services

Government program offers home-delivered and congregate meals. Access Nutrition Services through your local Area Agency on Aging.

Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

This state department helps residents of Colorado with disabilities to obtain and retain employment. It provides information and referral services for independent living.

Network of Care

Online directory of aging and caregiver support services, which can be searched by category. Includes statewide resources and services available for seniors and people with disabilities.

Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR)

Provides support, information and educational services to people with Parkinson's disease and their families.


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