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. 

November 30, 2021
Kaiser Health News (November 30) ‘I Can Go Anywhere’: How Service Dogs Help Veterans with PTSD
November 30, 2021
Bloomberg Law (November 30) Justices Question Availability of Emotional-Distress Damages The lawyer for a deaf and legally blind woman seeking emotional-distress damages told the Supreme Court that such damages are often the only compensatory remedy for victims of intentional discrimination.
November 29, 2021
WTOP-FM Washington (11/29) reports, “The flu season is beginning to gain traction” and experts recommend everyone in the US over the age of 6 months get a flu vaccine.
November 29, 2021
Boston Globe (November 29) Budding Technology Should Be Adapted for Eldercare
November 29, 2021
Disability Scoop (November 29) House Approves Largest Investment Ever In Community-Based Services A roughly $2 trillion bill including a historic investment in Medicaid home and community-based services and support for employment, housing and other disability programs is closer to becoming law.
November 28, 2021
Fierce Healthcare (November 28) Labor shortages impacting care for patients with disabilities. Here's how some organizations are tackling the problem
November 28, 2021
“Locked Away” Investigation Reveals North Carolina Sent Children Across State Lines To Psychiatric Facilities With “Serious Failures.” The Raleigh (NC) News & Observer (11/28, Clasen-Kelly, Sandhu-Longoria, Berry, Zinn, Johnson, Gordon) reports, “A seven-month investigation by USA TODAY Network-North Carolina called ‘Locked Away’ has revealed widespread physical and sexual abuse, medication errors and other serious failures” at “psychiatric residential t
November 28, 2021
Bozeman Daily Chronicle (November 28) Searching for solutions: Disability services provider struggle with staffing, revenue
November 27, 2021
New York Times (November 27) Growing Old in High Style A new crop of luxury senior housing is turning retirement into a five-star resort stay.
November 27, 2021
Nursing Homes Fall Behind In Rolling Out COVID-19 Booster Shots. The New York Times (11/27, Abelson) reported, “Booster programs have taken on more urgency given that nearly 4,000 new COVID cases are reported every week in nursing homes, according to federal data.” In addition, many of the cases “are occurring in homes that have yet to administer the extra doses.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr.

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