Colorado offers five state-run homes for aged veterans and their families. Located in Aurora (Fitzsimons), Florence, Monte Vista, Rifle, and Walsenburg, the facilities provide a variety of services including long- and short-term care, assisted living, memory care, and hospice services. Those eligible for the Veterans Community Living Centers (formerly known as State and Veterans Nursing Homes) include honorably discharged veterans, their spouses/widows, and “Gold Star” parents (those whose children died while serving in the Armed Forces). To find out more about the homes and the services they provide, go to their website.
For detailed information and background on the program, search our library’s online catalog using search terms veterans nursing homes and veterans community living centers. Here you will find resources such as audit reports, legislative reports, business plans, annual reports, and sunset reviews.