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Colorado nursing homes with poor ratings, eligible for federal oversight revealed

Alpine Living Center in Thornton
Posted at 9:05 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 23:07:25-04

Four Colorado nursing homes appeared on a previously unreleased list of facilities across the country that have documented patterns of poor care for their residents.

The seniors living in those nursing homes have faced filthy conditions, neglect, safety hazards and physical abuse.

In all, approximately 400 nursing homes in the United States were identified as poor performers in state inspections as part of an ongoing Congressional probe into nursing home oversight. The four Colorado nursing homes previously had not been publicly identified in a limited national database of poor performers. A fifth nursing home in the state was on the list in April.

The report, released by Pennsylvania Sens. Pat Toomey, a Republican, and Bob Casey, a Democrat, focused on families’ right to know what quality of care is given in nursing homes.

Read the rest from our partners at The Denver Post.