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. 

January 9, 2019
CBS This Morning (1/9) broadcast that women over 60 are “[exercising] new power and prestige,” citing a New York Times headline: “I am (an Older) Woman.
January 8, 2019
Reuters (1/8, Carroll) reports on the Center on Innovative Care in Aging at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, which “helped seniors regain independence and accomplish more activities of daily living, such as bathing, walking across a small room, dressing themselves, grooming, using the toilet and getting in and out of bed, researchers
January 8, 2019
Disability Scoop (1/8, Browning) says, “Airlines and disability groups are working together to ‘reduce the number of wheelchairs damaged in air travel’ by examining airlines’ handling and storage guidelines, training staff to handle wheelchairs and encouraging manufacturers to build wheelchairs suitable for airplane travel.” This comes after Sen.
January 8, 2019
Kaiser Health News (January 8) How Helping Patients Get Good Care at Home Helps Rural Hospitals Survive
January 7, 2019
NPR (January 7) Safely Evacuating the Elderly in Any Emergency Takes Planning and Practice
January 7, 2019
The AP (1/7) reports the state of Florida has revoked the license of Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, the nursing home in Florida where 12 died after hurricane Irma in 2017. Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration said the facility “created an unsafe environment” after it failed to evacuate residents from the building that was experiencing rising temperatures due to lost air conditioning functionality in the storm.
January 7, 2019
Human Resource Executive (1/7) reports recruiting older workers is “well worth going the extra mile” as the older working population increases.
January 6, 2019
The AP (1/6) reports a bill authorizing $100 million for Alzheimer’s prevention, treatment, and care has been signed into law. Sen. Harry Reed (D-RI) “worked with Republican Sens. Susan Collins, of Maine, and Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia, and Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, of Nevada, on the legislation.”
January 6, 2019
Wall Street Journal (January 6)
January 4, 2019
The New York Times (1/4, Haag) reported an investigation in Phoenix is considering whether sexual assault occurred at a nursing facility after a resident in a vegetative state for ten years gave birth.

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