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 14, 2018
Modern Healthcare (November 14)
November 14, 2018
U.S. News & World Report (November 13) —mentions Senior Medicare Patrol How to Avoid Medicare Scams Fraud costs the government and consumers billions every year. Help preventing scams and reporting suspicious behavior.
November 13, 2018
Curbed San Francisco (November 13) In California wildfires, disabled people can be left behind
November 11, 2018
Home Health Care News (November 11) Better Training, Career Development Needed for America’s Direct-Care Workforce
November 9, 2018
Kaiser Health News (November 9) New Medicare Advantage benefits will be hard for seniors to find For some older adults, private Medicare Advantage plans next year will offer a host of new benefits, such as transportation to medical appointments, home-delivered meals, wheelchair ramps, bathroom grab bars or air conditioners for asthma sufferers. But the new benefits will not be widely available, and they won’t be easy to find.
November 9, 2018
The AP (11/9, Marso) reports that according to the most recent federal data released by the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, Kansas has shown “marked improvement” in its rates of anti-psychotic drug use among nursing home residents.
November 9, 2018
Detroit Free Press (November 9)—features ACL grantee Worried about a missing pension of 401(k)? Here’s where you can get help
November 9, 2018
The AP (11/9, Alonso-Zaldivar) reports some private Medicare Advantage plans will cover services next year for “help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers,” reflecting “a growing recognition that simple help at home can have a meaningful impact on patients’ well-being – and reduce some costs for taxpayers.” The services will be available in plans in some 20 states and are “expected to grow over time,” which the AP says is “a harbinger of potentially bi
November 7, 2018
Quartz (11/7, Purtill) says the “time has not yet come” for the passage of a Maine ballot measure “that would have provided disabled adults or people over the age of 65 with full-time, long-term care in their own homes.” Voters on Tuesday opted not to approve the measure, which was “ a visionary model for ensuring support for vulnerable people” that “could be rolled out in other states as the US elder population grows.” Quartz identifies Maine as “one of the

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