New Grants Promote Access to Home Modifications and Caregiver Financial Literacy

October 2, 2018

ACL's Administration on Aging is announcing $1.5 million in funding over three years to help older Americans age in place by promoting access to home modifications as well as financial literacy for caregivers.   

ACL is funding a $250,000 per year cooperative agreement with the University of Southern California's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology to address barriers to home modification access and service delivery.

Most older adults prefer to stay in their homes and communities as they age, but millions lack accessibility features that support the ability to live safely and independently. USC, partnering with n4aNASUAD, and NCOA, seek to increase the awareness and availability of home modifications. 

This project seeks to:

  • Develop a knowledge base of local, state, and national programs
  • Improve coordination and partnership among programs and professionals. 
  • Enhance the Aging Network’s ability to deliver and promote access to best practice programs through training and technical assistance
  • Address barriers to access and use of home modifications by identifying consumer needs and delivering targeted information to them

In addition, ACL is awarding a $250,000 per year cooperative agreement to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. to improve the financial literacy and preparedness of family caregivers. 

Family caregivers commonly report emotional and financial burdens that come with their caregiving roles. They often face significant financial strain and lack the resources to help them manage the financial concerns of their loved ones.

This project seeks to:

  • Increase the awareness of the need for and availability of resources to improve financial literacy of family caregivers
  • Develop and test new interventions to strengthen financial literacy among family caregivers
  • Share project findings, new solutions, and best practices that emerge from the project

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Last modified on 10/02/2018

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