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
Coronavirus deaths at Colorado nursing homes slow, reach 737; outbreaks at restaurants, stores continue to climbBy Jennifer Brown Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published
Coronavirus deaths at Colorado nursing homes, senior facilities reach 711; outbreaks reported at restaurants and storesBy Jennifer Brown Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado governor announces wave of new measures to protect nursing homes, senior care centers from coronavirus
Through Wednesday, as many as half of the state's fatalities were comprised of residents of those facilities. Hundreds of residents and staff have fallen ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
“How did that happen so fast?”: She watched from afar as coronavirus killed her dad in a Colorado nursing home
Herb Jacobs died at Juniper Village at Aurora, the site of one of Colorado’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks in a Colorado senior-care facility
Governor exploring how to better protect Colorado nursing homes from coronavirus as resident deaths near 100
Gov. Jared Polis didn’t provide much in terms of specific steps, but he said the situation could have been much worse had he not acted sooner
There have been five confirmed coronavirus-related deaths among residents at Juniper Village. Three more fatalities are presumed to be linked to the disease.
Coronavirus-related deaths among Colorado nursing home, senior-care center residents rise to at least 64
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is still not releasing the fatality data, citing jurisdiction and privacy issues
At least five nursing homes where residents have died from COVID-19 were cited by federal inspectors for infection-control violations dating to 2017
Six people have died of COVID-19 complications at Centennial Healthcare Center in Greeley alone. Four others from one Littleton assisted-living center, Libby Bortz, also have died.
Four of El Paso County’s 13 deaths are connected to the Colorado Springs Bridge Center, where potentially hundreds of at-risk people were exposed to COVID-19 in late February and early March. Two others are linked to a senior care center.
Looking for a safe nursing home is hard. And a newly released watch list tells only part of the story.
The Special Focus Facility list includes some -- but not all -- of Colorado’s most troubled nursing homes. Here are other resources for families.