Services

Respite Care

Assisted Living

Admission

Ranchers may stay at the Triangle Cross Ranch for a limited time ranging from overnight to several weeks. Looking to visit? Click the link to discover all you need to know about our process. 

 Our goal is to provide a placement that successfully allows your adult with cognitive challenges to gain confidence and self-esteem in a safe environment. 

TCR is an oasis reserved only for people bursting with abilities, capabilities and possibilities. Society calls them individuals with developmental disabilities. We just call them wonderful.

And He said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."
Mark 16:15

Respite Care

At the sole discretion of Triangle Cross Ranch, Ranchers may stay at the Ranch for a limited time ranging from overnight to several weeks. These respite Ranchers are subject to the same admission, pre-assessment and financial requirements as full time Ranchers and shall be subject to the same adherence to policies and procedures. The cost for respite care is $250 per day. This amount for the entire stay is due and payable in advance of arrival of the respite Rancher at Triangle Cross Ranch. The guardian/responsible party shall be notified of any additional charges as soon as they become apparent and these amounts shall be due and payable immediately.  
     
Respite Ranchers must make arrangements at least 30 days in advance indicating the number of days requested, exact dates, and transportation arrangements. Triangle Cross Ranch has the sole right to approve these dates and accept or decline the Rancher for such dates. 

Triangle Cross Ranch will provide basic furniture (bed, dresser, chair and towel bar) but the ​respite Rancher is responsible for providing all personal use items, including sheets, towels, blankets and toiletries. Spending money shall be provided by the Rancher/responsible party and shall not exceed $10 for a one week period. Money in excess of $10/week shall be secured in the office and the unused portion returned to the Rancher upon leaving. 


Following is some information that you will need to know prior to and during your visit with us.  

WELCOME, RESPITE RANCHERS! 

The application process for part time residence is the same as for full time placement. The fees, pre-assessments and evaluation processes are the same. This process helps us determine whether a placement, whether full- or part-time, is appropriate for the applicant. It’s a lengthy process, but it will jump start a full-time placement at any facility, regardless of where that may be. To apply at Triangle Cross Ranch, you will need:
          
          
         Any applicable addendum's for those
         with Prader-Willi Syndrome

The cost of respite care is $250 per day. This fee includes: 
          a private furnished room 
          meals and snacks
          food security for PWS individuals
          24-hour house staff
          appropriate on-site programming and activities
          transportation to and from activities 
          documentation of Rancher progress
          an individualized care plan
          copies of any and all documentation 
**The costs of outings are additional and optional. (movies, events, etc.)


Payment for the complete term of respite care, in the form of cash or check, must be received in advance of arrival at the Ranch. Checks must clear our bank prior to the Rancher’s arrival. As for all other applicants, there is a one-time $50 application fee, due at the time of application. This fee pays for the administrative costs of processing of the application, evaluating the information, and the initial individualized care plan. A $100 damage deposit will be collected upon the Rancher’s arrival.  

 The damage deposit will be refunded at the end of the visit or held on account for later visits, unless there has been property damage done by the Rancher. There are no additional fees associated with arranging for a respite stay. The cost of repairing property damage caused by the Rancher above the damage deposit amount shall be paid by the primary care giver.

​Application Process

Payment and Fees

Pre-Assessment packet

Provider Agreement

Respite visits must be reserved a minimum of 30 days in advance unless your Rancher is invited to fill an unexpected opening.
A respite reservation is held with a deposit amount equal to half the amount for the complete term being reserved, which is applied to the cost of the subsequent respite visit. In the event of a cancellation, the deposit shall be refunded or may be applied to a future reservation. Reservations will not be taken without a deposit. If Triangle Cross Ranch must cancel a visit, the full deposit and any payment in advance shall be refunded in full. Under no circumstances shall Triangle Cross Ranch be financially responsible for the costs of transportation to and/or from the Ranch for respite care.

Reservations

Triangle Cross Ranch furnishes the Rancher’s room with furniture, blankets, pillows, towel bar and clothes hangers. Laundry supplies for longer stays shall be provided by the Ranch.

Sheets, pillow cases, towels and personal use items. 

Casual/work clothes, change of clothes for church or outings, good walking shoes, socks, underwear, seasonal clothing. Please remember that our Ranchers spend a considerable amount of time outdoors.

Books, board games, card games, DVD’s, CD’s or other items the Rancher wishes to use during private or recreational time. Keep in mind that our Ranchers are busy all day long.

Personal hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and soap.  

Personal spending money of no more than $15 per week. 

Excitement and good attitude!!


What To Bring:

Reservations

Cell phones: Cell reception at the Ranch is extremely poor. Bringing a cell phone will undoubtedly create stress when it proves to be unusable or consistently drops calls.  

Video games: Due to the nature of many video games, Triangle Cross Ranch discourages bringing video games for a respite visit, as they can interfere with the full benefit of TCR programs and activities and may undermine our mission and philosophy. The Ranch has approved video games on-site that staff oversees and which can be used as group or individual activities.  

Credit cards

Items of significant monetary or personal value: Damage to or loss of expensive items can and does occur due to the functionality of our Rancher population and the outdoor nature of our activities program. Triangle Cross Ranch cannot guarantee the safety of such items and will not be responsible for them.  

Food items of any kind, unless part of the individualized care plan. 

Pets

Miscellaneous: Candles, matches, extension cords, heating pads, electric blankets, cigarettes, alcoholic beverages.

Fear of the unknown: There is no need to fear. Our staff is carefully screened, well trained and compassionate. Our facility is safe and well supervised. We will help the Respite Rancher in every way possible to enjoy their stay and to become part of our community.

What To Leave At Home:

In general, we suggest a Rancher call home no more than once per day. However, calls to and from family and care givers will be handled on a case by case basis and limitations, if any, will be part of the individualized care plan. Our house phones do not have long distance service, so a long distance calling card may be necessary to facilitate outgoing calls. Calls to family are encouraged, but not required. Staff will report to the primary care giver approximately once per week by telephone or more often as requested by the primary care giver. Copies of all documentation of the Rancher’s visit will be given to the primary care giver at the end of each visit.

How Often Can I Call Home?

In the event of difficulties that jeopardize the health, well being or safety of the Rancher or others, primary caregivers must return to the Ranch to pick up their Rancher immediately. If a visit must be cut short due to stress, health reasons, behavior issues, or other unforeseen difficulties, the costs will be prorated and the balance refunded or applied to a future visit. An unsuccessful visit does not equal failure. All parties are encouraged to learn from the visit and to make changes that will help ensure success the next time. Let’s put our heads together and create a plan. Perhaps a visit that includes the Respite Rancher’s friend or a family member may help the process. We will discuss the cost of such an option if it should arise.

What If I Don't Succeed?

Once the application has been processed, all fees received and the Rancher has been accepted, a care giver can reserve as many weekends as they desire. Respite is offered on an availability basis. If we don’t have an open room, we cannot offer respite care until one opens up. Call for availability and be sure to reserve 30 days in advance.

I Had a Great Time! When Can I Come Back?"

Assisted Living Policies

One hour from the Rocky Mountains in the heart of Colorado farm country there is a place were acceptance, security and self-esteem are a way of life. In the tiny town of Galeton, Colorado there is a community that is working to create a new definition of normal. But, Triangle Cross Ranch isn't a place for just anybody. Indeed, TCR is an oasis reserved only for people bursting with abilities, capabilities and possibilities. Society calls them individuals with developmental disabilities. We just call them wonderful.

​Each Rancher is given a chance to live a full life at TCR. The active participants are an important part of the Ranch community, as well as their church community. The Ranchers participate in the programs made available at the ranch and in opportunities around Weld County. 

Process and Tuition

Services we provide

Services not
provided

Household
Ranch
Chores

But Jesus called for the children, saying, "Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."                                               Luke 18:16

The application process for full time placement is the same as for part time residence. The fees, pre-assessments and evaluation processes are the same. This process helps us determine whether a placement, whether full- or part-time, is appropriate for the applicant. It’s a lengthy process, but it will jump start a full-time placement at any facility, regardless of where that may be. To apply at Triangle Cross Ranch, you will need:
      
      
     Any addendum's for those with Prader-Willi  Syndrome

​Application Process

a private bedroom
meals and snacks
food security for PWS individuals
24-hour house staff
appropriate on-site programming and activities
transportation to and from activities 
documentation of Rancher progress
an individualized care plan
copies of any and all documentation

Rancher Tuition 

Monthly Rancher tuition is $3500 and includes the following:

*The costs of outings are additional and optional. (movies, events, etc.) 
**The the trial period cost is $1000.00 

Pre-Assessment packet

Provider Agreement

Each Rancher will receive services according to individual need and as indicated in the Individualized Care Plan. For a full listing see the Provider Agreement.

Development of an Individualized Care Plan with Rancher and Rancher's parents or guardian at least annually.

Provision of services to meet the Rancher's needs identified in the Care Plan.

Explanation of House Rules and guidance to help the Rancher to follow the rules.

Transportation to and from medical appointments and activities off the Ranch within 50 miles.

Administration and safe storage of all Rancher records and forms.




Services Provided

Room and Board. 
NOTE: Privacy of Rancher’s bedroom is respected. Rancher bedrooms are inspected periodically to ensure compliance with State Health Department health and safety regulations.

A qualified and trained Life Coach who will provide guidance, counseling and care to the Rancher.  

Administration of medications by medication-certified staff.

First Aid for minor injuries as necessary.

Bimonthly or monthly Fire Drills or Disaster Plan and explanation and guidance for Ranchers to carry out.

Quarterly House Meetings to include review of Emergency and Disaster Plan, House Rules etc.

Provision of personal Rancher mail received.

A house telephone for Rancher's personal calls. Long distance calls require a calling card, there is no long distance service provided.

Personal care and hygiene.

