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Services  |  Summary of Services

 

We all know that life is constant change.  We welcome some changes such as marriage or a new baby, but we fear changes that turn our world upside down.  The hopes and dreams of a young man or woman can be forever changed by a brain injury suffered in a car accident or by explosives in a war zone.  A parent, who loved and nurtured a child, may now be unable to care for themselves.  The adult-child is now the caregiver.  A child born with Down syndrome, who is now an adult wanting independence, may still need support. 

It’s easy to think that none of these challenges will happen to us; but they can and do.  We may find ourselves in a caregiver role and realize that struggles and challenges can become a new "normal".  The responsibilities of caregiving for a loved one can be overwhelming.  Elderhaus Adult Day Programs can help. 

Elderhaus began 36 years ago with a mission to provide compassionate and therapeutic day time care to the elderly with cognitive and memory issues who were unable to live independently and needed a caregiver.  That mission has expanded over the years to empower adults with a variety of special needs and their caregivers.  Those participating in the Elderhaus programs are not ready for a long-term care facility, but they are not independent.  With our support and care, they can stay in their homes.  

Elderhaus provides compassionate and professionally trained staff to support the individual participants, their caregivers and family members.  Participants benefit from safe, social and therapeutic activities which are tailored to that individual.  Direct care, nutritional meals and snacks, medication management, and community based activities empower participants and maximize their quality of life.  In addition, Elderhaus sponsors a weekly caregiver support group that encourages emotional support.

All three Elderhaus Adult Day Programs; Mindset for adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities, Operation Salute for disabled veterans, and the original Elderhaus adult day care for those with dementia, provide services and support to adults with special needs AND to their caregivers.  These three programs operate from our new home at 6813 S. College, Fort Collins.

Elderhaus is a pioneer in offering care to those who have younger onset of dementia, which may occur when a person is in their 40's or 50’s.  When dementia strikes in the prime of life, families are devastated and faced with finding appropriate care for their loved one.  Elderhaus is also one of the few programs in the country offering support for adults with Frontotemporal Disorders.          

The Mindset Creative Community Resources division of Elderhaus focuses on participants who have developmental and congenital disabilities or have acquired brain injuries.  Mindset enhances the lives of participants through diverse therapeutic and recreational activities that offer opportunities for physical, mental and cultural enrichment. 

Operation Salute is designed to meet the needs of any veteran adjusting from war to civilian life in Northern Colorado.  This program provides individualized services to support physical, mental, emotional and social health concerns.  Operation Salute goes beyond care by providing services designed to help clients succeed in life in spite of their personal challenges.

Whether it is your parent, spouse, adult child, or even yourself who is needing care, the program options at Elderhaus can provide the needed support for the individual, the caregiver and the family.  Elderhaus enriches the lives of adults in our community, supports caregivers, and helps maintain self-sufficiency.