healthcare

Stephanie Sanchez

10,000 people in the U.S. turn 65 every day and more of the nation’s population will live well into their 80s, an age at which there is considerable demand for long term care services.

A new report by the American Association of Retired Persons, measured each state’s capacity to meet these demands.

As KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports, Arizona falls in the middle of the list.

Stephanie Sanchez

The “Silver Tsunami” is a metaphor used to refer to the sharp increase of people in the United States turning 65 years old by 2030.

At a sensitivity workshop put on by a local health center this week, participants learned how to understand some of the common changes that come with aging.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Stephanie Sanchez

Hundreds of Yuma area employees will soon have the option to get their medical care south of the border.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez attended a recent meet and greet for providers and patients in Los Algodones, Mexico.

Stephanie Sanchez

Business is booming on the border despite increasing tension between the U.S. and Mexico over a wall and immigration policy.

One small Mexican town has become known as “Molar city” because of dental tourism.

Americans and others visit the over 350 dentists there for low prices and fast service. Most of these dentists rely on “street hustlers” to recruit new patients.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez went to Molar city to find out how this unusual job works.

Hospice of Yuma

Dr. Clevis Parker joined the nonprofit Hospice of Yuma two months ago. Parker moved to Yuma from Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he was the medical director overseeing hospice and palliative care for multiple hospitals.

KAWC’s Amanda Solliday talked to Dr. Parker about his experiences in hospice care during his 15-year medical career and his goals for the new role in Yuma.

Solliday: What excites you about being the new medical director of Hospice of Yuma?

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