Ms B is the primary caregiver to her mother who has Lewy body dementia. Ms B had to leave her job because of her own health issues, and was in need of a program that offered time to take care of herself and care for her mother.
Guidance and support for family members caring for a loved one with memory loss
If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, dementia or another form of memory loss, you do not have to go through this alone. Our program for family caregivers can help with the challenges you are facing and share strategies for your own self-care.
Our program, funded by the New York State Department of Health, is designed to help family caregivers explore ways to find balance in their lives as they navigate their path as a family caregiver. Our services help caregivers manage the complex issues around understanding and responding to dementia, from financial to personal and interpersonal issues.
We have provided services for people with Alzheimer’s or other memory loss for over 30 years. We understand what you are experiencing and are here to offer support. Support includes:
- Individual and group supportive counseling
- Direct assistance to access entitlements, referrals for services such as home care and Meals on Wheels
- Help with enrollment in Medicaid Managed Care Program, referral to social adult day programs
- Seminars and workshops about dementia-related behavior such as decoding behavioral messages, identifying common triggers and learning strategies for the common challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Information and referrals to long-term care, financial planning, and advocacy
- Temporary financial assistance for home care and/or attendance for a loved one in a social adult day program
- Free legal assistance about living wills, healthcare proxy, and power-of-attorney
- Techniques for self-care and relaxation including free exercise or yoga classes
This program benefits
Who We've Helped
Ms S needed emotional support. She had been caring for her husband with Alzheimer’s for eight years with no support.
Mr C is the primary caregiver for his mother, who was diagnosed with dementia several years ago. Mr C had been a nurse before a physical disability prevented him from working a few years ago.