PASCO has been providing care since 1992. In 2001 our founder Barry Rosenberg advocated alongside families and Colorado lawmakers to establish a program that allows family members to be paid to deliver care to their loved ones. The Family Caregiver Program continues to help families all over Colorado.
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 even Colorado Medi-Caid 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.
CNA staff get paid an average salary of around $28,367 per year, according to a 2018 study by the National bureau of Labor and Statistics.
IHSS and Colorado Medi-Caid 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: