The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, through its Division of Housing, created an Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMAP) in the fall of 2021 to help eligible Colorado homeowners keep their homes if they had suffered financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A few of Colorado’s approximately 600 assisted living facilities (ALFs) have occasionally been in the news due to investigations that found lapses in care quality or other issues. Individuals considering ALFs and their caregivers thus have a keen interest in knowing how ALFs are monitored, reviewed, and regulated with the goal of assuring the best quality care and service.
By wide margins, older Coloradans and their contemporaries across the country prefer to remain in their own homes as long as they can in what has become known as “aging in place.” To make that possible, many come to realize they need to make their residences safer and easier to navigate by undertaking home modifications.
Trash or Treasure? Got Stuff? Know Why It’s Valuable to You? Is It Valuable to Others? Watch and Learn
Think about a personal version of Antiques Road Show–and that’s what you will learn about in this video.
It’s important to help your family and other loved ones know about the art, collectibles, jewelry and other stuff that is important to you in your home (or storage unit). You don’t want your heirs to unknowingly donate an item of great (or even sentimental/family value simply because they don’t know it’s value!
We’ve all heard about various options for living situations for older Coloradans — from aging in place at home to independent living communities to assisted living facilities to memory care and nursing homes. But if it can be said that there is a single catch-all location for nearly all of the available options, it might be what’s called a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC. In a CCRC you can choose among different levels of care, taking advantage of both residential and healthcare services
A unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) back in May 2023 will have national implications in protecting homeowners in financial straits from losing money they are legally entitled to. Colorado is one of several states particularly affected by the ruling, as this article will explain.
The Urban Institute reported that almost a quarter of older renters spend more than half of their income on rent. This compares to the rule of thumb which says housing costs should not exceed 30 percent of one’s income.
As recently as two years ago, the Denver Post headlined an investigative report with the title: “Census data showed Colorado as No. 1 state for housing instability among people older than 65.” More than a third of survey respondents 65 and older expressed “slight confidence” or “no confidence” they could make their housing payment. Since then housing prices, including rents, have gone steadily upward, along with the 65+ age population cohort
Colorado Newspaper Investigates “Unexplained, Suspicious” Deaths in State’s Assisted-Living Facilities
Colorado Springs’ daily newspaper, The Gazette, on July 9th published the results of its four-month investigation into what it describes as “troubled deaths” that have occurred in the state’s assisted-living facilities. The paper said its investigation revealed that “preventable deaths at facilities promising a watchful eye happened more often than the public knows.”
Habitat for Humanity, the international nonprofit known for helping people in need get into new homes of their own, in many cases also helps people remain in their existing homes when home modifications are necessary to make …
By CO statute, the credit’s purpose is “to make retrofitting a residence for health, safety, and welfare more affordable.” To be eligible for the credit, taxpayers must have a taxable family income at or below $153,000 in 2022, which is adjusted for inflation each year. Eligible home modifications must improve ease of access and
While the old adage may be true that the two most certain things are death and taxes, Colorado offers a number of ways to let you lower or postpone the taxes. (Sorry, the death piece is yours to handle on your own.) In this article we’ll look at options you have regarding property taxes. Pay close attention to the qualifying criteria, the deadlines for applying, and the directions for where applications are to be filed or sent
“The nature of the clientele in assisted living has changed dramatically,” but there are no widely accepted standards for addressing these evolving physical and mental health needs. The panel report made more than 40 recommendations to address the gaps in care, based on input from patient advocates, assisted living providers, and specialists in medical, psychiatric and dementia care.
In the modern-day world of scams and other trickery, various forms of property fraud have been drawing increasing attention as opportunists wade into this arena more frequently. This article will
The Affordable Housing Collaborative, a housing advocacy organization in Colorado’s most populous county (El Paso), recently shared results of its latest AskCOS survey, in which 72% of respondents said they
How Nursing Homes & Skilled Nursing Facilities are Similar and How they Differ According to reliable sources, Colorado has about 230 “nursing homes” and more than 200 “skilled nursing facilities”
Ask anyone who has faced the need for it and they’ll tell you that choosing a nursing home for a loved one is a decision fraught with concern, uncertainty, and