Pediatric Hospice / Pediatric Respite Services
The team at Personal Assistance Service of Colorado (PASCO) understands, through personal experience, the challenges families face when caring for a young child with disabilities and a life-limiting illness. As a result, PASCO is one of few agencies in Colorado that is fully committed to providing pediatric respite care to support families.
How does Pediatric Respite Care Work?
What does this mean for me as a parent?
Parents of children with a life-limiting illness may be able to obtain Medicaid dollars to have a care provider care for your child in your home up to 30 days a year. Pediatric hospice care acknowledges the extreme emotional and physical challenges a family faces caring for a child with a life limiting illness and tries to provide a much needed break from the demands of daily care. Once your child is eligible, an agency like PASCO can periodically provide an appropriately skilled caregiver (personal care provider, certified nursing assistant, or registered nurse) to care for your child while you get much needed rest or take care of other areas of your life.
Who is eligible for Pediatric Respite Care?
For detailed eligibility rules go to the following Colorado state website:
Upon arriving to the page, click on the “Pediatric Hospice Waiver (HOPEFUL)” link for more information.
To learn more about this program and whether or not your child may be eligible for respite care please contact your single entry point (SEP) or case manager. If you do not know who your SEP or case manager is, feel free to submit your information to PASCO by clicking here, and someone from PASCO will contact you to direct you to the appropriate contacts.
PASCO’s pediatric hospice and pediatric respite services are offered around the Denver, Colorado region, including Arvada, Aurora, Broomfield, Boulder, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Parker, Thornton, and Westminster.
Why Personal Assistance Services of Colorado?
PASCO is one of the largest providers of in-home care for children with disabilities in the state of Colorado. Multiple members of the PASCO team have personally faced the same challenges you are facing while caring for your child. At PASCO we also believe in providing care continuity in the life of an individual with disabilities. As your child ages and potentially becomes eligible for and needs additional services, PASCO has the capabilities to provide long-term in-home certified nursing assistant and registered nursing services.
If you or a family member would like to learn more about PASCO’s in home nursing services, please click here to request more information, and a PASCO nurse will contact you to discuss your needs or the needs of those you are caring for.