Drive a family member,
friend or neighbor to doctor appointments?
Make meals for someone?
Help someone with household chores such as meal preparation, cleaning and grocery shopping?
Assist someone with personal business affairs, such as bill paying?
Provide hands-on care, such
as bathing or assistance with eating?
Help someone to make decisions about health care?
Care for a child with special needs?
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New York State Receives Award for Lifespan Respite Care Program
Earlier this fall, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living (ACL)/Administration on Aging (AOA) announced New York was one of 17 states to receive 2014 grant funding for the Lifespan Respite Care Program. The grant proposal was developed by the NYS Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) with support from the New York State Lifespan Respite Program Core Team partners that includes New York Connects, Monroe County Office for the Aging (MCOFA), and Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc. as sponsor of the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition (NYSCRC).
Over the next three years NYSOFA, NY Connects, NYSCRC and MCOFA will be working to continue building a coordinated Lifespan Respite Program that is fully integrated into the New York State Long Term Services and Supports System (LTSS) and fully sustainable beyond the period of Federal funding. Updates on the work being done will be included in the NYSCRC newsletter and posted to the NYSCRC web site.
Please read the press release from ACL/AOA for more details on the grant and a link to details on the Lifespan Respite Care Program.
NYSCRC Hero Awarded for 2014
(From Left to Right): Tom Harner of NYSCRC, Hero Award Honoree Greg
Johnson of EmblemHealth and Ann Marie Cook of Lifespan of Greater Rochester
In past years, NYSCRC awarded the Hero award as a way to acknowledge caregivers and professionals for their exemplary work caring for others or supporting caregivers in their community. To match this year's conference theme of "The Working Caregiver", we recognized an employer with a long history of offering much needed support to caregivers.
We honored insurer EmblemHealth, on the strength of their "Care for the Family Caregiver" program. Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth's Director of Community Outreach and Creator of the program accepted the Hero Award at the 2014 NYSCRC Conference in Albany on October 15, 2014.
Mr. Johnson founded EmblemHealth's formal caregiver support program in 2001. The program’s goals were to help caregivers manage day-to-day stresses and challenges, build a supportive and knowledgeable network of peers, tend to the needs of mind, body and spirit as well as offer help and hope to caregivers during their most difficult days. The program now supports caregivers working at Emblem Health as well throughout New York City, across the state and nation. Additionally, Mr. Johnson has been working with organizations and leaders all over the world with hopes of replicating his program internationally.
Congratulations to EmblemHealth and Greg Johnson for receiving this year's NYSCRC Hero Award!
Support services and resources for caregivers are available across New York State. Click here for a county by county listing.
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Supporting You: New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition (NYSCRC), supports all people engaged in caregiving,
and is dedicated to quality and accessible respite for all ages, conditions and disabilities.
New York State Caregiving & Respite Coalition c/o Lifespan 1900 S. Clinton Avenue Rochester, NY 14618 585-244-8400E-mail NYSCRC