Who lives in an Independent Living Setting?
Customers in Independent Living are able to function independently by cooking , cleaning and caring for their personal hygiene with little to no assistance. A majority of our customers have jobs, go out with friends and family, go to libraries, stores and enjoy taking part in their community.
How does the Independent Living Program assist individuals?
Staff meet with each customer for 2 to 12 hours per week to help with daily needs, laundry, cleaning , cooking, and shopping. Staff also fill a weekly medication reminder box for daily medications. Our IL program also supplies Medical Support staff to schedule and transport clients to various medical appointments, as well as keeping track of all regular medical needs.
Where in the community do the individuals reside?
When a customer is in Independent Living they can live in any apartment they wish to live, in any part of Metro Denver. The price of the Apartment needs to meet our budget and the clients need to be approved by the apartment complex. With the customers Social Security assistance, PPCH assists with utilities.
What if an emergency comes up?
Customers will have access to the emergency on call pager 24 hours a day. Customers will also have the work cell phone numbers of their staff and the Directors of Independent Living, who are also available to help out in an emergency. Customers are also taught to always call 911 first if they feel they are in danger.
If you are interested in more information on Independent Living, please contact: Lindsey Menough, Director of Children and Family Services.