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Host Home Provider of the Month

Please join us in congratulating Rigzin on her award! This write-up was produced by Abby on the Loveland Team-

I would like to nominate Rigzin for HHP of the month. After living with her family her whole life, Andrea moved in with Rigzin last November. This was a huge transition and change for Andrea. Since then, Rigzin has given her a safe environment to live her best life. She feels that her and Andrea were “meant to be” when it comes to being a host home provider.

On my home visits, Andrea has been more engaged and smiling more each time I go for a visit. Rigzin also makes sure that Andrea is still able to connect and spend time with her family, who are very important to her. Other than helping Andrea stay happy and healthy, Rigzin also excels on the paperwork side and always ensures that documentation is completed and turned in in a timely manner. She is great at communicating with Andrea’s team, and always stays on top of everything.

Thanks again, Rigzin, for being such a wonderful provider!!

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July Family Caregiver of the Month!

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!!

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Celebrating a Special Birthday!

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!!

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Celebrating Disability Pride Month!

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.

https://lgbtqcolorado.org/event/hybrid-disability-peer-support-group/2023-07-14/

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Federal Final Settings Rule

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.

ØCommunity Integration Tips

ØFAQ Part 1: General Questions

ØFAQ Part 2: Follow-up on General Questions

ØFAQ Part 3: Lease & Residential Agreements

ØFAQ Part 4: Employment-Related Services

ØFAQ Part 5: Myth Busters

ØResidential Setting Training

ØNon-Residential Setting Training

ØRights Modification Training

ØIndividual Rights & Rights Modification- Providers & CMA’s

ØIndividual Rights & Rights Modification- Families & Guardians

ØIndividual Rights & Rights Modification- Members

ØPerson-Centeredness & Requirements

ØUnderstanding Guardianship & Final Settings Rule

ØNational health Institute Writing Respectfully: Person-First and Identity-First Language

ØSocial Work Today Person-Centered Thinking in Developmental Disabilities- Dreaming Possible Dreams