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. There are many resources available to support those caregivers, who are making a profound difference in the lives of those they care for.
The National Family Caregiver Program supports informal caregivers with information about important resources and provides assistance in gaining access to those services.
To assist caregivers in the areas of health, nutrition and financial literacy and to make decisions and solve problems relating to their caregiver roles.
The Family Caregiver Program will help temporarily relieve caregivers from their responsibilities by providing a short-term break through various types of care.