On this edition of ST on Health, guest host John Schumann speaks with Tracy Davenport, a self-described "health care coordinator" --- basically, this means she's a freelance case manager who works to help patients and/or their families navigate today's ever-more-complicated medical system. It's often about being a good listener and asking lots of questions, says Davenport, who's had many years of experience as a registered nurse.
Silver Tsunami is a term referring to the wave of aging of the population in Tulsa and across the nation. A forum in downtown Tulsa brings together experts discussing what kind of challenges that age explosion brings.
Jan Figart with the Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa was one of the panelists at the Chamber of Commerce sponsored forum. She says the area is not prepared for the coming Tsumani of seniors who are bringing changes to health, housing, and social service needs.