Nursing homes

 
Consumer resources
Information about specific facilities, other resources
 
Provider resources
Licensure and requirements, Medicare/Medicaid certification, advisory committee, guidance by topic
 
Patients
  • The frail elderly and people with chronic illness who need routine or skilled nursing care in a residential facility.
Services
  • Room and board.

  • 24/7 nursing coverage.

  • Assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and eating.

  • Facilities designated as "skilled" nursing facilities provide short- and long-term rehabilitative services and additional skilled nursing care.

  • Some facilities have secured units to provide closer supervision for people with dementia.

Licensed staff routinely on-site
  • Nurses and social workers.

  • Facilities that provide rehabilitative services have occupational, speech and physical therapists.

 
Colorado Medical Directors Advisory Committee
Long Term Care Advisory Committee
Meeting dates, presentations
 
Guidance by topic