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Article exposes the challenges of finding home health care in rural Colorado

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CHI Policy Analyst Chrissy Esposito lent her expertise to a story in The Colorado Sun: In Colorado, one of the fastest aging states, one county had no home health or hospice provider for eight months.

“Our long-term care support system in Colorado is not where it needs to be to meet this really fast growing population,” said Esposito. Colorado will have 1.2 million residents aged 65 and over by 2030.

The article sites low patient numbers, long distances between homes, and worker shortages for the difficulty in sustaining home-based services in rural areas.

Esposito is a member of the Denver Commission on Aging.

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