• AARP Guide for Family Caregivers New York Page
  • Assisted Living in New York
    • Collection of resources about assisted living based on data from 20,000 assisted living communities serving older adults across the U.S., and over 523 statewide.
  • LeadingAge New York Provider Locator
    • Searchable resource for finding adult-care services from LeadingAge New York, a trade group that represents continuing care providers, including nursing homes, senior housing, adult care facilities, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living and community service providers.
  • NYS Caregiving & Respite Coalition resources for caregivers
    • Resource page from the New York State Caregiving & Respite Coalition, a partnership of dedicated organizations and individuals committed to supporting family caregivers.
  • NYS Department of Health
    • Home Care Information Includes a link to a directory of licensed home-care agencies 
    • Nursing Home Profile (searchable directory)
      • These pages from New York State provide directories of service providers and links to other information about both home health services and institutional services. The Nursing Home Profile directory provides links to individual facilities with quality ratings and links to past state inspections.
    • Adult Care Facility Profiles (searchable directory)
      • Similar to the nursing home search link above, but oriented toward assisted living facilities that do not provide skilled nursing care.
  • Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program
    • Information about New York’s Medicaid-funded program that provides care services to people who have a medical need for help with activities of daily living (ADLs) or skilled nursing services. Services can include any of the services provided by a personal care aide (home attendant), home health aide, or nurse.
  • NYS Office for the Aging
    • Main page has links to a variety of resources and state programs beneficial to older adults. Also from the agency:
    • Caring for a Loved One
      • Links to resources – mostly state programs – about long-term care, including a link to NY Connects, a searchable repository of information about long term care services and supports.
    • Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
      • State ombudsmen are advocates who help older adults and people with disabilities who live in nursing homes, assisted living, and other licensed adult care homes to understand and exercise their rights to good care in an environment that promotes and protects their dignity and quality of life. The site is searchable by geography for regional (usually countywide) representatives.
    • Directory of Community Resources on Aging and Disability 
      • This is a listing of community resources (and contact information) to help the public find services for older and disabled New Yorkers. It includes information on: AAAs (Area Agencies on Aging), and organizations that offer access to the state’s Health Insurance Information Counseling Program (HIICAP), Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) and NYConnects. The database has three tabs, including ones for the full state, one for the Buffalo area, and one for the Rochester area.

Buffalo/Western New York area

Rochester/Finger Lakes area

  • Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly
    • Elder Pages (by topic) Elder Pages (alphabetical)
      • This set of resources, organized by topic and also alphabetically, is a guide to services for older adults in Monroe County, New York. It is compiled by the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly (GRAPE), a not-for-profit organization whose members include professionals, volunteers, students, and other interested persons who serve the older adult population in the Greater Rochester area.
  • LifeSpan Resource List    
    • This Rochester- based non-profit agency is a comprehensive source of information, guidance and services for older adults and caregivers. Most links go to PDFs about the listed topics. 
  • Monroe County Office for the Aging Programs and Services list
    • Includes contact information for organizations that provide Adult Day Service, Advocacy, Caregiver Assistance, Counseling, Education, Employment, Financial Management, Home Support, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Senior Programs, Transportation

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