Answers on Aging Resource Guide: The Resource Guide is published annually. Listing in the guide are reviewed and updated annually to ensure up to date, accurate information. The guide includes resources, programs, agencies and services for older and disabled adults in Larimer County. The Resource Guide includes information on: General Information and Assistance, Community Involvement Opportunities, Financial Assistance, General Health, Housing Information, Housing Options, Nutrition, Healthcare Assistance, Supportive Services, Office on Aging Services and other helpful information.
The Larimer County Office on Aging provides these five senior housing lists as a community service.
- Assisted Living Residences: Assisted Living Residences are designed for individuals who require help with activities of daily living (dressing, bathing, eating, toileting, medications etc.) but do not need the skilled medical care provided in a nursing facility. Care is provided 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and includes meals. This is a list of all of the licensed assisted living residences in Larimer County and includes information on rates, size, if bathrooms are shared or private, if they accept Medicaid, and if the facility has a secured unit.
- Independent Living Facilities: Independent living facilities offer seniors a community lifestyle with additional benefits including some meals and planned recreation activities. This housing list gives contact information, information on monthly rates, facility size, meal inclusion and if pets are allowed.
Included in this resource are tips for choosing an independent living facility.
- Nursing Facilities: Nursing facilities are designed to provide 24-hour nursing care for those incapable of functioning independently due to chronic illness, disabling injury, cognitive deficits, or the need for short-term rehabilitation. Some facilities have specialized units for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. This list includes rates, facility size, what rehab services are available, if they accept Medicaid and/or have a contract for Veterans services, and if they have a secured unit.
- Senior Affordable Housing: There are several types of subsidized housing programs for lower income seniors in Larimer County. Income limits, pet restrictions, waiting lists and amount of rent vary from one program to another. The housing list can help you understand your options and includes contact information, age restrictions and if pets are allowed. This resource also provides contact information for the Housing Authority in Fort Collins, Loveland and Estes Park.
- Retirement Communities: This is a list of housing options for older adults for communities with age restrictions. These communities do not include meal plans and/or other amenities. This list does not include retirement communities for lower income older adults. For information on patio homes and other maintenance free housing communities that are not older adult specific, contact a local realtor.
- For a senior real estate specialist go to: www.seniorsrealestate.com
The Larimer County Office on Aging maintains this list of elder law resources.
- Legal Resources for Older Adults in Larimer County: This is a list of elder law resources including attorneys in Larimer County that are listed with the Colorado Bar Association as elder law specialists. The list includes contact information and whether services are provided on a sliding fee scale. This list can help you narrow down your search for an elder law attorney.
You can download our program brochures, or contact us to have one mailed to you.
Larimer County Office on Aging (LCOA) Annual Report
The LCOA published its first annual report for the fiscal year 2011/2012 in the Fall of 2012. This report shows the sources and amounts of funding the LCOA receives and how the funds are utilized to support older adults in Larimer County. Review the Larimer County Office on Aging Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2011-12.
CASOA (Community Assessment Surveys for Older Adults)
The Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA) was conducted by the National Research Center under contract with the LCOA in June, 2010. Twenty-five hundred (2500) people 60 and over in Larimer County were sent the survey and 1277 responded, providing an overall response rate of 54%. Results for the county and by the cities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, and Loveland are included. Information from the survey was utilized by the LCOA to develop the Four Year Plan for Larimer County for 2011-2015, which was required by the State Unit on Aging and the Older American's Act.
- 2010 Report for Larimer County, CO
- 2010 Report for Larimer County, CO
- 2010 Report for Estes Park, CO
- 2010 Report for Fort Collins, CO
- 2010 Report for Loveland, CO
Larimer County Four Year Plan
Every four years, every Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in Colorado is required to develop and submit to the State Unit on Aging a plan based on the needs of people 60 and over in their communities. The plan focuses on services to be provided during the ensuing four years by the AAA. See the Larimer County Office on Aging Four Year Plan for 2011-2015.