For those who require constant care, nursing homes are licensed by the state of Colorado and provide 24-hour
care, rehabilitation services and activities of daily living to the
chronically ill who require nursing care. These facilities are for seniors who need extensive around-the-clock
monitoring and continued medical attention.
Some nursing homes provide special
facilities for residents with dementia, memory loss and permanent or
developmental disabilities. A Skilled Nursing Facility provides
extensive rehabilitative care and services for the chronically ill, as well as
short-term care for individuals who have been hospitalized and need
rehabilitation before returning home. Facilities provide room and board,
personal care, and usually offer therapy. The health care is supervised and
authorized by a physician.