A newly launched state task force is only the second in the nation to look closely at reforming policies that have gone unchallenged for decades.
Navigating Denver’s snow-covered sidewalks is dangerous, and often impossible, for people with disabilities
Unplowed and icy walkways impact all pedestrians, but they are even more challenging for people who use wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility devices to navigate.
A $500 million Medicaid boost gives Colorado a chance to re-do its disability services
Nancy Bach, 63, can handle most of the daily tasks for her 36-year-old niece, Elizabeth, who has developmental disabilities. But Bach’s hands shake with persistent tremors, making it impossible to fill the pillboxes that sort her niece’s complicated array of prescriptions. The two of them need help, and good help is hard to find. When […]
In a Colorado long-term care facility during coronavirus, and desperate to get out
Kevin Mooney had spent his career at a bank in Phoenix, when he was laid off in 2010. They gave him a lovely crystal statuette to recognize his quarter century of service — before showing him the door. Then in his late 50s, Mooney was terrified that he wouldn’t ever be able to find work again. […]
For Colorado’s rural seniors, coronavirus strains access to home-based care — just as it’s needed most
Gary Wilkie never wants to go back to a nursing home, but the 79-year-old knows that without more people in his life to support him, he may need to. Wilkie spends most of his days alone in a one-bedroom apartment on the third floor of an affordable-housing complex in Durango. He watches television to pass […]