Aging

The Department of Aging Provides or assures the provision of needed services to county residents who are age 60 or older.
Call us at 716-373-8032 or if outside the Olean and Salamanca calling areas please call 1-800-462-2901.
Monday - Friday Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Are You OK?

This is a program in which there is a daily automated telephone call from the Sheriff's Office to check on the well-being of its subscribers.

Social Model Adult Day Care: The Linwood Center

The Department sponsors an Adult Day Care Center located in Allegany. This center provides services for adults who may not require 24 hour care, but who may benefit from supervision, nutrition, personal care, and social stimulation in a non-institutional day setting. The center offers activities planned and designed to meet the specific needs and abilities of each participant according to an individualized plan of care.

In addition to providing for basic needs, the center offers: Read more

Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage

New York State leads the nation in helping its seniors pay for prescription drugs. Residents of Cattaraugus County who are at least 65 years of age or older may qualify to enroll in EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage). New income guidelines Read more

Health Insurance Counseling

Trained insurance counselors can assist seniors with:

  • Filing a claim
  • Understanding health insurance policies
  • Choosing the right policy for their particular needs

Mental Health Assessments

Services are available to assist seniors with Mental Health issues at the Allegany Linwood Center on a limited basis. Read more

Patient Review Screening

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging offers PRI (Patient Review Instrument) assessments for individuals being considered for nursing facility placement and currently living in the community.

Currently there are two (2) assessors available qualified through the New York State Department of Health PRI Training Program.

Please contact the Department of Aging for more information.

Expanded In-Home Services for the Eldrerly Program (EISEP)

The EISEP program provides coordinated, need-based, non-medical in-home care to income eligible senior citizens in Cattaraugus County. Under this program, a case manager assesses an individual's various needs and can arrange services provided in the home. These services can include homemaker / personal care, housekeeper / chore services, and personal Emergency Response System (PERS). Read more

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Through this program, trained volunteers act as advocates for senior citizens living in nursing homes and related facilities. These volunteers are not associated with the facility and represent the interests of residents to the facility administration. Contact the Department of Aging for more information.

Housing: There's No Place Like Home

Department of the Aging staff will assist you in finding housing developments that meet your needs and preferences for location, features, services, price and more.

Housing definitions will be explored and guidance given on critical questions you should ask when comparing housing alternatives.

When community housing is no longer an option, we can assist you in the process of supportive living or nursing home decisions.

Weatherization Referral and Packaging Program

The Weatherization Referral and Packaging Program (WRAP) provides senior citizens with assistance for energy related problems or needs. The WRAP case manager assesses needs, develops a plan to meet those needs, and links the applicant with available programs. Assistance with applications for benefits or programs is also provided.

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