Who benefits from In-Home Support Services (IHSS)?
If you or your friend or family member needs assistance with any of the following:
- Medication Administration
- Transferring and Positioning
- Specialized Feeding
Personal Care Needs
- Meal Preparation
What is IHSS?
Having a family member or loved one who needs specific and detailed care can be an arduous task; As such there are many services out there to help out in these situations to provide in-home support for those family members or loved ones.
IHSS could include:
- Recovery from Surgeries
- Accompaniment to Doctor Visits as an Advocate
- Bathing & Grooming
- Light Housekeeping
- Meal Preparation and Clean-up
- Medication Reminder, Pick-up, and Administration
- Bowel and Bladder Care
- Ambulation and Transfers
- Protective Oversight
In some cases, these family members or loved ones may require specific medical attention or support; in which case a CNA could be a very good option.
If you know someone in need of some of the services listed above, please feel more then welcome to check out some of the in-depth guides on certified nursing assistants and in-home support services provided in the state of Colorado.
We’re here to help, and as such, we hope to provide as much information as possible on the in-home support services provided in your area.
Who Qualifies for In-Home Support Services?
The IHSS program is available to individuals on a qualifying waiver obtained through Health First Colorado (Medicaid):
- Elderly, Blind & Disabled (EBD)
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) – Adults
- Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) – Children
For information on IHSS in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, or the surrounding areas, please contact us using the link below. We can support in providing insights into how to apply for IHSS, how long it might take to get approved for IHSS, etc.
As a replacement for CNA school, this benefit allows a PASCO nurse to confirm the caregiver’s ability to provide services.
IHSS is essentially CNA+, with additional care hours for tasks beyond the CNA scope of practice – e.g., catheter irrigation or medication administration.
The IRS provides an exemption from taxes for income earned by an eligible friend or family member performing IHSS activities while living in the home of the individual, creating additional financial benefits.
We offer 24/7 support to clients on the IHSS program.
PASCO nurses are regularly available for assistance and conduct annual visits to confirm that the plan of care and environment remain appropriate. We handle all administrative functions; authorizations, HR support, scheduling, billing, backup support, and payroll.
Not quite sure what type of service is best for your unique situation? IHSS & CNA options can be confusing so we put together a guide to help you compare options.