Our Mission: Create Opportunities for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Families to Participate Fully in the Community

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What trainings or certificates do I need and where do I get them?
    • First Aid/CPR – DDRC offers a one day training class for a fee. We also accept certification from any American Red Cross certified program.
    • Pharmacology (QMAP) – DDRC offers a two day training class for a fee.
    • Safety Care/Behavioral Training – DDRC offers a two day training class for a fee. We also accept certificates from other certified programs.
  • 2. Other certifications
    • Environmental Inspection – Quality Living Options (QLO) and/or Quality Services from DDRC would complete an environmental inspection before placing an in individual in the home. Homes must be HUD certified
    • Motor Vehicle Record – Available from the DMV
    • Trade Name – Business Name needs to be registered with the State of Colorado to operate as an independent contractor. The cost is $20. Your trade name needs to be renewed annually.
    • Visit http://www.sos.state.co.us/biz/FileDocTrdnm.do to file your trade name.
    • Proof of Auto, Home and/or Renters Insurance
    • Current Vehicle Inspection
    • Professional Liability – Insurance which covers you for caring for individuals in your home. Visit Colorado Care Association http://careassociation.net/ or call 303-333-0375 for more information.
    • Background Check – For all adults (18 years and older) living in the home. Completed by DDRC.
  • 3. How many individuals can I serve in my home? 1-2, depending on the individual support needs and number of providers in the home.
  • 4. Pay? – Depends on individual’s supports needs and what the state has determined their Support Intensity Scale, reimbursement rates are based on that. Range can be from $2000-$3500 per month.
  • 5. How quickly can placement occur in my home? There is never any guarantee of placement; however, if there is a potential match, having your trainings, credentials, insurances, etc. up to date is essential. Once you and your home have become fully certified, QLO would begin to look for a match for your home.
  • 6. What is the process? QLO receives Referral’s for Placement (RFPs). We review them as they come in and look for matches to certified providers. When QLO sees a referral that we could possibly place in a host home, we contact a potential provider and let them know that we may have found a match for their home. We would have them review the referral to see if they think it would be a good match. If they do, then we would respond positively to it. The process after that depends on how fast the individual needs services and how many people responded.
  • 7. Can two individuals share a bedroom? Each individual must have their own bedroom with a door that shuts. They can share a bathroom.
  • 8. What is respite and how would I get it? Respite is time when the individual is generally out of the home and staying in another certified providers home (can be as little as a few hours or up to 30 days). The Host Home provider would work with their program manager to find certified provider to care for the individual. The Host Home Provider would not be paid the daily rate during this time except for room and board. If the individual is out of the home due to the individual taking vacation or being hospitalized, the provider can request contingency funds reimbursement but allocation of these funds are at the discretion of QLO.
  • 9. Who would come into my home and how often? The QLO Program Manager would visit and would complete monthly monitoring. A nurse would visit quarterly to monitor the health of the individual. QLO may visit more often depending of the support needs, medical issues, etc. with the individual at any time.
Page Last Updated: 2017-09-27