NY Connects assists people with disabilities, their family members and friends, and other professional to find information that will help individuals remain healthy and independent in their own homes. Each person is unique; staff will meet with you on the phone or in person to help you determine your long term care needs, and will provide information and assistance accessing those services. NY Connects provides one stop access to comprehensive information about resources available in your own community.
Long term services may include:
- personal care assistance including help with bathing, dressing, meal preparation;
- education and counseling including finding community resources that can teach independent living skills or can help to find employment;
- behavioral services including mental health and substance use services; and
- health and wellness programs to prevent secondary conditions and manage existing chronic conditions.
NY Connects serves 19 counties including: Columbia, Greene, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Washington, Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Hamilton, Warren, Essex, Franklin, Clinton and the St. Regis Mohawk reservation.
If you reside in one of these counties and are in need of information and assistance in order to remain in your own home, contact ILCHV speak to Phyllis Panetta, Director of NY Connects, who will refer you to the staff in your area.