ACL: Request for Information: Family Caregiving Advisory Council

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Family Caregiving Advisory Council are seeking information to be used in the development of a report to Congress, the Family Caregiving Strategy, and public listening sessions being planned for 2020. Information gathered is intended to span the full breadth of the family caregiving experience, including information on caregivers supporting those with long-term care and respite care needs of any age resulting from serious illnesses, conditions, or disabilities, and across all geographic locations. Comments are due by February 7, 2020.
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

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