If you have a questions, but don't quite know where to start- NY Connects is the perfect starting point. NY Connects is your trusted place to go for free, unbiased information about long term services and supports in New York State for people of all ages or with any type of disability.
1. I [or someone I care about] needs help with personal care and housekeeping.
*Please call the office to complete an EISEP application over the phone or complete the EISEP Application here and stop in/mail to the office.
2. How can I hire homecare on my own?
Licensed Home Health Care Agencies:
You can hire homecare services without going through a licensed agency, however you must be cautious of the risks involved.
Care.com has a great article that explains the pros and cons: Hiring a caregiver: Should you work with an agency or find your own?
3. I believe my loved one is in a unsafe situation.
If you feel there is immediate danger PLEASE CALL 911.
4. My home is in need of repairs.
The Office For the Aging has a home modification reimbursement program for qualified residents of Jefferson County. The program will reimburse up to $500. Photos and receipts are required to obtain reimbursement. Please complete application: Home Modification Reimbursement Application
Neighbors of Watertown: 315-460-7671
Frontier Housing Corporation: 315-965-8150
5. I am being kicked out of my home/ I have no where to live.
Watertown Housing Authority: 315-782-1251
Fair Housing Office at CAPC: 315-782-4900
Jefferson County Department Of Social Services: 315-785-3000
Adult Protective Services: 315-785-3210
Catholic Charities: 315-788-4330