Even though Colorado led the nation on how to help people with disabilities live independently, the state still struggles with the issue. Today brings the second part of our series on long term care, with a look at the obstacles to independent living. For KRCC News, Laura Frank with the Rocky Mountain [...]

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In El Paso County, one of every five nursing home residents wants to return to living in their own communities. In Pueblo County, it’s nearly one in every four. They’re among the 3500 Coloradans with disabilities who live in nursing homes but don’t want to be there. Many of them are young, and they could [...]

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