CAREGIVER CHAT 2021
What is LTCOP? It's the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. Click on this link to the Catholic Charities Facebook page and watch a video on the program.
Join us for monthly workshops designed to educate family caregivers on various topics specific to their needs...Financial Fitness, Ombudsman advocates, and Eat Smart for Brain Health. The programs are the first Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. For more information on the programs and registration, click here.
Catholic Charities began in Schenectady County more than 75 years ago. While the specific programs and services have changed, the commitment has not. Catholic Charities remains committed to offering people in need -our brothers and sisters- a respectful helping hand, a kind and caring word, and hope for tomorrow.
Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services (CCSCSS) provides a range of services to support quality of life for seniors. The services include – Aging Services Information & Assistance, Caregiver Support Services, Dayhaven Social Adult Day Care, Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance, Nutrition Outreach and Education, Ombudsman, Senior Nutrition (including Meals on Wheels and Congregate Dining Sites, and Transportation Services (Medical and Social).
Our goal is to provide you with a continuum of services to help support a happy and healthy life. We care about the needs of seniors and caregivers in the community and strive to offer quality services that meet those needs… and more!
Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services programs are funded through donations (including GE matching contributions), fundraising, private grants, and through the Schenectady County Department of Senior & Long Term Care Services, Albany County Department for Aging, Rensselaer County Unified Family Services, New York State Office of the Aging (NYSOFA), the Federal Administration on Aging, and the United Way of the Capital Region.
Robotic therapy pets have been found to have remarkable effects on men and women in the middle and later stages of Alzheimer's disease. Such pets can be found to be calming, and give your loved one an added sense of purpose while caring for the pets. The following is a testimonial from a client on the effects a robotic therapy pet had on his wife.