Living Well: Host Home Service Delivery Option

Everything you need to know about Colorado host home services including eligibility, what services and supports are provided, and how to find the right fit.

What is a Host Home in Colorado? Host Homes are located in different cities, towns, and rural areas and is a residential setting where an adult with intellectual or other developmental disabilities (IDD) lives with a qualified Host Home Provider. A Host Home Provider is an independent contractor that opens up a room in their own home to provide access to up to 24/7 individualized supports and care.


This no-cost training reviews
  • Medicaid and intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) eligibility for long-term services and support;
  • Home and Community-Based Services Waivers (HCBS) for adults with IDD;
  • What a Host Home is;
  • Tenant Rights and Responsibilities;
  • Becoming a Host Home Provider (HHP);
  • Person-Centered Planning and Self-Determination;
  • At-risk Adults;
  • Host Home Provider Rights and Responsibilities; and
  • How to Find the Right Fit.
What to expect
  • A 45-minute self-paced video slide-based course;
  • Members of The Arc of Aurora's Advocacy team as your trainers;
  • Closed captioning in English;
  • Multiple downloadable TOOLS including an Adult HCBS Colorado Waiver Chart, Critical Incidence Reporting TOOL, Host Home Interview Questionnaire for Host Home Providers, Host Home Interview Questionnaire for people with IDD and their families; and a
  • Downloadable Certificate of Participation.
Who should take this course
  • People with IDD interested in the Colorado host home option;
  • Parents of children with IDD in Colorado;
  • Individuals interested in becoming a Host Home Provider;
  • Community Centered Board (CCB) and Single Entry Point (SEP) employees;
  • Professionals that serve and support people with IDD such as victim service providers, healthcare workers, school personnel, and;
  • Program Approved Services Agency (PASA) staff.

CEU/CLU

Due to the varying requirements of different organizations and disciplines, THINK+change does not seek prior accreditation of educational courses for CLE/CEUs. Please consult the rules of your organization regarding the procedures of receiving continuing education credits. This course may qualify for up to 50 minutes of CLE/CEU, and you will also receive a digital certificate verifying your completion of this course. If you require further verification or have other questions, please contact us.

This training is brought to you by THINK+change, a training, and education program of The Arc of Aurora.


Your Instructor


THINK+change Team
THINK+change Team

THINK+change offers solutions-focused training and education that change knowledge, attitude, and behavior to ultimately improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). THINK+change is a training and education program of The Arc of Aurora which was incorporated in 1975 as an advocacy organization for people with IDD. Since the inception of THINK+change in 2017, the education program has been a trailblazer in disability education and has trained and brought together thousands of people with IDD, their families, and the professionals in their lives who want to keep up with trends and developments in the disability field and grow professionally. All people with disabilities deserve respect and deserve better.



Course Curriculum


  Welcome!
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  Learning Objectives
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  Medicaid and IDD eligibility for long-term services and supports
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  Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) for people with IDD
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  What is a Host Home?
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  Tenant Rights and Responsibilities
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  Becoming a Host Home Provider (HHP)
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  Person-Centered Planning and Self-Determination
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  Host Home Provider Rights and Responsibilities
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  Conclusion
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for up to one year.

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