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Hannah Zorn

Intake Case Manager

970-335-2071

intake@cci-colorado.org

Case Management Services

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What is Case Management?​

Every client is assigned a case manager who is responsible for providing individualized care coordination. Your case manager will also determine your eligibility for waiver or state general fund programs. Case managers help you identify your strengths and needs and set your own personal goals. For each need you identify, case management will work with you to choose services and supports appropriate to meet those needs. Once you’ve selected your services, case managers can connect you to qualified service providers in your area. As you get settled into a program, your case manager will also stay in touch with you to ensure your needs continue to be met.

Program Information

Supporting, advocating for, and transforming the lives of people with disabilities in Southwest Colorado since 1985. 

Case managers are your advocate, and they can help you with: 

  • Navigating benefits systems such as Social Security and Medicaid.
  • Connecting with community resources.
  • Locating and choosing service providers.
  • Completing all the necessary paperwork and processes to maintain your eligibility for your program.
  • Transferring to a different program should your needs or preferences change.
  • Overseeing your person-centered care plan to ensure you have the support you need to reach your goals.
  • Responding to any crises that might occur in your life.
  • Mediating communication with providers as needed.


Community Centered-Board (CCB) Case Management
Community Connections, Inc. is one of 20 statutorily designated (C.R.S. 25.5-10-206) Community Centered Boards (CCBs) in the state of Colorado providing case management services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our Community-Centered Board serves over 350 children, families, and adults in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan Counties. Participants can choose to receive services from Community Connections or any other Program-Approved Service Agency in the region.

CCB Case Management supports the following programs:

  • Children’s Extensive Support Waiver (CES)
  • Children's Habilitation Residential Program Waiver (CHRP)
  • Children's Home and Community-Based Services Waiver (CHCBS)
  • Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD)
  • Family Support Services Program (FSSP)
  • Supported Living Services Waiver (SLS)


Single Entry Point (SEP) Case Management
Community Connections also serves as the Single Entry Point (SEP) for Archuleta, La Plata, and San Juan Counties. Through our SEP,  we facilitate elders and people with a variety of disabilities to access long term care programs in our communities. Our SEP program serves over 400 people with disabilities in our communities.

SEP Case Management supports the following programs:

  • Brain Injury Waiver (BI)
  • Children With Life Limiting Illness Waiver (CLLI)
  • Community Mental Health Supports Waiver (CMHS)
  • Elderly, Blind, and Disabled Waiver (EBD)
  • Home Care Allowance (HCA)

Brain Injury Waiver (BI)

The BI waiver is a program to provide a home or community-based alternative to hospital or specialized nursing facility care, for persons with a brain injury.


Who Qualifies?

  • Must be 16 years of age and older (brain injury must have occurred prior to age 65)
  • Must have a brain injury as defined in the Colorado Code of Regulations with specific diagnostic codes
  • Be currently residing in, or be at risk of being institutionalized in a nursing facility or hospital
  • Have an income less than 300% (3 times) the Supplemental Security Income allowance per month
  • Have countable resources less than $2,000 for a single person or $3,000 for a couple


Benefits and Services (see program information page for full list)

  • Adult day services
  • Behavioral Management
  • Home Modifications
  • Respite Care
  • Supportive Living Services

What Does It Cost?
Co-pay costs vary. Learn more in the program information page.

BI Program Information Page


Children With Life Limiting Illness Waiver (CLLI)
The Waiver for Children with Life Limiting Illness provides a home or community-based alternative to children with a life limiting illness. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

Children who are:

  • Ages 18 and younger

  • Receiving hospital level of care

  • Determined by case manager to be safely served in the community

  • Receiving at least one CLLI waiver benefit per month while enrolled in the waiver


Meet the medical criteria:

  • Physician-certified diagnosis of a Life Limiting Illness
  • Disability determination by the Social Security Administration
  • Meet the financial criteria:
  • Income is less than 300% the Supplemental Security Income allowance per month
  • Countable resources less than $2,000


Benefits and Services: (see program information page for full list)

  • Counseling/Bereavement Services
  • Expressive therapy
  • Palliative/Supportive care
  • Respite Care Services


Co-pay Costs:

  • Children 18 and younger do not pay co-pays


CLLI Program Information Page


Children's Extensive Support Waiver (CES)
The Children's Extensive Support Waiver (CES) provides supports and services to children with developmental disabilities or delays who have a complex behavioral or medical condition and who require near constant line of sight supervision.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Children 18 years of age and younger with intensive behavioral or medical needs who are at risk of out-of-home. placement and have been determined to have a developmental delay/disability through a Community Centered Board.

  • Child must be institutionalized or at risk of being institutionalized in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID).

  • Children's income must be less than 300% (3 times) the Supplemental Security Income allowance per month and countable resources less than $2,000.


Benefits and Services: (see program information page for full list)

  • Respite Care

  • Behavioral Services

  • Homemaker

  • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies

  • Assistive Technology


Co-pay Costs:

  • There are no copays for Waiver Services.


CES Program Information Page


Children's Habilitation Residential Program Waiver (CHRP)

This waiver provides services for children and youth who have an intellectual or developmental disability and extraordinary needs that put them at risk of, or in need of, out of home placement.

In order to apply for this waiver you must:

  • Be 20 years of age or younger
  • Have an intellectual or developmental disability or developmental delay if under five (5) years of age, and extraordinary service needs
  • Be at risk of, or in need of, out of home placement
  • Be institutionalized or at be at risk for being institutionalized in an Intermediate Care Facility for individual with intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID)


Benefits and Services: (see program information page)

  • Habilitative Services (24-hour residential out of home)

  • Respite Services

  • Community Connection Services

  • Intensive and Transition Support Services (wraparound)

  • Professional services (such as hippotherapy, massage, and movement therapy)


Co-pay Costs:

  • Co-pay costs vary, learn more in the program information page


CHRP Program Information Page


Children's Home and Community-Based Services Waiver (CHCBS)

The Children's Home and Community-Based Services Waiver(CHCBS)provides a home or community based alternative to children with significant medical needs who are at risk for acute hospital or skilled nursing facility placement.


