Residential

Mountain Valley provides adults (18+) with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the supports necessary to lead full and enriched lives. Residential services provides individually tailored supports that assist with the acquisition, improvement or retention of skills related to living in the community. Services can be provided up to 24 hours a day and include the following supports:

  • Self-advocacy training
  • Making friends and social skills
  • Problem-solving and decision-making
  • Meal planning and healthy choices
  • Personal hygiene
  • Dressing
  • Monitoring health and physical conditions
  • Assistance with the administration of medication
  • Household chores
  • Mobility including appropriate and functioning adaptive equipment
  • Financial management
  • Human sexuality and relationships
  • Opportunities for choice-driven social, recreational, and religious activities utilizing community resources

Mountain Valley utilizes a Person Centered Thinking approach to ensure all services provided are at the direction of the individual receiving the services. We provide education and coaching to help  people make their own decisions and choices in life; keeping in mind their health, safety and welfare. We encourage independence and always support the person to do tasks on their own when they can or help as much as they are able. Our staff are thoroughly trained and truly care about the work they do.

The State of Colorado offers two Medicaid waiver programs to choose from. The Developmental Disabilities (DD) waiver provides comprehensive 24/7 supports in all areas of a person’s life whereas the Supported Living Services (SLS) waiver allows the person or family to choose which services they need. Since the available services in SLS are limited, it is expected that individuals receiving these services also have unpaid, natural supports in their life as well.

Each of the below options can be offered anywhere throughout Pitkin, Garfield, Eagle and Lake counties with the exception of the group home (see below):

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The individual and family choose to receive services while living in their family home. The individual pays room and board to their family to cover rent, utilities and food. A predetermined amount of paid support is available to the individual that can be provided by the family, other staff or a combination of both. The amount of paid support available is determined by the individual’s level of need. (SLS or Comprehensive) (DD or SLS)

Apartment or Own Home

The individual is capable of safely living independently and can perform most activities of daily living independently and safely navigate the community. Apartments can be shared by up to 3 individuals. Mountain Valley provides an average of 5-15 hours per week of support to someone in an apartment setting. Anyone needing more support than this may not yet be ready for this level of independence.  (DD or SLS)

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Host Home

The individual moves into someone’s home and joins their family activities. A Host Home family is paid a monthly rate to provide the same supports and supervision Mountain Valley is required to provide, except in a family environment. This option is a great fit for individuals who do not thrive in a group setting and their own family home is not an option. (DD only)

Group Home

Mountain Valley owns and operates eight licensed group homes. In each group home 4 to 8 adults live and receive around the clock staff support. Mountain Valley’s group homes are located throughout Parachute, Rifle, Glenwood Springs, and Carbondale. (DD only)

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