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New US Goverment organization, the Administration for Community Living (ACL). WE should be able to live at home

About ACL

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 these needs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created a new organization, the Administration for Community Living (ACL).
ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 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.

A caregiver is anyone who provides help to another person in need. In this section, we provide links to a wealth of information on the Internet designed to assist family members and caregivers.
  • Alzheimers.gov
    This site is the government’s resource for Alzheimer&rsqup;s and related dementias.
  • Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Center External Web Site Policy
    This site provides information about day-to-day help and services in your community; getting support; or preparing for the future.
  • ARCH National Respite Network External Web Site Policy
    The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center provides resources to help families locate respite and crisis care services.
  • Family Caregiver Alliance External Web Site Policy
    The site contains a wide array of publications and services based on caregiver needs, including a Family Care Navigator.
  • National Alliance for Caregiving External Web Site Policy
    The site contains publications and resources for caregivers, including the Family Care Resource Connection, where you can find reviews and ratings on over 1,000 books, videos, Web sites, and other materials on caregiving.
  • Caregiver Action Network External Web Site Policy
    The site offers a virtual library of information and educational materials for family caregivers.
  • eXtension External Web Site Policy
    This website was created by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Cooperative Extension System. Here, caregivers and advocates can access a wide range of information and materials designed to help them learn about and provide supportive services to family and relative caregivers. Topics include disaster preparedness, military families, grandparents raising grandchildren, housing, and nutrition.
  • HHS Office of Women’s Health (OWH)
    The OWH website provides an extensive list of links of interest to caregivers.

Older Adults

  • Alzheimers.gov – This site is the government's resource for Alzheimer's and related dementias.
  • Eldercare Locator – The ACL Eldercare Locator is a website and call center that links you to state and local agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
  • Check for Benefits External Web Site Policy – The BenefitsCheckUp Website helps consumers find benefits programs that help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, rent, utilities, and other needs. The BenefitsCheckUp Website includes information from more than 1,650 public and private benefits programs from all 50 states and DC.
  • Find Helpful Publications and Website Resources – A part of the Eldercare Locator Website, here you will find useful topic-specific resources for older adults, caregivers and aging professionals.
  • Long-Term Care Planning – Long-term care includes a variety of services and supports to meet health or personal care needs over an extended period of time. The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information Website provides information and resources to help individuals plan for future long-term care.