Transition Services For Members

What can Transition Services do for me?

  • Help you determine if transition to a community-based setting is possible
  • Help coordinate your transition into a community-based setting
  • Enhance and improve your quality of life
  • Improve your access to an array of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Increase housing options for people with all types of disabilities

Note: Referral to Transition Services does not guarantee transition into a community-based setting

 

Who Qualifies?

  • You must be a Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) member
  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • You must qualify for an HCBS waiver
  • You must reside in a qualified institution, which is:
    • a nursing home, or
    • an intermediate care facility for people with intellectual disabilities
  • You may also receive expanded HCBS services if you reside in the community and have a qualifying life event

 

Benefits and Services

See other State Plan Benefits

 

HCBS Services

These HCBS services on the following waivers are available to you:

 

Expanded Home and Community-Based Services

As of 2019, the following home and community based services are available to you:

 

How do I get started?

Referrals to options counseling can be made by:

  • Long Term Care Facility staff
  • Family members
  • Friends
  • Community members
  • Self

Contact the Local Contact Agencies for Options Counseling in your area to make a referral for yourself or someone else who may desire to learn about community living options.

 

Program Contacts

Contact the Local Contact Agencies for Options Counseling in your area to make a referral for yourself or someone else who may desire to learn about community living options.

Provider and Case Manager Support Resources

 

Department Contacts

Matt Bohanan - Access Unit Supervisor
Contact for programmatic questions
Matthew.Bohanan@state.co.us
303-866-5331

Nora Brahe - Transitions Administrator
Contact for community transition information or with questions about the member transition process
Nora.Brahe@state.co.us
303-866-3566

Katy Barnett - Community Liaison
Contact to schedule outreach activities such as, informational meetings and/or presentations, for questions about the Minimum Data Set (MDS) questionnaire requirements and ADRC contract management
Katy.Barnett@state.co.us
303-866-3035

Kimberley Dickey - Colorado Department of Local Affairs - Division of Housing
Contact for Transitions Services related housing questions, and housing voucher process and administration
Kimberley.Dickey@state.co.us
303-864-7831

 

How can I participate with other stakeholders on programmatic and policy issues related to Transition Services?

 

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Questions?  Contact hcpf_accessunit@state.co.us