The team at Special Touch has provided professional in-home care in the greater NYC area for over 40 years. We also support clients who opt to participate in the CDPAP program.
We know being a caregiver is rewarding, but it can also be a stressful job. We hope the following resources for caregivers in Staten Island are helpful!
Wondering what CDPAP is? Need help understanding if and how to qualify? We can help!
Special Touch serves as a fiscal intermediary for CDPAP (the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program), an NYS Medicaid program that allows consumers to choose someone they already know (like friends or family members) to earn a salary as their non-professional, in-home caregivers.
Our Staten Island office is located at: 36 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 Get Directions.
- The Alzheimer’s Foundation of Staten Island offers weekly support groups for caregivers in locations around Staten Island. There are also early patient and spousal support groups.
- NYC Caregiver connects family caregivers in New York City with resources provided by the National Family Caregiver Support Program. You’ll find a wealth of information on the site as well as local resource centers in each of the five boroughs.
- The staff at Presbyterian Senior Services provides guidance as well a range of caregiver services. Presbyterian Senior Services has ‘Circle of Care’ stations in all five boroughs and offers help in both English and Spanish.
- SAGE Staten Island inside the Pride Center of Staten Island offers many social events. SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) is the world’s oldest and largest organization devoted to meeting the needs of elders in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) communities. The organization’s New York chapter offers caregiver training, support groups and additional supplemental services.
Disclaimer: This list is not intended to endorse any of the organizations listed. It is meant as a helpful guide to specialized support services for Staten Island Caregivers. You may wish to do further research before choosing to engage with any of the above organizations. Want to recommend an addition to this list? Use the contact form below to tell us about it!