Age Friendly Albany County
Albany County
162 Washington Avenue | Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 447-7198 | Fax: (518) 447-7188
Deb Riitano, Commissioner
Caregiver Support Programs

Caregiver Support Programs

Caregiver support programs assist informal caregivers—spouses, adult children, other family members, friends and neighbors in their efforts to care for older persons who need help with everyday tasks.

The programs include services to support caregivers, including:

  • Information, Assistance and Referral
  • Counseling and Support Groups
  • Caregiver Training
  • Home Based Services*
  • Transportation*
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems*
  • Short-Term Respite*

*These services require an in-home assessment to determine eligibility

The New York Connects Resource Guide lists specific long term services and supports.

Kinship Caregiver Services


Kinship Caregiver support programs assist grandparents and other older relative caregivers of children through information and assistance, individual and group support, and educational programs.

For more information, contact Catholic Charities Caregiver Support Services at (518) 372-5667.


Capital Region Caregiver Coalition – an informal group of professionals dedicated to educating caregivers about available resources available within the Capital Region. See their website for upcoming events and information

Long Term Care – a comprehensive listing of considerations from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

AARP – a wealth of information on family caregiving"Prepare to Care" guides, resource listings, and more.

Senior Housing, Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes

Medicaid Info

National Organizations

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy

Questions? Call us! (518) 447-7177