Advocacy and Programs for Older New Yorkers
The New York State Office for the Aging's (NYSOFA's) home and community-based programs provide older adults with access to a well-planned, coordinated package of in-home and other supportive services designed to support and supplement informal care. NYSOFA's overall goal is to improve access to, and availability of, appropriate and cost-effective non-medical support services for older individuals to maximize their ability to age in their community and avoid higher levels of care and publicly financed care. NYSOFA achieves this through our network of 59 area agencies on aging.
The New York State Office for the Aging's goal is to help older New Yorkers be as independent as possible for as long as possible in their homes and communities of choice.
Each of New York State's 59 area agencies on aging strive to deliver a suite of services tailored to the older adults and those who care for them, providing a just-right level of support to empower them to age successfully in their community of choice.
New York State case managers are the most highly trained professionals in the nation. All AAA case managers are required to complete a 20 hour case management certification course, and pass an exam proving their competency in core service areas.