Access Independence, LLC

BIAC Partner

I have been an Independent Living Skills Trainer since 1999. I work with clients in their home and community to assist them to have their greatest outcome potential and life satisfaction, they so choose. The life skills training program addresses almost all areas impacted by a brain injury, including household management, transportation training, compensatory strategies, resource coordination, social skills/behavioral modification, community integration, therapeutic recreation, and financial management/budgeting.

Address
1055 Lamar St
Lakewood, CO 80214
County
Jefferson
Telephone
(303) 947-7906
Email
seijacurtin@comcast.net

AOI Home Care

Accent On Independence (AOI) strives to promote independence among people with disabilities and the elderly by providing quality home care services in a safe and effective manner at their place of residence.
Established in 1984, AOI serves the greater Denver metropolitan area with Certified Nursing Assistants, Personal Care Workers, In-Home Support Services, and Skilled Nursing Services. As a Home Healthcare Agency, we help individuals face, minimize or overcome physical disabilities, including brain injuries.

Contact Name
Kimberly Miller
Address
1550 Dover St.
Lakewood, CO 80215
County
Jefferson
Telephone
(303)331-0818
Email
info@aoihomecare.com
Website
aoihomecare.com/
Other Notes
We accept Medicaid

Boulder Community Health Outpatient Rehabilitation

The Outpatient Rehabilitation for Adults operates within Boulder's Community Hospital (BCH) and provides the most comprehensive approach to rehabilitation services in the Boulder Valley. BCH offers patients of all ages a full range of services including physical, speech and occupational therapies, counseling, case management and nursing treatments. Available on an inpatient or outpatient basis, BCH experts work to address patients' physical, emotional, social, cognitive and vocational needs.

The following is a list of some of the clinical areas where BCH has special expertise: Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders; Degenerative Neurological Conditions (Alzheimer's , etc.); Feeding and Swallowing Disorders; Orthopedic Conditions; Pain Management; Stroke; and NeuroTrauma (Brain Injury). Outpatient Rehabilitation for Adults provides proven, comprehensive and individualized treatment for all types of Brain Injury (BI), from mild to severe.

Address
1100 Balsam Ave
Boulder, CO 80304
County
Boulder
Telephone
(303) 415-4400
Website
bch.org

Bright Futures LLC

Support brighter futures for people with unique abilities through education consulting, advocacy and counseling. Services include school advocacy, guardianship assistance, and SSI application assistance for people with disabilities and workshops and trainings for community agencies.

Contact Name
Jeanette Cordova
Telephone
303-656-9488
Email
brightfuturesllc.co@gmail.com
Website
brightfuturesllc-co.com

Care Management Advocates

Care Management Advocates acts as guardian, medical power of attorney and care manager. We can also assist with needs assessments and placement decisions. Debera Powers has extensive experience working with individuals suffering from acquired brain injuries she has worked with people in the acute care setting, through rehabilitation and in the home environment.

Contact Name
Debera Powers
Address
2055 S. Oneida Street, Suite 230
Denver, CO 80224
County
Denver
Telephone
(303) 331-6422
Email
dpowers@cmacalm.com
Website
cmacalm.com

Colorado Disability Benefits Support Program (DBS)

DBS will discontinue services on March 31, 2017, with the exception of our Jefferson County and Denver County Human Services contracts. These contracts conclude June 30, 2017. We will ensure that our current clients are individually notified and will assist them with a plan to follow their case through decision.
The DBS website, www.coloradodbs.org, will be operational through January 2018 to list resources for people needing SSI/SSDI application assistance after March 31.

DBS assists individuals with disabilities, including those with chronic conditions/illnesses, to acquire income, health insurance and other basic needs to stabilize their lives, health and living situations.

DBS Direct Services:

• Assists individuals with disabilities, including those with chronic conditions/illnesses to develop and file a Social Security Administration (SSA) Disability benefits’ application and monitors the status of submitted applications.
• Provides basic needs (housing, food, medical care) referrals for individuals with disabilities who have these unmet needs.
• Offers application assistance on available and relevant Medicaid-related services.
• Provides post-enrollment services to individuals approved for SSA disability benefits programs and Medicaid-related services.
• Delivers services in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
• Serves ages 17 and a half up to 65 years.
• Provides all services at no-cost to client.

