IHSS Program Resources and Links

We understand every situation is different, that’s why we’ve developed helpful answers to many of your In-Home Health Services (IHSS) program questions. Call us today to walk through the process and receive more information.


Why choose Circle of Care Colorado?

In addition to the type of support that only comes from experienced and compassionate staff, Circle of Care Colorado provides the benefits of full-time employment. Full-time attendants can take advantage of 401(k) options, medical and dental coverage, a health savings account and paid time off.


How does Circle of Care Colorado support attendants?

The Circle of Care team is comprised of dedicated healthcare professionals with more than 30-years of combined experience. You not only have a reliable team and 24/7 support, we also assist with hiring, orientation, payroll services, program referrals, skill assessments, community advocacy and other independent living care services.


What are the hiring qualifications for an IHSS attendant?

We make the hiring and onboarding process as straightforward as possible. State and federal regulations require specific paperwork including a background check, Board of Nursing check, Office of Inspector General check, I-9 form and W-4 form.


What counties does Circle of Care Colorado service?

We serve many counties throughout Colorado including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Crowley, Custer, Denver, Douglas, Elber, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Jefferson, Larimer, Lincoln, Otero, Park, Pueblo, Saguache, Teller and Weld.


What services are available through IHSS?

If your child is on the Children’s Home and Community-Based Services Waiver (CHCBS), you can receive the pediatric Health Maintenance Activities benefit. Health Maintenance Activities are defined as: routine and repetitive skilled health related tasks, which are necessary for health and normal bodily functioning, that an individual with a disability would carry out if they were physically able, or that would be carried out by a family member or friends if they were available. Under IHSS, the Nurse Practice Act has been waived which allows you to appoint an attendant even if they don’t have the specific certifications or licensure normally required under the CHCBS waiver.


How do I know if my child qualifies for IHSS?

In-Home Support Services are a Health First Colorado (Medicaid) benefit available on the following waivers: Children’s Home and Community Based Services Waiver (CHCBS); Elderly, Blind, and Disabled Waiver (EBD); and the Spinal Cord Injury Waiver (SCI). A Circle of Care specializes in serving pediatric patients on the CHCBS waiver.


To learn more about the CHCBS waiver, please visit the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.


How do I get my child started with IHSS through Circle of Care Colorado?

If your child is on the CHCBS waiver and looking to access the IHSS benefit, the best place to start is your Medicaid case manager. After working with your case manager to determine what services your child needs, you can contact Circle of Care Colorado directly to discuss the added support and benefits we can provide as an IHSS Agency. Every situation is different, give us a call today to determine the best fit for your family.