Following up on a complaint they received last fall, officials from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment’s Health Facilities and Emergency Services Division conducted an investigation of The Citadel.

The findings from that investigation of the Pueblo facility set up to provide protective oversight to Medicaid clients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can be described in terms ranging from gross, insensitive and uncaring, to simply horrific.

State workers found that several of the patients were allowed to wander away from what is supposed to be a secure facility. At least a couple of the patients did so on more than one occasion.

Read more at The Pueblo Chieftain.

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