Care NYC: Support for Caregivers
Are You a Caregiver?
More than 400,000 New Yorkers are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. It often falls to a family member, such as a partner, child, or parent, to provide the care their loved one needs to remain at home. If you are helping a loved one to perform the usual activities of daily life, you are a caregiver. If you are seeking caregiver support and assistance for someone who is 60 years or older, frail and ill, or you are 55-year-old plus, we can help.
Facing the challenges of providing care, you may feel lost or overwhelmed. You may experience stress and anxiety, neglect your own health and comfort, and become increasingly isolated.
You are not alone.
Care NYC has a dedicated team of social workers available throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island to help you with the unique challenges you face. We can help you to enjoy the time that you spend with your loved one while providing care.
Care NYC also provides support to caregivers of older adults living with chronic illness. And, for those caring for a minor as a grandparent, we can help you manage this tremendous responsibility.
Talk to a Caregiver Support Specialist to see how we can help you. Call 877-577-9337. Caregiver Support Specialists provide reliable information and access to services including:
- Respite services, including in-home or social adult day care
- Long term care planning to help you prepare for the road ahead
- Applying for Medicaid and other benefits
- Counseling with understanding professionals
- Peer support groups
- Education and caregiver skills workshops
- Wellness activities
- And more
You can find a current schedule of events across the five boroughs here: https://www.scsny.org/care-nyc/events
Care NYC is supported (in part) by a grant from the New York State Department of Health. Additional support provided by the New York City Department for the Aging. Services available through the five boroughs, in partnership with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Queens Community Hospital, and Corsi Senior Center at Union Settlement.
You can find some helpful resources here.
Care NYC Locations
Care NYC Queens
at Sunnyside Community Services
43-31 39th Street
Sunnyside, NY 11104
CARE NYC Brooklyn
at SUNY Downstate
445 Lenox Road, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11203
CARE NYC Queens
at New York Health & Hospitals
82-68 164th Street,Jamaica, NY 11434
CARE NYC Manhattan
at Union Settlement
Corsi Senior Center
307 East 116th Street
New York, NY 10029
CARE NYC Staten Island