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. 

November 2, 2018
Disability Scoop (November 2) States Cite Hurdles to Providing Community-Based Services States are facing challenges meeting their obligations to provide home and community-based services to people with developmental disabilities and other groups, federal investigators say.
November 1, 2018
In Forbes (11/1, Sanyal), contributor Shourjya Sanyal writes about five ways AI is revolutionizing elderly care.
November 1, 2018
Philadelphia Inquirer (November 1) In death, may the Rosenthal brothers become bigger than the lives they led The Rosenthal brothers were murdered in a Pittsburgh synagogue only five days ago, but they’ve already left a legacy.
November 1, 2018
The Springfield (MA) Republican (11/1) reports advocates testified at a legislative committee on Tuesday in Massachusetts about the “epidemic” of sexual abuse targeting disabled adults.
November 1, 2018
Bifocal (September/October)—written by 2018 ACL Elder Justice interns How Do Guardians Make Up Their Minds? (See page 13.)
October 31, 2018
Reuters (10/31, Copley) reports on a patient who underwent osseointegration (OI), which “involved implanting a metal rod into the bone of his residual limb” where he had lost his arm after a truck accident.
October 31, 2018
News Journal (October 31) Wilmington’s seniors have ‘extreme need’ for help affording food, advocate say
October 31, 2018
Modern Healthcare (10/31, Castellucci, Subscription Publication) reports that on Wednesday, CMS issued a final rule which “allows home health agencies to bill Medicare for remote patient monitoring. Home health is expected to boom in the coming years as the Baby Boomers continue to retire.” Commenting on the matter, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said, “This home health final rule focuses on patient needs and not on the volume of care.”
October 31, 2018
Forbes (10/31) contributor Carmine Gallo writes that the CDC “has launched an ambitious effort to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2022,” adding that the initiative is called Million Hearts 2022.
October 31, 2018
The New York Times (10/31, Carey) reports on “experimental, pacemaker-like devices” that are offering hope to those with spinal injuries.

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