House and Home

Key Regulations for Colorado Assisted Living Communities

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.

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Home Modifications Help Coloradans Age in Place

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.

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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!

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What to Know about Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) in Colorado

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  

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Affordable Housing Grants Awarded to Multiple Colorado Projects

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

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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.”

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Home Modification Tax Credits for Coloradans Are Underutilized…

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

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Property Tax Savings and Deferral Programs for Coloradans

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

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Trends in Assisted Living Populations in Colorado

“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.

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Service Areas Details:

  • Boulder County and City of Boulder
  • Central Mountains: Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake
  • City and County of Denver
  • City of Aurora
  • Colorado Springs Metro area: Counties of El Paso, Park, Teller
  • Denver Metro area: Counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson
  • Eastern Plains: Counties of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln
  • Larimer County and City of Fort Collins
    Las Animas/ Huerfano: Counties of Huerfano, Las Animas
  • Northeast Colorado: Counties of Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma
  • Northwest: Counties of Garfield, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt
  • Pueblo County and City of Pueblo
  • San Juan Region: Counties of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan
  • South Central Colorado: Counties of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache
  • Southeast Colorado: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Prowers, Otero
  • Summit Region: Counties of Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin, Summit
  • Weld County
  • West Central: Counties of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel