The Show spoke with Dr. Kiran Raman on the new COVID-19 booster recommended to those 65 and older and those with weakened immune systems.
May. 24, 2023
A new U.S. Senate report called "Uninspected and Neglected" found that decades of underfunding for nursing home inspection agencies has put older residents and people with disabilities at risk.
May. 19, 2023
Loneliness is a growing epidemic. It can lead to poor mental health outcomes and it can even be deadly, according to a recent U.S. Surgeon General’s report. But there might be a silver lining in all of this.
May. 19, 2023
Arizona has the highest growth rate of Alzheimer’s disease in the country. Now, for the first time, the state’s $18 billion budget includes funding to tackle this devastating illness.
May. 11, 2023
On Thursday, the federal public health emergency for COVID-19 will come to an end. For long-term care, it's both good news and bad news.
May. 8, 2023
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will more than double the capacity of its transitional housing program for Arizona seniors experiencing homelessness. The organization broke ground Tuesday on a new $20 million facility in south Phoenix.
May. 2, 2023
It’s something many families don’t consider when placing their loved ones in long-term care. And on Monday, the Arizona Republic tackled the issue of resident-on-resident abuse.
May. 1, 2023
Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes or sleep disturbances can negatively impact women in the workplace and cost billions in lost work time. That’s according to a new study by the Mayo Clinic.
Apr. 26, 2023
Last week, President Joe Biden issued an executive order designed to improve caregiving for children, seniors and people with developmental disabilities.
Apr. 24, 2023
On April 1, Arizona’s Medicaid program, AHCCCS, began its redetermination process. The idea is to make sure all 2.5 million members still qualify for AHCCCS. So where do things stand today?
Apr. 21, 2023
Earlier this week, President Joe Biden issued an executive order that supports the needs of caregivers from all walks of life. The order contains roughly 50 directives, making it possibly one of the most comprehensive orders when it comes to supporting all caregivers.
Apr. 20, 2023
We bring you news from throughout the state, the most important stories that impact everyday Arizonans. Behind the headlines are real people, and we’re sharing their stories as part of a new feature we’re calling Voices of Arizona. Meet Leonard Chayrez of Phoenix who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Apr. 20, 2023
The Arizona Caregiver Coalition held its annual caregiver day at the state Capitol on Thursday April, 6. For the last few years, the coalition focused on caregivers with aging loved ones. But this year was a little different.
Apr. 7, 2023
More and more older adults — we’re talking people 55 and older — are becoming homeless, in some cases for the very first time. The experiences can be frightening, especially when the individual suffers from memory loss.
Apr. 5, 2023
A production of the play "Pru Payne" debuted earlier this week. It’s a love story, with a twist. The two main characters in the play both have dementia.
Mar. 31, 2023
After nearly three years, AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program, will begin its redetermination process this Saturday. Now, AHCCCS is trying to connect with members who are at risk of losing coverage — and that could include some unhoused seniors.
Mar. 31, 2023
More than 300 Americans are shot every single day. That’s according to the national organization, Everytown for Gun Safety. Many survive their initial injury. But the physical and emotional trauma does not end when they’re discharged from the hospital.
Mar. 30, 2023
An estimated 2,000 Arizonans currently living in Mohave County suffered the effects of radiation exposure from nuclear testing during the Cold War. Yet, the U.S. government doesn’t recognize them as victims. The Downwinders Parity Act introduced last month by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the latest in a long line of bipartisan attempts to compensate them.
Mar. 23, 2023
Starting April 1, AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program, will start its redetermination process. The idea is to ensure all 2.5 million members still qualify for AHCCCS — and that includes thousands of older adults.
Mar. 21, 2023
In the next six years, Arizona will have more people over the age of 60 than under the age of 17. Advocates say the state isn’t prepared for that.
Mar. 15, 2023