Principles for Person-directed Services and Supports during Serious Illness

September 1, 2017
Bob Williams, Director – Independent Living Administration and Deputy Director – Administration on Disabilities
Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging

At ACL we believe that every person has the right to make choices and to control their own decisions. This right is independent of age or disability or stage of illness.  To help ensure that people who have serious illnesses are able to control their care and services, ACL, in consultation with its stakeholders, developed Principles for Person-directed Services and Supports during Serious Illness.  ACL will be using these principles to inform policy discussions and enhance its existing programs and services related to serious illness among older adults and individuals with disabilities.

To develop these principles, ACL engaged in several activities: development of educational materials and resources, review of relevant literature, discussions with aging and disability stakeholders, and stakeholder review of draft principles.


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