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Stethoscope on a table.
Nearly a third of Americans don’t have a primary care physician due to an ongoing and worsening provider shortage. For those living in rural parts of the country, it can be even more difficult to access care.
Apr. 10, 2024
Gov. Katie Hobbs, backed by supporters of House Bill 2764, signs the bill into law
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed legislation Monday meant to hold long-term care facilities accountable for failing to keep residents safe.
Apr. 9, 2024
A sign at Tempe Post Acute
Demand continues to outstrip the supply of home health workers as America ages. An industry official says it can't continue without recruiting more migrants.
Apr. 9, 2024
two people walking down a nursing home hallway
A bill that would set training standards for staff who work at facilities that offer memory care services in Arizona could soon be signed into law.
Apr. 4, 2024
Stethoscope on a table.
People living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia may experience behavior changes, such as increased anger, as their condition progresses. For some families, it means sending their loved one to a behavioral-health unit specifically for dementia patients.
Apr. 3, 2024
two people walking down a nursing home hallway
A bill that aims to better regulate memory care and nursing home facilities is working its way through the Arizona Senate.
Mar. 25, 2024
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be tough. Navigating the health care system or finding the right kind of support can be even more challenging. Geropsychologist Natali Edmonds Psy.D., says caregivers face many hurdles. Edmonds explains what she does to help.
Mar. 23, 2024
gavel in front of a statue of the scales of justice
The Arizona Attorney General is asking a court to take control of a Mesa assisted living facility. Last week, Attorney General Kris Mayes filed a lawsuit alleging elder abuse and consumer fraud by the owners of Heritage Village Assisted Living.
Mar. 23, 2024
Brain scan
Family caregivers are still struggling to navigate health care for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, according to a new report by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Mar. 20, 2024
a caregiver helping a person stand up
A bill that would have allowed families of residents in long-term care to place cameras in their rooms has died in the Arizona legislature.
Mar. 19, 2024
Side by side photos of Donald Trump and Joe Biden
Arizona is widely expected to be a swing state again this fall, meaning both campaigns will be paying a lot of attention to us here. And more and more of the conversation about this race seems to focus not on the candidate’s policies, but rather on their ages.
Mar. 18, 2024
person sitting in a dark room
A recent report from a national nursing home resident advocacy group found that a majority of residents surveyed say their facility lacked adequate staff to meet their needs.
Mar. 7, 2024
The Arizona State Senate building
A bill that would establish minimum training standards for staff who work at assisted living facilities that advertise “memory care services” is now in the Arizona Senate.
Mar. 5, 2024
Rise Stillman speaks to a group of students
In 2021, Arizona passed a new law that mandates Holocaust Education and other genocides be taught at least once for middle and high school students. As the last generation of survivors dwindles, some are visiting classrooms to pass down their stories first-hand. But they’re difficult stories to hear and tell.
Mar. 4, 2024
Medical professional checking heartbeat of homeless patient with a stethoscope
Circle the City provides mobile health care to unhoused individuals around the Valley. On a sunny February morning, a street medicine team saw patients during breakfast at Burnidge Soup Kitchen near 35th Avenue and Osborn Road.
Feb. 29, 2024
COVID-19 vaccine
On Wednesday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Mandy Cohen endorsed the recommendation for adults 65 and older to receive an additional, updated dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Feb. 28, 2024
Doctor explaining medicine dosage to patient at care home
According to a 2020 survey by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, there were more than 3 million children providing care to an adult, like a parent or grandparent. That figure is now estimated to have hit more than 5 million children.
Feb. 27, 2024
Quang Nguyen headshot
Long-term care advocates and families are hoping that some bills moving through the Arizona legislature will eventually become law.
Feb. 16, 2024
banner health sign
This month Banner Health is raising awareness for diseases, conditions and syndromes that disproportionately impact Black Americans. Alzheimer’s is one of them.
Feb. 16, 2024
person counting money
Middle-income older adults are sometimes called the forgotten middle, because their income is too high to receive government help should they need long-term care, but not high enough to afford it on their own. A new report aims to address this growing problem.
Feb. 15, 2024

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