Address
3532 Franklin St S.
Denver, CO 80205
County
Denver
Telephone
(888)396-9838
Website
www.coloradodbs.org/

Disabled Resource Services

I am a case manager for individuals with disabilities many which have brain injuries. I assist individuals with their many needs such as applying for SSI/SSDI, Aid to the Needy and Disabled(A.N.D) Food Stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, Section 8 Vouchers and wait list. Advocacy and much more.

Contact Name
Denise Meyer MSP, MAJS
Address
118 E. 29th St Suite C
Loveland, CO 80538
County
Larimer
Telephone
(970) 667-0816
Email
denise.m@disabledresourceservices.org

El Grupo VIDA

The mission of El Grupo VIDA is to empower people with disabilities, and their families, with information and training that will support them to be their best advocate.

With love, wisdom and support of their families and communities, individuals with disabilities can experience and live happy and productive lives.

"We are in this together!"

"¡Estamos juntos en esto!"

(Office hours: Monday, 9-5pm, Tuesday-Friday 9-2pm – Calls or emails received outside of these hours will be returned the next business day)

El Grupo VIDA is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the Spanish speaking community for over 25 years. Its mission is to empower people with disabilities and their families with education and resources so they can be their own best advocate. We serve families with children or adults with physical, emotional, and developmental disabilities in the greater Denver Metro Area and the state of Colorado. We support families with education and training, social and networking opportunities and through professional development at an annual conference conducted in Spanish with interpretation available to English speakers.
Join our Educational Training and Support Group the 2nd Saturday of each month at Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora from 1-3 p.m. Please check our website for other activities and services. The website is in Spanish and English.

Contact Name
Jeanette Cordova, Executive Director
Address
801 Yosemite Street
Ability Connection Co. Bldg.
Denver, CO 80230
County
Denver
Telephone
(303) 904-6073
Fax: (303) 691-0846
Email
jeanette@elgrupovida.org
Website
www.elgrupovida.org

HealthymindCO

I am a licensed clinical social worker who owns a private practice and works occasionally for a few different hospitals around the Denver area (Craig, CO Acute, and UC Health). My area of interested is the ambiguous grief and loss that families experience after ABI--throughout the continuum of care. This is also my focus in the Rutgers Doctorate in Social work program (est graduation May 2018).

I also offer care management for families in crisis.

Contact Name
Amanda Marsh
Address
4310 W 46th Ave apt 3
Denver, CO 80212
County
Denver
Telephone
(720) 955-8859
(734) 646-6515
Email
healthymindco@gmail.com
Other Notes
We accept Medicaid

Learning Services

BIAC Partner

Learning Services' Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) rehabilitation programs are designed to provide individualized treatment programs for adults with brain injuries in a real life setting. Our programs offer a range of neuro-rehabilitation, neurobehavioral rehabilitation and supported living options. These programs provide therapeutic environments and functional based treatment designed for the individual needs of our residents, families, and financial partners.

Contact Name
Lori England
Address
7201 W. Hampden Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80227
County
Jefferson
Telephone
1-888-419-9955
Website
learningservices.com

Lehman Disability Planning

I help families plan for the present and future needs of their child with disabilities.

I also help families remember planning is about the entire family, not just one family member. Every person in your family has present and future needs and all deserve consideration in planning.

I offer coaching and consulting services, from review and advice on accessible services for quality of life now and for the future, to helping you define your long-term vision and, of equal importance, to supporting you in completing instructions for clarity in your absence.

Because three domains impact your family’s journey, Disability Benefits, Financial Management and Planning and Legal documentation to ensure protection of your assets and your children, I work with financial advisors and specializing attorneys. If you only have one of these territories covered or they are not coordinated, you do not have a fully considered life care plan for your child.

Quality of life planning and funding encompasses many areas of concern for your children including independence, financial well-being, social and recreational opportunities, housing, education and employment.

Because families are often continually overwhelmed by the responsibilities of the present moment, developing a comprehensive future plan habitually is relegated to a perpetual "to do" list.

I will assemble your team to move your family’s planning from your “to do” list to “DONE!”

Because of my own experience with a medically fragile and developmentally disabled child, I became a statewide leader for change. Working within the Colorado early intervention system, private and public health insurance industries, and disability initiatives and medical practices, I successfully:
- Spearheaded 14 CO statutes to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families,
- Served as Executive Director for the Autism Society of CO
- Chaired the CO Autism Commission and the CO Division of Insurance Consumer Council

Now I share the wisdom I gained on my journey with parents and guardians of children with special needs who are also determined to build a brighter future for their loved ones.

