Support for Caregivers

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As the population continues to grow older, caregivers are a crucial component of helping older adults age in place and age in community.  “An estimated 34.2 million American adults served as an unpaid caregiver to someone age 50 or older in the past 12 months” (AARP). Caregivers, those caring for a loved one, and professional caregivers face stress and lifestyle challenges.  However, there are a wealth of resources available to help caregivers care for their loved ones and their self.

Local Resources

The Pikes Peak Region has an abundance of resources and organizations who offer support and guidance to caregivers.

  • The Area Agency on Aging has a Family Caregiver Support Center, which provides families professional guidance in preparing an individualized caregiving plan and help accessing supportive services. The Area Agency on Aging can be reached online or on the phone: 719-471-2096
  • The UCCS Aging Center offers an Aging Families and Caregiver Program. The center offers services, such as caregiver individual therapy and coping with caregiving classes, that assist family and friends of older adults who are experiencing difficulties.

Online Support for Caregivers

Beyond our local resources, there are many online websites that offer help, advice, and support to caregivers.

National and Government Resources

There are many national websites that provide information and services to help caregivers looking for information for their loved one.

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