Long-Term Services and Supports Programs

The Basics

Colorado has programs to help people with disabilities live well and work in the community. These Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) programs can help you live in the community instead of in a nursing home or other institution.

If you live in a nursing home or other facility, or your disability is recent and you are deciding what to do when you leave the hospital, Transition Services and Transition Coordination can help you move to your own home in the community.

Once you are in the community, Health First Colorado (Medicaid) has services that may help you keep living in your home. These Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are for people with disabilities that need supports at a level usually provided in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. You may be eligible for them, depending on your type of disability and level of need. Learn more about programs and services that help you keep living in the community.

Nonprofits and community organizations can be fantastic resources as you transition to living in the community. You can contact them on your own or team up with a Case Manager or Service Coordinator. Learn more about nonprofits and community organizations.

If you live in the community, having a job and making more money is a great idea. Nonprofits and community organizations can help you find a job and be successful. If you get Health First Colorado (Medicaid) and are worried you’ll lose your coverage because of work, the Health First Colorado Buy-In Program For Working Adults With Disabilities (Medicaid Adult Buy-In) can help you. Learn more about help finding and keeping work.

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