Caring for Adults

Caring for Adults

Caring for Adult

Caring for an older adult, someone with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, or with a chronic illness can be stressful. You may not think of yourself as a caregiver if you have a job outside of the home or if you are an older adult yourself, but recognizing that you are is an important step in getting help.

The Department for the Aging's Caregiver Resource Center is staffed with specialists in dementia and long-term care issues. The Center offers free counseling, referrals, and can connect you with support groups.

The Department also partners with community-based programs in each borough to:

  • Provide respite care
  • Train caregivers
  • Pay for some types of assistive devices (medical alert systems, limited home modifications)

As a caregiver, you owe it to yourself to seek support. Call 311 for more information, find a caregiver program near you, or contact the Caregiver Resource Center.

Social Adult Day Care

A social adult day care (SADC) is a structured program that provides functionally impaired older adults with socialization, supervision, personal care, and nutrition in a protective setting, according to New York State Office for the Aging.

Pursuant to Local Law 9 of 2015, all New York City SADCs must register with the Department for the Aging (DFTA). DFTA also has an SADC Ombuds Office that receives complaints.

Registration form
Notification of change form
Question/complaint form

Citywide Caregiver Resources

Blind and visually impaired: VISIONS
Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Southeast Asian: Hamilton-Madison House
LGBT: SAGE