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. 

January 28, 2019
VT Digger (January 28) Judge rules state can take permanent control of elderly care facilities A judge has ruled that the state can move to install a permanent receiver to manage three residential care facilities for the elderly, after state officials said their Texas-based owner failed to properly stock food, provide adequate staffing and follow basic business practices.
January 28, 2019
Disability Scoop (1/28, Heasley) reports that the CDC has chosen “11 sites to be part of the next surveillance efforts through its Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network.” The agency will track “how adolescents first identified by the network as 8-year-olds in 2010 and 2012 have progressed.” The CDC said, “Tracking 16-year-old adolescents with ASD can also provide valuable information on transition planning in special education services and the planne
January 28, 2019
The New York Times (1/28, Belluck) reports researchers “found that people with hypertension who received intensive treatment to lower their blood pressure were less likely than those receiving standard blood pressure treatment to develop minor memory and thinking problems that often progress to dementia.” The findings were published online in JAMA
January 28, 2019
USA Today (1/28, Brooks) reports that compared with whites, African Americans appear to be “‘twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s, less likely to receive a diagnosis, and more likely to be diagnosed in later stages,’ says Joanne Pike, vice president of programs for the Alzheimer’s Association in Chicago.” Indeed, this is borne out by “a number of studies.” Unfortunately, “one of the problems with determining the reason for the higher rate of Alzheimer’s cases is that Af
January 26, 2019
The Minneapolis Star Tribune (1/26, Serres, 1.08M) reports the Minnesota Department of Health is taking strides to “follow through on promises of tighter scrutiny over the senior care industry.” The agency appears to be moving toward faster disciplinary measures after coming “under sharp criticism a year ago for insufficient efforts” to protect residents.
January 26, 2019
Wall Street Journal (January 26) America’s Hidden Workforce Returns Disabled workers join job market at highest level in years amid low unemployment and stricter rules for claiming benefits.
January 25, 2019
Paige Winfield Cunningham wrote in the Washington Post (1/25) “The Health 202” blog that several “factors – such as friends, housing and transportation – affect a person’s health and how much they need the social safety net.
January 25, 2019
Bridgewater Courier News (January 25) ‘Consuming and isolating’: Why the caregiver crisis could strain public health care The financial and physical burden on caregivers has put them and the future of health care, at risk.
January 25, 2019
Politico (January 25)—ACL mentioned Tackling a common problem for astronauts and the elderly: loneliness How disparate government agencies are combining their efforts to help the space program.
January 25, 2019
Bridgewater Courier News (January 25) Caregivers endure greater financial, mental health risks One in five caregivers, or 19.5 percent, show moderate to severe depression, compared to less than 7 percent of the general population, according to a study.

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