NY Connects is a trusted place where you can get the information and assistance you need to make informed decisions about long term care. NY Connects is for anyone who needs long term care information and services, including a child or adult with a disability or an older adult; information is available to family members and helping professionals. NY Connects will provide you with objective information about the kinds of services available including: home delivered meals, transportation, respite care, home health care, counseling, support, etc. We will let you know who provides long term care services and how to get in touch with the service providers. NY Connects does not provide any services itself; it is a place to get information on services available. Services available may or may not be available to different age groups or income levels depending on the funding restrictions of a particular service.
Our web site also includes information on other independent and safety resources. You will find a tool to help you objectively assess a loved ones situation, information on building a wheelchair ramp, and many other important topics. We recommend that you spend a little time reviewing the tools available here. We have provided a variety of resources and links to help people based on the requests for information we have received; if there is a topic of interest that is not included at this site that you would like to see included, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NY Connects is a joint initiative between the Herkimer County Office for the Aging and Herkimer County Department of Social Services. NY Connects is endorsed and supported by the New York State Office for the Aging in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health.