On this page, you’ll find forms that Participants and Direct Care Professionals in Colorado self-directed programs will need to manage their relationship and comply with requirements and regulations.
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Terms to keep in mind
There are a number of different words used in self-direction to refer to the individuals who contract for and receive services, as well as the individuals who provide those services. Here’s a quick guide to these words and who they refer to on our site and in other resources:
Participant: This refers to the individual contracting for and receiving services. Other common terms include Employer, Member, Client, or Consumer.
Direct Care Professional: This refers to the individual providing services. Other common terms include Caregiver, Care Provider, Provider, Employee, or Direct Staff.