Contact Name
Betty Lehman
County
Denver
Telephone
303.753.6855
Email
betty@lehmandp.com
Website
lehmandp.com/

Lifelong, Inc.

Specialty: Clients with intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities including brain injuries, slower learners, and those on the autism spectrum. Services: Psychological evaluations, mental health therapy, life skills training, adaptive functioning assessments, therapeutic supervised visitation, parent coaching, college student support, specialized mentoring, adventure based therapy, play based therapy, money management, interview training, resume building, healthy relationships training and case management

Address
1175 Osage Street
Suite 205
Denver, CO 80204
County
Denver
Telephone
(720) 582-3086
Email
lindsey@lifelonginc.com
Website
lifelonginc.com
Other Notes
We accept Medicaid

Mazone & Associates

Franny Mazone, RN, medical case manager and life care planner has a thorough understanding of the issues facing those with brain injury and their families. She offers a thorough understanding of the issues facing those with brain injury and their families. She is dedicated and knowledgeable regarding resources and is able to assist with treatment planning, full case management, case review and education. She serves as an expert witness in forensic cases. Insurance adjusters, providers, attorneys, patients and families describe Ms. Mazone as professional, caring, and offering the highest quality service.

• Employment evaluations, vocational consulting
• Vocational testing/assessment
• Return to work services, plan development, job search preparation, job coaching
• Job analysis, ergonomic evaluations
• Expert witness evaluation/testimony services
• Rehabilitation case management – acute, long term disability, and permanent disability

Contact Name
Franny Mazone, RN
Address
13105 West 31st Avenue
Golden, CO 80401
County
Jefferson
Telephone
(303)215-0726
Email
fmazone@comcast.net
Website
www.fmazone.com/

MINDSOURCE

A trusted resource for brain injury in Colorado, MINDSOURCE connects individuals to care services that can best address their complete medical and/or behavioral health needs. MINDSOURCE is dedicated to brain injury research, awareness as well as identification, understanding and support for all those affected by brain injury in Colorado.

Contact Name
Regina Rodriguez
Address
1575 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
County
Denver
Telephone
303-866-4173
Email
regina.rodriguez@state.co.us
Website
mindsourcecolorado.org/

Northwest Colorado Center for Independence

Services and support for people with disabilities in Routt, Moffat, Summit, Rio Blanco, and Grand Counties.

Our core services include information and assistance, advocacy, peer support, youth transition services and independent living skills. We work with individuals of all ages and disabilities so that everyone can choose to live well in the community.

Summit County (satellite office):
325 Lake Dillon road
Dillon, CO 80435
Phone: 970-875-4836 (Carlos)
Phone: 970-485-2434 (Sandy Solomon)
Email: sandys@nwcci.org
Email: carlos@nwcci.org

Grand County (satellite office):
81 Jasper Ave
Granby, CO 80446
Phone: 970-871-4838 (Mary)
Email: mary@nwcci.org

Contact Name
Elisha Colson
Address
1306 Lincoln Ave
Suite A
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
County
Moffat
Telephone
970-871-4838
Email
elisha@nwcci.org
Website
nwcci.org/

Porter Adventist Hospital

I am the RN Case Manager for Porter Hospital's Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. I help with resources and discharge planning.

Contact Name
Chelle Zemmelman
Address
2525 S. Downing St
Denver, CO 80210
County
Denver
Telephone
(303) 778-5643
Email
michellezemmelman@centura.org
Other Notes
We accept Medicaid

Rocky Mountain Neurobehavioral Associates

We are a private practice clinic offering services to individuals and families affected by psychological, medical, and neurological diagnoses such as brain injury, concussion, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. We offer neuropsychological assessment, psychotherapy, case management, care planning, and education programs.

Dr. Medina offers neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapy to individuals experiencing neurological diagnoses including brain injury and concussion. Her therapy techniques including mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Contact Name
Jennifer Medina, Ph.D.
Address
3333 S. Bannock St
Suite 435
Englewood, CO 80110
County
Arapahoe
Telephone
(720) 907-0420
Email
DrMedina@mountainneuro.com
Website
www.mountainneuro.com/

Southwest Center for Independence

Southwest Center for Independence supports independent living by and for people with disabilities, and facilitates change within the community for the inclusion of all people. We envision a world where all people with disabilities are valued friends and neighbors, receiving the supports they need to lead the lives they desire, defining their own quality of life and contributing back to the community.


