HOME CARE HELP SERVICES
(Click Services, then Senior & Nutrition Services)
516-539-0150 ext. 217
This program provides in-home companions for older adults with chronic disease or dementia. There is a sliding fee for ongoing 2- to 6-hour, one day a week, visits.
Family and Children's Association (Nassau County)
FCA case managers offer in-home services for seniors age 60 and over. They develop a care plan, identify appropriate services and providers, and connect seniors to available community resources that will help them remain safely and independently at home. They also can arrange for visits through a Friendly Visiting program, which matches seniors with volunteers who visit weekly.
Federation of Organizations
This community-based agency offers a Senior Companion Program that pairs healthy older individuals with seniors who are frail, homebound, or isolated. Senior companions offer friendship and support as they help recipients remain in their own homes and live independently. Companions provide friendly visits and socialization; help with preparing light meals, medication reminders, light household duties, accompaniment on occasional outings and errands, and connecting the recipient to additional resources. 631-321-8229 Ext. 1224
Nassau County Office for the Aging
Through the Expanded In-Home Services Program (EISEP), people 60 years of age and over may receive non-medical in-home services (homemaker/personal care, or housekeeper/chore.) Eligibility for these services is determined by Office for the Aging-funded case managers.
Parker Jewish Institute for Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands
http://www.parkerinstitute.org/ (Click "Services", then "Community Health Services")
This caregiver support initiative provides free in-home consultations for family caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as in-person and telephone support groups; education and training programs at public libraries across Long Island, respite care; access to volunteer caregiver companions; and memory cafes, which bring together caregivers and people facing memory loss. The program is supported in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.
Town of Hempstead
Hats (Home Aides to Seniors)
This program provides trained companion aides to work directly with frail elderly in their homes. Aides are independent contractors who charge $7 per hour for their services, plus transportation costs to and from the client. Referrals are made through the Department of Senior Enrichment.
Suffolk County Office for the Aging
The office provides in-home care through two programs: Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP) and the Family Caregiver Support Program. Both programs have eligibility requirements and a waiting list. For a list of local Certified Home Health Care Agencies (CHHAs) that provide personal care aides, go to the Aging Office website and click In Home Care.