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Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly co-sponsored a bill to connect grandparents raising grandchildren with additional services and resources. Kelly said the Informing Grandfamilies Act would have a meaningful impact on families like those who testified in favor of the bill on Thursday.
Jun. 23, 2022
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A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers put Arizona Department of Health Services interim director Don Herrington in the hot seat last week as they grilled him about a recent report that reveals the department failed to investigate multiple complaints of abuse and neglect in Arizona nursing homes.
Jun. 21, 2022
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The acting director of the Arizona Department of Health Services spoke to state lawmakers Thursday about a report that found the agency has failed to ensure patients safety in state-run nursing homes.
Jun. 17, 2022
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Nearly 50% of all Americans living with HIV are over the age of 50, according to SAGE USA, an LGBTQ-elder advocacy group. It’s a striking figure, but it’s also encouraging.
Jun. 15, 2022
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Last week, a judge rejected the Arizona Republican Party’s request to block most mail ballots for the 2022 election. However, many older adults rely on early voting and voting by mail, especially in more rural parts of the state.
Jun. 14, 2022
Getting a diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease or other, lesser-known types of dementias like frontotemporal degeneration – also known as FTD – can be difficult. It's especially true for Latinos.
Jun. 4, 2022
A new report that looks at the health of older adults found Arizona is doing better than in previous years but still has work to do.
May. 31, 2022
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A new report found that Arizona health officials have failed to address recommendations that were made in 2019 to improve nursing home care. This latest follow-up also found other serious deficiencies.
May. 25, 2022
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The pandemic has not only taken a physical and financial toll, it has heavily impacted our mental health. And for many paid caregivers in nursing homes, these last two years have been traumatic.
May. 24, 2022
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Last week, researchers launched a registry geared toward ensuring LGBTQ-people are represented in Alzheimer’s studies.
May. 23, 2022
People with Down syndrome are living longer than ever before. It’s an incredible shift in life expectancy, but it also means more needs to be done now to support them and their families. That’s because 90% of people with Down syndrome are at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.
May. 19, 2022
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The federal government issued a report showing that nursing homes have been impacted by the workforce shortage to a larger degree than other sectors within health care. The report also touched on the mental health struggles facing these workers.
May. 16, 2022
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Many people 65 and older are not getting COVID-19 booster shots, according to Kaiser Health News. It’s unclear why given that the vaccines are shown to reduce severe illness and even prevent death among this more vulnerable population.
May. 16, 2022
Retirement planning
More than 50 million American workers have no access to a retirement savings plan, according to AARP. That includes plenty of Arizonans. So why aren't people saving early and how much do you need to retire well?
May. 10, 2022
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The symptoms suffered by people living with dementia, such as anxiety or agitation, who live in the community occur at roughly the same rate as those living in nursing homes. That was just one finding from a new clinical trial.
May. 9, 2022
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Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that would establish a study committee to look at the benefits of a retirement savings plan for Arizona workers who may not have access to a 401(k) at their job.
May. 3, 2022
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The city of Surprise and Maricopa County will spend federal coronavirus relief funds to build a multigenerational community resource center.
More Arizona business news
Apr. 24, 2022
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Earlier this month, Medicare finalized its decision to restrict coverage of a new Alzheimer’s drug to patients enrolled in clinical trials. Those patients now include people with Down syndrome, but that wasn’t always the case.
Apr. 22, 2022
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A new report by PHI, a national organization that supports paid caregivers, found that Arizona is one example of a state leading the way when it comes to building that workforce.
Apr. 22, 2022
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Life is returning to normal for some as mask mandates and other mitigation measures go by the wayside. But for one population, life will never be the same again.
Apr. 22, 2022

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