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

Caregiver Support Programs

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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
Online Resources for Caregivers
Senior Housing, Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes
National Organizations