Rochester Senior Health: Aging Guidance, Education & Advocacy
Eldersource: Eldersource Care Management Services is a legal joint venture of Catholic Family Center and LIFESPAN. This program has served Monroe County residents since 1995 by providing a single access point for obtaining information, guidance and care management services for older adults and their caregivers. Eldersource is staffed by social workers with expertise in the field of geriatrics...website
Lifespan: Lifespan in Rochester, NY provides information, guidance and more than 30 services that help older adults and caregivers take on longer life -- from care management for eldercare to finding a job in retirement -- count on Lifespan to help you take it on...website
Learn about Lifespan, an organization providing services, information, guidance for older adults and caregivers in Rochester NY.
G.R.A.P.E (Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly): G.R.A.P.E.'s keystone publication is The ElderPages, the most current and accurate up-to-date listing of elder services in the Greater Rochester area. Now offered on-line, health care professionals can rely upon detailed and comprehensive information to make appropriate referrals throughout the elder care community. To access The ElderPages directory on-line go to TheElderPages.com. The ElderPages will continue to be printed and distributed through G.R.A.P.E.'s member organizations due to the demand for this valuable resource by the general public...website
New York State Office of the Aging: The mission of the New York State Office for the Aging is to help older New Yorkers to be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of person-centered, consumer-oriented, and cost-effective policies, programs and services which support and empower the elderly and their families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations which serve them. The majority of programs and services are administered through local offices for the aging which serve each county...website
Monroe County Office of the Aging: The Monroe County Office for the Aging is dedicated to serving our older residents. In 1973, the Office for the Aging was established by the Monroe County Legislature and designated by the Federal and State governments as the Area Agency on Aging. The Monroe County Office for the Aging (MCOFA) is proud to celebrate over 36 years of excellent service to its older residents, and is committed to continuing this tradition of service. The goal of Office for the Aging is to promote a safe and independent lifestyle through timely and responsive systems of protective services, long-term care, quality nutrition and supportive in-home services through a consumer-focused and coordinated service delivery system that protects, supports, and advocates for older residents of Monroe County...website
Genesee County Office of the Aging: The Genesee County Office for the Aging (OFA) offers a variety of programs and services to all county residents who are age 60 and over. This website will give you an idea of the many programs that OFA has to offer. If you have any suggestions or comments on an existing program or an idea for a program that might be useful or interesting we would like to hear them. If you have a personal problem or situation that you would like to discuss; a private, confidential appointment with a trained staff member can be arranged at your convenience. Should you be unable to come into the office, a worker can visit you in your home. The Genesee County Office for the Aging is located at 2 Bank Street in Batavia, New York 14020. We may be reached by telephone by calling (585) 343-1611, by fax at (585) 344-8559, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the request assistance section on this website. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You can also find more helpful information in NY Connects Genesee Care Options, which can be reached here. A booklet can also be requested by calling the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611. The work of the Genesee County Office for the Aging is funded through grants from the New York State Office for the Aging, the Older Americans Act, private foundations and the generous support of the Genesee County Legislature...website
Livingston County Office of the Aging: The New York State Office for the Aging has designated The Livingston County Office for the Aging as the official Area Agency on Aging under the Federal Older Americans Act. Funding for services is made possible through federal and state grants as well as the Livingston County Board of Supervisors. The mission of the Livingston County Office for the Aging is to initiate, coordinate, and deliver programs and services that improve the quality of life for our area senior citizens by assisting them in remaining independent and living at home as long as possible. The Livingston County Office for the Aging offers programs and services to individuals 60 and over in the county...website
Ontario County Office of the Aging: The Staff at Ontario County Office for the Aging are committed to enriching the lives of residents 60 years of age and older and their caregivers. We do this by providing services that support independent living and promote dignity and a positive quality of life...website
Orleans County Office of the Aging: The Office seeks to participate in the development of community based services to insure that persons over age 60 have maximum opportunities to live with independence and dignity in their community. The Office’s role in development of these services will include action to advocate for the rights of older people, provide community based services, and to plan and work with other services agencies to meet the needs of older people...website
Wayne County Office of the Aging: Our agency serves as the link between seniors and the agencies that serve them. Most programs/services are offered on a contribution basis. No service is denied because of inability or unwillingness to contribute. Some programs operate on a "cost share" basis, where the client pays a portion of the cost according to his/her income. Funding for these programs is provided by Wayne County, the New York State Office for the Aging, the Federal Older Americans Act, and private contributions. ...website
Advanced Care Planning, MOLST & End of Life Issues: Individuals facing serious life-threatening illness and approaching death deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion and to receive care that is focused on the individual’s goals for care. Families need and deserve to receive support. To achieve their goals, individuals need to plan ahead, know their choices, make sound decisions and share their wishes with their loved ones and health care professionals. This web site aims to educate and empower patients, families, health care and other professionals to accomplish this goal...Compassion and Support
Alzheimer's Association (Rochester Chapter): The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. We provide services to those affected by Alzheimer's; advocate for policy change and research funding; and advance research toward prevention, brain health, treatment and cure. The Rochester Chapter provides comprehensive support and educational services to those living with Alzheimer's throughout the nine-county Finger Lakes region which includes Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Yates, Wayne, Seneca, Schuyler, Steuben and Chemung counties. The mission of the Alzheimer's Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The vision of the Alzheimer's Association is a world without Alzheimer's disease...website
Caregiver's Diary and Resource Guide: Part of the PBS Second Opinion for Caregivers National Education Campaign, the "Caregiver's Diary and Resource Guide" contains articles of advice and support from caregivers, caregiver advocates and health and medical professionals, as well as charts, checklists and note pages to help caregivers manager their loved one's health care— available in English and Spanish...website
Elder Abuse Awareness / Prevention: Types of elder abuse include physical, psychological, sexual, financial exploitation, self-neglect, abandonment and domestic violence of late life. While neglect is the most common form of elder abuse, financial exploitation is the fastest growing form of elder abuse and is frequently linked with other types of abuse. The challenge for the community is to balance the duty to protect the safety of the vulnerable elder with the elder's right to self-determination...Elder Abuse Awareness
Lifespan's Eldercare Services—Elder Abuse Prevention Services: It is estimated that 1 in 20 older adults is a victim of some type of elder abuse. Elder abuse includes physical, emotional or financial mistreatment of an older adult. It is a crime that thrives in silence. Elder abuse exists in every neighborhood. Adult children and grandchildren are all too often the abusers. Lifespan launched an Elder Abuse Prevention Service in 1986 in response to this growing problem. We provide services in Monroe and ten other counties in the Finger Lakes area, including Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Schuyler, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates ...website
MedlinePlus Senior's Health: People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Many seniors live active and healthy lives. But there's no getting around one thing: as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age. Eating a balanced diet, keeping mind and body active, not smoking, getting regular checkups, and practicing safety habits at home and in the car will help you make the most of life ...website
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Long-Term Care: NY Connects: Easy Access to Information on Long Term Care. NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care is a free information and assistance service that is available to individuals and their families to help them make better decisions regarding their long term care needs...website
The RH Senior Health section is overseen by Rochester Geriatrician and Internist Robert McCann, MD.
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