Who uses Home Health Care?
Individuals receiving home health and community-based services include:
A Temporary or Longterm Disability
New Diagnosed Medical Conditions
A Chronic Illness
Who it Serves
Depending on your level of need, PASCO offers Nursing level of care (RN, LPN) as well as Certified Nurse Attendants (CNA) to help you and your loved one remain in the comfort of wherever you call home.
Family Member or Friend as PASCO employee (CNA’s)
When PASCO first began providing home health services, in 1992, a traditional model was in place—A CNA or Nurse would go to a client’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 child and work with them exclusively. PASCO 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. In 2001 this idea became a reality.
Since then, many family members have taken the classes, become CNA’s and benefitted from the schooling. Family members as CNA’s has also ensured that clients are in total control of 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.
In-Home Support Services (IHSS)
IHSS enables consumers to have real choices in selecting, managing, and, if necessary, changing their attendants while still having the support of an agency, that can provide on-call, backup 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 client’s home.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Persons looking for assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) can access skilled CNA care. 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.
Our team of highly experienced, skilled home health RN’s and LPN’s provide a comprehensive assessment to develop an individualized plan of care under the guidance of your physician and in collaboration with other members of our health care team to help support your independent living.
PASCO’s skilled nursing services include:
- Management and evaluation of consumers care-plan
- Consumer/Family Teaching and Education
- Medication Education and Management
- Intravenous Therapy and Care
- Home Safety Education
- Diabetic Care and Management
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Pain Management
- Enteral Feeding
- Ostomy Care
- Catheter Care
- Wound care
PASCO is such a blessing in our life. I truly don’t know where we would be without such an amazing, caring company, where all of the employees feel like one big family. I am so grateful to be a part of such an amazing organization. Because of PASCO my children get the best care possible because I am the one that takes care of them. PASCO is truly the greatest gift and blessing. It leaves me overwhelmed with joy and happiness!!- Melissa Fasel
You are an oasis to my desert of struggles to keeping my Mom healthy, happy, and safe through all of this...– Maria S.