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
The New York Times (11/2, Fink) reported a Senate investigation released Friday determined that CMS and state regulators were at fault for improper emergency preparation policies that resulted in “fatal heat strokes and chaotic evacuations at nursing homes after last year’s hurricanes.” The report also indicated licensing agencies “received complaints about 38 skilled nursing facilities in Texas and 42 in Florida after last year’s storms,” more than a quarter of which
November 2, 2018
On its website, PBS NewsHour (11/2, Rohrich) reported on the average cost of senior home care in America, noting that as they age, “a majority of older Americans will require some help, but few have plans for how to pay for their own long-term care.” LeadingAge data show “63 percent of people over the age of 65 are likely to need some type of home care,” while data from GenWorth indicate the average yearly cost of home health care with an aide will reach $122,184 in 30
November 2, 2018
Forbes (November 2) People with Disabilities Want Paychecks Not Pity: Here’s How Businesses Are Helping
November 1, 2018
Bifocal (September/October)—written by 2018 ACL Elder Justice interns How Do Guardians Make Up Their Minds? (See page 13.)
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.
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.”

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