Older Adult and Caregiver Services (OACS) of LFS assists older adults, their families, and caregivers in navigating the transitions of aging. Through counseling, care management, and caregiver support, the OACS experts will help assist you with concerns and decisions regarding aging.
Assessments: an in-home service where an OACS professional will review the current living situation of the older adult through a comprehensive evaluation that can include examining their current support system, living environment, medical and mental health conditions, financial and legal situations, etc. and will create a personalized plan on how to improve the life for the client.
Consults: usually an in-office meeting with family members and/or the older adult looking for guidance on a specific situation. The OACS professional will hear their story and concerns and will offer solutions to their problem.
Care Management: is ongoing help implementing the personalized plan and solution that assessments and consults recommended and are often valuable in a crisis situation when a patient needs help from a specialist.
Counseling: is offered to older adults and caregivers and can deal with grief and loss, anticipatory grief, transitional issues, and more.
African American Caregiver Support Program: provides assistance to Denver caregivers through respite care, home visits, caregiver training/education, a support group, and annual conference.
Advance Care Planning: is the process of making decisions about the healthcare that might be needed if you were unable to speak for yourself.
Ask Your Care Manager: a free monthly teleconference that answers the most asked questions about aging.
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