Colorado’s 65+ Population Has Much to Watch For In 2022 Legislative Session

By Kathryn White, The Denver North Star


Senator Chris Kolker of Arapahoe County and Representative Mary Young of Weld County are sponsoring a bill to require dementia-specific training for all direct care workers in assisted living residences, nursing care facilities and Adult Day Services centers.

For Kolker, “As the number of Coloradans with dementia continues to rise, we need to ensure direct care workers have the tools necessary to provide the best care possible. Enhanced dementia training will not only improve the quality of care for those in need, it will better prepare our direct care professionals, reduce turnover, and help strengthen our workforce. I’m grateful for the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado for their collaboration on this important bill and will fight to get it passed during the upcoming legislative session.”

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