Department for Aging and Independent Living

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) oversees administration of statewide programs and services on behalf of Kentucky elders and individuals with disabilities.​​

In partnership with Kentucky's Area Agencies on Aging and Independent Living, community mental health centers, Center for Independent Living and other community partners, DAIL provides leadership and addresses issues and circumstances that stand in the way of elders and individuals with disabilities achieving the best possible quality of life.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department for Aging and Independent Living is to promote the welfare, dignity and independence of older adults, individuals with physical disabilities and adults in need of a guardian.


All Kentuckians, regardless of age or ability, will have access to the information and supports necessary to live independently.

Need help? Call us

Because locating, understanding and accessing public programs and services can be difficult, DAIL helps streamline processes and provides one-on-one assistance by phone. We help clients find the most appropriate programs and services for their needs.

We also have tried to make our website as user-friendly and functional as possible by providing information and links to other resources of interest to elder Kentuckians, people with disabilities and their families.

Public Hearing

The Department for Aging and Independent Living will host a public hearing to review the Kentucky State Plan on Aging ​prior to submission to the Administration for Community Living.  The plan is required by the Older Americans Act and will be effective October 1, 2024, through September 30, 2028.  

The public hearing will be held virtually at 1 p.m., EST on Thursday, June 27, 2024. Click here to access the Zoom link for the hearing.​

Open Records Request

The Cabinet for Health & Family Services is now utilizing an online platform for individuals to submit open records requests. If you would like to request records from the Cabinet, please click on the link below to submit your request. The Cabinet will then be able to process your request.

Submit Open Records Requests Here​

COVID-19 Information

​Keep up with the latest news and information at the DPH KY COVID-19 page.

For information about resources and supports in your community, call toll free (877) 925-0037

If you need help understanding your Medicare benefits at this time, call toll free (877) 293-7447

Caregiving in a Time of Coronavirus from Emory University Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

​​Unclaimed Guardianship Property

The Registry of Guardianship Unclaimed Property includes names of deceased Cabinet guardianship clients with unclaimed estates valued at less than $10,000. Unclaimed​ property may consist of money or personal items other than vehicles and real estate.

Visit the DAIL Guardianship Unclaimed Funds Registry to search an alphabetical listing of estates with unclaimed property.

Proposed Regulations 

Hart-Supported Living - Materials of Incorporation: PROPOSED

State Plan

See how The Department for Aging and Independent Living plans to assist older individuals, at-risk adults, persons with disabilities and their families and caregivers in coming years: Current State Plan

For more information, please contact Marnie Mountjoy.​