When choosing assisted living care, consumers are reliant on their state’s regulatory agencies to provide information about communities and their backgrounds. Public access to assisted living records varies greatly state by state. Here is a snapshot of the level of transparency in Colorado:
- Colorado has highly transparent records but suffered in the ranking due to the fact that mandatory inspections are only conducted every three years.
- Colorado has largely transparent assisted living records and is in the second quartile of states in our ratings.
HOW TO ACCESS RECORDS
- Find licensed facilities’ backgrounds using the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Facilities Comparison Tool.
- Select “Facility Directory” for a list of licensed providers.
- Select “Inspection and Occurrence Findings” to search for inspections and enforcement action records.
Colorado Accessibility Criteria
Our ratings are based on the objective criteria outlined in the table below.
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|1||Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form?||Yes|
|2||If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently?||Yes|
|3||If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable?||Yes|
|4||Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online?||Yes|
|5||If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? [within 90 days]||Yes|
|6||If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities?||No|
|7||If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations / inspections searchable at all?||Yes or N/A|
|8||Is information about special licensing for care shown?||Yes|
|10||Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]?||Yes|
|11||Administrator / Contact name shown?||Yes|
|12||State may fine facility?||Yes|
|13||Frequency of inspections?||Every 36 months|
|14||Website includes pricing of facility?||No|