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Caregiver Resources

For tips and local resources, visit NYC Caregiver. Available in Spanish, Russian, and Chinese, it includes a listing of resource centers, legal information, and tips for taking care of yourself. For more information, contact caregivers@aging.nyc.gov.
  • AARP Prepare to Care Guide is a comprehensive 5 step guide that will help you discuss, create and take action on a caregiving plan.


  • United Hospital Fund’s Next Step in Care program provides information such as guides and checklists in multiple languages to help caregivers and providers work together to plan and implement safe and smooth transitions for ill patients.


  • The Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s Caring for Aging Parents website includes how-to videos, lists of available services, legal tips, communication strategies and more.


  • The New York State Department of Health has a full listing of certified home health, licensed home care and long term care and hospice agencies.


  • Human Resources Administration’s Home Care Services Program offers access to long term care programs for older adults that are Medicaid eligible.


  • The Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Long Term Home Health Care Program offers services for older adults who are Medicaid eligible.


  • New York State Office for the Aging Toolkit for Caregivers is a detailed handbook including detailed chapters on finance, insurance, legal issues and home care.


  • The Eldercare at Home: Caregiving chapter from The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging includes information to help caregivers look after their own needs and manage stress.


  • The Medicare Rights Center provides hands-on assistance with understanding benefits, navigating the Medicare system, and securing quality coverage.


  • Elder Abuse Resource Center provides counseling and support services to victims of elder abuse.

 

Last Updated: March 15, 2012