CLC Executive Director Don Backstrom Receives Colorado Governor’s Appointment

Christian Living Communities  |  January 6, 2022

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Christian Living Communities (CLC) is proud to share the appointment of Don Backstrom to the Colorado Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators by Colorado Governor Jared Polis. Backstrom is the Executive Director of Clermont Park, A Life Plan community in southeast Denver, owned and operated by CLC.

Backstrom will serve on the Board of Examiners through July of 2025, reviewing nursing home operators’ licenses, and may be involved with conducting hearings to reissue, revoke, suspend or deny nursing home administrator licenses.

Backstrom has a master’s degree in business, holds a physical therapy license, and has been a Nursing Home Administrator since 2016.

Backstrom shares that he is honored to be appointed to the board, stating, “We need to attract and recruit people who are passionate about the care and wellbeing of older adults. At the same time, we need to protect our settings, set high standards of integrity, and leadership.”

Backstrom has served at Clermont Park since 2019. Clermont Park offers a full continuum of services and care ranging from independent living, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care.

Editor’s Note: Clermont Park and Christian Living Communities will celebrate 50 years of serving older adults in 2022. Clermont Park is CLC’s founding community, located in southeast Denver. Currently, CLC, a not-for-profit organization is responsible for 22 communities in six states.

Media Contact: Pam Sullivan, VP of Strategy and Communications | 303.628.7456

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