Long Term Care Resources

Long term Care Resources

Long Term Care

Making decisions about where to live as you age is a vital decision for many individuals and their families. Questions are often asked like “How will my needs be supported if I can no longer care for myself?” or ” How can I successfully remain in my home?”

Long-term care is a range of services and supports you may need to meet your personal care needs or daily living needs.  For instance, you may need assistance with personal care like bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring to or from bed or chair.  Perhaps you need will need assistance with every day tasks. Examples of these tasks might include housework, managing money, taking medication, preparing and cleaning up after meals, Shopping for groceries or clothes, using the telephone or other communication devices or caring for pets.

Visit the tabs below for information and specific resources related to Long Term Care

Options Counseling is a person-centered process where individuals, family members, and caregivers are supported to develop a plan for addressing long-term services and supports needs that aligns with their preferences, strengths, values, and needs.  Options Counselors are available to assist in developing a person-centered plan; appointments can be conducted at the office, in-home, or by phone.

To schedule an appointment please contact Amanda at 970-468-0295 ext. 117

Finding available nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be challenging. Currently, there are no nursing homes in the Alpine Area Agency on Aging Region 12.  For information regarding statewide nursing home faclilities, please contact Alpine Area Agency on Aging at 970-468-0295 ext. 117 or email noc12@nwccog.org

There are two Assisted Living residences in the region.  Please visit the links below to explore these facilities.

Cliffview Assisted Living

Whitcomb Terrace Assisted Living

People living in Long-term care facilities, nursing homes and assisted living, requires support, protection and advocacy. Ombudsmen are service advocates for residents of nursing homes, care homes, and assisted living facilities who are often frail or suffering cognitive decline, dementia, or are very ill. They make sure your rights are being respected and your needs are being met. Ombudsmen can provide information to individuals and families about how to find available facilities, and provide the information needed to get quality care. They are trained in problem resolution and can assist, when necessary, with complaints.

The Alpine Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Program is here to assist.  All matters are confidential, unless permission is granted to share your concerns.

Under the federal Older Americans Act, every state is required to have an Ombudsman Program that addresses complaints and advocates for improvements in the long-term care system. Contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman for Region 12 at 970-468-0295 ext. 107 or aaa12@nwccog.org

Interested in becoming a volunteer ombudsman? Call the Alpine Area Agency on Aging at 970-468-0295 ext. 122 for more information or complete a  Volunteer Application here.

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