Home and Community Based Services Waiver for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (HCBS-DD)

 

A waiver is an extra set of Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) benefits that you could qualify for in certain cases. These benefits can help individuals remain in their home and community. Waivers have extra program rules and some programs may have waitlists.
 
The Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (HCBS-DD) provides access to 24-hour, seven days a week oversight as needed through Residential Habilitation and Day Habilitation Services and Supports. 
 
Living arrangements can range from host homes settings with 1-2 persons, individualized, staffed settings of 1-3 persons, and group settings of 4-8 persons, as well as residential supports for participants who live in their own home; or participants who live with members of their family; or participants who are provided services by members of their family; or participants who live with and are provided services by members of their family. 

Licensure and certification
 
Community Residential Homes/Group homes are licensed and certified. 
For rules and regulations regarding Residential community facilities (RCFs) or Group homes go to: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/community-residential-homes
 
Individual residential services and supports (IRSS) settings only require certification. 
 
Developmental disabilities (DD) community services
 
  • Residential Habilitation Services and Supports
    • Individual Residential Services and Supports (IRSS) services.
      • Individual Services and Supports (IRSS) use a variety of living arrangements of up to three (3) people that are individually designed to meet each individual's needs. 
  • Day Habilitation Services and Supports (DHSS).
    • Day Habilitation Services and Supports provide training, support and supervision activities that maximize functional abilities and skills necessary to enable adults to access the community and/or provide the basis for building skills that will assist individuals to access the community.
  • Behavioral services
    • Behavioral services including behavioral consultation, line staff, individual or group counseling. 
 
Rules and regulations
 
 
Communications from the Office of Community Living regarding services and supports for older adults and adults and children across disabilities. 
 
  • Inspection and occurrence findings (search by city or county).
  • Facility directory (search by city or county).
  • Filing a complaint.
  • Current Program Approved Service Agencies (PASAs).
  • Inspection and occurrence findings (search by city or county).
  • Facility directory (search by city or county).
  • Filing a complaint.
  • Licensure and certification.