Caregiver Resources for Chronic Care
There are about 43.5 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness, disability, or frailty. Family caregivers provide an average of 24 hours of care per week. Last month, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) provided an update to their programs as part of National Caregivers Month.
All Americans—including people with disabilities and older adults—should be able to live at home with the supports they need, participating in communities that value their contributions. To help meet the needs of people with disabilities and older adults, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in 2012.
ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), and the HHS Office on Disability to serve as the Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.
Their programs assist:
- People with Disabilities, Older Adults, Family & Friends
- Grantees and Organizations Seeking Grants
- Partners, Researchers, and Professionals