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Caregiver Wellness & Respite Center

Caregivers in rural communities often struggle with their caregiving responsibilities due to the lack of available services. In an effort to meet the caregiving and respite needs of rural caregivers, the New York State Office for Aging (NYSOFA) and the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition (NYSCRC), as a part of the Lifespan Respite Grant, has partnered with SUNY Research Foundation at SUNY Plattsburgh to pilot a six-county Caregiver Wellness and Respite Center (CWRC).  The goal of the center is to address the needs of caregivers across the age and disability spectrum.  

The center will provide support for informal caregivers to help address gaps and barriers for respite and caregiver services.  

All services are available at no cost:

  • Caregiver assessment
  • Consultation
  • Education
  • Caregiver support
  • Respite vouchers
  • Community resources
  • Respite provider training

This program is available for Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton, Warren and Washington County residents.  

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