There are Four ways that the Family Caregiver Program can work for you:
Pediatric Personal Care (PPC)
This program provides much-needed relief for a parent and an extra set of hands in the home, so you can spend more time on yourself or other family members.
Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)
There are two waivers provided by Health First Colorado (Medicaid) that allows an individual to stay in their home and have a family member or non-related person become a paid provider to implement services as a Direct Service Provider.
An in-home caregiver is someone that provides in home support and services for those in need. Usually this is done through a variety of means such as being a CNA, or using IHSS; Or other Colorado Medicaid services.
All of these are great options for home caregivers taking care of their loved ones. Though it might interest you to know a bit more into the details of what a caregiver is. When taking a deeper look at in-home caregiving as a career, the most common choice is becoming a CNA.
A CNA or Certified Nursing Assistant is a staff member under a licensed nurse that helps take care of and perform daily tasks in assisting those in need. These tasks often require in-home caregiving.
IHSS and Colorado Medicaid services usually use CNAs and Nurses to provide the in-home care needed for family members or loved ones who need daily upkeep and care.
CNAs, IHSS, PPC, and DSP professionals are entitled to benefits which may include: