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. 

September 9, 2019
MarketWatch (September 9) Home-health aides are among the lowest-paid jobs in every U.S. state—yet also one of the fastest growing This profession improves the quality of life of millions of Americans and their elderly family members.
September 7, 2019
New York Times (September 7) The Dignity of Disabled Lives The burden of being perceived as different persists. The solution to this problem is community.
September 7, 2019
MarketWatch (9/7, Albrecht) reported a study published Thursday by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that “people age 66 and older who got a hearing aid shortly after being diagnosed with hearing loss were less likely to receive a first-time diagnosis of dementia or depression, or be injured by a fall.” The study found that “people who got hearing aids h
September 6, 2019
Forbes (9/6) contributor William A.
September 6, 2019
Reuters (9/6, Mathias) reported a new US poll suggests that “while most older adults say they are confident they’re ready to handle emergencies like natural disasters or power outages, many are not as prepared as they could be for these events.” The survey conducted by the University of Michigan in partnership with AARP found that “nearly half of a nationally-representativ
September 5, 2019
Reuters (9/5, Rapaport) reports researchers found that “older Americans who get home healthcare through traditional Medicare plans may have access to better quality services than their counterparts who enroll in private plans known as Medicare Advantage.” The
September 5, 2019
The New York Times (9/5, Gardiner) publishes a selection of reader comments on a recent pair of articles on elder care – one about a Connecticut home hea
September 5, 2019
Christian Science Monitor (September 5) Later life, on their own terms: How more seniors are staying at home Wanted: Innovation for older adults. More Americans are aging in place with living arrangements that are more satisfying, which highlights affordability concerns and the need for solutions that address safety.
September 5, 2019
The New York Times (9/5, Casselman) reports that with the national unemployment rate nearing a 50-year low, “companies are increasingly looking outside the traditional labor force for workers.” Companies are offering incentives such as flexible hours and work-from-home options in an effort “to attract stay-at-home parents, full-time students and recent retirees” and “are m
September 5, 2019
Orlando Sentinel (September 5) Florida guardianship laws weakened by elder law attorneys’ lobbying. For some, exceptions have become the rule

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