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 assist the caregiver in their efforts through:
- Information, Assistance and Referral
- Counseling and Support Groups
- Caregiver Training
- Home Based Services*
- Personal Emergency Response Systems*
- Short term respite to relieve the caregiver through in-home care or social or medical day care or overnight care in a facility*
*These services require and In-home assessment to determine eligibility
To find programs and services in the guide supported by funding from Albany County Department for Aging, New York State Office for Aging and the Administration on Aging, look for the next to the listing.
CAREGIVER RESOURCE GUIDE
KINSHIP CAREGIVER SERVICES
The Kinship Caregiver support programs assist and support 55 and older grandparents and other older relative caregivers of children through information and assistance, individual and group support as well as other programs.
For more information contact Catholic Charities Caregiver Support Services at 518-346-1852 ext 1
OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES for CAREGIVERS
You may also find the following websites useful…
The Capital Region Caregiver Coalition - is an informal group of professionals dedicated to educating caregivers about the resources available to them in New York's Capital Region. See their website for upcoming events and current newsletter- http://www.capitalregioncaregiver.com/
Long Term Care - For an overview of long term care and for a copy of "Own Your Future Planning Kit" see The National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care website:www.longtermcare.gov
AARP - has prepared a document with a lot of useful information: Prepare to Care, A Planning Guide for Families [PDF] http://assets.aarp.org/www.aarp.org_/articles/foundation/aa66r2_care.pdf
Senior Housing, Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes
NYS Office for Aging Searchable Guide http://www.nyhousingsearch.gov/
"Housing Options for Senior Adults" Guide for the Capital District [PDF] http://www.albanyguardiansociety.org/
NYS Dept of Health- http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/