Advocacy: Through systems advocacy, we educate our community on behalf of people with disabilities not only to change society’s attitudes but also to improve physical access to different facilities, such as housing, healthcare and transportation. In addition, through individual advocacy, we train people to take charge of life choices and overcome situations that reduce the potential for independence.
Information and Referral: We connect people with local, regional and national agencies that may give them the support they need.
Peer Support: We match people with similar disabilities who also share similar interests and goals with one another and provide the meeting space so that they can begin to build a supportive relationship and avoid isolation, a common problem among people who have disabilities and that often leads to depression, decreased self-esteem and hopelessness.
Independent Living Skills Training: Upon request, we provide training and problem solving to help people be more independent in different life areas.
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Program provides rental assistance to 75 low-income people/families with disabilities.Under the Federal Section 8 program, funded by the Department of Housing & Urban Development, we provide a rental subsidy to people with disabilities who meet the HUD income requirements. We provide more than clerical support

Contact Name
Martha Mason
Address
3473 Main Ave, #23
Durango, CO 81301
County
La Plata
Telephone
(970) 259-1672
Email
admin@swilc.org
Website
https://swindependence.org/

Summit Rehabilitation at San Juan Living Center

Summit Rehabilition at San Juan Living Center provides mutliple levels of Physical, Mental, Cognitive, Medical and Emotional Rehabilitation. We offer Physical, Occupational and Speech-Language Pathology Therapies as well as Nursing care, Case Management, Discharge Planning, Social Services, and Counseling. Our multidisciplinary team approach successfully treats deficits caused by brain injuries, strokes, orthopedic injuries and surgeries, neuromuscular diseases and complex medical conditions. We offer both individual therapy and group classes. We provide NeuroMuscular E-stim, Diathermy and Ultrasound for pain control, wound healing and muscle strengthening. We have a Certified Wound Care Specialist PT and RN, as well as a Lymphedema Specialist PT. Our Speech-Language Pathologists are Vital Stim Certified and have strong backgrounds in Cognitive therapy. We provide Short Term Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient Rehab and Long Term Care. We also provide transportation for Physician Visits.

Contact Name
Kelly Bartashius, RN Admissions Director or Kimry Gemmell, MS CCC-SLP Rehab Program Manager
Address
1043 Ridge Street
Montrose, CO 81401
County
Montrose
Telephone
(970)964-2212
(970)964-2232
Email
KAGemmell@savasc.com
Other Notes
We accept Medicaid

ViCare Solutions, LLC

At ViCare Solutions, LLC, we help older adults, age 65+ plan for the cost of long-term care needs and preserve assets, and not lose your entire life savings. We want you to avoid the devasting and emotional stress that occurs when facing a long-term care illness. Services include Elder Law, Asset Protection, Medicaid and VA Benefits, Care Navigation and Real Estate Services.
We service the entire Denver Metro Area and offer a free in-home consultation. Call us to learn how we can help you.

Address
1099 Gilbert Street
Boulder, CO 80302
County
Boulder
Telephone
(720) 507-8363
(303) 507-0102
Email
teri@vicaresolutions.com
Website
vicaresolutions.com

Your Trusted Patient Advocate, LLC

I assist clients either just entering the health care system for the first time or those that have been working with the illness (s) and would like a another set of eyes and ears to advocate for them in their journey. Many of my clients have no other support people close or just want to confirm what they are hearing and experiencing and want to have it explained beyond their level of understanding. I go medical appointments, hospital admissions, ER visits, Lab, therapy sessions, etc.
During a diagnosis the most important information is what comes after the words, "you have ......." . However, we find in our profession this is when we should be listening and asking the most questions and clarifying everything said. However, this is also the time we tend to shut down and don't hear anything else. A good advocate takes notes, asks the right questions, discusses long term plans, and follows up on next steps to ensure our clients get the best medical care they deserve. We simply advocate for our clients like they would want to be advocated for, but can't.

Contact Name
Bill Normile
Address
PO Box 152
Monument, CO 80132
County
El Paso
Telephone
(303) 619-2156
(303) 619-2156
Email
ytpatientadvocate@gmail.com
Website
yourtrustedpatientadvocate.com/