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:
- Services in your home (home-delivered meals, homemaker, personal care, physical therapy or nursing services)
- Care in the community (congregate dining, respite, adult day care)
- Care in a variety of long-term facilities (enriched housing, assisted living, adult home, nursing home)
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)
Erie County NY Connects
95 Franklin St., 13th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202