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. 

February 11, 2019
New York Times (February 11) Where the Subway Limits New Yorkers with Disabilities
February 10, 2019
Washington Post (February 10)
February 10, 2019
Arizona Daily Star (February 10) Shortage of home-care workers in US, Arizona called a ‘growing crisis’ A nationwide shortage of in-home caregivers is expected to create about 1.4 million new job openings by 2026 because of the rising demand as the U.S. population grows older.
February 9, 2019
US News & World Report (February 9) Disability Organizations Face Crisis Level Worker Shortage More than six months after being forced to absorb a 7 percent cut in public funding, Rochester area disability organizations are coping with crisis-level staffing shortages.
February 8, 2019
New York Times (February 8) Where Luxury Meets Accessibility Features like open kitchens and spacious bathrooms appeal to nearly everyone. So why isn’t accessible housing more readily available in New York City?
February 7, 2019
U.S. News & World Report (2/7) says there are “many decisions to make” for older adults when they are retiring and considering where to live. According to the 2018 Home and Community Preferences survey by AARP, most people 50 years or older wish to stay where they are for as long as possible.
February 7, 2019
The Portland (ME) Press Herald (2/7, Lawlor) reports on new legislation that would allow Medicaid to reimburse Maine residents who care for their disabled spouses at home.
February 6, 2019
Wall Street Journal (February 6) Online Psychotherapy for the Elderly Many elderly patients with mental-health conditions have a hard time getting to a doctor, due to physical disabilities and cognitive decline. So health providers increasingly are trying a new approach for these older patients: online psychotherapy.
February 6, 2019
CNN (2/6, Scutti) reports that researchers found “a high level of education does not delay the start of dementia and does not slow the speed of decline.” The

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