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. 

March 15, 2017
Senior Housing News (March 15) States with Fastest-Growing Senior Populations
March 10, 2017
The New York Times (March 10) Pressed Into Caregiving Sooner Than Expected Elder care was a responsibility Ms. Rinehart expected to shoulder, eventually. But she didn’t foresee having to leave her home for extended periods and to give up her job when she was just 46.
February 22, 2017
CNN (February 22) Sick, dying and raped in America’s nursing homes The unthinkable is happening at facilities across the country: Vulnerable senior citizens are being raped and sexually abused by the very people paid to care for them. CNN quantifies the problem using data analysis and documents the systemic failure of nursing homes and state regulators to stop it.
January 27, 2017
The New York Times (January 27) Nursing Home Residents Gain New Protections
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
Kaiser Health News (January 13) Healthy Aging: Oral Health for Older Adults
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 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.”

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