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:
For older adults who require assistance with personal care, social adult day care is meant to provide socialization, supervision and monitoring, personal care, and nutrition in a structured setting. Many of the adult day cares operating in the City aren't affiliated with DFTA, but you can download a list of City-funded sites.