Understanding Long Term Care

My daughter is 4 years old and was recently diagnosed with a rare disorder. Where can I find information on this disability? How do I find other families? Can I get any financial help?

My son is on a ventilator and is only 5 years old. We don't think we can keep him at home anymore. Are there nursing homes for children?

My 38 year old son was diagnosed with Huntington's Chorea and now can no longer drive himself to doctor appointments. I sometimes can't leave my ill mother to take him. Is there anyone that can help?

Since Dad died, Mom seems bored and alone. She can't keep up with housework and we are all too busy to give her the attention she deserves. Help!?!?

My sister has Alzheimer's Disease. She lives with me and I want to take care of her. What kind of help is out there for us?

Long-term care is needed when you have a long-term illness or disability that causes you to need help with everyday activities of daily living. Activities of Daily Living (or ADLs) include bathing, dressing, moving from bed to chair, toileting, and/or feeding); because of injury, disease, or age many people will need some type of long-term care services during their lifetime.

If you need long-term care you may need one or more of the following:

Long-term care may help you get the services you need so that you may live safely in the most comfortable setting.

For more information, or to discuss your particular situation, contact Erie County NY Connects:

Telephone: (716) 858-8526 (local calls)
1-800-396-2705 (toll-free long distance)

nyconnects@erie.gov

contact us online

Erie County NY Connects
95 Franklin St., 13th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202

Understanding Long Term Care

Long-term care is needed when you have a long-term illness or disability that causes you to need help with everyday activities of daily living.

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Planning for Long Term Care

Planning ahead allows you to have more control over your future and helps you understand what service options are available in your community.

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Paying for Long Term Care

An important part of planning for long-term care is deciding how to pay for it. There are variations in costs based on the type and amount of care you need, which provider you use, and where you live.

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Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8526
1-800-396-2705 (toll free long distance)

Online: nyconnects@erie.gov or fill out this form

NYConnects
Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202