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Understanding Long Term Care

My daughter is 4 and was recently diagnosed with a rare disorder. Do you have any 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, 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)
contact us on-line

Erie County NY Connects
95 Franklin St., Room 1329
Buffalo, NY 14202