March 22, 2018 – Community Caregivers hosts open house

Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 15:46

GUILDERLAND — Community Caregivers announces its first Spring Open House, “Meet Community Caregivers,” on Thursday, March 22, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The open house will take place at the Community Caregivers’ office at 2021 Western Ave, Suite 104, in Guilderland.

A not-for-profit organization, the Community Caregivers harnesses the expertise and energy of volunteers to  provide non-medical services, including transportation and caregiver support, at no charge to residents of Guilderland, Bethlehem, Altamont, New Scotland, Berne, Knox and the city of Albany.

“We welcome those interested in learning about our ‘neighbor helping neighbor’ services for themselves or a loved one,” said Acting Director Larry Miller in a release from the Caregivers. “We have resources and volunteer services to support family caregivers.

“We also welcome prospective volunteers to stop in to pick up volunteer information and sign up for a springtime orientation. And, we invite community members who are thinking about what it takes to live at home as they grow older.”

The open house will offer information about local efforts for “aging in place” and the nationwide and fast-growing Village Movement.

Light refreshments will be served and helpful and information about local resources will be distributed. Experienced staff members will be on hand to answer questions.

Call 518-456-2898 for more information or for directions to the open house.

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Caregiver resources

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Tools for Caregivers Day:
Resources You Can Use When a Senior Relies on You

Tools for Caregivers
April 14, 2018

Reference Guide

Albany Guardian Society Fall 2017 Catalog

The Albany Guardian Society 2017 Fall Institute semester offers programs in the following broad categories:
• Technology
• Health Education
• Caregiving
• Consumer Interest
• Housing
• Legal

Albany County Department for Aging

Caregiver Support Programs
Caregiver support programs assist informal caregivers—spouses, adult children, other family members, friends and neighbors in their efforts to care for older persons who need help with everyday tasks.

The programs include services to assist the caregiver in their efforts through:

  • Information,
  • Assistance and Referral
  • Counseling and Support Groups
  • Caregiver Training
    Home Based Services*
  • Transportation*
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems*
  • Short term respite to relieve the caregiver through in-home care or social or medical day care or overnight care in a facility*

*These services require and In-home assessment to determine eligibility