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Recommendations for New York from the Alzheimer’s Association

Source: http://act.alz.org/site/DocServer/CAREGIVERS.pdf?docID=4644

  • Educate caregivers and patients about the Family and Medical Leave Act, long-term care insurance, the benefits of advanced legal and financial planning, and existing support programs through agency websites, educational forums, service networks, and the media.
  • Educate employers about caregiving responsibilities and how they can be responsive to these employees through partnerships with trade organizations.
  • Gradually expand Alzheimer’s Disease Community Service Programs that provide multiple activities such as support groups and caregiver help lines until they are available statewide over the next three years.
  • Provide in-person, phone, and web-based support for caregivers through existing mechanisms (for example, the Alzheimer’s Disease Community Service Programs).
  • Gradually expand Alzheimer’s Disease Community Service Programs that provide multiple support and training activities until they are available statewide
  • Educate caregivers on the importance of home modifications to prevent injury.
  • Offer caregivers help on how to keep records and present information to medical providers.
  • Partner with community-based organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association to train volunteers and educate caregivers about appropriate strategies to deal with ongoing legal, financial, medical, behavioral, and emotional challenges.

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