Alzheimer's Information, Senior Services
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive,
irreversible brain disorder with no known cause or cure. It attacks and slowly
steals the minds of its victims. Symptoms of the disease include memory loss,
confusion, impaired judgment, personality changes, disorientation, and loss
of language skills. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of irreversible
dementia. Research continues and results in new treatments. Consult your physician
for current options.
Longmont Senior Services Resource Staff
Longmont Seniors Resources Coordinator, provides counseling to seniors and
their families, supervises the peer counseling program and facilitates the
Alzheimer's Support Group. She also maintains a database of community resources
for seniors and their families. You can reach Ruth by phone at 303-651-8414,
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Veronica Garcia can assist
with housing concerns, health issues, completing forms for assistance and
connecting people to needed resources in the community. Veronica manages the Colorado Life Trak program. Call 303-651-8716 for personal assistance or email
her at email@example.com.
Caregiver/Alzheimer's Support Groups
1st Monday of each Month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Respite care on sight is available if you call Ruth (303-651-8414) on the Thursday before the group meets.
2nd Tuesday of each month, 12:00
Longmont Senior Center
Call 303-651-8414, Longmont Senior Center Resources Coordinator, for details.
Respite Care/Volunteer Companion Program
303-651-8716,Veronica Garcia, for details.
This program matches trained and screened volunteers one-on-one with older
adults who live alone or with a family caregiver. Volunteers visit their older
partners, primarily to provide friendship and emotional support - as well
as respite for family caregivers. This service is provided at no charge for
two hours per week. This program is jointly sponsored by the Boulder County
Aging Services, the Longmont Senior Center and other local senior services.
Through a grant, Boulder County Aging Services has made available a limited
number of dollars in the form of vouchers to help with the payment of additional
Respite Assistance Program
Sponsored by Boulder
County Aging Services Division (BCASD) and the City Senior Services of
Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont and Louisville, provides financial reimbursement
of respite services to family caregivers of older adults (age 60 and over)
in Boulder County.
The caregiver may receive up to $500 in reimbursement for services. Respite
services provided by a friend or relative (over 18 yrs of age) are reimbursed
at a maximum rate of $8.00 per hour. Maximum reimbursement for any 24-hour
period is $100. For more information on this program or to apply, call Veronica
Homestead Adult Day Care
1380 Tulip Street, Suite M
Longmont, CO 80501
THE COMPANION CENTER is a special Alzheimer's program available at the Homestead, weekdays
from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Extended hours are available. Scholarships are
available. The Homestead is sponsored by Longmont United Hospital and provides
members with day programs, including a wide variety of activities, outings
and entertainment. Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Transportation
arrangements are possible.
COLORADO LIFE TRAK
Project Lifesaver is a Personal
Locator System in Boulder County coordinated by the Boulder County Sheriff
in conjunction with Longmont Police and Longmont LEU to help locate lost or
missing persons using a radio transmission system. Individual's wear a wristband
that local law enforcement officers can track when the need arises.
Applications are available at the Senior Center front desk or download from www.bouldersheriff.org.
"ID FOR ME"
303-651-8716, Veronica Garcia
This ID bracelet program is for any person in Boulder County who may wander
or is forgetful. A bracelet is marked with a number that identifies the person
as a Longmont resident and with the County Sheriff's dispatch phone number.
Once a call is placed to the Sheriff's Office, they can identify which local
police department should respond. When the local police are called, they can
identify the person by the number on the bracelet and their photo and return
them to a safe place.
24 hours a day/7 days a week
Telephone access to hope, help and support to people of Colorado at any hour
of the day or night. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association Rocky Mountain
are some additional resources you might find helpful...
This newsletter designed for caregivers is published by Boulder County Aging
Services Division. Pick up your copy at the Longmont Senior Center or call
303-441-3570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for subscription information.
Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Association
Family Caregiver Alliance supports and assists caregivers of brain-impaired
adults through education, research, services and advocacy.
American Health Assistance Foundation
Through this website, you will be able to participate in on-line education
and support classes and obtain links to Alzheimer's caregiver resources in
your local area.
Largest single collection of Alzheimer's specific databases on the web.
National Family Caregivers Association. You can order a free kit to help you
identify signs of Alzheimer's Disease.
Boulder County Aging Services Division maintains a lending library
of books, videos and other resources for the caregiver. Their library is housed
at 529 Coffman St., Longmont. Call 303-678-6286 for details.
Here are a few more books you might find interesting:
Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps in Caring and Treatment,
Kuhn, Daniel. Call 1-800-266-5592 to order.
Show Me the Way to Go Home, Rose, Larry. Call 1-800-709-COPE
Fierce Blessings, Wayne & Terr Baltz, memoir by Colorado
authors about their journey into Alzheimer's with a family member.
these other Caregiver pages!
Caregiver Home Page
Long Term Care
Taking Care of You
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Services web pages
for details on great programs, classes, resources & services!
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