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In Colorado, one of the fastest aging states, one county had no home health or hospice provider for eight months

KREMMLING — Alta Sue Hawkins’ room is filled with what she calls her most important things. The sewing machine she likes to make aprons on. Dozens of books. A wall of family photos. It’s been her home for the last three years, tucked inside Grand County’s only assisted living facility. And it’s the place where […]

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3 of Colorado’s largest nursing homes will get coronavirus tests, even though they haven’t had outbreaks

The Colorado National Guard will assist health officials this week in testing residents and staff at three of the state’s largest nursing homes for the new coronavirus even though outbreaks have not been reported at the facilities. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said the idea is to prevent the disease from spreading […]

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Colorado governor announces wave of new measures to protect nursing homes, senior care centers from coronavirus

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday announced new steps to protect residents of nursing homes and senior care centers from the new coronavirus, the group that has been hardest hit by the disease in Colorado. Through Wednesday, as many as half of the state’s fatalities were residents of those facilities. Hundreds of residents and staff members […]

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Governor exploring how to better protect Colorado nursing homes from coronavirus as resident deaths near 100

Gov. Jared Polis said Monday he is exploring taking additional action to better protect Colorado nursing homes and senior care centers from the new coronavirus as the number of residents of those facilities who have died from the disease nears 100.  But he didn’t provide many specifics on what those steps may be. Polis highlighted […]

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Deaths of at least 32 Colorado nursing home, senior living center residents linked to coronavirus

The deaths of at least 32 residents of nursing homes and senior living centers in Colorado have been linked to the new coronavirus, including six fatalities at one Greeley facility and four at one in Littleton, The Colorado Sun has learned.  That is nearly one-third of all coronavirus-related deaths in Colorado, where at least 112 […]

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How a bridge club led a Colorado county to have one of the nation’s highest coronavirus death rates

El Paso County has one of the nation’s highest fatality rates of the new coronavirus, surpassing communities in other states that have been hard hit by the disease.  At least 13 deaths have been attributed to the virus in El Paso County, the highest tally among Colorado counties and roughly one-fifth of the state’s 70 […]