Therapeutic diets specific to Prader-Willi Syndrome, prescribed by a physician, will be provided by the Ranch. A doctor's prescription for any diet is required prior to admission. Implementation of such diets may require additional fees. 

Church attendance, weekly Bible studies, table grace at each meal.

Community activities/games, hobbies and reading.

Access to Special Olympics activities.

Ranch exercise activities.

Day to day relational skills.

Life skills/Arts & Crafts

Services Provided

Triangle Cross Ranch is not a medical or nursing facility. Certified or licensed health care professionals are not on staff. Any situation that requires short term use of "in home care services" will be at the cost of the Rancher, including extra Staff for one on one care.

Triangle Cross Ranch does not provide a secured unit to prevent wandering or elopement.

Triangle Cross Ranch does not guarantee care by a specific or preferred Life Coach.

TCR does not guarantee placement within a specific or requested home unless part of the care plan and/or written agreement.

The Rancher's family or guardian shall provide all furnishings necessary for their own use, including bed, dresser, chair, mattress pad protector, pillow, protector, bed and bath linens and towels. 

Triangle Cross Ranch does not provide storage space for personal belongings that do not fit comfortably into the Rancher’s private bedroom.

Triangle Cross Ranch will not be responsible for moving, transporting or maintaining the Rancher’s personal belongings, nor shall TCR be responsible for any costs associated with moving, transporting or maintaining the Rancher’s personal belongings.

Triangle Cross Ranch does not provide or maintain inventories of Rancher’s personal possessions. Staff will help the Ranchers safeguard their belongings, but keeping and maintaining a personal inventory record is the sole responsibility of the Rancher and his/her responsible party.

Triangle Cross Ranch does not provide insurance coverage for the personal contents of the Rancher’s bedroom. It is suggested that Ranchers or their families carry a renter’s policy to cover loss.

Triangle Cross Ranch does not accept responsibility for personal funds over the $40 per month of personal spending money. Any and all money above and beyond the $40 allotted per Ranch for personal spending is the responsibility of the Rancher and/or responsible party.


Services
Not
Provided

Ranchers are expected to spend 10 to 20 hours per week minimum performing chores in their Ranch home and around the facility depending on their ability and off-Ranch workload. Each Rancher, to the best of their ability, should be an active participant in the daily operation of their house and the Ranch as detailed below. The intent of this requirement is to assist each Rancher in becoming part of a functioning family and to control overhead costs in order to keep Ranch fees at a reasonable level.

Many Ranchers have not had to participate in normal household jobs before coming to the Ranch. Therefore, Triangle Cross Ranch will provide training opportunities for the Ranchers. Ranchers are assigned chores in the home. Keeping their rooms neat and clean with beds made is a requirement. Each incoming Rancher will be assigned a chore or set of chores in the home and instructed as to how to complete them. Staff will supervise all work.

Possible Household Chores:
Cleaning bathrooms
Loading the dishwasher
Sorting laundry for washing
Dusting furniture
Sweeping porches
Setting the table for meals
Properly washing dishes by hand
Taking out trash
Washing windows
Operating the washing machine

Household Chores

Ranchers are expected to spend 10 to 20 hours per week minimum performing chores in their Ranch home and around the facility depending on their ability and off-Ranch workload. Each Rancher, to the best of their ability, should be an active participant in the daily operation of their house and the Ranch as detailed below. The intent of this requirement is to assist each Rancher in becoming part of a functioning family and to control overhead costs in order to keep Ranch fees at a reasonable level.

Ranchers will be called upon to help with general Ranch chores. Many Ranchers have not participated in Ranch jobs before living on the Ranch. Staff will supervise all work. Ranchers will not be thrust into a job without adequate training and supervision.

Possible Ranch Chores
Planting a garden
Harvesting the garden
Weeding the garden
Cleaning/freezing produce
Special grounds projects
Feeding animals
Exercising animals
Change animal's bedding
Grooming animals
Assisting with animal health maintenance

Ranch Chores

Admissions 

We understand that moving your loved one out of their home and into a facility is never an easy decision. Our goal is to have any such placement successfully allow your adult with cognitive challenges to gain confidence and self-esteem in a safe environment. This would become their new home, where you can call them and visit at your convenience. Triangle Cross Ranch is NOT a retirement home, and it is NOT a nursing home. We are also not a lock-down facility—anyone that comes here has to AGREE to live and stay here.​


Who can live at TCR? Who is not a good fit for TCR? Please view our ​​qualifiers for all Ranchers.  

We are invested in providing the best possible care for your loved one. To assist us in creating the most appropriate care plan for your Rancher please see this list of documents.  


Who Qualifies

Required Documentation

Since we are a rural community we do ask that every prospective Rancher meet us for a tour and complete a ​comprehensive assessment to ensure a good fit for everyone involved. We also require a background check and a 10 day trial period before anyone is placed permanently.​

Rancher Application

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And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.    Hebrews 13:16

36049 WCR 51
Galeton, Colorado
Call (970) 454-2219
Director@trianglecrossranch.org

Located at the crossroads WCR 74 & 51