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Colorado QMAP Classes in the Denver Area 
Question: Can you please recommend a couple options for QMAP classes/instructors in the Denver area. We have a new employee that we need to get …

I am thinking of starting a small assisted living home for 8 residents 
Question: I am thinking of starting a small assisted living center for 5-8 residents. Can you recommend any books to describe this business I …

What are Colorado regulations for volunteers in Assisted Living Communities? Not rated yet
Question When we have a volunteer apply to volunteer what are the state requirements (Back ground, Drug screen, t.b. ext)? Answer They do …

Can I charge a non-refundable security deposit for residents in a assisted living facility? Not rated yet
Questions: Can I charge a non-refundable security deposit for residents in a assisted living facility? Answer Below are the applicable rules from …

Can assisted living in Colorado use mechanical lifts? Not rated yet
Question: Are assisted livings in Colorado permitted to use mechanical lifts such as a hoyer lift? Answer: Yes lifts are allowed. Many communities …

Will I lose my home if I choose assisted living?  Not rated yet
Question: I own my home free and clear and would like my children to have it if I go into assisted living. Will I have to sell my home to pay for assisted …

What are Colorado rules on staffing at night for a small setting of 8 clients? Not rated yet
Question: In Colorado does a staff need to be awake during the night at a small 8 client assisted living home? If just available, what does that …

Is there a state or federal regulation prohibiting bed rails Not rated yet
Question: Is there a state or federal regulation prohibiting bed rails and/or fall mats in an assisted living residence? Answer There are no …

How to get proof of colorado QMAP certification Not rated yet
Question: I am trying to get proof of my Qmap certification for a current employer. Do you have any information on how I can attain that? Answer: …

What happened to legislation to move people from nursing home to AL?  Not rated yet
Question: Corky - I know a bill was introduced in the past session that would move Medicaid residents out of a nursing home and into an Assisted Living …

How do you keep a walker with an Alzheimer patient, who keeps walking away from it and loves to walk around. Not rated yet
Have tried a sign to tell her to keep it with her to no avail even named it. The house is small and has rails down halls but still wobbly. Answer: …

Can a RN practice as a Qmap in Colorado Not rated yet
I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF A RN IS ABLE TO PRACTICE AS A QMAP IN A ASSISTED LIVING SETTING? Answer: That has some questionability: if someone is …

How often do I need to renew my QMAP certifications in Colorado? Not rated yet
Question: How often do I need to re-new my QMAP certifications in Colorado? Answer: QMAP programs are a little different depending on which …

Do you have any resources for Rating Residents Evacuation Capabilities for Assisted Living? Not rated yet
Question: Do you have any resources for Rating Residents Evacuation Capabilities for Assisted Living? Answer: Emergency Planning Resources for …

how much is the medicaid reimbursement for assisted living facilities in colorado for room and board  Not rated yet
Question: We are thinking about accepting medicaid for assited living residents but I can't find out how much the reimbursement is the facility each …

Paying Overtime for Assisted Living Communities in Colorado Not rated yet
Below is some information about the overtime rules for the State of Colorado. For a more detailed explanation please you can listen to a recorded session …

Is there any state requirement for Assisted Living Providers in Colorado for lunch to go? Not rated yet
Question: If the residents go in the morning and will not be back to assisted living during lunch hour, do we have/require to provide lunch to go for …

I need an idea as how to write a policy/procedure for hiring someone with a drug related offense in Assisted Living in Colorado Not rated yet
Question: Regulation requiring how an employee with prior drug related conviction will be monitored. Answer: I’m not sure why, but I couldn’t …

How can we keep the State from reducing Assisted Living Medicaid rates in Colorado? Not rated yet
UPDATE! As of July 2013 CALA has worked with the state legislature to restore the previous decreases back to their original amounts. Thank you to …

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