Nursing Home Transitions
SWCI partners with the local Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) and Single Entry Points (SEP) in participating counties to provide Community Transition Services (CTS) through the HCBS Medicaid waivers. CTS is based on the belief that individuals can live successfully in the community with the appropriate supports and services. If you have lived in a long-term care facility for 90 days or more, are Medicaid enrolled, and are willing to move to housing in the community, you may be eligible for Community Transition Services free of charge through the Colorado Choice Transitions (CCT) program. CCT provides assistance to help long-term care residents relocate into the community using available home and community-based services to support the transition.
The NHT program is funded through Long Term Care Medicaid along with State and Federal funding.
NHT services at SWCI may include:
Services to help you set up your home, such as moving expenses, security and utility deposits, and household furnishings.
Services to help you develop and maintain your independence, such as financial management and organizing your home.
Devices or equipment used to increase or maintain your ability to function independently in the community
Demonstration Services work on strengthening independent living skills in the comfort of your new home. They are available to you beyond the 30 days if you transition under the CCT program. Demonstration services can last for 365 days after discharge from a nursing home (or 540 hours, whichever comes first). Demonstration services are individualized based on consumer choice. Some of the areas we can support individuals with include:
Cooking and meal planning
Organization of the home
Organize medical care and appointments
How to access transportation
For more information on our Nursing Home Transition Program please contact Michelle Liemandt, Transition Coordinator, at 970.903.5993.