Helping a relative or friend with life’s daily tasks? Unsure what help is available? Want to be prepared for the next steps? We can help!
Reaching isolated family caregivers not being served by in-person groups and evaluating the effectiveness of support groups conducted over the telephone.
Catholic Charities began in Schenectady County more than 75 years ago. While the specific programs and services have changed, the commitment has not. Catholic Charities remains committed to offering people in need-our brothers and sisters-a respectful helping hand, a kind and caring word, and hope for tomorrow.
Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services (CCSCSS) provides a range of programs and services to support quality of life for seniors – Caregiver Support Services, Dayhaven Social Adult Day Services, Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Nutrition Outreach and Education, Meal on Wheels, Senior Dining Centers – Friendship Cafés, and Transportation Services (Medical, Dayhaven, and Social).
Albany Stratton VA Medical Center
Care for Caregivers
As a Caregiver, the very best thing you can do for those who depend on you is to take care of yourself. VA offers a number of services to support Family Caregivers. These services are available in and out of the home to help you care for the Veteran you love and for yourself.
Caregiver Support Line
Help is just a phone call away with VA’s Caregiver Support Line – 1-855-260-3274. Caring licensed professionals staffing the support line can connect you with VA services, a Caregiver Support Coordinator at your nearest VA medical center, or just listen if that’s what you need right now.
Caregivers can participate in monthly telephone education groups, where they can discuss self-care tips and ask questions on a variety of topics. Want to learn more about the monthly calls? Listen to a recording or view an educational handout.
Peer Support Mentoring
Caregivers of Veterans of all eras may participate in peer support mentoring, both as mentors and as mentees usually for 6 months. Mentors and Mentees communicate using email, telephone, and letter writing depending on what works best for both of them. Unable to commit to 6 months, one-time support is available through the Compassionate Connections Program.
Building Better Caregivers
Build the skill and confidence to care for your Veteran at home with the free, online workshop, Building Better Caregivers™. The program has been recognized for its ability to reduce caregiver stress and depression, and increase caregiver overall well-being.
Caring for Seriously injured Post-9/11 Veterans
The program for Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers provides approved caregivers services such as a monthly stipend, travel expenses, health insurance, mental health services, and respite care.
Mentoring in the challenging areas of caregiving, stress management, mood management, and problem-solving is available through REACH VA . The program is available for Caregivers of Veterans diagnosed with: ALS, Dementia, MS, PTSD, or Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder.
Visit Tips & Tools for additional information on managing medicines, talking with your provider, caring for oneself, staying organized, and moving around safely.
Caregiver Support Coordinator
Your local Caregiver Support Coordinator is a licensed professional who can support you by matching you with services for which you are eligible, and providing you with valuable information about resources that can help you stay smart, strong and organized as you care for the Veteran you love. Enter your zip code to view contact information for your area.
Caregiver Support Line
With VA’s Caregiver Support Line – 1-855-260-3274 – assistance is just a quick phone call away. If you’re just getting started with VA, calling the Caregiver Support Line is a great first step to take to learn more about the support that’s available to you.
Kinship Caregivers 449-2001
Catholic Charities Caregivers
275 State St., Albany, NY 12202
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
|Family Caregiver Support provides support groups for caretakers of the elderly and disabled or for seniors age 55 and up, caring for grandchildren.
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||ALBANY COUNTY DEPARTMENT FOR AGING
||Provides information, counseling, assistance, and support to caregivers at home or in the workplace. Also provides telephone support groups and educational programs to adult children and spousal caregivers of the elderly across the Capital Region. Caregiver Connection manages grant funds that can help caregivers pay for other services, such as Meals on Wheels, Social Adult Day Programs, and Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS).
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