Custer County Department of Human Services

Adult & Aging Services

Cash Assistance Programs

Child Support Enforcement

Child Welfare

Food Assistance Programs

Foster Care/Adoption

Medical Assistance Programs


Long Term Care (LTC)

Long term care (LTC) includes nursing facility care and home and community based services where medical providers come into the home to render the necessary services to keep a disabled individual from being institutionalized in a nursing facility or hospital.


Individuals under the age of 65 requiring long term care services must meet the Social Security disability criteria either through Social Security income (SSI) eligibility or Social Security disability income (SSDI) eligibility. Colorado also has a state contractor who can determine disability if an individual has not been determined disabled by the Social Security Administration. Applicants must have income under $2,205 per month.

How to Apply

Pick up an application from our office, call to have one mailed to you, or apply online. Bring the completed application for assistance and all required documents into our office. Applications cannot be processed without all required documents, which include:
  • Proof of identity (driver's license, birth certificate, U.S. passport, military ID, etc.)
  • Proof of income (pay stubs, verification of Social Security income, benefits, pensions, etc.)
  • Proof of resources (bank statements, individual retirement account, stocks, bonds, life insurance, burial policies, etc.)
  • Social Security card

Application Process Period

LTC applications will be processed within 90 days from the date our office receives your completed application and all required documents.
   Contact Us

Laura Lockhart

205 S. 6th Street
P.O. Box 929
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Phone: 719-783-2371
Fax: 719-783-0163

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

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