Supported Living Services Waiver (SLS)
The Supported Living Services Waiver (SLS), for adults 18+, provides necessary services and supports for individuals with adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) so they can remain in their homes and communities.
Each adult on this waiver is assigned a Supports Intensity Scale level (SIS) that determines the level of support and funding the individual will receive. Working with your Community Center Board (CCB) the adult will be assessed in the following areas to determine which support level they qualify for:
– Individual Basic Support needs
– Medical Support needs
– Behavioral Support needs
Based on the assessment conducted, your adult son/daughter will be assigned a support level which grants them a specific amount of funding for services to meet their on-going needs.
Supports Intensity Scale Funding Levels
Below is a list of services we support that your SLS waiver funding will cover! You as a parent, guardian, grandparent, sibling, family friend, etc. can be hired on with Colorado Family Caregivers to provide these services and be paid for doing so!
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- Respite may be provided in the participant’s home, the caregivers home, or in the community.
- Respite is paid on an hourly basis with a cap of 10 hours within any 24 hour period.
- Respite can only be used to assist working parents when their child is 12 years or older.
- Transportation arrangements
- Safety and safety awareness
- Finding community resources
- Medical advocacy
- Continuous learning
- Civic duties such as voting
How to Start
Once you have selected the individual you would like to serve as your caregiver, call us! We will answer any questions you have and once you are ready – we will onboard your caregiver, coordinate with your case manager, and make the transition as easy and quick!
As caregivers ourselves, and parents to a daughter who has been on the waivers for years, we know it, we understand it, and we live it. Any questions that you have – reach out and we are happy to help!
For information on how to apply for the SLS waiver or eligibility click here! https://hcpf.colorado.gov/supported-living-services-waiver-sls