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. 

August 26, 2019
DisabilityScoop (August 26) More States Requiring Insurers To Cover Developmental Disabilities This summer, Missouri became the third state to pass a law requiring coverage of medically-necessary therapy for all children with developmental disabilities.
August 26, 2019
Newsweek (8/26, Gander) reports, “Optimistic people are more likely to live until their 85th birthday and beyond, according to a study spanning decades.” Optimism “was linked to living 11 to 15 percent longer, on average, and achieving what is known as ‘exceptional longevity,’” and “appeared to lengthen life even when researchers accounted for potentially life-shortening f
August 25, 2019
Daily Herald (August 25) Doctor’s Orders: Self-care for caregivers of individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
August 25, 2019
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins recently sat down with the AP (8/25, Sell) for a Q&A on a variety of topics including how AARP focuses on helping people “improve their quality of life” as they age, as well as her book, “Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age.” Jenkins said the book is about “changing the perception of aging” and “shattering” outda
August 24, 2019
Forbes (8/24, Fisher) reported that a study published in The Lancet Neurology suggests “that technology might be able to fill a significant gap in emerge
August 23, 2019
TIME (8/23) reported on the prevalence of “robots powered by artificial intelligence” in assisted living homes. The article added that “these robots can do everything from keeping the elderly company to reminding them to take their medication at the right time.”
August 23, 2019
The New York Times (8/23, Bernard) reported that insurers which offer long-term care coverage “have been imposing significant rate increases for nearly a decade, and the problem has the attention of the regulators in each state, who must approve premium increases.” The article said, “The regulators’ national group created a task force earlier this year to address the issue
August 23, 2019
Grand Forks Herald (August 23) North Dakota’s spending on in-home care for elderly, disabled jumps as feds investigate
August 22, 2019
Iowa Public Radio (August 22) Iowans Working Past “Retirement Age”
August 22, 2019
Bloomberg (8/22, Ingersoll) reports “students and professors at Imperial College London are developing a robot with dexterous 3D-printed fingers to assist the elderly or physically-challenged,” a possible answer to a shortfall of qualified nurses in the UK.

Last modified on 02/20/2019


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