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Mortgage Assistance Program Helps Coloradans Impacted by Pandemic

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.

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.

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.

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!

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  

Supreme Court Ruling Will Protect Coloradans from “Home Equity Theft”

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.

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

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

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

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.

Aging in Place Older Adult Couple on a porch

Property Fraud in Colorado: A Basic Primer—What to Watch For

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 look at some of the most prevalent examples of property fraud. While this kind of fraud can victimize people of

Help with Heating Costs in Colorado

With the costs of goods and services steadily rising, a federally funded program that helps seniors, families and other individuals pay home heating costs has seen a record number of Coloradans apply for assistance in the waning months of 2022. Theresa Kullen is manager of Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program

Important News About Assisted Living in Colorado

Kaiser Health News has reported that an expert panel studying America’s assisted living facilities (ALFs) finds that such facilities these days are often coming up short on meeting the shifting needs of residents who are tending to be older and in more compromised health. “It’s a clarion call for change,”

A Potential Alternative to Colorado’s High-Priced Housing

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 were dissatisfied with the cost of living and housing. This was more than double the percentage with that negative view

Colorado’s Nursing Homes and Skilled Nursing Facilities:

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” (SNFs). Due to their similar sounding names, these two entities are often confused with one another. It’s true that nursing

Nursing Home Choices – The for-profit vs. nonprofit dilemma

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 anxiety. One reason being that the care, comfort and the very fate of your loved one is at stake. But

Home Modifications To Avoid Falls

We’ve all done it once or twice in our lifetime. We wake up in the middle of the night and need to get a drink or go to the bathroom. We stumble out of bed, walk down the hall, and immediately trip over the cat. You both end up on

Do You Have Too Much Stuff?

If you missed it, here is a synopsis and additional information on the AgeWise webinar featuring a panel discussion with: Did you know Americans own an average of 300,000 items in their homes? In addition, 1 out of every 10 Americans rent off-site storage for their excess belongings, even though the average home

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  • 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