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Nursing homes


Consumer resources

Information about specific facilities, other resources

Provider resources

Licensure and requirements, Medicare/Medicaid certification, advisory committee, guidance by topic


  • The frail elderly and people with chronic illness who need routine or skilled nursing care in a residential facility.


  • 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