Getting Started

Finding aging-related services for yourself or an aging-loved one can be challenging. Here you can find some helpful resources and tools to get you started.

Things to Know

  • 12 Resources every caregiver should know about
    The following organizations, groups and agencies offer caregivers a variety of resources, ranging from support services and webinars to tip sheets, care guides and how-to videos.
  • AARP Prepare to Care Guide
    This practical tool will help you getting started in caring for your family member or close friend. You’ll find information, resources, and checklists to help you get organized and find the support that you might need. Available in English and Spanish.
  • Legal Checklist for Caregiving
    Read here for practical advice for keeping track of your loved one’s legal affairs.
  • Find Resources Close to Your Home
    The Network of Care Service Directory is a comprehensive database that offers information on community resources for older and disabled adults, family caregivers, and community members.
    Tips for Navigating the Network of Care Service Directory
  • Talking to your health provider
    Here are a few tips that can help you take an active role in your health care, talk to your doctor, and make the most of your appointments.
  • Find a Local Care Provider
    Health Info Source is a database of local health-related resources in the greater Fort Collins area. Here you can find a local doctor, dentist, counselor or other healthcare provider in northern Colorado.
    Tips for Navigating the Network of Care Service Directory
  • Personal Health Record
    Use the Network of Care Personal Health Record (PHR) to organize and store important medical and healthcare-related information. The information is stored on a secure, Verisign-encrypted server. Your Network of Care PHR is available whenever and wherever you need it.
  • Assessing Housing Options
    Understand the many choices available for maintaining independence and receiving the care you need.
  • Where can I find affordable transportation services?
    Read for general information about transportation options for older adults
  • Assistive Devices Database
    The Network of Care Assistive Devices Database lists more than 21,000 currently available products from more than 8,000 companies. To find specific products for children or parents with disabilities, we recommend that you use the Advanced Search by Keyword below. Many assistive devices are now covered by Medicaid or Medi-Cal.

Review local aging-related resource guides and databases along with navigation tips.