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Case Management Services

Case Management provides three levels of service: Read more

Clinic Services

Services are open to all residents of Cattaraugus County. The clinic accepts Medicaid, most insurances and also has a sliding scale for self-pay fees, based upon a person's income and ability to pay. Services include:

  • Counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families,
  • Group counseling,
  • Medication/psychiatric evaluations,
  • Aftercare services,
  • Nursing/health assessments,
  • Court evaluations,
  • Referrals.

Nutrition and Wellness Services

The Department of Aging offers a comprehensive nutrition program including:

Nutrition education and counseling, home delivered meals, congregate meals and health promotion.

Nutrition Education and Counseling

Nutrition education and counseling is available through a consulting registered dietitian sub-contracted by the Department. The dietitian may be reached by contacting the main office of the Department.

This service is free to any person over the age of 60. Read more

Legal Services

An attorney is under contract with the Department to assist elderly persons with legal counseling in such areas as: entitlement (Social Security, Railroad Retirement, Medicare and Medicaid), veteran's health care, health insurance advice/ claims, and abuse or protective services issues. An appointment with our lawyer can be made by contacting the Department. A voluntary donation for this service is acceptable.

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Elder Abuse Prevention and Investigative Services

The investigator assigned to the Department of the Aging has primary responsibility for investigating crimes against the elderly in Cattaraugus County. A corollary responsibility shall be as advocate for senior victims in guiding them through the criminal justice system. The investigator shall also provide information and education to seniors concerning fraud and abuse prevention.

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

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