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Office of Mental Health

Geriatric Resources



  • AARP Leaving OMH site – A wealth of caregiver information
  • Lotsa Helping Hands Leaving OMH site – An online tool for caregivers; assists in arranging for transportation, meals, etc. An intuitive interface- no training required.
  • Family Caregiving 101 Leaving OMH site – Provides assistance, answers, new ideas and advice.
  • Caregiver Stress Quiz Leaving OMH site  – Quiz to determine if you're feeling stressed or strained, and basic tools and skills.

Chemical Dependence

  • OASAS Seniors and Health Leaving OMH site – Provides seniors, their families and friends, professionals and other caregivers with information about the risks and harmful effects that older adults face regarding their use of alcohol, medications and other drugs.
  • The Elderly and Alcohol Leaving OMH site – Various articles and studies on alcohol abuse and the elderly found on
  • OASAS and New York's Seniors (PowerPoint) Leaving OMH site – PowerPoint presentation on working with aging client populations: Preventing, identifying and treating alcohol and substance abuse and supporting recovery.

Clinical Practice

Community Resources

Elder Abuse

  • What is Elder Abuse Leaving OMH site – From the Administration on Aging, explains what elder abuse is, gives warning signs and additional resources and links.

Long-Term Care

Medicare and Prescription Drugs

Mental Health and Older Adults

Suicide Prevention


  • After Deployment Leaving OMH site – A mental wellness resource for service members, veterans, and military families.
  • Family Caregivers of Vets Leaving OMH site – List and descriptions of resources and supports for veterans and their caregivers.
  • Military Personnel & Their Families – New York State Office of Mental Health offers information and referral services for service members, their families, and veterans during deployment, reintegration, and post–deployment periods.

Wellness In The Elderly

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Bureau of Program and Policy Development/Division of Adult Services.