Preserving Assisted Living in Boulder: An Important Task for Our Community
Assisted living is a critical service for members of our community who are independent, yet require help with daily living tasks. Unfortunately, with the closure of the Mezzanine at Golden West, many may not be able to find a suitable and affordable assisted living placement, and may be forced to enter a nursing home and give up a high degree of independence. We must act now to preserve assisted living in Boulder, in order to ensure that this community remains an enduring home for all of its members.
The Association for Community Living (ACL), the Arc serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties, is an independent advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To learn more about the ACL and its mission, please visit www.aclboulder.org. This opinion piece was originally printed in the Boulder Daily Camera.
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1. “Opinion: Colorado adult care facilities are ousting Medicaid patients. It’s a dangerous trend.” The Denver Post, 5 Feb. 2023, https://www.denverpost.com/2023/02/05/boulder-assisted-living-medicaid-mezzanine-golden-west/