Who Qualifies?

  • Medically fragile children ages 17 and younger who are in the home and at risk of nursing facility or hospital placement

  • Child must be institutionalized or at risk of being institutionalized in a nursing facility or hospital level of care

  • Children's income must be less than 300% (3 times) the Supplemental Security Income allowance per month and countable resources less than $2,000


Benefits and Services: (see program information page for full list)

  • Case management
  • In-Home Support Services (IHSS) [Health Maintenance only]


What Does It Cost?

  • Children ages 18 and younger do not pay co-pays

 
CHCBS Program Information Page


Community Mental Health Supports Waiver (CMHS)

The Community Mental Health Supports Waiver (CMHS) provides a home or community-based alternative to nursing facility care for people with major mental illness.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be age 18 or older
  • Must have a diagnosis of major mental illness from a medical or psychiatric professional
  • Must be institutionalized or at risk of being institutionalized in a nursing facility


Benefits and Services: (see Fact Sheet for full list)

  • Adult day services
  • Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS)
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Non-medical transportation
  • Homemaker services


Co-pay Costs:

  • Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program) members who reside in a nursing facility do not pay co-pays


CMHS Program InformatioN PAGE 


Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD)

The Waiver for Persons with Developmental Disabilities provides people with developmental disabilities services and supports that allow them to continue living in the community.

To qualify for the DD waiver, you or the person applying must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Need extensive supports to live safely, including access to 24-hour supervision, and do not have other resources to meet those needs
  • Meet the medical criteria:
  • Residing in or at risk of residing in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)
  • Determined to have a developmental disability
  • Meet the financial Criteria:
  • Income must be 300% the Supplemental Security Income allowance per month
  • Countable resources less than $2,000 for a single person or $3,000 for a couple


Benefits and Services(see program information page for full list)

  • Group and Individual Residential Services and Supports
  • Day Habilitation services
  • Supported Employment
  • Behavioral Services
  • Specialized medical equipment and supplies
  • Non-Medical Transportation


What Does It Cost?

  • There are no copays for Waiver Services


There is currently a waiting list to access the Developmental Disabilities Waiver.


DD Program Information Page


Elderly, Blind, and Disabled Waiver (EBD)

Waiver For Persons Who Are Elderly, Blind, or Disabled (EBD) is a program to provide an alternative to nursing facility care for elderly, blind, or physically disabled persons, as well as individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

In order to be enrolled in EBD you must:

  • Either be 65 years of age and older with a functional impairment,
  • Or be between the ages of 18 and 64 and be blind or physically disabled (including having a diagnosis of HIV or AIDS)
  • Be currently residing in, or be at risk of being institutionalized in a nursing facility or hospital
  • Have an income less than 300% (3 times) the Supplemental Security Income allowance per month
  • Have countable resources less than $2,000 for a single person or $3,000 for a couple

Benefits and Services:(see program information page for full list)

  • Adult day services
  • Community Transition Services
  • Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS)
  • Home Modification
  • Supplies, equipment, and medication management


Co-pay Costs:

  • Co-pay costs vary, learn more in the program information page


EBD Program Information Page


Family Support Services Program (FSSP)

The Family Support Services Program (FSSP) provides support for families who have children with developmental disabilities or delays with costs that are beyond those normally experienced by other families.

Eligibility Requirements:
The program is for families who have eligible children living at home or who are interested in having their child return from an out-of-home placement.

Benefits and Services: (see program information page for full list)

  • Medical and Dental Expenses
  • Additional Insurance Expenses
  • Respite Care and Sitter Services
  • Special Equipment, Clothing and Diets

FSSP Program Information Page


Home Care Allowance (HCA)

The Home Care Allowance (HCA) program provides cash assistance to individuals five (5) years of age and older with a disability to pay a home care provider. HCA is used to pay for services to help clients remain in their homes (such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, and shopping). Services are provided by a home care provider. Eligibility for HCA is based on financial need and functional capacity.

Financial eligibility is determined by the client’s income and resources. To be financially eligible, the client must be: 

  • Approved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria for the Aid to the Needy Disabled – State Only (AND-SO) program, or
  • Have been receiving both Old Age Pension (OAP) and HCA as of 12/31/13 and remain continuously eligible for both benefits.


Functional capacity is determined by a standard assessment of the client’s capacity to complete daily activities and the frequency that assistance is needed to complete those activities.


HCA cannot be received while receiving Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)


Supported Living Services Waiver (SLS)

The Supported Living Services Waiver (SLS) is a program to provide supported living in the home or community to persons with developmental disabilities.

In order to be enrolled in SLS you must:

  • Be 18 years of age and older
  • Be able to live independently with limited supports or, if you need extensive supports, are already receiving that high level of support from other sources, such as your family
  • Be currently residing in, or be at risk of being institutionalized in an Intermediate care facility
  • Have income less than 300% (3 times) the Supplemental Security Income allowance per month
  • Have countable resources less than $2,000 for a single person or $3,000 for a couple

Benefits and Services (see program information page for full list)

  • Assistive Technology
  • Behavioral Services
  • Day Habilitation Services
  • Personal Care Services
  • Respite Services
  • Supported Employment

What Does It Cost?

  • There are no copays for Waiver Services


SLS Program Information Page