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NY Connects of Albany County (800) 342-9871 or (518) 447-7177
Age Friendly Albany County
Albany County Department for Aging Deb Riitano, Commissioner 162 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210 Phone (518) 447-7198 Fax (518) 447-7188

Alternatives to a Nursing Home

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When a senior becomes ill or physically dependent, nursing homes are often thought of as the only long term care option.

However, for those seniors who do not require 24-hour nursing care, other choices could provide the necessary care while promoting independent living.

A long term care assessment or a medical evaluation could help you explore some alternatives for your unique situation, Our Caregiver Support Programs page offers a list of agencies providing counseling, care planning and community services; or you can contact the Albany County NY Connects Information & Assistance Line at (518) 447-7177.

Remaining at Home
Community-Based Services
Home Health Agencies
Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program
Respite Care
Adult Day Care