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Arizona families can share their experiences with long-term care

Published: Monday, December 11, 2023 - 5:05am
Updated: Monday, December 11, 2023 - 8:49am
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The Alzheimer’s Association is hoping Arizona families will share their experiences about long-term care. 

After an Arizona Republic investigation found problems in some assisted living facilities, the Alzheimer’s Association in Phoenix wants to hear from families about their experiences in memory care and assisted living. 

"We want to know what those facilities did really well — or what they didn't do well," said Tory Roberg, the chapter’s director of government affairs. "And the reason why we're asking for this information is because the Alzheimer's Association is in a position where we have a seat at the policy table."

Arizona Gov. Hobbs has said she intends to increase regulation of facilities that care for dementia patients. 

"I think what people don't realize is that memory care is a marketing term. And because of that, there are no specific rules or regulations to provide this kind of care," Roberg said. 

How to share your story with the Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter

  1. Submit your story online: If you have an experience to share, whether positive, negative or both, follow this link to submit your story through Dec. 15.

  2. Join the chapter for a Listening Session at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.

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