New York Caregiving Portal Powered by Trualta
New York State Office for the Aging and Trualta have launched a Caregiving Portal. This platform is available to ALL caregivers in NYS, FREE to users to assist in supporting the more than 4 million caregivers in NYS of any age. With Trualta, organizations can scale their caregiver programs with expert-led training across critical care competencies for conditions like Alzheimer's, dementia, I/DD, diabetes, stroke, and more. Please use the link below to create and account and utilize this platform to enhance your knowledge.
Become a Respite ProviderHelp families in need
Get free training on how to become a respite care provider! More info at :www.nyscrc.org/training
The free Respite Care Provider Training program will help you provide respite care as a job or volnteer activity.
Caregiver Support Services
Please click the link below to get a peek of what Respite Haven has to offer:
Caregiver Support Group
Jefferson County OFA is interested in starting a caregiver support group. We would like to have a monthly meeting with guest speakers who discuss topics of interest for caregivers. If you are interested we would like to know if you prefer to meet via zoom or in-person. Please contact Renee at 315-785-5047 if you would like to join.
Support Groups Can Help Caregivers
According to recent studies, there are an estimated 66 million caregivers in the United States who provide unpaid care to someone who is ill, disabled or aging. Close to 7 million provide care to an elderly loved one in need of assistance with daily living activities, like grooming or eating. Caregivers often report they are challenged by finding enough time to attend to their own needs, and consequently, their health, performance, family, social life and mental state begin to deteriorate.
Joining a caregiver support group can really help family caregivers as we cope with the stress of transitioning into the post-COVID world. The advantages of joining a caregiver support group include:
It is important to remember that the healthier you are, the better equipped you’ll be to help your loved one stay healthy.
For more information call 315-785-5047.