Caregiver Resources

TCARE Screening
Do you provide unpaid care to a family member, friend, or neighbor who has an illness, disability, memory loss, injury, or special need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are a caregiver! Are you feeling overwhelmed, constantly worried, tired, sad, easily irritated, and/or extremely stressed? You are not alone and there is support available. If you would like to learn more about resources, tools, and supports available for caregivers, please answer the following questions to get connected to the right starting place.

  1. Are you over the age of 18 and caring for an older adult (age 60+)?
  2. Are you over the age of 18 caring for an individual (any age) with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, chronic traumatic encephalopathy)?
  3. Are you over the age of 55 and living with and caring for a child (not biological) under the age of 18?
  4. Are you over the age of 55 and living with and caring for an adult (can be a biological child) aged 18-59 with a disability?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you are eligible for the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP). If you would like to learn more about how this program can assist you, please take this short screen for an initial assessment of your wellbeing, and a Program Specialist will reach out to discuss the results. The evidence-based screener asks you to reflect on your experiences and respond to a series of statements based on identified rating scales in each section. This screener is used to help you and the Program Specialist better understand your situation and define an individualized plan to meet your unique caregiving needs.

If you answered no to all the questions above, or you are not interested in taking the evidence-based screen, there is still help available to you through the Any Care Counts - New York (ACC-NY) Campaign which recognizes and supports the millions of unpaid caregivers across the state! Through ACC-NY you can discover your caregiver intensity score by taking the ARCHANGELS Caregiver Intensity Index (CII). It takes just 2 minutes to complete. You will find out whether you are “in the red," "yellow" or "green," and be connected to trusted resources.  

Do you prefer to search resources on your own? Visit the NY Connects Resource Directory. NY Connects links individuals of all ages and their caregivers to long term services and supports and provides one stop access to free, objective, comprehensive information and assistance.

New York Caregiving Portal - Powered by Trualta - Provide in Partnership with the Association on Aging in NY
Skill-based caregiver training offers family members access to training that builds the skills required to provide care at home.

Respite Programs in Orleans County:

Caregiver Connections - 
A Community Respite Program from Office for the Aging and Alzheimer's Association for Caregivers caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Join us for supervised activities for your loved one such as exercise, crafts, games and a nutritional lunch all for no charge.
  • The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10 am - 2 pm at 16 E. Academy Street, Albion
  • Pre-register by the Monday of the date attending to Samantha at 585-589-2863 or Office for the Aging at 585-589-3191
Caregiver's Revitalize -
Caregiver's Revitalize weekly respite program is here to offer you a 3 hour window relief of your caregiving duties in which you can book appointments, run errands or take some time for yourself. All while we offer compassionate supervision with fun activities for your care recipient. FREE for county residents.
  • The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 1 pm to 4 pm at Christ Church Episcopal, 26 S. Main Street, Albion         (Please us the Park St entrance only)
  • The 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 1 pm to 4 pm at Community Action's Eastern Orleans Community Center - 75 Public Square, Holley
  • For more information or questions call, 585-209-9151 or 585-209-3416
Community Respite Social Program -
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10 am - 2 pm at Church of the Abundant Harvest Fellowship Hall - 3619 Knowlesville Road, Knowlesville
  • Contact Cheryl Babcock at 585-704-8173