The Administration for Community Living: Supporting Those Who Care for Others

Posted: December 19, 2014

By Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration for Community Living

[From the Administration for Community Living “Updates” (Nov. 4, 2014)–ACL Blog]

At the Administration for Community Living (ACL), we recognize the sacrifices caregivers make so the people they love can age with dignity and remain in their homes and communities as long as possible. Caregivers juggle personal and home care, transport their loved ones to medical appointments, and often make tough financial decisions. They offer emotional support to family members and serve as a communication hub between medical practitioners. They do all this while balancing the competing demands of their own families, jobs, and personal lives.
As President Obama noted in his National Family Caregivers Month, 2014 Proclamation, “In the United States, more than 60 million caregivers provide invaluable strength and assistance to their family members, and as the number of older Americans rises, so will the number of caregivers.” That is why ACL is committed to supporting a wide range of programs to develop and expand the caregiver support infrastructure across the nation.

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