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. 

April 17, 2018
San Diego Union-Tribune / Disability Scoop (April 17) Caregivers Lobby for Better Pay Hans is cared for by the El-Cajon-based Home of Guiding Hands, which is part of a statewide coalition pushing for California to affirm that caring for the state’s 300,000 residents with developmental disabilities takes more than entry-level skills and is worth more than minimum wage.
April 17, 2018
On its website, CBS News (4/17, Welch, 5.73M) reports that "in an effort to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities in the elderly, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued new recommendations to prevent falls and fractures in older adults." The recommendations are published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
April 17, 2018
Disability Scoop (April 17) Trump Signs Bill Adding Protections for Social Security, SSI Recipients Individuals tasked with handling Social Security payments for people with disabilities will be subject to greater scrutiny under a new law signed by President Donald Trump.
April 16, 2018
The Beckley (WV) Register-Herald (4/16, Holdren, 59K) reports a National Institutes of Health study has "shown losing just one night of sleep can lead to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease." George F.
April 16, 2018
The New York Times (4/15, RE16, Laterman, Subscription Publication, 15.96M) reports that as the population ages, a growing number of people suffer from impaired vision. The article offered advice on how people with impaired vision can improve their homes to “stay independent and safe.” The article mentions that the number of people who are blind or have low vision is expected to double by 2030, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
April 16, 2018
California Healthline (April 16)
April 14, 2018
Washington Post (April 14)

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