Am I Eligible?
Check your potential eligibility for work supports and other programs at the self-service website: myBenefits .
You can also learn more by watching the video "Helping You Make Ends Meet"
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES (PSA)
Protective Services for Adults
Adult Protective Services is a system of services for persons 18 or older, who, because of mental or physical impairment, are at risk of harm or are unable to meet their own needs and have no one to assist them responsibly. Adult Protective Services are free to all adults in need regardless of income or resources. Adult Protective Services will provide services directly or arrange for help from community agencies to reduce the risk a person faces. Generally, Adult Protective Services cannot provide services to a client who refuses, since adults have civil rights. However, if a person is at risk and unable to understand the potential harm and consequences of their behavior, PSA will intervene on their behalf. A mental health assessment and court intervention are generally required for involuntary services.
Call Albany County - NY Connects or information or to make a referral at (518) 447-7177 Monday through Friday 8:30am–4:30pm; or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ADULT SERVICE HOME CARE PROGRAM
Adult Services will assess the needs for and arrange for the delivery of appropriate support services to eligible impaired individuals to enable them to remain safely in the community. Personal Care services will assist with everyday activities to enable you to stay in your home. If you are elderly or a handicapped adult and need help with the following, you may be eligible for home care services through the Albany County Department of Social Services.
Home Care Program Questions and Answers
Call Albany County - NY Connects for more information or to make a referral at (518) 447-7177 Monday through Friday 8:30am–4:30pm.
See the Albany County - NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care website at www.albanycounty.com/NYConnects
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