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. 

June 30, 2019
Knoxville News Sentinel (June 30) Abuse, neglect, filth, death: 11 Tennessee nursing homes on federal list for persistently poor care
June 30, 2019
Older Workers Providing Vital Boost To Global Economies. The Wall Street Journal (6/30, Chaney, Subscription Publication) reports the number of people above age 60 who remain in the workforce is growing in the US, UK, Japan, and other countries, enabled by improved health, life expectancy, and education in addition to financial need.
June 29, 2019
Growing Number Of Older Adults Feel Positive About Overall Health. The Washington Post (6/29, Graham) reported “data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey (the most recent available), administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” found that “82 percent of adults ages 65 to 74 described” their overall health as “excellent (18 percent),
June 29, 2019
CNBC (June 19)—mentions Eldercare.gov and SHIP Here’s how advisors can help clients avoid common and costly Medicare mistakes
June 29, 2019
Washington Post (June 29) Blind riders say Metro shutdown is making independent travel nearly impossible
June 28, 2019
Disability Scoop (June 28) Trump Signs Law Improving Disaster Planning for Those with Disabilities The federal government will be required to do more to consider the needs of people with disabilities when hurricanes, fires and other disasters strike under a new law.
June 28, 2019
Annual Wages Lost To Unpaid Family Care In US To Reach $147B By 2050. Reuters (6/28, Rapaport) reported, “As the U.S.
June 27, 2019
Survey Finds Older Americans Express Concern Over Opioids, Admit Misusing Prescriptions. Forbes (6/26, Jefferson) reports on a Reader’s Digest and Choices Matter survey of older adults on “their thoughts and behaviors with regard to opioids,” which found that “nearly 60% of older adults surveyed said they are concerned that taking opioids can lead to addiction an
June 27, 2019
Retirees Increasingly Caring For Aging Parents, Experts Say. The New York Times (6/27, Garland) reports experts say there is a growing phenomenon of “children in their 60s and 70s who are spending their retirement years caring for parents who are in their 90s and beyond.” University of Massachusetts Boston associate professor of gerontology Kathrin Boerner said t
June 27, 2019
Fatal Fall Rate Among Seniors More Than Doubled From 2000 To 2016, Study Suggests. Kaiser Health News (6/27, Graham) reports new data suggest that “nearly three times more adults age 75 and older died from falls in 2016 than in 2000, according to a recent

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