HUERFANO CARE SERVICE PROGRAMS
South Central Council of Governments Care Service Programs are licensed through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for non-medical services in Huerfano County, with limited service to southern Pueblo County near Rye and Colorado City. These services are designed to allow the client to remain independent in their homes for as long as possible with the assistance a care provider before moving to a skilled nursing facility. Unlike skilled home health care that requires a physician’s order and the supervision of a nurse, our programs are non-medical and can be adapted to meet each client’s needs. Our Case Management staff perform an initial client home assessment and then works with the client and family members to individually tailor a care plan to meet each client’s specific needs. In addition to the daily tasks performed, the social interaction of having a reliable caring individual in the home with the client is invaluable to their overall health, wellbeing, and happiness. All programs are designed to offer clients and families peace of mind when establishing in-home services for loved ones.
Clients can access several funding sources to assist with the cost of care. Payment options include Medicaid Home and Community Based Services, Third Party or Long-Term Care Insurance Plans, Private Pay and Older American Grant assisted funding when available through the Huerfano Las Animas Area Agency on Aging.
While we serve all of Huerfano County, staff in our outlying areas can be limited and may lead to some delay in getting care services in place.
All Huerfano Care Service personnel participate in regional adult protection teams to assure the safety and security of our elderly population.
NON-SKILLED PERSONAL CARE SERVICES
Personal care services are those services that address activities of daily living (ADLs) including the following: bathing, dressing, skin care, hair care, oral care, shaving, assistance with mobility and ambulation, assistance with transfers and/or positioning, bladder and/or bowel care, medication reminding, protective oversight and accompanying in the community.
Our care providers are trained to do light housekeeping tasks in the home including vacuuming, dusting, sweeping floors, cleaning of the kitchen and bathroom areas, laundry, shopping, and errands. We do not perform heavy cleaning, painting, outside yard work, pet care or other tasks not related to the daily care of the client.