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.

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May 23, 2018
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (5/23, Rotstein) reports Pennsylvania’s new managed care program called Community HealthChoices for long-term care received criticism from participants at a public session with state officials Wednesday.
May 23, 2018
McKnight’s Senior Living (5/23, Bowers) reports the bipartisan “Senior $afe Act, authored by US Sens.
May 23, 2018
USA Today (May 23)—ACL mentioned 9 ways to plan for a comfortable retirement and financially secure old age The number of Americans 65 and over increased 33% to 49.2 million from 2006 to 2016, and that population is projected to almost double by 2060. Given that you might fall into that category now or in the future, there’s plenty you should do to prepare for old age, financial planners day.
May 22, 2018
Joe Davidson writes in the Washington Post (5/22) “PowerPost” blog that “a Senate hearing will explore the growing opioid abuse among seniors, and a recent report pointed to border staffing shortages that facilitate drug smuggling.” Data from the HHS OIG indicate that two years ago, “one in three people with Medicare Part D (which covers prescription drugs) – 14.4 million beneficiaries – received an opioid prescription, 5
May 21, 2018
The Minneapolis Star Tribune (5/21, Serres) reports the 2018 Minnesota Legislature has “adjourned without adopting a series of broad-based reforms to” the state’s “flawed system for protecting vulnerable seniors from maltreatment.” A bipartisan deal that would have tackled topics such as “licensing framework for the state’s fast-growing assisted-living industry and protections against arbitrary evictions” failed to survive the session “an
May 21, 2018
TIME (5/21, Abrams) highlights the challenges facing Millennials working as caregivers, saying “about 10 million Americans between ages 18 and 34, of all different backgrounds, are now the caregivers for a family member or friend, according to a new report by AARP.” The AARP study shows that nearly 25 percent of family caregivers in the US are Millennials, and that about “three quarters of millennial caregivers are employed...and 53% work full time” but “spend an average of 21 hours per week on caregiv
May 21, 2018
McKnight’s Senior Living (5/21, Bowers) reported new data from the United Health Foundation found that “older adults face the greatest risk of social isolation in Mississippi and Louisiana and the lowest risk in Utah and New Hampshire,” released as part of the sixth annual 2018 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, which “builds on the AARP Foundation’s Isolation Framework Project and supporting literature, the United Health Fou
May 21, 2018
KFDA-TV Amarillo, TX (5/21, Makie) reports a nationwide nursing shortage could impact the Texas Panhandle’s population of older residents, and according to the Texas Health Care Association, “in just a five-year span, 50% of workers in nursing homes were no longer in the industry.” Long-term care Ombudsman Kathryn English said that the most significant factor “is low pay, they are paid extremely low wages for a job that is incredibly demanding,” and that

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