PASCO provides people with intellectual and or developmental disabilities services for successful achievement of goals--working together to provide support in a manner that encourages and promotes greater independence.

PASCO will be provides services to those on these Colorado Medicaid Waivers:

 

  1. Developmental Disability HCBS-DD-HCBS (formerly known as the Comprehensive or Comp Waiver)
  2. Children’s Extensive Supports (CES)
  3. Supported Living Services (SLS)
 

What are Medicad Waivers and Who Qualifies?

A waiver is an extra set of Medicaid benefits that you could qualify for in certain cases. These benefits can help you remain in your home and community. Waivers have extra program rules and some programs may have waitlists. The Children's Extensive Support Waiver helps children and families by providing services and supports that will help children establish a long-term foundation for community inclusion as they grow into adulthood. The Supported Living Services (SLS) waiver services for adults with developmental disabilities are used to supplement already available supports for individuals who either can live independently with limited supports or, if they need extensive support, are principally supported from other sources, such as the family. The Home and Community-Based Services Waiver For Persons With Developmental Disabilities (DD) provides access to 24-hour, seven days a week supervision through Residential Habilitation and Day Habilitation Services and Supports. The service provider is responsible for living arrangements. Living arrangements can range from host homes settings with 1-2 persons, individualized settings of 1-3 persons, and group settings of 4-8 persons, as well as residential supports for participants who live with and/or are provided services by members of their family.


If you have any further questions please call a PASCO service coordinator at

(303) 233-3122 or email us

 

Who Qualifies for the DD-HCBS Waiver?


To enroll in the DD waiver, you must meet financial and program criteria:
Level of Care

  • Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID) level of care as determined by the functional needs assessment (as defined in 42 CFR 440.150).

Eligibility Group

  • You must be determined to have a developmental disability.
  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • You must require access to services and supports 24 hours a day.

Financial

  • Your income must be less than $2,163.00 per month (300%, or three times, the Supplemental Security Income allowance).
  • For a single person, countable resources must be less than $2,000.
  • For a couple, countable resources must be less than $3,000

PASCO will provide these services under the DD-HCBS Waiver:

  • Individual Residential Supports and Services (IRRS): in which 3 or fewer persons receiving services may live in a single residential setting.  The following activities are performed by staff and are designed to assist individuals to reside as interdependently as possible in the community.
    • Self-advocacy training may include training to assist in expressing personal preferences, self- representation, individual rights, and to make increasingly responsible choices.
    • Independent living training may include personal care, household services, child and infant care (for parents themselves who are developmentally disabled), and communication skills such as the telephone.
    • Cognitive services may include training involving money management and personal finances, planning and decision making.
    • Implementation of recommended follow-up counseling, behavioral or other therapeutic interventions by residential staff, under the direction of a professional, that are aimed at increasing the overall effective functioning of an individual.
    • Emergency assistance training includes developing responses in case of emergencies; prevention planning and training in the use of equipment or technologies used to access emergency response systems.
    • Community access services that explore community services available to all people, natural supports available to the individual, and develop methods to access additional services/supports/activities desired by the individual
    • Travel services may include providing, arranging, transporting, or accompanying a person with developmental Disabilities to services and supports identified in the Individualized Plan (plan of care).
    • Supervision services may include a person safeguarding an individual with developmental disabilities and/or utilizing technology for the same purpose.
  • Pre-Vocational: Prevocational services are designed to assist individuals with developmental disabilities in acquiring and maintaining work habits and work-related skills. Prevocational services are intended to have a more generalized result as opposed to vocational training for a specific job. Individuals must have a demonstrated earning capacity of less than 50 percent of the federal minimum wage, as determined in accordance with certification standards promulgated by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Supported Employment: is conducted in a variety of settings, particularly work sites in which persons without disabilities are employed. Supported employment includes activities needed to sustain paid work by individuals including supervision and training. When supported employment services are provided at a work site in which persons without developmental disabilities are employed, payment will be made only for the adaptations, supervision and training required by

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Who Qualifies for the CES Waiver?


