HHS Announces Availability of Funding to Help Older Adults and People with Disabilities Access Long-term Services and Supports and Thrive in Their Communities

Posted by Pam Blanton on July 9, 2012

Information updates from The White House

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced a new $25 million funding opportunity made possible by the Affordable Care Act to help states strengthen and expand their ability to help seniors and people with disabilities access home and community-based long-term services and supports. Over the next one to three years, funding will support Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) in nearly every state.

Each year, more seniors, people with disabilities and their families are confronted with often challenging decisions about how to obtain the long-term services and supports they need. Choices range from care in their home to care in a nursing home; social supports for daily living to home health care; transportation to physical therapy to name a few. ADRCs will make it easier for people to learn about and access the services that are available in their communities and best meet their needs.  READ MORE