Depending on your level of need, PASCO offers Nursing level of care (RN,LPN) as well as Certified Nurse Attendant (CNA) to help you and yours remain in the comfort of wherever you call home.
Persons looking for assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) have two options for receiving skilled CNA care:
1. Working closely with PASCO’s Scheduling Department, and carefully following a care-plan, PASCO will match you as the client with a CNA who is carefully screened, competency tested and compatible, to ensure continuity of care.
2. Consumers may use a family member, friend or neighbor to provide services as a licensed CNA.
a. Family member must attend an accredited Certified Nursing Assistant school paid for by PASCO for primary caregiver and one back-up provider.
b. Family member will be an employee of PASCO, and will follow the policies and procedures of the company, and all applicable state and federal regulations
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IHSS enables consumers to have real choices in selecting, managing, and, if necessary, firing their attendants while still having the support of an agency, that can provide on-call, back-up services. The service is geared to individuals with severe disabilities who are on the Elderly Blind Disabled (EBD) or Children’s Home and Community Based Services (C-HCBS) waivers. Attendants called Health Maintenance Attendants, (HMA’s) providing this necessary service do not have to be licensed as CNA’s, but do not receive training from an RN in the clients home.
When PASCO first began providing home health services, in 1992, a traditional model was in place—A CNA or Nurse would go to a consumer’s house intermittently throughout the day and assist with daily living. 1999 witnessed a pretty significant change, when a mother of a child with a disability asked if she could become a CNA for her kid, and work with them exclusively. The idea was intriguing, and the question was asked to Colorado’s Health Care Policy and Finance (HCPF) and Centers for Medicare/Medicaid (CMS)—The answer was that a family member could provide the care if they become a CNA and would be treated exactly as any other Certified Nurse Aide. Since that time many family members have taken the classes, become CNA’s and have benefitted from the schooling. Family members as CNA's has also ensured that clients get total control in who provides their care/service. People using PASCO for either CNA or Nursing services also benefit from a comprehensive 24/7 on-call and back-up.
If you have any further questions please call a PASCO service coordinator at(303) 233-3122 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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