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. 

July 12, 2019
The Washington Post (7/12, Searing) reported about 20 million Americans “perform complex medical and nursing tasks for the people in their care,” according to data from the Home Alone Alliance, “a coalition that includes AARP, the United Hospital Fund, the Family Caregiver Alliance and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California at Davis.” Accor
July 11, 2019
New York Times (July 11)
July 11, 2019
The Wall Street Journal (7/11, Tergesen, Hayashi, Subscription Publication) reports employers are increasingly exploring ways to help employees turn their retirement savings into a sustainable income stream in retirement.
July 11, 2019
FOX News (July 11) High school football coach born without limbs delivers inspirational ESPYs speech, receives Jimmy V Award A California high school football coach who was born without arms and legs due to a rare disorder gave a heart-wrenching speech at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night.
July 10, 2019
Columnist David Levine wrote in U.S. News & World Report (7/10) about financing nursing home costs, noting that “Care Conversations, an initiative led by the American Health Care Association, the National Center for Assisted Living and America’s Skilled Nursing Caregivers, offer a helpful list of...private and public payment sources” available for residents.
July 10, 2019
The Wall Street Journal (7/10, Forman, Subscription Publication) reports that Uber and Lyft are vying to build their business in non-emergency medical transportation, which provides transport services to the elderly and low-income patients who do not have dependable methods of their own – a sector estimated at $15 billion per year.
July 10, 2019
Disability Scoop (7/10, Heasley) reports, “The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering up $150 million in grants that they say will help some 18,000 people with disabilities ages 18 up to 62 across the country.” The grants are designed to help people with disabilities access housing.
July 10, 2019
The Houston Chronicle (7/10, Treviño) reports that, “according to a 2018 report from AARP, 38% of Hispanic family caregivers are between the ages of 18 and 34, making them the youngest ethnic group providing care” to the possible detriment of their own careers and families.
July 10, 2019
NewJersey.com (July 10) The Silver Tsunami is here! Who will care for these aging Baby Boomers?
July 9, 2019
Washington Post (July 9) Hospice Neglect Includes Maggots, Uncontrolled Pain, According to Inspector General Report

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