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. 

June 9, 2018
The Boston Globe (6/9, Weisman) reported “gay and lesbian baby boomers have seen extraordinary gains in social acceptance during their adult lives,” but many confront “long-buried fears of isolation and discrimination” as they age, with “many [lacking] the support of extended families that straight people often can count on,” although some have replaced family networks with peer facsimiles.
June 9, 2018
Doctors Need Patients To Keep Their Appointments. Uber And Lyft Want To Help Make That Happen CNBC (6/9)
June 8, 2018
Santa Fe New Mexican (June 8)—quote from Edwin Walker on health impacts of social isolation When being alone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
June 8, 2018
The Palm Beach (FL) Post (6/8) reported the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration granted an extension to the state’s nursing home and assisted living facility generator rule to January 2019, and so far “526 of the 684 nursing homes in the state – or 77 percent” – have participated in the extension, meaning “all but one nursing home was in compliance with the new state rule” by the deadline of June 1 although “only 157 of
June 7, 2018
The New York Times (6/7, Bakalar, Subscription Publication) reports, “Depression in older people tends to be more severe, last longer and be less likely to remit than the same disease in younger people,” research indicated.
June 6, 2018
Money Inc. (6/6, Davis) reports data from the National Council on Aging shows over 25 million adults over 60 are “economically insecure” and “struggle with rising health care costs, don’t have adequate access to food, lack transportation,” and struggle with other challenges. However, “there are ways to make life a little more comfortable when you’re in your Golden Years” through “retraining and other assistance programs,” Money Inc.
June 5, 2018
The Austin (TX) American Statesman (6/5, Ball, Subscription Publication) reports Texas’ “Health and Human Services Commission spent almost $30 million in seven months on overtime and contract labor at its institutions for people with disabilities” due to staffing shortages, and is believed to pay $50 million in pay and contract labor this year, for the third consecutive year.
June 5, 2018
In a more than 2,833-word article, the Minneapolis Star Tribune (6/5, Crosby) reports, “Growing numbers of Americans face the immense and often overwhelming challenge of caring for an aging parent or other loved one, a burden that will skyrocket as 76 million baby boomers move into their 80s” in the coming years.
June 5, 2018
The Albany (GA) Herald (6/5, Haynes) reports Georgia’s Republican Gov.
June 5, 2018
The San Diego Union-Tribune (6/5, Parente) carries a list of “essential local and national organizations that offer free or low-cost services, respite care, information, support groups, classes, fact sheets, referrals and more” for caregivers.

Last modified on 02/20/2019


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