Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.
Every year, 4.1 million New Yorkers assume the role of caregiver at some point, providing more than 2.6 billion hours of direct, hands-on care to loved ones.
Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging has many resources available to support those caregivers, who are making a profound difference in the lives of those they care for.
- Information & assistance supporting informal caregivers with information about important resources and provided assistance in gaining access to those services.
- Counseling, Support Groups & Training to assist caregivers in the areas of health, nutrition and financial literacy and to make decisions and solve problems related to their caregiver roles.
- Respite Services to help temporarily relieve caregivers from their responsibilities by providing a short-term break through various types of care.
Department of the Aging collaborates with the Alzheimer’s Association and Healthy Community Alliance to provide additional services to caregivers.