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State hires external agencies to help patients move out of Union Printers Home

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Colorado Department of Public Health has hired at least two external agencies to expedite the evacuations of more than a 100 residents from the shutdown Union Printers Home.

The state department hired Vivage Senior Living and The Resource Exchange. Vivage is based in Lakewood whereas TRE is a social services organization with headquarters in Colorado Springs.

CDPHE took away the license of Union Printers Home following an investigation into the death of a 90-year-old woman at the nursing home. KRDO first broke the story of the woman's death and the subsequent investigation that led to Union Printers Home's closure.

Camille Blakely, the director of community engagement for TRE, says their role will be to screen which residents at Union Printers still qualify for Medicaid.

"What we will do is bring a team in and help doublecheck if people still qualify and review the assessments and make sure that they can still qualify for the Medicaid care," Blakely said. "That's really all we will do."

KRDO is reaching out to Vivage to learn more about its role in this story. Check back later for more updates.

Colorado Springs / Local News

Zachary Aedo

Zach is a reporter for KRDO and Telemundo Surco. Learn more about Zach here.