Caregiver Support Services

This program assists informal caregivers, spouses, adult children, other family members, friends and neighbors in their efforts to care for persons who need help with everyday tasks.  This crucial assistance allows these person with chronic illnesses or disabilities to remain living in their own homes throughout our community.

Respite 


We offer non-medical respite services for caregivers.  These services are available to provide companionship, supervision, and some assistance with personal needs so that a caregiver can have a break  A contribution of $5.00 per hour is suggested to support the continuation of these services, but no one will be denied service because of an inability to make contribution.

Personal Care Assistance


We offer non-medical personal care assistance for caregivers.  These services include assistance with Activities of Daily Living (i.e. dressing, bathing, personal care) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (i.e. shopping, cooking).

The Washington County Office for t he Aging and Disability Resource Center will pay the full cost of these services for all approved in-home services.  A contribution of $5.00 per hour is suggested to support the continuation of these services, but no one will be denied services because of an inability to make a contribution.

Social Adult Day Services


Social adult day service programs provide care to frail and disabled older adults in a supervised group setting within the community.  Services include socialization activities, supervision and monitoring, and nutrition.  Programs also provide personal care that includes hands on assistance with mobility, eating, and toileting (including care of incontinence).  All services are based on and individual care plan and assessment of the participant.  Social adult day services provide a break to caregivers and especially gives peace of mind to working caregivers.  A contribution of $10.00 a day is suggested to support the continuation of these services, but no one will be denied service because of an inability to make a contribution.
 

Support Groups


Washington County Office for the Aging and Disability Resource Center has partnered with the Alzheimer's Association to provide the Savvy Caregiver, a free multi-session training series for family caregivers. The Savvy Caregiver program will be available for 5 weeks and will run from October 7, 2019 to November 4, 2019 from 1:30-3:00 pm, registration is required . Registrations can be made by calling 518-888-5368 or email listanislowsky@alz.org 
 
Savvy Caregiver 2019
   
There are also a variety of caregiver support groups available throughout the Washington/Warren County areas. Washington County Aging and Disability Resource Center has provided a few links to help with your search of these support groups. If you need further assistance, please contact our office at (518)746-2420.

Caregiver Conversation-Free Support Group
Monthly Caregiver Support Groups
Alzheimer's Association Link