CCT provides assistance to help long-term care residents relocate into the community using available home and community-based services to support the transition.
El Paso County
R5, El Paso County, Teller County, Park County, Lincoln County, Cheyenne County, Kit Carson County
If you want to live independently outside the nursing home, click below to contact our Transition Coordinator or call (719) 471-8181.
CTS services at The Independence Center 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
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:
Cooking and meal planning
Organization of the home
How to utilize public transportation
English, Spanish, Other
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.