2017 Hurricane Response

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ACL can help you with reporting on issues affecting older adults, people with disabilities, and the families and caregivers of both.

Contact us when you need info about:

  • The changing landscape for older adults – nursing homes and assisted living facilities are not inevitable
  • Home- and community-based services that help people live independently
  • Challenges to community living for older adults and people with disabilities
  • Healthy aging strategies/programs, including nutrition, brain health, falls prevention, chronic disease self-management, and others
  • Assistive technology
  • Particular challenges for people in rural and tribal areas
  • Preserving people’s right to self-determination: person-centered planning, the impact of the Olmstead decision, the “settings rule,” supported decision making, etc.
  • Inclusion and integration; integrated competitive employment
  • Elder abuse and efforts to prevent it
  • Research and development to improve support for people with disabilities and older adults
  • Increasing cultural competency and diversity programs in ACL programs and networks
  • Special observances: Older Americans Month, Autism Awareness Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, National Family Caregiver Month, etc.
  • Anything else related to aging, disability (physical, intellectual, developmental, sensory), and/or community living

 


Last modified on 09/05/2017


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