Elder Care Resources in Saratoga Springs New York
Angelo Losavio of Saratoga Springs compiled these resources for families caring for elderly loved ones in New York’s Saratoga Region.
Senior Citizen’s Help Line: 800-342-9871
New York State Office for The Aging
- Consumer information & license verification service
- Disease prevention & health protection services
- Health care proxy
- Hospital patients’ rights
- Complaints about hospitals and diagnostic and treatment centers
- Patients’ rights for Medicare & Medicaid participants
- Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP)
Sandra Cross, Director
152 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020-3528
FAX: (518) 884-4104
The Saratoga County Office for the Aging, is a designated Area Agency on Aging under the Older Americans Act, provides programs and services for seniors throughout the County of Saratoga. The Older Americans Act, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, has helped the Office for the Aging serve as a focal point and advocate for older Saratoga County residents and their families.
ADULT DAY CARE
Wesley Evergreen Adult Day Services
357 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa NY 12020
This program offers daily supervised structured activities for the frail and socially impaired elderly, giving them an opportunity for stimulation and new friendships. Those appropriate to attend are individuals who are experiencing difficulty with tasks of every day living and are partially dependent on others. They must also be ambulatory, continent and non-abusive. Also offered are exercise programs, special trips, recreation and games, counseling, a nutritious noon meal, transportation and more.
The Wesley Community’s distinctive continuum of care offers a unique balance of community living and care-giving that ensures quality of life at every stage of life.
An integral part of the vibrant and diverse city of Saratoga Springs, New York, our beautiful campus is located on 36 acres in the heart of one of the city’s charming residential neighborhoods.
Fort Hudson Health System
Fort Hudson Day Services goal is to assist in maximizing independence and quality of life by offering a day center option for those residing in the community. We embrace the philosophy to change how you live, not where you live. Programs available through Fort Hudson Day Services include Social and Medical Day Programs.
Fort Hudson Day Services offers Monday Friday coverage 8:00 am to 4:00 PM. Our programs recognize that individual and caregiver routines vary. We offer early and late pickup, as well as full and part time options to accommodate you.
Free Medical Alert / Emergency Alert Systems
The Office for the Aging may be able to provide an elderly person with a medical alert system at no cost. Check with the office to see if you’re eligible.
The winters are cold up in Saratoga and Angelo Losavio says that seniors who are struggling to afford heat should look into HEAP. Â Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program which can help low income people contend with the high cost of heating their homes during the winter months. HEAP provides a one-time benefit per heating season which is credited to your heating account. Persons 60 years of age and older may apply for a regular benefit by mail through the Office for the Aging. There are income eligibility requirements for this program.
The HEAP emergency benefit component assists qualifying low-income New Yorkers who are facing a heat or heat related energy emergency and do not have the resources available to resolve the emergency.Â The emergency benefit component of 2011-2012 HEAP opened January 3, 2012 and will close Friday, April 13, 2012.