Working to ensure that all caregivers receive the respite and support they need.

Any organization, person or faith community in the state can access Train-the-Trainer programs as a way to provide evidenced informed training for volunteer respite programs. 

If your organization would like to provide REST Companion Trainings for YOUR volunteer program, the Coalition can connect you with a REST Trainer in your area.

2018 Mini Grant Announcement coming soon. Stay Tuned

For information contact Doris Green

Upcoming Train the Trainer Sessions:
Broome County | March 22nd-23rd (details coming soon)
Companion Training | Broome County - January 20th see details

Drop In Respite Centers 

New York respite options are growing thanks to the many faith and educational institution based programs leveraging the power of volunteers in their communities.  These programs are providing many hours of quality respite, allowing caregivers to take a little time for themselves. NYSCRC applauds the organizations that have taken on this important mission. 
As they New Year opens please consider a program in your community or volunteering just a little of your time to make the difference in the life of a caregiver and care recipient!


 Faith Based Respite Programs:


Allegany | Cattaraugus | Genesee | Livingston
Steuben | Wyoming
Erie County:
11 monthly Faith Based Respite Opportunities

Interested in developing a  Respite Drop Off Program? 
Contact Doris Green at NYSCRC
Legislative Updates
On January 1, 2018 Paid Family Leave Launches in New York
Paid Family Leave provides job-protected, paid time off so an employee:
  • bond with a newly born or adopted, or fostered Child
  • care for a family member with a serious health condition
  • assist loved ones when a family member is deployed abroad on active military service.

Policy Alert: House Passes RAISE Family Caregivers Act
On December 18th, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act  (S. 1028/H.R. 3759). The bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop, maintain, and periodically update a National Family Caregiving Strategy. The bill also calls on HHS to convene a Family Caregiving Advisory Council to advise it on recognizing and supporting family caregivers. This Council will be comprised of relevant federal agency representatives as well as family caregivers, older adults with long-term services and support needs, health care providers, and other key players in the caregiving community.
The passage of the RAISE Act is a significant victory for caregivers, care recipients, and caregiver advocates--but our work does not stop here. Although the bill already passed unanimously in the Senate back in September, it must now return to the Senate for language approval and consolidation. Advocates should now encourage their Senators to pass the RAISE Act without delay, so that it can be signed into law by the President as soon as possible.
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard for the passage of this bill. The RAISE Act will bolster family caregivers in a meaningful way, and its passage is a promising victory as we head into 2018.  

For more information, please visit the NAC website: 

Elder Abuse Prevention & Prosecution Act Becomes Law | Public Law 115-70
This bill establishes requirements for the Department of Justice (DOJ) with respect to investigating and prosecuting elder abuse crimes and enforcing elder abuse laws.
Caregiver Survey now Available at NYSCRC.ORG
Caregivers alone provide 80% of all long-term care in NYS. NYSCRC understands the unique needs of caregivers. Through training and education, we focus on increasing caregiver access to respite resources. The Caregiver Self Assessment Survey is designed to assist caregivers in recognizing the importance of self-care. 

Circle of Care: A Guidebook for Mental Health Caregivers

The National Alliance for Caregiving is pleased to present Circle of Care: A Guidebook for Mental Health Caregivers, developed with generous support from the Alkermes Inspiration Grant Program. The Guidebook emerged from On Pins and Needles: Caregivers of Adults with Mental Illness, a national study on mental health caregiving conducted with the assistance of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health America and released in February 2016.  

The National Alliance for Caregiving is honored to partner with the National Coalition on Aging on a series of resources for family caregivers of older adults. Many caregivers may not realize that 1 in 4 adults over the age of 65 falls every year, injuring themselves and often exacerbating other conditions of aging. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans; they are costly-in dollars and in quality of life.   Download Guide

Frontotemporal Degeneration: The Importance of Knowledge, Advocacy, and Support to Advance Quality Care
Date: January 16, 2018, 2:00-3:00pm ET

This web seminar provides an overview of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) disorders and how they differ from Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Attendees will learn the symptoms, approaches to care and importance of support for the family system. An individual living with FTD and his wife will share their experiences and strategies for maintaining quality of life.  Webinar Link

Helping Your Patients Save on Healthcare Expenses
Date: January 23, 2018, 2:00-3:00pm ET

Start off 2018 right! Join NeedyMeds Director of Education, Carla Dellaporta, as she walks you through all the ways you can help your patients or clients save on healthcare costs and how you and your team can stay up to date on important resources and healthcare topics. Register Here

NYSCRC Virtual Resource Center
NYSCRC provides a variety of  resources and training opportunities for professionals and caregivers.  Click on the desired training for description.

To schedule events please contact Doris Green | 585-287-6393


Save the Dates

28th Annual Conference on Aging & Vendor Expo
Jan 25, 2018; 8 am - 5 pm at New York Academy of Medicine in NYC

State Society on Aging Conference (SSA) - Saratoga Springs
October 25-27, 2018
 "The Many Worlds of Aging: Implications for Policy, Research, Education and Practice."   more information available at

Interantional Short Break Association - Worldwide Conference
"Opportunities and Co-Creation"
October 9-11, 2018  Reykjavik, Iceland  ISBA website


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