Caring for a Loved One

Family caregiver

Are you a caregiver?

If you run errands, prepare meals, drive loved ones to appointments or more, you are a caregiver & there are supports for you!
You Are Not Alone!

Every year, 4.1 million New Yorkers assume the role of caregiver at some point, providing more than 2.6 billion hours of direct, hands-on care to loved ones. See some resources below to help. 

Are you a working caregiver or a business who wants to support working caregivers? Learn more about NYSOFA's Working Caregivers initiatives

A Caregivers Guide

NYSOFA has developed this new Caregiver’s Guide video to help individuals self-identify as caregivers and learn more about resources that can help support them in this demanding role.

Help for Caregivers: Services and Resources

Help for Caregivers: Digital Supports & NY's Working Caregivers Initiative

The National Family Caregiver Support Program
Case Management

Case management is available to assess the needs of the caregiver and coordinate services, if needed.

Counseling, Support Groups & Training

To assist caregivers in the areas of health, nutrition and financial literacy and to make decisions and solve problems relating to their caregiver roles.

Respite & Supplemental Services

To help temporarily relieve caregivers from their responsibilities by providing a short-term break through various types of care. Other services such as home-delivered meals, personal emergency response systems (ie: LifeAlert), legal services, and more.

Where Do I Start?
NY Connects is your trusted place to go for free, unbiased information about long-term services and supports in New York State for people of all ages or with any type of disability.