Caregiver Resources

New York State Healthcare & Patients Rights Helpline 

(800) 333-4374
Experienced & certified counselors, healthcare forums, presentations, email newsletter, trainings for providers & seniors

NY Connects: Your Link to Long Term Services and Supports

Learn how long term services and supports can help, learn more about aging and disability resources available in your community

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Classes in Tompkins County

A six-week educational program designed to provide caregivers with tools to care for themselves while caring for their loved one. Contact the Tompkins County Office for the Aging at 274-5482 for information.

AARP Home & Family Caregiving

See tips and resources from the AARP and also AARP's Caregiving Question and Answer Tool

Webinar Series

The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute webinar series, "Caring for Your Aging Parents," consists of two, previously recorded hour-long segments:

Part 1: Initiating Caring Conversations

Family roles change as our parents get older. How do we manage this new relationship, and how do we learn to really communicate with our parents about the difficult issues facing them at this time of life? This first hour looks at the psychosocial aspects of caregiving. 

Part 2: Assessing Needs and Resources

How do you help your aging parent or relatives meet their changing needs? This webinar will help you navigate health care, legal, financial, and housing issues.