LFS Receives Grant From the Daniels Fund to Support OACS

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Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (LFS) is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to support the Older Adults and Caregiver Services General Care Management program.

The grant enables the LFS Older Adults and Caregiver Services (OACS) to provide low cost care management for older adults who want to “age in place” and remain in their community as long as possible. OACS care managers help coordinate care, which address medical conditions, housing needs, food, personal safety, and social interaction. OACS educates older adults on all the options for care, help them access high-quality health and community services, and make smart financial decisions so that they can live to their optimal level of independence.  Funding from the Daniels Fund will contribute to care management services for 150 older adults and offer high quality services to many low- and moderate-income individuals who do not qualify for free assistance, and who would not be able to afford assistance through a for-profit geriatric care management provider.

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.

To learn more about the OACS Program, please contact Carri Ratazzi, OACS Program Director at 970-682-2815 or carri.ratazzi@lfsrm.org.