Family Caregiver Resources

Offices for the Aging:

New York State Healthcare & Patients Rights Helpline
(800) 333-4374

  • Experienced & Certified Counselors
  • Healthcare Forums
  • Presentations in Your Community
  • Telephone Teach-Ins
  • E-Newsletter
  • Trainings for Providers & Seniors

NY Connects: Your Link to Long Term Services and Supports

  • Learn how long term services and supports can help you or a family member stay at home, stay in the community, or stay independent.
  • Learn more about aging and disability resources available in your community.
  • Decide what services would be best for you or someone you know.
  • Get help in linking to the services that you need.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes in Tompkins County

Caring for someone with a chronic illness such as dementia, heart disease, Parkinson's Disease, stroke or chronic cancer can be stressful physically, emotionally and financially. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week educational program designed to provide caregivers with tools to care for themselves while caring for their loved one.

Please contact the Tompkins County Office for the Aging at 274-5482 for information on when these classes will be offered.

AARP Home & Family Caregiving

Ithaca College Gerontology Institute webinar series, "Caring for Your Aging Parents" which consist 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.
    Resources Handout-Part 1 Initiating Conversations Webinar

Family Caregivers for Seniors