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Office of Mental Health

Geriatric Resources

 

Caregivers

  • 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 About.com.

Clinical Practice

Community Resources

  • Benefits Checkup Leaving OMH site – A service of The National Council on Aging helps seniors with limited income and resources to find benefits programs that help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, rent, utilities, and other needs.
  • Eldercare Locator Leaving OMH site – The first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community. A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.
  • New York State Office for the Aging Local Offices Leaving OMH site – By county

Elder Abuse

  • NYC Elder Abuse Center Leaving OMH site – Works with partners to develop and implement collaborative approaches to the issue of elder abuse in New York City.

Long-Term Care

Medicare and Prescription Drugs

Mental Health and Older Adults

Suicide Prevention

Veterans

  • 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.

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