Caregiver Support

Caregivers Resource Center (CRC)

The Cortland County Area Agency on Aging's CRC assists family caregivers by providing information, education, support and respite services. Services offered to caregivers of any age who provide care to an individual 60 years of age or older include:
  • Caregiving Counseling - is 1-on-1 counseling and support to caregivers.
  • Caregiver Resource Library - provides books and videos available for loan.
  • Caregiver Seminars - are educational programs offered in the community on all aspects of caregiving.
  • Caregiver Support Group - is a monthly facilitated meeting that provide caregivers with peer and professional support. This support group is generally scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month. This time may change around the holidays. Call for more information on this group.
  • Caregiver Respite Program - provides limited respite for family caregivers through the services of a home care aide. Funding is limited for this program.
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) - are electronic emergency response units that signal a responder in case of an emergency.
  • Transportation and Escort Aide Service - is a short term program designed to assist seniors to become familiar with public transportation.
  • Grab ‘N Go Information Notebooks - a tool contains valuable information that may be useful during doctor visits or a trip to the hospital.
  • Caregivers Resource Center - feature in The Senior News are articles about issues of interest to caregivers and links to local resources appear in every issue of the Area Agency on Aging's bimonthly newsletter.
For additional information about any of these services, call the Area Agency on Aging at 607-753-5060.