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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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April 5, 2019
Disability Scoop (4/5, Cobler) reported, “After a successful pilot in Massachusetts, Dell Technologies is expanding its autism hiring program to Central Texas.” Dell’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Brian Reaves “will monitor the program in Central Texas, where the company plans to bring on roughly a dozen adults for two weeks of training at its Round Rock headquart
April 5, 2019
Disability Scoop (4/5, Zarkhin) reported that the Senate Committee on Finance launched an investigation into the Mentor Network facilities in Iowa and Oregon “in response to a report about substantiated abuse at one of the company’s facilities.” A Mentor Network group home for people with disabilities was closed in Oregon’s Curry County, when “state regulators found that m
April 4, 2019
The Oregonian (April 4) State’s first-ever analysis reveals ‘shocking’ outcomes for people with mental illness, advocates say
April 4, 2019
The Philadelphia Inquirer (4/4, Burling) reports on a study published in Annals of Family Medicine, which indicated that in a survey of 878 people over 6
April 4, 2019
Honolulu Civil Beat (April 4) State Criticized for Cutting Services for the Developmentally Disabled Agency representatives say they’ve gotten more efficient with the help of a new budgeting tool, but advocates for patients are filing more complaints.
April 4, 2019
Sanket Sanjay Sapate, research analyst for Adroit Market Research, writes in an analysis in MD Magazine (4/4) that population forecasts projecting longer life expectancies for older adults, “coupled with the high costs of geriatric care services,” have contributed to a trend of more older adults spending their later years in their homes rather than in care facilities.
April 4, 2019
The Philadelphia Inquirer (4/4, McCabe) reports some senior housing developers who had expected to quickly fill facilities with “higher-end amenities, services, and a community for fees that tend to be thousands of dollars per month” now are struggling to attract residents.
April 4, 2019
On its website, CNN (4/4, Scutti, 86.01M) reports researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new data showing that the “rate of nonfatal assaults on American men 60 and older increased 75.4% between 2002 and 2016,” and that for women, “the assault rate increased 35.4% between 2007 and 2016.” Researchers said the
April 3, 2019
Kiplinger (4/3) reports “one in five older Americans falls prey to financial exploitation each year,” and now “banks and financial advisers are stepping up front-line defenses.” Financial advisors now may ask “to supply a trusted point of contact” or “put a temporary hold on a suspicious disbursement request from you, so your money is safeguarded until the concern is inves
April 3, 2019
Connecticut Public Radio (4/3, Farrish) reports state investigations of “elder abuse, ranging from neglect to emotional abuse to physical abuse, more than doubled in Connecticut between 2011 and 2017, from 3,529 to 7,196.” In 2017 alone, according to the article, “the state Department of Social Services (DSS) received 11,123 reports of elder abuse and decided that 7,196 wa

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