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.

CTS 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, such as wheelchair ramps, bed lifts, and shower bars.
  Home-delivered meals and meal preparation.
  Assistance with eating, bathing, dressing and housekeeping.
  Transportation services.

Demonstration Services

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 occur on a one-to-one basis with an Independent Living (IL) Specialist. The IL Specialist may help with IL skills training in areas such as:

  Household budgeting
  Cooking and meal planning
  Organization of the home
  Diabetes education
  Individual advocacy
  How to utilize public transportation

For more information on our Nursing Home Transition Program please contact Michelle Liemandt, Program Manager, at 970.903.5993.