Caregiver Resource Center

An Introduction to the Caregiver Resource Center

The Caregiver Resource Center provides a wide variety of information and programs for family caregivers:

  • An assortment of free printed materials covering the gamut of challenges faced by caregivers
  • Assorted handouts on helping someone who has dementia
  • Tips on taking care of the Caregiver
  • Tips on working with difficult behaviors
  • E-mail communication to quickly facilitate obtaining local information such as lists of residential facilities, Home Care Options, Benefit Checklists, etc. E-mail: caregiver@erie.gov
  • A professional counselor to offer support counseling in caregiving situations
  • Legal services for seniors seeking guardianship/adoption of family members under the age of 19
  • Presentations on caregiving and related topics, such as dementia or reducing caregiver stress
  • Caregiver Coalition Members

Expert information, via the phone and printed materials, is always available from the Department's Information and Assistance Unit. Examples include:

Home care and day care money provides numerous hours of respite care for seniors in Erie County.

A contract with Legal Services for the Elderly provides legal expertise for seniors who are caring for relatives under the age of 18.