Mental Health and Healthcare
The following resources include both mental health, including Hoarding Disorder, substance abuse and other health care related services. Many have resources focusing on elders and at-risk adults and their families.
The official U.S. Government website for Medicare includes; sign up and change plans, Medicare costs and coverage, supplements and other insurance, claims, and appeals. This site provides a list to find doctors, providers, hospitals, plans, and suppliers.
The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) Division of Insurance (DOI)
This Division helps consumers by answering questions, investigating complaints and helping Coloradoans understand their insurance. DOI regulates and monitors Colorado insurance companies, as well as insurance agents.
Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS); Division of Behavior Health (DBH)
Behavioral Health Services includes Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-8255, finding help, community programs, DUI Services, laws & rules, mental health institutes, mental health emergency hold/involuntary commitment, substance use prevention & early intervention and workforce development. Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado also provides information and resources for older adults on elder abuse, caregiver support, legal assistance, nutritional services, senior community service employment, support services, veteran’s community living centers, and volunteering with older adults. Call 1-844-0265-2372. This website links to other CDHS programs; Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, managed by the State Unit on Aging.
Colorado Psychiatric Society (CPS)
CPS is the professional medical association in Colorado that focuses exclusively on the needs of physicians who specialize in psychiatry. CPS addresses all aspects of psychiatric care and includes; public, academic and private practice psychiatrists as well as psychiatric trainees.
Mental Health Colorado (MHC)
MHC advocates for Coloradans who experience a mental health or substance use disorder. The organization engages policymakers, providers, the public and the press to promote early intervention AND expand access to affordable services and eradicate stigma and discrimination. Programs include; Check Your Head and Mental Health First Aid and pro bono counseling services.
Community Health Partnership (CHP)
CHP is a public/private partnership providing quality mental health services to Medicaid eligible members. The site provides a link to community mental health centers in southern and western Colorado. The site lists counties where clients receiving Medicaid are atomically enrolled in the program. Site includes ProviderConnect, a 24/7 online tool for submitting and checking claims status, check member eligibility, update provider profile, request inpatient and outpatient authorizations and more.
Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN)
CCHN represents Colorado’s Community Health Centers that together are the backbone of the primary health care services safety-net. This website includes; a map and a listing of care centers in Colorado and information those care centers.
Senior Reach provides outreach and education, behavioral health, case management and access to other critical community-based services to older adults (aged 60 and older) who are isolated, frail, or in need of support. This community-based, collaborative program identifies older adults who may need emotional support and/or connection to community services who are not seeking support on their own. This website includes a list of Senior Reach Programs in Colorado and Michigan.
AllHealth provides mental health and/or substance abuse outpatient services to older adults age 60 and older such as individual and group therapy, senior peer program, services in nursing homes and educational classes and programs on mental health issues.
Programs for All-Inclusive Care For The Elderly (PACE)
PACE provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain frail, community-dwelling elderly individuals, most of whom are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid benefits. An interdisciplinary team of health professionals provides PACE participants with coordinated care. For most participants, the comprehensive service package enables them to remain in the community rather than receive care in a nursing home. PACE eligibility for services include; must be age 55 and older, eligible for nursing home care, must live in a service area of the PACE organization and must be able to live in a community safely. Services include; adult day care, dental services, home care services meals, respite, transportation and many more. This website lists counties where PACE is offered.
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado provides resources for guidance, education, and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families and providers. This website a map and contact information. Call 303-355-9969 or toll-free 1-800-955-2443.
Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter
This Chapter provides a 24/7 Helpline 303-272-3900 offering information and advice and hosts support groups and educational sessions. This site provides online resources and information through their Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center, which features sections on early-stage, middle-stage and late-stage caregiving The site also provides a free online tool, Alzheimer’s Navigator, helping those who face the disease to determine their needs and develop an action plan and an online Community Resources Finder, a comprehensive database of programs and services, housing and care services and legal experts. Search for Alzheimer’s Association throughout the United States on this website Call toll-free national 24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900.
This is a free service of the National Council on Aging. This website provides an online tool connecting older adults with benefits such as Medication, Health Care, Income Assistance, Transportation and other essential items and services by state.
Brain Injury Association of America
This Association is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. Call the National Brain Injury Information Center (for Brain injury information only) at 1-800-444-6443. This website locates other BIA’s in other states.
American Psychiatric Association
This Association provides; the definition of Hording Disorder, consequences, diagnosing causes, risk factors, and treatment. This website includes a Resources and Hoarding Assessment Scales and Facts About Aging, Changes in Mental Health and Mental Processes, Older Minorities, Demographics, and many more topics.