• Children must meet the Medicaid financial determination for Long-Term Services and Supports eligibility. Financial determination requirements are outlined in the Colorado Code of Regulations 10 CCR 2505-10, Section 8.100.

• Demonstrate a medical or behavioral condition that is so intense that almost constant line of sight supervision is required to keep the child and others safe

• Have been determined to have a developmental disability which includes developmental delay if under (5) years of age
• Are determined to meet the Federal Social Security Administration’s definition of disability
• Are less than eighteen years of age
• Live in the family home

Financial

  • Children must meet the Medicaid financial determination for Long-Term Services and Supports eligibility. Financial determination requirements are outlined in the Colorado Code of Regulations 10 CCR 2505-10, Section 8.100

PASCO will provide these services under the CES Waiver:

Personal Care: Assistance in performing housekeeping tasks which, due to the needs of the child with a developmental disability, are above and beyond the tasks generally required in a home and/or increase the parent(s) ability to provide care needed by the child with a developmental disability.

Community Connector: The Community Connector will explore community services appropriate to the individual in their community, natural supports available to the individual, match and monitor community connections to enhance socialization and community access capability.

Homemaker: Homemaker provided by a Homemaker Provider Agency to maintain a healthy and safe home environment for a client, when the person ordinarily responsible for these activities is absent or unable to manage these tasks. Covered benefits shall be for the benefit of the client and not for the benefit of other persons living in the home. Services shall be applied only to the permanent living space of the client.

Respite: Are services that are provided to an eligible consumer on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing the care. Performed by a carefully trained PASCO employee in the clients’ home.

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Who Qualifies for the SLS Waiver?


To enroll in the SLS waiver the individual must meet financial and program criteria:
  • Eligibility Group
          - Individuals must be determined by a Community Centered Board (CCB) to have a developmental disability
          - Individuals must be 18 years or older
  • Financial
         - An individual’s income must be less than $2,163.00 per month (300%, or three times the Supplemental Security
           Income allowance)
         - For a single person, their countable resources must be less than $2,000 and for a couple it must be less than
           $3,000.

PASCO will provide these services under the SLS Waiver:

  • Personal Care: PASCO will provide necessary staff and supports to meet the daily living needs of a person with a developmental disability. These services and supports, including evaluation and assessment, are provided to ensure adequate functioning in the person's own home, someone else's home, or in the home of their natural or adoptive family.
  • Mentorship: such as assistance with his/her participation on private and public boards, advisory groups and commissions, and person specific training costs associated with providing unique supported living services to an individual, such as training in child and infant care for parent(s) who themselves have a developmental disability.
  • Homemaker: Homemaking Services may include the following:
    • Routine light housecleaning, Meal preparation, Shopping, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and cleaning bathroom and kitchen areas
    • Teaching the skills listed above to clients who are capable of learning to do such tasks for themselves.  Teaching shall result in a decrease of weekly units required within ninety days. If such a savings in service units is not realized, teaching shall be deleted from the care plan.
  • Pre-Vocational: Prevocational services are designed to assist individuals with developmental disabilities in acquiring and maintaining work habits and work-related skills..
  • Supported Employment: is conducted in a variety of settings, particularly work sites in which persons without disabilities are employed. Supported employment includes activities needed to sustain paid work by individuals including supervision and training. the supervisory activities rendered as a normal part of the business setting. This includes job coaching.
  • Respite: Are services that are provided to an eligible consumer on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing the care. Performed by a carefully trained PASCO employee in the clients’ home.
  • Supported Community Connections: The Community Connector will explore community services appropriate to the individual in their community, natural supports available to the individual, match and monitor community connections to enhance socialization and community access capability.

    If you have any further questions please call a PASCO service coordinator at

    (303) 233-3122 or email us at info@pascohh.com

Please call us at (303) 233-3122 or email us

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Lakewood, CO 80215

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