We know that advance care planning is only one piece of your puzzle. Having tough conversations may bring up the need for additional resources and support. Use this page to connect with local resources, groups, and agencies that may be able to help.
Learn more about senior services in your area including transportation, meals, counseling, advocacy, and many more resources near you. For individuals and caregivers of those age 60+ or 18+ with a disability.
Learn more about insurance coverage in Colorado.
Learn about and locate safe housing options for individuals in need of senior living, independent living, assisted living, continuing care retirement communities, long-term care or nursing homes.
Tailored resources for Colorado veterans:
Quality of life at the end of life looks different for different people. Learn more.
Learn more about legal services available in Colorado.
Many nursing homes provide both long-term care and short-term care.
- Long-term care provides individuals with both nursing and custodial care (help with bathing, meals, toileting, and more). Long-term care is typically paid for through long-term care insurance, Medicaid or private pay.
- Short-term care (also referred to as skilled rehabilitation or post-acute care) is focused on providing individuals with nursing care and rehabilitation (physical, speech and/or occupational therapy) to get them back into the community. Short-term care is typically paid for by Medicare or private insurance plans.
Frequently individuals are asked to think about their medical preferences. The MOST form is one of the documents most frequently used while residing a nursing home.
Below is information related to financial planning that you may find helpful if seeking to find an attorney to help with writing a will, a trust, estate planning or naming a financial power of attorney. Financial planning is often associated with advance care planning. Many individuals choose to fill out advance care planning documents with their attorney. While this is acceptable, most medical advance care planning documents do NOT need to be filled out with an attorney.
See below for websites that can link you to dental care on a sliding fee scale.
End of life conversations can bring up questions around spirituality and religion. Use this section to connect with organizations supporting spirituality and end of life discussions.