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IHSS in Colorado

With IHSS, you work closely with your case manager to determine what services you need. You will work with a home health or personal care agency certified in IHSS. You direct and manage your care by interviewing, selecting, training, and supervising the attendant who helps you. Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health hires your attendants, provides 24-hour back-up services, and has a nurse on staff for supervision. The Angels of Care also provides additional supports, services and training to help you live independently and fully participate in your community

In-home Support Services is a program that is fully funded by Colorado Medicaid. The Program allows financial reimbursement to people who miss out on working to provide care for their loved ones. Prefer to keep family and business separate? A CNA could also take care of your loved one as well at no cost to you or your family! Call Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health at 720.465.5754 to learn more!

Angels of Care

A Letter from our CEO, Jessica Riggs, RN

Dear AOC Family:

The past few months have been an incredibly turbulent time for our nation as we first experienced the COVID-19 pandemic and then, in the midst of that crisis, a number of recent events have forced us to come to terms with the social injustice and racial inequities that have plagued the country for too many years.

I know I am not alone in having experienced a wide range of emotions. These events have also given me time to reflect on my own values and those of Angels of Care, a company that is built on values that cherish caring for others, HALOS:

Our clients are the HEART of everything we do, we ADVOCATE for the pediatric medically fragile industry, we LOVE our employees and treat them like family, we contribute and participate in OUTREACH activities, and we react to the needs of our employees and clients with SPEED.

For 20 years, HALOS has guided everything we do and it is truly the foundation of our agency. Furthermore, we have always strived to be part of the solution and this time is no different. In addition to adhering to our HALOS values, we will also seek to continue to embrace diversity and uphold the highest standards of ethics, compassion, integrity, and equality. As a company, we know of no better way to lead than to do so by example.

On a personal level, I encourage everyone to look deeply into their own hearts for the wisdom and understanding that enables us to love and respect one another. I know that if we truly try and do that, we will be able to achieve equality and social justice for all and we will achieve it more quickly than we ever thought possible.

Finally, I also firmly believe that the key to the way forward is through honest conversations. We have to communicate with each other even if, at times, those conversations are uncomfortable. To that end, we want you to know that we care about you. If you feel you are not being heard, please know that we are listening. And, if you are passionate to make a change, AOC is with you!

Jessica Riggs, RN CEO

#HALOS

Covid-19 update

COVID-19 Update

To our valued AOC Family,

Our efforts to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak continue. At this time, we have temporarily moved all office employees who are not required to be in the office to complete their job to a work from home environment to reduce the risk of spread. You can still reach your AOC team members through our phone system. We will continue to hire new nurses and therapists in our office settings. Cleaning protocols have been implemented in all our locations to ensure nurses and therapists entering the building are not being exposed as well.

We understand that in this time of uncertainty your priority is the safety and wellbeing of your child and family. Several families have asked our opinion about continuing to allow clinicians in their homes.

We encourage you to make the decisions that are best for your family but would also like to provide you with information related to this decision. We are preparing our clinicians to continue to provide excellent care to our clients during this time. We are specifically asking clinicians to limit their exposure to people and to self-quarantine when not at work. Clinicians are equipped with knowledge and tools to prevent the spread of infection. We have reminded and will continue to remind our clinicians of the expectations while providing care to prevent the spread of all diseases and infections.

As most of you know our clinicians need to work during this time as they are depending on this to financially meet their family’s needs. We are doing everything we can to prevent the loss of clinicians during this time to hospitals and other healthcare facilities. You can help with this effort by allowing clinicians to continue to work. Enforcing strict policies related to hand washing and distancing as much as possible is highly recommended. We encourage you to assume that all individuals living in your home or entering your home have been exposed to the Coronavirus and to protect your child as if this is true.

As always, our clients are the heart of everything we do and we will get through this together. Our clinical teams are on standby to discuss your concerns and to help you identify ways to protect the health and wellbeing of your family.

 

Best Regards,

Jessica Riggs, RN CEO

 

Isabella - heart of the day winner

Heart of the Day — Isabella

Our Heart of the Day is Isabella from Princeton!

Bella was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (born with only half of a heart) and was diagnosed at 2 days old. She is her family’s “miracle baby” and has already undergone 2 open-heart surgeries and will have another one around the age of 4. She has 2 amazing big brothers that love her to pieces and has such a BIG bubbly personality that her family calls her their “firecracker”! Bella is a social butterfly who will talk to anyone always waving and telling everyone “Hi” and “Bye”. She enjoys singing Cocomelon, or “COCO” as she calls it, enjoys being read to or reading by herself, and dancing! In fact, anytime she hears music she will approach you and say “dance!”. Bella is a die-hard daddy’s girl and has a big family that loves and cares for her very much! #HALOS #heart

To learn more about our pediatric home health services, contact us today! 855-45-ANGEL

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