In-Home Health Care

Services Provided

Physician-Directed Care

Through our Home Health department, The Independence Center (The IC) employs RN’s and LPN’s who provide skilled care services such as: medication management, wound care, and IV therapy.  Our Home Health department also has occupational and physical therapists. Our certified nursing assistants (CNA) assist with activities of daily living.

Client-Directed Care

As one of the few providers of the In-Home Support Services (IHSS) program in Colorado Springs, we provide you the opportunity to direct your own care. You may choose qualified family or friends who meet our criteria to be your caregiver(s), or you may choose from our available employees.  The IHSS program is a self-directed program administered through self-advocacy or an appointed authorized representative.  Care is provided by Personal Care Attendants (PCA), Personal Care Workers (PCW), or qualified homemakers that you choose.


Who We Serve

The Independence Center provides services to all ages and disabilities, including pediatrics. We serve all the following counties for client-directed care only, and we serve El Paso county for both physician-directed and client-directed care:

  • Chaffee
  • Costilla
  • Crowley
  • Custer
  • Douglas
  • El Paso
  • Freemont
  • Huerfano
  • Las Animas
  • Lincoln
  • Otero
  • Park
  • Pueblo
  • Teller

Here at The Independence Center you have choices.  You can choose to receive care from one of our available staff or a caregiver of your choosing, which could include a qualified friend or family member.

Contact our Home Health Office Administrator at 719-471-8181, ext. 130 to learn more or
click on the button below to use our contact form.

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Caregiver Training


Every caregiver hired by The IC attends rigorous training which includes classroom time, videos, and hands on practice. Additional training for specialized tasks are performed first in the skills lab followed by a home visit with a nurse. Clients are encouraged to participate in training their caregiver to meet their specific needs.

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Please contact our Home Health Office Administrator at 719-471-8181, ext. 130 with any questions.


Home Modification Information

The Independence Center (The IC) can inform you about Medicaid and non-Medicaid home modifications so you can see if you qualify for either. If you’re in need of a modification to your home that will greatly improve your safety, independence or quality of life, please click on the button below for more information and who to contact.


Additional Resources

To learn about other resources that could be helpful to you if you’re seeking Home Health services, please click here.

The Benefits program of our Center for Independent Living can help you understand federal or state disability programs, including SSI, SSDI, and Medicaid (including Long Term Care – Medicaid). Our services are free of charge.

To learn more, please contact our Benefits Coordinator at 719-471-8181, ext. 130 or by clicking the button below.