In the News

In the News is a collection of news stories about aging and disability issues, as well as news stories about ACL and ACL programs.

All of these links ultimately take you to external news websites. The information in the articles does not necessarily reflect the positions of ACL or the federal government, and ACL does not endorse the content of the articles or the publishing organizations. 

December 3, 2018
Congressional Quarterly (12/3, Williams, Subscription Publication) reports on insurers who are “taking steps as simple as paying for hot meal deliveries and outreach to homebound people and replacing air filters in homes with asthmatic children” as measures to contain rising healthcare costs.
December 1, 2018 (December 1) Remembering George H.W. Bush as a champion for those with disabilities Over decades of public service, President George H.W. Bush’s work to improve the lives of millions of Americans with disabilities may be one of his more overlooked accomplishments.
November 30, 2018
Disability Scoop (November 30) To Find Jobs for Those with Intellectual Disabilities, Parents Get Creative Frustrated by the difficulties that their children with disabilities face in obtaining employment, many parents are creating businesses to foster opportunities.
November 29, 2018
The AP (11/29) reports “Maine College of Health Professions is starting a new program for licensed practical nurses in conjunction with the Maine Health Care Association” The program aims “to train more nurses to help with the state’s aging population” and address “an educational void in Maine,” while at the same time “providing a new way for direct care workers to advance in their careers.”
November 29, 2018
Washington Post (November 29)— mentioned The high price of being an unpaid caregiver
November 28, 2018
Reuters (11/28, Carroll) reports that a new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests a large number of older people who drive “are taking multiple medications that may increase the risk of car crashes.” Indeed, nearly one-fifth were found to be “taking medications the American Geriatrics Society has called potentially inappropriate medications, or PIMs,” which the society advises “should be avoided by seniors because they have very limited bene
November 28, 2018
Springfield News-Sun (November 28) Use of anti-psychotic drugs by Ohio nursing homes questioned
November 27, 2018
California Healthline (November 27)

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