The Search for Housing and Home Care for a Loved One Just Got Easier

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~

Denver, Colo. –

Are you stressed about finding an assisted living for your loved one, facing a move of your loved one to a nursing home, or want to keep your loved one at home, but not sure where to start looking for the help you need. The answer to your search may be as close as your computer. Start your search at

The Colorado Gerontological Society has launched an online resource guide to help with housing and home care searches throughout Colorado. Armed with 27 years of experience publishing the Colorado Senior Resource Guidebook, users can search for assisted living, nursing homes, low income housing, retirement communities, home care, hospices, and adult day programs.

To make it easy for our users, searches can be conducted in the privacy of your own home. Searches are available based on location, price, payment type, services, and size of facility. Other search functions will be coming soon such as vacancies. amenities showing such things as swimming pools, fitness centers, transportation; quality of care ratings; and the latest surveys by regulatory agencies.

Not one to use a computer, we are also distributing 20,000 hard copies to libraries in early June with much of the same basic information. The Colorado Senior Resource Guidebook has been a long-sought after guide for families, friends, case managers, hospital and nursing home discharge planners, and just about anyone who faces the hurdle of looking for services to help a loved one with housing, home care, Medicare/Medicaid and/or advance care planning.

Whether you are looking for help for yourself, a family member or a client, the online tool is designed to help making decisions easier. Still feel like you need to talk with a counselor to discuss your personal situation, free consultations are available by calling 303-333-3482.

Hard copies will continue to be available at local libraries and senior events. Individual copies can be ordered online for $10 to cover postage and handling or a check can be mailed to CGS, 1330 Leyden St, #148, Denver CO 80220. Visit us at

Eileen Doherty

Eileen Doherty

Eileen Doherty, MS is the Executive Director of the Colorado Gerontological Society. Her areas of expertise include management and administration of nonprofit organizations, education and training on issues related to older adults, advocacy and policy development on senior issues, and clinical practice in working with seniors and families to manage their lives in the later years. She has been the Director of the Society since 1982. She teaches Nonprofit Management for Fort Hays State University. Her phone number is 303-333-3482 or

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