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. 

October 30, 2018
Forbes (10/30) contributor Nina Shapiro, MD, the “Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine,” writes that traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children “continues to be an issue, and its management has more recently become an area of study.” Experts believe “the vast majority of children with minor or moderate TBI, even with signs of concussion, do not need CT scans.” A recent
October 30, 2018
Forbes (10/30) contributor Alice Walton writes about the effects of loneliness, discussing research suggesting that loneliness may increase inflammation, is linked to depression, and is also linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
October 30, 2018
CBS News (10/30) reports on its website that boomers are not doing as well as “previous generations of retirees” in preparing for retirement, as recent reports show “boomers have accumulated less household wealth and carry more debt relative to those who’ve come before them,” and “will likely live longer and rack up higher lifetime medical costs than prior generations.” CBS provides a “sobering multigenerational comparison of assets and debts,” highlighting increased e
October 30, 2018
U.S. News & World Report (10/30, Esposito) reports on the difference between types of long-term care facilities, which “encompasses a spectrum of options and a progression of choices.” The article mentions that long-term care decisions rarely involve a sudden crisis.
October 30, 2018
In Kiplinger’s Personal Finance article carried by the Chicago Tribune (10/30), Kiplinger staff writer Kaitlin Pitsker says “an estimated 10 million millennials are already acting as caregivers...according to a recent report by AARP’s Public Policy Institute.
October 29, 2018
Kaiser Health News (10/29) reports summaries of recent news published in the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, and the New Hampshire (NH) Union Leader relating to the demand placed on caregivers who tend to older adults; a $2.2 million settlement between the state of Maryland and nursing home company Neiswanger Management Services for “routinely discharg[ing] patients when their Medicare coverage ran out”; and news that care quality may be impacted as provider
October 29, 2018
Disability Scoop (October 29) Labor Department Looks to Incentivize Disability Hiring Federal contractors may soon get one more reason to prioritize hiring workers with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Labor is looking to incentivize inclusive hiring practices among employers who do business with the government through a so-called Excellence in Disability Inclusion award.
October 29, 2018
USA Today (10/29, Wiles) reports “it’s the financial demons that seem to keep more people up at night” during this time of year, but “the things that really should worry Americans aren’t always obvious.” While stock market volatility, interest rates making “funny noises,” and Social Security’s anticipated 2034 surplus exhaustion have sparked investor concerns, USA Today indicates that more “legitimate concerns” include people underestimating “the risk of outlasting the
October 29, 2018
New Hampshire Union Leader (October 29) Quality of care can be affected as nursing homes struggle to maintain workers
October 28, 2018
Quartz (10/28, Purtill) reports that “social isolation takes a heavy toll” on sufferers’ health and well-being, and while “people of any age can be socially isolated...the risk of losing contact with friends, family, and community members becomes greater as a person ages” as a result of death, life changes, retirement, and mobility-impeding disabilities.

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