In Colorado, one of the fastest aging states, one county had no home health or hospice provider for eight months
Surveys show most Americans would prefer to age and die at home, but home-based care can be hard to find in some remote regions.
Biden will require COVID vaccines for U.S. nursing home staff
The new mandate, in the form of a forthcoming regulation to be issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, could take effect as soon as next month
Colorado reenacts mask mandate for nursing homes, regardless of vaccination status
The restriction is another hint at the worsening coronavirus situation in Colorado and across the country, driven by spread of the more contagious delta variant
Unvaccinated staff at the center of federal investigation into rising nursing home deaths in Grand Junction
At one facility in Mesa County, 42% of staff were still not fully vaccinated compared to only about 8% of residents
117 Colorado nursing homes with COVID outbreaks received both fines and financial assistance from the federal government
1,103 residents died at Colorado nursing homes that had outbreaks, paid fines and pocketed bonuses in 2020, 9Wants to Know found
Schools and nursing homes drive increase in Colorado coronavirus outbreaks
Too many empty beds at Colorado nursing homes leave the industry in financial distress
Two corporate operators are pulling back from the state, attempting to transfer a combined 29 nursing homes into new hands.
Colorado nursing homes with the most coronavirus deaths were cited for poor infection control
A Colorado Sun investigation found that many of the nursing homes with the highest death counts were told multiple times to clean up hygiene protocols intended to protect residents.
“Hug tent” allows for safe family embraces at Colorado home for the elderly
The tent set up outside Juniper Village at Louisville allowed family members to connect through a a 4-millimeter-thick clear plastic barrier
Opinion: Seniors deserve better than what they’re getting — and need your help
Coronavirus is ravaging Colorado nursing homes and other senior care centers again, killing hundreds more
Some facilities that experienced fatal outbreaks in the spring are again contending with resident infections and deaths. While officials say much has been learned about COVID-19, asymptomatic spread remains a hurdle.
Coronavirus finance issues may force Colorado nursing home closure
The Estes Park Health Living Center has 29 residents and has never been fully occupied
Colorado to begin allowing indoor visitation at nursing homes as soon as next week
Coronavirus has been linked to the deaths of more than 700 senior care center residents in Colorado.
Opinion: Senate “relief” package doesn’t meet the health needs of Coloradans
How genetic sequencing is helping solve the mystery of coronavirus’ spread through Colorado nursing homes
A research team at Colorado State University analyzed dozens of samples to figure out whether the virus is being transmitted within the facilities or spread primarily from outside them
Opinion: If you’re 50 or older during the coronavirus, you’re apparently on your own
Coronavirus-related deaths among Colorado nursing home residents near 800; third prison inmate dies
New coronavirus infections in Colorado have been leveling off or trending downward over the past two weeks. However state health officials warn a resurgence may be building.
Coronavirus deaths at Colorado nursing homes slow, reach 737; outbreaks at restaurants, stores continue to climb
The Sterling Correctional Facility in northeast Colorado is the site of the state’s largest coronavirus outbreak. At least 539 inmates there have tested positive for the disease and two have died.
Coronavirus deaths at Colorado nursing homes, senior facilities reach 711; outbreaks reported at restaurants and stores
While the coronavirus continues to kill residents of nursing homes and senior care centers, Colorado health officials say the number of facilities reporting outbreaks each week has started to slow. The disease, however, is now spreading at other locations.
Deaths among Colorado nursing home, senior care center residents hit 529
The fatalities represent about 57% of all the coronavirus fatalities in the state. Total confirmed and probable infections among nursing home and senior care center residents have passed 2,000.