Assisted Living Representation

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The excerpt below is from a letter to the CALA Board Members.  It is just one example of how CALA is working for the Assisted Living community.  Please note the valuable links below and share as needed.

Board Members,

Here is my update on the ALR Billing meeting that we had with HCPF yesterday........

Every ALR in attendance and on the phone had an opportunity to share their problems with processing claims and reimbursement issues with the HCPF staff.  I got the impression that they did not know the severity of the problem. They were very professional and made the commitment to work with us on the problems we shared with them.

Shown below are two links that the department sent over to me this morning. These links will help people with any of their problems.

Corky Kyle, MPA, CAE

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Our Government Relations Committee has invested many hours of work to lay out a plan of becoming directly involved in the legislative process here in
Colorado. We hope you will join in getting involved in our grassroots efforts. It will take every one of us doing our part to make our voice
heard at the State Capital.

We want your involvement. Please consider joining CALA if you are not a member and volunteer on our Legislative Committee.

For Representative Names, Emails, Phone Numbers, and to see current legislative activities visit the Colorado State Legislature Website

Get to know Corky

You can also find great information on his website at

See video below of Corky's radio program with Ken Summers
(State Representative) and Tom Kinrade (CALA President)
Visit the Colorado Assisted Living Association website to learn more about their Government Affairs Program.

In this video you will see Corky Kyle the CALA Lobbyist, with Ken Summers, Colorado State Representative and Tom Kinrade, CALA President and owner of Colorado Assisted Living Homes.

This is a recording of a recent radio broadcast on Corky Kyle's program "In The Lobby". They discuss how you can work with your state representation and talk about recent problems with the QMAP program for Assisted Living Communities.

CALA is the only Colorado Association that is solely
dedicated to supporting Assisted Living in Colorado

  • Assisted living communities range in size from a small 2 bed home to a 495 bed community.
  • Assisted living communities are a mixture of private pay, medicaid, and long term care insurance.
  • There is a great deal of diversity in assisted living and therefore we must be cautious in developing 'one-size fits all' regulations.
  • We are committed to providing quality services to our residents and ensuring that they have a safe environment.
  • To be responsive to consumers, we believe that oversight of assisted living must remain at the state government level rather than with the federal bureaucracy.
  • Autonomy, independence, choice, dignity and customer satisfaction are paramount.

Grassroots in your community

Invite a legislator to special events at your community and to visit your location. You represent something very important to legislators - VOTES! Remember, you are their constituent. They want to hear from you.  It's up to you to educate legislators so when they come to the Colorado State Capital they understand assisted living and our issues.

Tips for writing your Legislators:

  • Write the letter on your company or community's letterhead
  • State the purpose of your letter in the first paragraph
  • Keep the letter to one page
  • Address only one issue per letter
  • Keep a copy of the letter in your files and send a copy to the CALA office

How to address your correspondence

To a state Senator:
The Honorable (full name)
Colorado State Senate
200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
Dear Senator (last name):

To a state Representative:
The Honorable (full name)
Colorado House of Representatives
200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
Dear Representative (last name):

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