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The Line: Bottom Ranking For New Mexico Nursing Homes

1147 Line Nursing Home

May 25, 2018 – An in-depth article by Albuquerque Journal reporter Marie C. Baca sparked a conversation among Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists about the serious deficiencies reported for nearly half of all nursing homes in New Mexico. Estimates are that by the year 2030 New Mexico will have the fourth largest population in the country of people 65 years and older. As our population ages, what can be done to improve our ranking in nursing care, both now and in the future?

For Further Reading:
Nursing homes in New Mexico rank at the bottom Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, J.D. candidate, UNM’s School of Law; community organizer; president, Young Democrats of New Mexico

The Line: Cases of Alzheimer’s Disease Expected to Rise in New Mexico

April 6, 2018 – Expect to see a nearly 36 percent increase in New Mexico of Alzheimer’s disease in the next seven years, according to a recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association. Gene Grant leads the Line panel in a discussion about how the state might prepare for rising cases of dementia, particularly in rural areas.

Line Panelists:
Diane Denish, former lieutenant governor of New Mexico
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP

Further reading:

Report: New Mexico will be hit hard in surge of Alzheimer’s By Cynthia Miller, Santa Fe New Mexican