Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons ranked #1 by Newsweek

Denver, CO, Aug. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Fitzsimons Veterans Community Living Center has been ranked #1 nursing home in Colorado by Newsweek and in the top 25 out of nearly 12,000 in 25 states. Newsweek has partnered with global data research firm Statista to create an annual ranking of America’s Best Nursing Homes for 2022 and identified the top 450.

According to Newsweek, this year’s rankings identified the nation’s best nursing homes based on three key criteria: overall performance data, peer recommendations and individual facility performance. management of COVID-19compared to the competition in the state.

We are honored and delighted to have our Fitzsimons team recognized with this ranking.“, said Michelle Barnes, executive director of the Colorado Department of Human Services, which operates the veterans’ nursing home. The staff have worked so hard before and during COVID, and we are proud of the dedication, passion, and diligence of the incredible staff caring for our nation’s heroes across the state.

“The Fitzsimons Veterans Community Living Center has provided care for veterans and their family members for 20 years,” said Elizabeth Mullins, director of the Veterans Community Living Centers Division. “Veterans and residents of Fitzsimons are so proud of their home, and this public recognition absolutely confirms why: it’s a great place to live, work and thrive.”

The Veterans Community Life Center at Fitzsimons serves veterans, spouses/widows of veterans, and Gold Star relatives. Fitzsimons is licensed to serve 180 residents and provides skilled nursing care to long-term care residents, short-term rehabilitation, and has a secure memory care ward for residents with dementia.

More information on Colorado’s #1 Retirement Home can be found here.


CONTACT: Alex Urbach Colorado Department of Human Services 7203913557

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