Programs / Services Offered

Please contact the Office for the Aging for more information about these services.

Caregiver Support

This program provides information, assistance and support to caregivers, in-home respite. We facilitate a Caregiver Support Group in Hudson Falls. Please contact our office for dates and times.

Case Management Services
These services are provided to assure comprehensive and integrated services that meet your current and changing needs. 
 
Health Insurance Counseling & Information
This program can offer Medicare, Medigap and supplemental insurance information. Regular seminars are held throughout the county so that you can make an informed choice about Medicare, Medigap and long-term care options. 
 
In-Home Services
This is an Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP). It includes non-medical service that assists people who are not able to meet their needs independently. It is designed to serve a population of seniors who are not eligible for Medicaid, but do not have sufficient resources to pay for private care. Services available can include help with eating, bathing, reminders to take medication, housework, laundry, shopping, errands and paying bills.

Legal Services
This program allows access to the advice and services of a qualified attorney for seniors who cannot afford legal services of their own. There is a suggested donation of $10 per hour.

Lifeline
This is a personal emergency response system to keep you connected in an emergency. 
 
Ombudsman Program
Staff and trained volunteers are on-hand to receive, investigate and resolve concerns of, or on behalf of, the residents of long-term-care facilities.

Ombudsmen from the Office for the Aging visit the facilities regularly to:
  • Monitor the quality of care
  • Assist residents in understanding and exercising their rights
  • Assure care with dignity and respect
  • Encourage residents to express their opinions
Outreach
The Office for the Aging offers outreach visits to the homes of seniors who are unable to visit our offices to access services due to frailty, health conditions, or transportation issues to visit our offices to access services. 
 
Transportation
There are transportation services available, including pick-up and delivery to medical appointments or shopping trips when you cannot drive yourself, through a contract with the Economic Opportunity Council. For more information about the Economic Opportunity Council, please call 518-746-2390. There are several transportation programs in Washington County. Please contact our office for locations and additional information.