March 21, 2017
ACL, in consultation with stakeholders from the aging and disability communities, has drafted a set of principles to guide their work with helping people make choices and control their own decisions, regardless of their age, disability, or illness, and to enhance existing programs and services related to serious or advanced illness for older adults and people with disabilities.
Now ACL needs your feedback. ACL is seeking input from the people they serve—older adults, people with dementia, people with all types of disabilities, and the families and caregivers who often support them. ACL also hopes to hear from their partners in the aging and disability networks. Please send your comments, by May 12, 2017, to AdvancedIllness@acl.hhs.gov. ACL will consider all input as they finalize the principles, which they will share via ACL.gov when complete.
The Draft Principles for a Person-Centered Approach to Serious or Advanced Illness are available at here.