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.

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January 26, 2017
Kaiser Health News (January 26) How to Make a Home Much More Friendly to Seniors Using Wheelchairs or Walkers
January 25, 2017
MarketWatch (January 25) Update: Get these documents in order while you’re healthy and able to No one likes to think about being in a situation where you can't make financial or medical decisions on your own behalf. But if you find yourself in such a situation, you'll prevent possible emotional and financial stress for your loved ones if you have a power of attorney in place.
January 19, 2017
The New York Times (January 19) Who Will Care for the Caregivers?
January 13, 2017
Yahoo! Finance (January 13) 3 Steps to Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud Every day, Medicare fraud affects people with Medicare and their families across the U.S. – regardless of background – robbing them of hard-earned money and peace of mind.
January 13, 2017
Kaiser Health News (January 13) Healthy Aging: Oral Health for Older Adults
January 9, 2017
The AP (1/9) reports that a bill to provide support to the nation’s 40 million family caregivers is headed to President Trump for signature. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and would “direct the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a strategy” to reach the goal of providing caregivers “with information and resources to help ease their burden.” The proposal was co-sponsored by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and enjoyed “broad bipartisan support.”
January 1, 2017
Frontiers in Public Health (January) Advancing Community-Based Falls Prevention Programs for Older Adults—The Work of the Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging
January 1, 1970
HealthDay (April 2) Pandemic Adds to Challenge of Caring for Loved One with Dementia
Des Moines Register (December 17)
New Jersey Only Reports Nursing Home Coronavirus Deaths As They Occur During Active Outbreaks. NJ News (10/4, Livio) reports that in mid-July, New Jersey “health officials made a decision to take down the total number of [coronavirus] deaths at each nursing home, and instead started reporting only

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