New York City is home to an estimated 900,000 to 1.3 million caregivers. Many of them are women or older adults who provide at least 30 hours of care each week to their loved ones. Many of them also work outside the home.
This three-part video series: "Identifying as a Caregiver," "Balancing Caregiving Responsibilities," and "Caregiving Legislation and Respite" was created by DFTA in response to our Survey of Informal Caregivers and Plan to Support Unpaid Caregivers. In "Identifying as a Caregiver," the first video in the series, caregivers share how they came to self-identify. Caregivers often do not recognize themselves as caregivers and thus often do not seek support.
"Caregiving Legislation and Respite" is the third and final video in the series. In this video, caregivers learn about kinship care, the CARE Act, New York Paid Family Leave, and respite care services available through the City.
The resources in this section can help caregivers navigate services, benefits, and programs related to caregiving. These resources are provided by DFTA’s Caregiver Resource Center, Grandparent Resource Center, or community providers. Explore the resources, print the information, and refer back as you make decisions related to your loved one’s care.
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