The Pediatric Personal Care Benefit helps Colorado Medicaid members 20 years old and younger with in-home, unskilled* support with daily living activities.
*unskilled services are provided by someone other than a nurse or CNA
Personal care services may take different forms, such as completing a task for someone, supervising someone to ensure a task is performed safely, showing someone how to complete a task, or reminding or cueing someone to complete a task. There are 17 personal care tasks included in this benefit. Members who qualify for the benefit and meet the medical necessity for these services, can receive support with any of these 17 tasks. These services are not intended for providing respite.
17 Personal Care Tasks
- Bathing / Showering
- Medication Reminders
- Ambulation / Locomotion
- Meal Preparation
- Hygiene – Hair Care / Grooming
- Hygiene – Mouth Care
- Hygiene – Nail Care
- Hygiene – Shaving
- Hygiene – Skin Care
- Toileting – Bowel Care
- Toileting – Bowel Program
- Toileting – Catheter Care
- Toileting – Bladder Care
- Mobility – Positioning
- Mobility – Transfer
If you need personal care support for any tasks not covered by this list, additional support may be available. Please contact PASCO at (970) 565-6833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I provide Personal Care Services to my family member through this benefit?
According to the federal rules, an adult who is legally responsible for a dependent individual is not allowed to get paid by Medicaid for providing personal care services to that individual. This means that parents, spouses, and other legally responsible adults cannot be reimbursed for providing personal care services to their own children, spouses, or otherwise dependent individuals. However, client referred employees can apply to work as a personal care worker to provide support for a specific child. This may be a grandparent, aunt/uncle, older sibling, even a trusted friend or neighbor.
Who can be a Pediatric Personal Care Worker?
Personal Care Workers must be 18 years of age or older. PASCO requires new employees to attend training in the following areas before working as a Pediatric Personal Care Worker:
- New Employee Orientation:
- Rights & Due Process
- Incident Reporting
- Mistreatments, Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation and Abuse Prevention
- CPR & First Aid
- Training Specific to the person receiving services
- Health & Safety / Universal Precautions
- Safety Care Crisis Intervention
For additional detail and information, read the full benefits standard here.
If you are interested in learning more about Pediatric Personal Care Services available through PASCO/SW, please call (970) 565-6833 to speak with our Intake Department or email us at email@example.com.