Please join us in congratulating the July Caregiver of the Month- Marty Krekow (AKA Captain Marty)!!! The Support Inc. Denver Metro-4 team nominated Family Caregiver, Marty, for this award. In their words, Marty is great with communication, documentation, and having fun. This year, Marty joined the BACPAC crew at Support Inc. for the annual camping trip. He brought his trailer for camping, and ensured everyone was having a great time and supported. Thank you, Marty, for all you do caring for your sister and for Support Inc. in general, – we greatly appreciate you!!
HR will be rolling out new Relias training plans for employees and providers. This will impact trainings prior to unsupervised contact, within 30 days, within 90 days, annually and other. Please contact HRadmin@supportinc.com for specific details.
On July 3rd, Support Inc. individual, Ms. Sherry Grosenick celebrated a momentous birthday! She was surrounded by lots of love and flowers all week long, as well as a chocolate cake from “Cakes by Karen” with lots of frosting and PINK! Sherry likes to celebrate her birthday over several days and planned her special day(s) with her HHP, housemate, and family. Happy Birthday Sherry!!
Please join us for our monthly Caregiver Support Group on July 26, 11am-12pm! This is hosted virtually by Support Inc. and all IDD Caregivers are invited. For more information, please contact Brian at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this local article below, focused on caring for a loved one with IDD.
Happy Disability Pride Month! Celebrated each year in July, Disability Pride Month was established to recognize the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990. This month makes space to honor the history, achievements, and experiences of the disability community and break down the stigmas surrounding disability. Disability Pride Month also encourages us all to identify where ableism is still present in the systems and environments in which we live and consider ways to improve accessibility for all. Save the date for The Colfax Center’s celebration of this month and our community members with disabilities on Saturday, July 29! The celebration will feature speed friending, a resource fair, food, and performances. Follow the link below to learn more about this event and a peer support group.
Please join us for our annual BBQ on July 27th, 1pm-5pm, at our Aurora office. This event is free and will include food, games and prizes! Please RSVP below using the link or QR code. Email HRAdmin@supportinc.com for more information.
In 2014 the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services published the final settings rule requiring home and community-based services (HCBS) to meet certain criteria. This rule ensures that all people receiving HCBS waiver services have:
-Access to the benefits of community living
-Live and receive services in integrated and non-institutional settings.
Colorado has worked to transition into compliance with this rule over the last several years. All agencies (including Support Inc.) and all settings (residential, day services, employment) are required to be in full compliance with the rule by March 2023. Click on the links below to learn more about Federal Final Settings Rule.
We want to recognize and congratulate our June Host Home Provider of the Month- David Sakul! David was nominated by his Residential Coordinators, Rich and Anna. David has been a provider with Support Inc. for many years and does a great job working with the individuals in his home and completing compliance items. Even though David is a very experienced Provider, he continues his effort in getting better by joining the Town Hall meetings or other opportunities the agency provides to learn new things and keep up to date with the requirements asked of HHP’s. David does a wonderful job in getting the individuals in his home out into the community and supporting them in the things they like to do. They have been on several trips to different areas in the state and out of state, and even went on an Ocean Cruise last year. It was the trip of a lifetime for the individuals in services. We appreciate how he sends us pictures of the things his guys get to do when traveling. David has always been very pleasant to work with and is an excellent team player. He consistently communicates the needs of his individuals and supports them with whatever they need. He strives to keep the individuals in his home active and involved in community activities. It is always wonderful to see the fun activities and travels that he takes the guys on. Thank you, David, for being an important part of the Support Inc team and for caring so much about the individuals you work with. We appreciate everything you and your family do. Congratulations on being the June Host Home Provider of the Month!