Wow! It's been an exciting and productive year for the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition. In reflecting on the great successes for 2018, NYSCRC would like to extend a huge thank you to all the partners, especially Kelli Owens, Director of Women's Affairs, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the New York State Office for Aging (NYSOFA), the Monroe County Office for the Aging (MCOFA), and Dr. Tom Caprio for their continued support in making this year one to remember. Some key highlights include:
CONTINUED SUPPORT FROM NEW YORK STATE
New York's commitment to older adults and caregiver is unprecedented. Under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's leadership, New York State government has shown a continued dedication to the state's more than 3.7 million older adults and those who care for them. There are more than four million caregivers across New York State who provide more than 2.6 billion hours of hands on daily care to loved ones at any given time each year.
Caregivers are an integral part of health and long-term services and supports in New York State and without them, thousands of vulnerable individuals would be not be able to live in their homes and communities of choice.