Caregiver Support Services

This program assists informal caregivers, spouses, adult children, other family members, friends and neighbors in their efforts to care for persons who need help with everyday tasks.  This crucial assistance allows these person with chronic illnesses or disabilities to remain living in their own homes throughout our community.

NYS In-Home Vaccination Points of Contact  ​


Vaccinating all New Yorkers is a top priority for returning to some semblance of normalcy. Not everyone is able to travel to one of the many sites that are offering COVID-19 vaccines. New York State, in partnership with counties, established local points of contact to expand access to vaccines through an in-home vaccination program for those who are home bound due to physical limitations, cognitive impairment, other chronic conditions, a lack of transportation, and/or visual impairments, and who do not have access to supports that may help them physically go to an existing vaccination provider. Click on the document link below for further information.

NYS In-Home Vaccination Points of Contact


Respite 


We offer non-medical respite services for caregivers.  These services are available to provide companionship, supervision, and some assistance with personal needs so that a caregiver can have a break  A contribution of $5.00 per hour is suggested to support the continuation of these services, but no one will be denied service because of an inability or unwillingness to contribute.

Personal Care Assistance


We offer non-medical personal care assistance for caregivers.  These services include assistance with Activities of Daily Living (i.e. dressing, bathing, personal care) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (i.e. shopping, cooking).

The Washington County Office for t he Aging and Disability Resource Center will pay the full cost of these services for all approved in-home services.  A contribution of $5.00 per hour is suggested to support the continuation of these services, but no one will be denied services because of an inability or unwillingness to contribute.

Social Adult Day Services


Social adult day service programs provide care to frail and disabled older adults in a supervised group setting within the community.  Services include socialization activities, supervision and monitoring, and nutrition.  Programs also provide personal care that includes hands on assistance with mobility, eating, and toileting (including care of incontinence).  All services are based on and individual care plan and assessment of the participant.  Social adult day services provide a break to caregivers and especially gives peace of mind to working caregivers.  A contribution of $10.00 a day is suggested to support the continuation of these services, but no one will be denied service because of an inability or unwillingness to contribute.
 

Support Groups

    

There are also a variety of caregiver support groups available throughout the Washington/Warren County areas. Washington County Aging and Disability Resource Center has provided a few links to help with your search of these support groups. If you need further assistance, please contact our office at (518)746-2420.

Coffee Chats

Powerful Tools for Caregivers- 6 week session

Caring for the Caregiver- Virtual Conference 

Alzheimer's Disease-What's New in 2021      
 
2021 Caregiver Virtual Support Groups

Alzheimer's Association- ALZ Connected- Online Support Group