When Needs are Beyond the Capabilities of the Neighborhood Connectors…
Sometimes situations may be beyond the scope of help that our Neighborhood Connectors can offer. In an effort to help families and individuals struggling in health and life, we’ve created this list of local agencies. Always check with an agency to see if they charge for their services.
Call 211 for non-emergency assistance answered by referral specialists with access to a comprehensive listing of over 4,500 programs for health and wellness, including meals, housing, aging and child services. Using 211 gives you the ability to make only one phone call instead of multiple ones for emergency shelter, utility assistance, medical/dental referrals and more. You can also access the database online at 211colorado.org.
Boulder County Aging Services (303-441-3570)
Numerous services for those 60 and older
Senior Reach (866-217-5808)
A volunteer will perform a home visit to discuss needs and resources for those 60 and older
SkillShare (call 303-306-8854 or visit skillsharenetwork.org)
What do you need help with? What can you help others do? This time and skills exchange network offers the opportunity for others to work together on larger projects and earn “TimeDollars” each time you help someone else in the SkillShare community.
HOME HEALTH CARE
Bright Star Life Care (720-222-8416)
Members of the Fellowship have used this service and recommend it. Bright Star Life Care offers at home health care. Costs vary with services needed.
Home Instead (720-890-0184) homeinstead.com/397/pages/homeinsteadseniorcare.aspx
BVUUF members Dee Walters and Therese Cooper work for Home Instead. This agency provides home health care with varying costs for services.
Homewatch CareGivers of Boulder
This Denver-based company helps seniors with their basic needs, like dressing, showering and meals. They have the capability to visit multiple times per day too. Costs vary by services. Services are available throughout Boulder County, including Longmont.
Safe at Home (303-444-7112)
This home health care system offers services within the Boulder and Lafayette areas. Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry knows someone who works there and others within the congregation have used their services and recommend them.
There with Care (call 303-447-2273 or visit therewithcare.org)
BVUUF member Gail Evertz has worked with this group, which caters specifically to families with critically ill children. They provide a wide range of services, including house cleaning, dog sitting and meals.
Transition Care (303-681-1865 or visit longmonttransitioncare.com)
BVUUF member Sue Broidy is the care giver here. Transition Care offers experienced, private companion care in the home.
HOSPICE, PALLIATIVE CARE
TRU Community Care (303-442-0961 or 877-986-4766 or visit trucare.org)
Boulder County – Colorado Legal Services (303-449-7575)
Broomfield ( 303-837-1321)
Meals on Wheels of Boulder (303-441-3908 or mowboulder.org)
This service helps seniors who have a difficult time leaving the home to shop for groceries or those recovering from a hospital stay. Meals on Wheels can accommodate special diets.
Meals on Wheels Coal Creek (303-665-0566 or coalcreekmow.org)
This section of Meals on Wheels serves the Lafayette, Louisville, Superior and Erie areas. They offer noon-time meals Monday through Friday with screened (and caring) volunteers who check on clients and provide social interaction for them. Costs are on a sliding scale. Se habla espanol.
Organic Dish (303-736-9930 or theorganicdish.com)
If you are recovering from hospitalization or dealing with cancer treatment, you are eligible for these services. Organic Dish serves the Boulder County, Denver, Golden and Highlands Ranch areas, offering frozen meals for 2-3 people at $20-30 each. The meals can be easily cooked in the oven, stove or microwave. Good Food Accounts:
Be sure to ask if Good Food Accounts delivers.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Colorado Crisis and Support Line
Call 844-439-TALK (8255). This 24/7 hotline for Crisis Intervention is managed by professional therapists and the WARM LINE handled by peer specialists. The center deals with mental health and substance abuse issues for those dealing with these concerns and for their families.
Spiritual Support Group for Mental Health and Wellness
This is a free and confidential group that meets at the Fellowship from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The group is for those dealing with mental health concerns and also for their families and friends. Contact facilitator Lu Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org
Caring Bridge (caringbridge.org)
This free website offers a list of other websites to help you stay connected during health events, with access to coordinated meals, rides, pet care and other tasks.
Medical Mobility/ Connect Care (303-443-1933)
Volunteers provide rides to and from doctors appointments for free, but gas donations are encouraged. You must schedule at least one week or more in advance.