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 12, 2020
The Washington Post (2/12, Furchgott) reported home elevators “are becoming commonplace” as more people choose to age in their homes rather than move to a retirement home.
February 11, 2020
Forbes (2/11, Japsen) contributor Bruce Japsen writes, “CVS Health will increase investments in affordable housing to address social determinants of health as insurers intensify strategies to reduce costs and improve outcomes beyond covering traditional medical treatments.” In 2020, CVS “will invest $75 million in affordable housing in several communities on top of $67 mil
February 11, 2020
In a parenting column for the New York Times (2/11), Jessica Grose discusses the emotional and financial stresses that affect parents who find themselves caring for both young children and older relatives.
February 11, 2020
The Santa Cruz (CA) Sentinel (2/11, Ibarra) reports Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) on Monday introduced a bipartisan bill, called the HOSPICE Act, which takes “aim at poorly performing Medicare hospice providers” by giving “the federal government more tools to increase oversight and impose new penalties.” Rep. Panetta said in a statement.
February 11, 2020
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2/11, Schrade, Teegardin) reports, “The cornerstone of Georgia’s program to protect seniors in assisted living and personal care homes is” a “team of 21 Department of Community Health inspectors” that “licenses and inspects facilities and investigates complaints of abuse and neglect,” but that team “has struggled to keep up with an expandi
February 11, 2020
The Wall Street Journal (2/11, Hayashi, Subscription Publication) reports state and local government agencies report increasing numbers of self-neglect cases involving older adults, often due to isolation and an inability to care for themselves.
February 10, 2020
Disability Scoop (2/10) reports a national report from The Arc “finds housing choices are limited for people with developmental disabilities who often ge
February 10, 2020
The New York Times (2/10) published Liz Weston’s “NerdWallet” column for the AP, in which she wrote that “losing a job is almost always traumatic,” but “can be devastating” for older adults, for whom job loss is also “devastatingly common.” AARP Vice President for Financial Resilience Susan Weinstock warned that “older workers who aren’t proactively adding skills are more
February 10, 2020
Reuters (2/10, Rapaport) reports, “Some older drivers with chronic health problems may cut back on driving but still be at increased risk of crashes, a recent study suggests.” In addition, “other drivers with medical issues may also be at higher risk yet not cut back on how often they drive or how far.” The specific chronic conditions “include hearing problems, joint and m

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