Caregiver Connections: Resources for Senior Care

We have a new name! Eagle Valley Senior Life is now Caregiver Connections. We connect family caregivers of older adults to resources and respite that will empower them to be the best caregivers they can be. Please support a caregiver with your donation!

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Case Management and Resources

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Families
People/Families of People with Health Conditions
People/Families with of People with Disabilities
People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities

Description

We connect family caregivers of older adults to other community resources that help meet their needs.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We measure our success by the number of respite hours we provide to family caregivers every year.

Caregiver Assistance Fund

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizen
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
People/Families of People with Health Conditions
People/Families with of People with Disabilities
People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities

Description

The Caregiver Assistance Fund was started from a donation made in memory of a loved one. The program covers up to 30 hours of in-home caregiving services to be utilized within a three-month period. The Caregiver and caregiver recipients must be located in Eagle County and the caregiver recipient must be 55 years of age or older and be able to demonstrate financial need.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The Caregiver Assistance Fund has been used for caregivers to take a short vacation, to encourage caregivers to start using professional caregiving help and for unexpected situations requiring short-term, intensive in-home caregiving.

Activity Buddies

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
People/Families of People with Health Conditions
People/Families with of People with Disabilities
People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities

Description

Activity Buddies are volunteers who help keep an older adult with mild to moderate limitations, such as Early Stage Alzheimer's, active and engaged in the community and to provide respite for their caregiver. An Activity Buddy volunteers for 1 to 3 hours and can take an older adult to the library, to lunch, out for a hike, or whatever the older adult has done in the past, but can no longer do independently.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The Activity Buddies program is being officially launched in September 2017. A pilot program has been in place and funding has been secured.

Senior Spot Adult Day Program

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizen
Disabled
People/Families of People with Health Conditions
People/Families with of People with Disabilities
People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities

Description

The Senior Spot is an adult day services program for individuals 55 and older with cognitive and physical limitations to connect with others and engage in fun, meaningful, and safe activities. The program is designed to meet the needs and abilities of each person according to their individual goals and to promote emotional and cognitive abilities for a better quality of life as well as to offer respite for caregivers. The Senior Spot currently operates two days per week.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2016, almost 1000 respite hours were provided to caregivers through Eagle Valley Senior Life programs.

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