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. 

September 13, 2019
The New York Times (9/13, Span) reported in “The New Old Age” on long-term care hospitals (LTCH), which house patients who can be discharged from a hospital, but are too sick to return home or to a nursing home.
September 13, 2019
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette (9/13, Besson) reported President Trump’s Administration “has agreed to delay a new federal rule that would ban nursing homes from requiring residents to agree to arbitration as a precondition for their admission, court records show.” The article added, “Originally scheduled to begin nationwide on Monday, the controversial rule now won’t go in
September 12, 2019
Washington Post Magazine (September 12) The Rise of Deaf Architecture Deaf people use space very differently from hearing people. Can our buildings, sidewalks and markets finally reflect that?
September 12, 2019
Bradenton Herald (September 12) Told to rein in budget, officials weigh cutting services for people with disabilities
September 12, 2019
The New York Times (9/12, Hannon) reports “some retirees find themselves without a plan as they look for a new sense of purpose,” raising the risks of isolation and loneliness.
September 12, 2019
NPR (9/12, Sharpe) reports untreated hearing loss in older adults is linked to intensifying loneliness, which in turn can “set off a cascade of detrimental health effects,” raising “the risks of depression, dementia, and early death.” Despite the risks, “the vast majority of people who suffer from hearing loss don’t know they have a problem – or don’t want to know.” Then,
September 12, 2019
The Wall Street Journal (9/12, McConnon, Subscription Publication) reports that there is a growing trend in the use of service dogs that alert their owners to medical issues, such as high blood sugar or an imminent epileptic seizure, but the industry suffers from a lack of standardized training.
September 12, 2019
CBS This Morning (September 12) Genetic testing scam preys on seniors’ cancer fears and may be costing taxpayers millions
September 12, 2019
CNBC (September 12) 7 new tech devices for elder care that help seniors live happier, healthier lives As these boomers age, they want to do so actively, gracefully and independently. Technology is being viewed as the big disruptor that will allow them to achieve those goals. And that’s presenting a huge opportunity for entrepreneurs developing these types of products.
September 12, 2019
Writing for the New York Times (9/12), John Schwartz recounts his own confusion in trying to assess long-term care options for his wife’s mother, writing, “we had no idea where to start.” Schwartz continues, “Few of us are prepared, or even want to think about, the options for our parents – or, especially, for ourselves.” But research by the Department of Health and Human

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